BluGuitar Amp 1 Iridium "metal edition" is coming

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  1. Spinedriver

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    I thought I had seen the Mercury there before. :shrug:
    Their website is really not that well organized. I looked up the comany name and those were the only 2 things that came up, so it's no surprise that it turned up somewhere else. lol..
     
  2. Ozzfest

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    I need to do this just to switch on/off just one external pedal in the fx loop? The only way the amp1 can learn what i want it to do is via midi and there is no other way? I dont want to buy the midi switching pedal because i use very few effects.

    Why do you need the helix to do all of that when the amp1 can do that....unless you are running more effects than you listed that is not on the amp1?

    what if you want certain effects in the loop though? Or is it that it's already hooked up in 4cm?
     
  3. laxu

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    That's just if you want to turn on/off the whole fx loop. If you just use a few pedals, hook them up to the Amp 1 fx loop and turn the pedals on/off like you would with any amp.

    I use Helix for more effects but to also toggle boost and reverb in the Amp 1 because I like how they sound. It's hooked up in 4 CM. I didn't want to buy a separate MIDI controller either and the Helix does that job really well too. So it switches Amp 1 channels, fx and any fx on the Helix are routed either into the input of Amp 1 or into the Amp 1 fx loop.
     
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  4. Ozzfest

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    Gotcha. That's really cool.
     
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    This!
     
  6. lewis

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    Isnt the Ola Englund demo giving out 5150 type chugs?
     
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  7. Ozzfest

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    Just pre-ordered one from Sweetwater. They should get them in a few weeks. He gave me a good deal on it too.

    Im gonna need a long ass speaker cable now!
     
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  8. lewis

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    Obligatory playthrough video upon arrival please dude hahah
     
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  9. Ozzfest

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    Oh absolutely! Granted, I am sure there will be plenty of other demos and reviews up before I even get mine, that will be of much better quality compared to the videos I would be able to produce.
     
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    Yup, I’m planning on the same thing.

    I just have to convince myself that the HXE will be sufficient and that I don’t need to also combine a bunch of other pedals along with it. :lol:
     
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    Have you watched the videos? The modern channel pretty well nails that sounds imho.

    And even if it doesn’t get 100% of the way there, it will probably sound so good in its own right that you won’t care after playing for a short time.
     
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    The demos don’t sound, idk full? Like the “amp in a room” portions don’t really sound heavy. The sound is almost kind of “djent/heavy overdrive” but not the really rich full sound that I personally like. Could just be people EQing to their own preferences. But I know the tone I’m waiting for should be pretty generic.
     
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    Maybe that's part of the reason why, I think its pretty affordable for being a pedalboard amp. But I agree I have heard a demo and wasn't too impressed with the tones that particular person was getting.
     
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    I think it’s just EQing.
    I think if someone who was into machinehead did a demo through a 412 we’d finally have a “full” sounding demo.
     
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    FWIW, John Browne makes a comment during his video where he says he's impressed by the fullness of the low end in the room with him. However, the SM57 mic used to record the audio at the cab isn't going to convey that over YouTube.
     
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  16. laxu

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    The Amp 1 has tons of low end and midrange on tap. The EQ is very responsive so small changes go a long way. I don't see why anyone wouldn't be able to get it as full sounding as they like.
     
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    Is it as loud as a 100w EVH 5153?
     
  18. lewis

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    I love how stringy/spanky the thing is too. Going to be a joy to play with for modern metal rhythm and lead work.
    Sounds so sweet. Ive about maxxed out all the available Youtube demos now so im eagerly awaiting more showing up in the wild.

    Now if only my Ax8 would hurry up and sell
     
  19. lewis

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    On the andertons vid, talking about the previous iteration, mr Blug says its louder than his 50 watt tube amp and about the same volume as his 100watt(i presume Marshall)
    So heres hoping
     
  20. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I imagine it won't have as much head room to compare to a 100 tube amp being (I'm assuming) a 150w class D power amp, but will have the power to cut through a mix.
     

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