BluGuitar Amp1 Iridium Edition

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Building on the success of the original AMP1 and AMP1 Mercury Edition...


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.

MODERN – 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.

CLASSIC – 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“.

VINTAGE – Tight and mid-emphasized woody sounds that are transmitted tightly especially using extreme low tunings while delivering creamy mid- range distortion.

CLEAN – 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 features an adjustable gain/boost function that is placed in front of all four channels like a pedal, as well as a metal-essential, high-efficiency noise gate with three different levels of sensitivity.


The loudspeaker simulation of the AMP1™ Iridium Edition is analog and is voiced specially for metal sounds. A special Current Feedback creates an authentic tube amp feel with punch and bite.


PLEASE NOTE: The MIDI1 adapter cable (pictured) is an optional accessory, sold separtely.

If you want to use a MIDI system with a MIDI controller of your choice, you can operate AMP1 using the BluGuitar MIDI1 adapter. This turns the FOOT SWITCH socket on AMP1 into a MIDI IN socket. All of AMP1´s functions (Clean - Overdrive, Boost, Reverb and the choice of the three overdrive channels) can be accessed using MIDI programme switching. The MasterVolume, Gain/Clean Volume and PowerSoak can also be switched via MIDI.


The electronic interface is supported by AMP1. No additional cables or power supplies are required.


Every possible switching operation in AMP1 can be sourced using a MIDI Programm change signal. As a result, up to 128 presets are possible.


Allocation is run through AMP1´s MIDI-Learn function. 

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