The original version of the AMP1™ has been – and still is – a real game changer for many guitarists worldwide, because it combines boutique tube sound and power in a super-compact and lightweight format. Plus, it always sounds the same using any power socket on this earth without an isolation transformer. Today, thousands of guitarists worldwide – from amateur guitarists to world-class artists – rely on this little tone monster. With the IRIDIUM EDITION, the AMP1™ family has now been expanded to include a high-gain specialist offering tight, characterful sounds.
Three independent, discrete OVERDRIVE channels deliver rich and tight distortion sounds that can be changed in gain structure and timbre. Each of these channels offers different attack, response and dynamics. The CLEAN channel with its massive headroom and treble reserves gives even mid-heavy humbuckers transparent, sparkling clean sounds.
With its extremely high gain reserves, this channel delivers crystal-clear string separation through a massive low-cut, and the Custom Control TONE knob lets you dial from a “cut thru the mix” solo sound to the typical “maximum brutality” mid scoop.
Due to the hard distortion characteristics and the specially tuned bass filter, this channel is percussive and significantly wider and harder in the mid-range than VINTAGE. The mid-range can be shaped by the Custom Control TONE from “Hot Rodded British High Gain” to “German wall of sound“.
Tight and mid-emphasized woody sounds that are transmitted tightly especially using extreme low tunings while delivering creamy midrange distortion.
Massive headroom thanks to the 100 watt power amp and treble reserves, which give even mid-emphasized humbuckers a transparent, sparkling clean sound. Optimal platform for pedals like shimmer reverb, modulation or delay.
The AMP1™ IRIDIUM EDITION possesses an adjustable gain/boost function that is placed in the front of the channels like a pedal. It has a moderate mid hump to give cleaner sounds more definition, or give overdriven sounds more gain without turning muddy. The Custom Control can adjust the gain/boost level. Cranked all the way up, it will sound more like an overdriven preamp or a Tube Screamer to get even richer tones with tons of gain that never gets muddy.
The switch (on the side of the unit) for the noise gate has 3 positions: Soft, Off and Metal.
A library of tone
The reverb in the AMP1™ IRIDIUM EDITION is optimised for a natural room sound where as the REVERB for the AMP1™ MERCURY EDITION has the characteristics of a spring reverb. There are even more features available to customise the AMP1™ IRIDIUM EDITION (to your personal preference like fine tune the gain structure for each of the 4 channels, automatically switch on/off for internal presets or half power-mode) that you can find on the BluGuitar website.
Manufacturer BluGuitar Model AMP1IE Country of Origin DE Type: Solid State with Nanotube Number of Channels: 4 Total Power: 100W Class D Preamp Tubes: Sub-miniature tube (driver) Reverb: Digital Reverb EQ: 3-band EQ Inputs: 1 x 1/4" Outputs: 1 x 1/4" (8 ohms), 1 x 1/4" (16 ohms) Headphones: 1 x 1/4" (record out/headphones) Effects Loop: Yes MIDI I/O: 1 x 1/4" Footswitch I/O: 1 x 1/4" (remote, MIDI 1 option) Footswitch Included: No Power Supply: Standard IEC AC cable Height: 2.68" Width: 9.65" Depth: 7.56" Weight : 2.6 lbs. Manufacturer Part Number: AMP1-IE
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