Bluguitar AMP1 Mercury Edition
Just in at Eastgate Music is the new updated Bluguitar AMP1 Mercury Edition!
Since its launch in 2015, the BluGuitar AMP1 has become hugely popular, setting a new standard in the industry for guitar amplifiers with the innovative and exciting “pedal amp” format. After three years of AMP1 being on the market, BluGuitar company owner Thomas Blug’s constant tweaking and researching, using his own gigging experience as well as feedback from users around the world, is coming together in the new, revised version of the unit: the AMP1 Mercury Edition. Thomas’s modifications recreate those ‘holy grail’ tones even more deeply than before. The BluGuitar AMP1 Mercury Edition with its 100-watt, Nanotube-driven power amp will maintain all of the features of the well-established original AMP1, but specific tonal improvements now offer more clarity and voice for both single coils and humbuckers, leading to more flexibility, especially for modern players. – Premier Guitar February 12, 2018
The modern-day electric guitarist is more demanding than ever. They demand sounds of the highest tonal integrity, covering everything from crystalline clean through to molten metal, with flexible switching and routing options allowing them to sound their best in any playing situation.
Many guitar amplifiers have tried, and failed, to provide all things to all players; until now. BluGuitar AMP1 delivers a diverse tonal palette, covering everything from warm and rounded jazz to hard-hitting rock, in a professional and portable package. The immense power and character of all of your favourite vintage tube amplifiers has been crammed into a compact road-ready unit that fits inside your glove compartment or gig bag – without compromising on tone.
BluGuitar AMP1 features four amazingly detailed and responsive, fully modifiable channels, whose sounds will take you on a journey through the history of guitar amplification. From Clean to Vintage, to Classic and Modern tones the AMP1 is ready to work with any rig and in whichever musical context you wish to use it. More and more professional guitar players are using the AMP1 including Jennifer Batten, Kat Dyson, Ian Crichton and more.
- Switchable and adjustable Boost and Reverb controls
- Three integrated footswitches
- Truly outstanding Speaker Simulation output for recording as well as headphone output
- Modern, boutique tube amp performance in an incredibly compact, light and easy-to-transport unit
- Simple-to-use interface so you can plug in and play, and sound great, from the first chord
For the new AMP1 Mercury Edition, all four channels were revised making the amp even more versatile, allowing you to dial in your own signature tone with greater precision and with a revolutionary Nanotube™ technology.
BluGuitar AMP1 Mercury Edition comes equipped with:
- More tightness through all overdrive channels
- More punch and bite for high-gain-sounds in the Classic and Modern channels
- Greater dynamics in the Modern channel for contemporary metal tones
- Redeveloped reverb algorithm for adding even greater dimension and depth to your guitar sound
BluGuitar AMP1 features four amazingly detailed and responsive, fully modifiable channels, whose sounds will take you on a journey through the history of guitar amplification. From Clean to Vintage, to Classic and Modern tones, the AMP1 is ready to work with any rig and in whichever musical context you wish to use it. Equipped with switchable and adjustable Boost and Reverb controls, three integrated footswitches, a truly outstanding speaker simulation output for recording and a headphone output, AMP1 gives you all the options you would expect from a modern, boutique tube amp in a package you can hold in the palm of your hand.
You can take your AMP1 with you wherever you are; it fits right in your gig bag. It’s incredibly compact and very light. Just to make everything that little bit quicker before and after the gig, AMP1 can be securely attached to (and then removed from) a single handle on your pedalboard or amp cab thanks to Easylock, the magnetic attachment system from BluGuitar. With the Remote1 floor control, you can build AMP1 into a fully programmable amp system—including adjustable power-soak, master, volume, gain and MIDI functions. AMP1 offers you the ultimate in practicality and tonal flexibility.
AMP1 will make you stand out from the crowd. It offers you every possibility to find your own personal tone without delving into a jungle of digital sub-menus and secondary functions. If you’re a player who needs just two basic sounds, then AMP1 is your perfect match. Should you require more tones from the unit, Remote1 offers a bunch of extra possibilities. Plus, if you want to integrate your favourite pedals into your Amp1 setup, you can use the Remote1 with the Looperkit to quickly and easily create a fully programmable switching system featuring four true bypass relay loops.
Finding Your Tone
Only by finding your own tone will you become one with your guitar. Find it, and you’ll be truly happy. When you plug into the new AMP1, you’ll find that it’s not just the tones which inspire you, but the characteristic tube amp feel; be warned, it can become quickly addictive! The direct and ‘spongey’ response, fat bass that never muddies, trebles that never becoming fatiguing, and the almost unfathomable depth of tone contained within the AMP1‘s four channels allow you to zone right in on your own signature tone, unlocking your creativity, maximising your playing potential, and allowing you to become one with your guitar.
Channels: Clean, Vintage, Classic, Modern
Total Power: 100 Watt
Effects: Reverb, Noise Gate
Effect Loops: serial/parallel, +4/-10dB switchable
Switching: Clean/Overdrive, Boost, Reverb, alternativ: 3 User-Presets
MIDI: optional with MIDI1-Adapter
Custom Control, Phones, Recording Out, Silent Recording,
2ND Master*, PowerSoak*, programmable switching functions*
Speaker Out: 1 x 8 Ω, 1 x 16 Ω
*: optional with REMOTE1 or external MIDI-Controller and MIDI1
Input: unbalanced jack
Sensitivity: OV-15V P2P maximum
Input impedance: 2 M Ω
Power output: about 100 watts
Input jacks: 1 x 8 Ω, 1 x 16 Ω
FX Send/Return: unbalanced jack
FX Send-Output and FX-Return Input levels dependent on switching
LOW: -10dBU +/-1dB or 0.7V P2P
HI: +4dBU +/-1dB or 3.46V P2P
FX Send-Output impedance: < 1.3kΩ
FX Return-Input impedance: > 18kΩ
Mains voltage range: 100-240V +/- 10 % 50-60 Hz
Power consumption: max. 150 watts
Fuses: internal: 3.15 SB
Ambient operating temperature range:
0 °C to + 35 °C
Logic MIDI control system:
STM 8 S
Upgradeable with external programming device
BluGuitar® specific, asynchronous data protocol.
Width: 245 mm (9.65″)
Height: 68 mm (2.68″)
Depth: 192 mm (7.56″)
Weight: 1.2 kg