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by Steve Mavronis
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Show us your Blackstar set-up
Topic: Post your Blackstar amp!
Replies: 199
Views: 222681

Re: Post your Blackstar amp!

I used to have a 2 year old Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 20 modeling amp but sold it on my local Craigslist along with the FS-11 foot controller to get this instead. I was having issues getting Insider software to see the amp on Windows 10 so gave up on it. On Reverb I made an offer on this mint conditi...
by Steve Mavronis
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Show us your Blackstar set-up
Topic: Show Us Your Axes
Replies: 191
Views: 189163

Re: Show Us Your Axes

This is my new guitar that got delivered January 20, 2017. It was built for me by neoclassic shred guitarist and my friend Dean Cascione of DC Custom Guitars USA. Here is composite photo of the front and back in the case. I absolutely love it. https://soeceg.dm2304.livefilestore.com/y3m6wjf6RrgswTrv...
by Steve Mavronis
Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: ID:Series
Topic: ID:Core 20 Insider Not Reading Amp Patches
Replies: 2
Views: 6020

Re: ID:Core 20 Insider Not Reading Amp Patches

I have the exact same problem on v1.78 on windows 10. Was wondering if you ever got this working and if so how? I have the latest Insider now 1.8.1 but my firmware is old 1.2.1 and since Insider isn't seeing the amp on startup it didn't patch the firmware to 1.5.3 that comes with the new Insider. :...
by Steve Mavronis
Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: ID:Series
Topic: Insider problem... SOLVED!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 8367

Re: Insider problem... SOLVED!!!

This didn't work for me. That is it 'worked' the first time after making the IE security changes and waiting for Insider to prompt for Silverlight which installed and then Insider launched successfully. But when I exited Insider and re-launched it, just sits there again saying reading amp patches, w...
by Steve Mavronis
Tue May 10, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: ID:Series
Topic: ID:Core 20 Insider Not Reading Amp Patches
Replies: 2
Views: 6020

ID:Core 20 Insider Not Reading Amp Patches

I have a Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 20 connected to my PC via USB. When I launch Insider 1.7.6 it just says Reading Amplifier Patches, Please Wait... If I turn off the amp during this reading patches wait process, Insider then comes up and I can turn on and operate the amp with the software. I can als...
by Steve Mavronis
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: ID:Series
Topic: ID:Core Over Skype
Replies: 0
Views: 2138

ID:Core Over Skype

For ID:Core users who do guitar lessons over Skype how do you handle your audio? I have an ID:Core Stereo 20 and take Skype guitar lessons that way once in a while. Do you (1) just play through the amp speakers and let your computer's webcam record your guitar playing and voice (to talk with the ins...
by Steve Mavronis
Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: FS-11 Availability?
Replies: 2
Views: 2493

Re: FS-11 Availability?

Sweetwater called 2 weeks ago and asked if I wanted to cancel my order or swap it for something else. I said keep the order going so I keep my place in the waiting list. Their page says awaiting Blackstar shipment and he told me they expect them by the end of this week so we'll see I guess.
by Steve Mavronis
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: FS-11 Availability?
Replies: 2
Views: 2493

FS-11 Availability?

What's the situation with FS-11 availability in the USA? My daughter ordered one for my Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 20 from Sweetwater as a Christmas 2014 gift to me almost 2 months ago. It still remains on back order pending shipments from Blackstar all this time. Should I mount a deep sea expedition ...
by Steve Mavronis
Wed Jan 28, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Show us your Blackstar set-up
Topic: Blackstar308
Replies: 1
Views: 4022

Blackstar308

Although my Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 20 sounds great all on its own I found it can take an overdrive pedal quite well using the Clean Warm voicing with around 10:00 gain. Here's a photo of my Yngwie Malmsteen signature DOD YJM308 Preamp Overdrive that I just modded (grey spec, true-bypass, led, stan...
by Steve Mavronis
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Blackstar Amps
Topic: Blackstar ID core 10 issues
Replies: 1
Views: 2733

Re: Blackstar ID core 10 issues

The gain has to be turned up towards halfway on the clean channels to get any output.