Dept. 10 is the Blackstar R&D team responsible for blue sky innovation and design. This team of engineers are all musicians and are constantly researching new ideas to help create your perfect tone. They have developed the world’s most advanced valve pedals. Dept. 10 pedals all use an ECC83 triode valve at their heart, running at more than 200V internally which allows them to deliver organic tone, dynamics and break up. Innovative design, premium components and our advanced Cab Rig D.I. technology, create the ultimate valve pedals.
Many players choose to create their sound using a pedal setup these days, so we wanted to bring the organic dynamics, tone and break up of a valve preamp into a compact pedal that integrates simply into any setup. By combining traditional high voltage valve design with our latest technology we have created the world’s most advanced valve pedals.
The best valve drive pedal you will ever own and a world-class valve recording preamp – with 3 crunch/overdrive voices alongside the clean channel, option our patented ISF control, low latency USB, XLR out and Dept. 10’s proprietary Cab Rig simulator technology. Dual Drive includes Cab Rig, our next generation DSP speaker simulator that reproduces the sound and feel of a mic’d up guitar cab in incredible detail. Deep dive using the accompanying free software and capture the incredible tones via USB / XLR out or headphones.