Blackstar ID:30 TVP Guitar Combo Amplifier 30W (Discontinued)


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Blackstar ID:30 TVP Guitar Combo Amplifier 30W

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Gearank Recommendation

The ID:30 TVP appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Amps Under $500 from March 2018 until July 2019.


The Blackstar ID:30 TVP is a portable 30W 1 x 12" combo amplifier with interesting features and sonic versatility. TVP stands for Blackstar's "True Valve Power", which lets you switch between different virtual poweramp valves to vary the response of the amp. It lets you choose between 6V6, EL84, EL34, KT66, 6L6 and KT88, with each one adding varying tube like coloration and characteristics to your tone. In addition, the ID:30 TVP comes with six different preamp flavors: Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1 and OD 2.

Its main tone shaping feature is Blackstar's ISF knob, which lets you transform your sound from punchy American amp flavors to scooped UK amp style tones. It also comes with essential modulation, reverb and delay effects built into the amp! All these features, along with its EQ, deep software editing, and built-in presets allow for complex control over the sound, yet still convenient and intuitive. It also comes with a USB port for direct to computer recording, along with other convenient features like aux input and speaker emulated output.

With its flexible tone shaping options, intuitive controls and great tone, it's easy to see why the Blackstar ID:30 TVP gets a lot of user and expert recommendations.


  • Power: 30W
  • Speaker: 1 x 12"
  • Amp Modeling: True Valve Power (6 Poweramp Choices), 6 Voicings (Clean to OD) and ISF (US to UK)
  • Effects: Modulation, Delay, Reverb (Four Types of Each)
  • Input: 1 x 1/4", 1 x 1/8" (Line), 1 x 1/4" (Footswitch)
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/8" Stereo Headphone
  • Weight: 28.66 lbs.