BluGuitar Amp 1 Iridium "metal edition" is coming

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  1. Darchetype

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    I really want this thing now. And cheaper than the HKBS floor, its taking priority. However, the floor is out right now and the blug is next month....i could get the floor and return it before then if I dont like it.
     
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    Has the release date been confirmed for Nov. 1 in the states?
     
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    Sounds like you know more than most of us if that’s true.

    Ive been watching enough vids about it that ”Amp1 Iridium” has been pinging on my YouTube notifications, lol.
     
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    Lol. That's the answer google was giving me. Where it was located though was above the results' links in a slightly larger font. But I just googled it again and now its not there...which kinda scares me because I was set on Nov. 1 and now I am believeing that its almost definitely going to be later than that.

    I've never wanted to be so wrong about something until now!
     
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  6. Darchetype

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    Haha. Yeah idk though I would be afraid to accidentally yank the amp and this stand right off and onto the ground. I should get some door stopper-like metal brackets and drill them to the top of my cab; then I would feel comfortable with it on top.

    But I am 100% positive that I want to buy this thing the day it comes out.
     
  7. laxu

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    That's a very overly complicated solution. You can literally just place the Amp 1 on top of your cab and it's fine there while being easy to operate. That's how I set up my Mercury Edition and I instead use my Helix to control its channel switching, boost and reverb.
     
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    Just curious, why have the Mercury Edition when you have a Helix? There are no distortion sounds on the Helix that can compare?
     
  9. laxu

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    The Helix is great but I prefer the simplicity of real amps. Just a few knobs to turn, easy to run into real guitar cabs. The Amp 1 is so tiny it's an easy grab and go amp when you don't need anything more than a reverb for fx. I use the Helix only for effects with both of my amps. There is nothing wrong with the amp modeling on it, I just prefer running like this.

    HX Effects would be fine for me but I got the Helix Floor for a good price used and prefer its overall user experience to the Effects. I would not mind a smaller version that axes the built-in pedal though, to me it makes no sense to have those integrated. HX Stomp goes a bit too far in the other direction though.
     
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    You mean as far as being too minimal, or what?

    I'm thinking all I will need is the Iridium amp and a delay pedal for live use. I can do with just reverb and delay.
     
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    Yeah, too minimal for me. Needs a couple more knobs and another row of switches and doesn't allow for more than 6 simultaneous fx. While I don't use a ton of fx, I like having options in a patch.

    I like the reverb on the Amp 1. I find the real spring reverb on my Bogner has a bit too long decay time whereas the Amp 1 reverb never gets in the way.
     
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    Do you gig with yours with that sort of setup? Seems like it would be safest mounted to the pedal board, and wood also keep send/return cables much shorter.
     
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    What kind of reverb emulation is it? Plate, spring, or something else?
     
  14. laxu

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    Not right now but honestly it's perfectly safe just sitting on top of the cab. The cables all come out from the back so they go neatly behind and around the cab like they would on any normal amp. Sure, pedalboard use would allow for shorter cables and running a longer speaker cable. Either way is fine.

    If I remember correctly it's a plate reverb.
     
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    Bumping because i want one.

    I have an Ax8 im not feeling anymore. Weighing up selling it and replacing it with this OR trying to save and pairing them together mostly for fractal efx - but amp models being powered by this into cabs live also could be awesome.
    Now i dont use cabs personally at home/practice but its nice to have the poweramp built in so that every venue circumstance is covered.
    Can this also send just a line signal so i can apply my own IR and run into headrush frfr monitors and direct?
     
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    I officially want one. I thought it sounded a bit better than his Maxwatt and MILES better than his Kemper.

    Pretty much killed my GAS for the Ceres. :lol:
     
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    Completely agree. And it genuinely covers so much ground. I bet it does more tones and styles than the Maxwatt.

    The additonal tiny dials on the side for fine tweaking is excellent and the built in gate, drive and reverb free up so much board space.
    The gate/reverb trickery is awesome too (gate automatically changing to soft when reverb is activated etc) the guy has thought of everything and got it sounding amazing to boot.
    Sign me up 100%

    Anyone know if Reverb spills over when its used then turned off?
     
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    I want one. I should downsize my rig and just get this thing.
     
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    I want to hear a few more high gain demos. But this is winning me over...
     
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    Haha i knew it would. I think its release date worldwide was yesterday or today maybe - im sure there is going to plenty of vids show up in the next week from new owners.

    Thing sounds amazing and does everything.
    Have you gone through all the youtube vids of it already?
     
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