Blackstar Amplification Endorses Mobile App Rock Star Rockin Ted

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MELVILLE, NY, August 30, 2011 — Blackstar Amplification announces that it is officially endorsing Rockin Ted, the first iPhone app rock star sensation from mobile app developer 32 Leap. Blackstar Amplification has a list of amazing guitarists endorsed by them, including Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne), Neal Schon (Journey), Joe Don Rooney (Rascal Flatts) and more. All that was missing from the list was Blackstar’s first “virtual� rock star … enter Rockin Ted.

Rockin Ted is an interactive mobile app that features a high-quality, 3D animated character performing multiple, rock inspired guitar solos. Users who download the app will now see Rockin Ted jamming through his new Blackstar Series One 200 Amp and complementing Series One 412 cabinet.

The Rockin Ted app features 10 high definition animations, six unique guitar solos and an original song that plays in the background while Rockin Ted rocks out. Rockin Ted also talks,

and will repeat anything a user says in his funny rocker voice. Additionally, the app features a video sharing option that allows users to easily record and share personal messages from Rockin Ted and his guitar solos with friends via Facebook, YouTube and email.

Rockin Ted, the main character in 32 Leap’s first mobile application, has yet to make it onto the Billboard charts, but he has already graced the Top Paid iPhone Entertainment Apps List, as well as securing a Top 25 spot in the What’s Hot segment of iPhone Entertainment Apps. Rockin Ted has already been downloaded in over 30 countries, making him a world famous rock icon. Even NASCAR star Jeff Gordon has downloaded Rockin Ted and commented about him on Facebook and Twitter.

Joe Renner, Founder and CEO of 32 Leap, comments, “We are super excited about this endorsement. It’s something Ted has been dreaming of ever since he began playing from his first download.�

Rockin Ted says, “Dude, what can I say? These amps are amazing. They have it all – clean tone and beautiful explosive distortion. Plus, Gus G. loves them, and that’s enough for me!�

Joel Richardson, Marketing and Artist Liaison Manager at Blackstar U.K., notes, “We are very proud that Rockin Ted has chosen Blackstar Amps. As a young, modern company we feel this is a perfect fit. Plus, the kid can play!�

Download Rockin Ted from the iTunes App Store at: www.rockintedapp.com.

For more information, please visit www.blackstaramps.com. For more information about Rockin Ted and 32 Leap, please visit www.32leap.com or click to see an interview about the app: http://youtu.be/k2oLYsg0Rys.