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Mark is shown next to the Artisan Series 30 amp. According to Blackstar's [official site](http://www.blackstaramps.com/artists/quotes.php?page=1&id=356&artistSelect=345&bandSelect=&productSelect=&method=doSearch), Mark is quoted saying "When it comes to finding an amp that sounds and more importantly feels right, it can be difficult, but Blackstar amps give you exactly what you need. Amazing tone, tons of headroom, and they're pretty ballsy too.more
In [this article](http://www.emusician.com/artists/1333/gang-signs/43966) on the making of Gang of Four's album "Content," it is explained that "Gill played through transistor amps, as he did on 1979’s Entertainment and 1981’s Solid Gold (in this case, either a Peavey Classic 50 Combo or Blackstar Artisan 30)."more
From an interview with James Williamson's guitar tech, Derek See, [this](http://www.guitargeek.com/james-williamson-the-stooges-2011-guitar-rig-and-gear-setup-diagram/) gear diagram of James Williamson's 2011 Iggy and The Stooges stage setup was created, which includes two Backstar Artisan Series 30 amps.more
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