BluGuitar Amp 1 Iridium "metal edition" is coming

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  1. Ola Englund

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    It actually gets kinda hot here, we just don't have AC in our homes...
     
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    We have the same problem. We live close to the beach, but not many of the homes built 30+ years ago have AC around where we live. Maybe it was the time before climate change was a thing. ‍:shrug:
     
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    Nah, just 30+ years ago, there was a certain level of "swamp ass" people were acceptable with.
     
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    Do we have any news on a release date?
     
  5. laxu

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    Thomann's website says "available in 4-5 weeks".

    Also manual can be read here: https://www.bluguitar.com/download/manual_iridium_2019_np_iPad.pdf
    Unfortunately compared to the Mercury Edition manual it seems incredibly incomplete and does not even mention the custom controls on the side. I hope they do a better one when it is released.
     
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    Hughes & Kettner releases the Black Spirit 200 Floor on the heels of this. Blug used to work with them for decades.

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  7. mogar

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    I'm not a fan of the H&K "hifi" sound, so I'd still get the Iridium personally.
     
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    I don’t know what the deal is with that H&K black spirit, I wouldn’t even know it existed if not for a bunch of YouTube celebrities gushing over it. Feels like paid promotion.

    Also I still haven’t heard any good clips of it, even Ola’s clips sounded not very good, and usually he can make nearly anything sound good for metal.
     
  9. Bearitone

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    One is aimed at the metal crowd, one is not. I don’t see them as competing. If the HK is competing with Blug then it’s competing with the Mercury or whatever other floor amp Blug makes. Not the Iridium.

    That’s just my take on it
     
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    While I agree, I still haven't heard anything from it that comes even close to the Amp 1 Mercury.
     
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    This is probably the best metal sound I've heard from these amps. I think its safe to say that the pedal amp could sound similar to this. Plus in the pedal format it's really meant for live use and I am sure it would sound good in that situation
     
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    FWIW I bought a Black Spirit when it first came out and quickly returned it. To my surprise, channels 1 and 2 sounded fantastic. Channel 3 was a total letdown, and channel 4 basically sounded like Dimebag's tone. Not what I was looking for.

    I wanted to give H&K another chance, flipped some gear and ended up with a Triamp Mark 3. Totally other end of the spectrum, but holy shit what an awesome amp!
     
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    I've always been intrigued by the Triamp series, especially how the newer versions let you mix and match vastly different power tubes. kt88s+6L6s :yum:
     
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    ^ Now your talkin buku money!

    Anyways, I think from the bottom of my heart i know that the Iridium would probably sound better, in the high gain territory anyways. Gotta wait for more demos!
     
  15. laxu

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    New demo of the Iridium from Frank Fleckenstein:
     
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    I want to hear how it sounds in the room, not the recording out. Sounds good though!
     
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    Same. Hearing a demo of anything straight into a DAW doesn’t really convince me of anything especially in a mix.

    I immediately skip to the guitar-only (no other instruments) sections of the video to hear what the amp sounds like by itself.
     
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    Every new demo of this thing isn't helping my GAS. Seriously sounds awesome.
     
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    I wonder how this thing would take a delay in the loop. Probably good I would imagine.
     
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    Watch the video a few posts up.
     
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