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Blackstar Dept 10 Valve Dual Drive Effects Pedal

Product Information:

Dept. 10 – the world’s most advanced valve pedals.

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.

Top 3 Call-outs

  • ECC83 valve driven pedals running at more than 200V like a valve amplifier.
  • Cab Rig simulator technology built-in with low latency USB, XLR D.I. and effects loop.
  • Compact size running at 9V.

The 60 Second Story

  • Running at more than 200V, the ECC83 triode at the heart of these pedals delivers organic dynamics, tone and break up.
  • DUAL DRIVE: 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 include 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.
  • Pro connectivity and integration into your setup using low latency USB audio as a valve interface for recording, and XLR D.I. for live use.
  • Effects loop for easy integration into your pedalboard.
  • Compact pedal running at 9V.


Valve: ECC83 (12AX7)


Voices: 4: Clean, Crunch 1, Crunch 2, Overdrive

EQ: Bass, Middle, Treble

Patented ISF: Yes

Cab Rig DSP: Yes

USB Audio Interface: Yes

XLR Cab Rig Output: Yes 

Effects Loop Yes 

Use as preamp Yes


Power 9v 500mA