Blackstar Amplification started in 2004 by four musician friends in a shed in Northampton England. By 2007 they hit the industry stage with their high quality amps & pedals, and the rest is musical history.
The year, 2005 Steve Bragg fresh out of university for electrical engineering is asked by a friend to create a custom Tremolo pedal that he would later have no need for. Steve left with this creation sells it at a local music store and Empress Effects was born. Take that!