AMPED 1 is a professional 100 Watt guitar amp in a compact pedal. It turns any pedalboard, modeller, or multi-effector into a performance ready amp and ensures you can take your sound with you anywhere. Power reduction down to 1W and USB-C connectivity means it’s suited equally at home in the studio or out on the stage.
100 Watt amp pedal
Power reduction to 1W and 20W
Response control using patented TVP technology - KT88, 6L6, EL34, 6V6, EL84, Linear
USA, UK and Flat preamp voices (Flat for use with modellers)
Bass, Middle, Treble
Preset footswitch toggles between favourite and current settings
Cab Rig with 3 user programmable presets
Cab Rig outs: jack, USB and Balanced XLR
Effects loop (series or parallel via Architect)
MIDI In - all controls switchable via MIDI
2x 9V DC outputs to power pedals
Full power from either the 8 or 16 Ohm speaker out
Mains powered, universal voltage
Architect software for deep editing
Aluminium housing and illuminated logo
Guitarists are looking for innovative solutions to amplify their pedalboards, modellers and new portable ways to ensure they get their sound when gigging or travelling. Blackstar's goal was to create a compact and powerful amp pedal that delivers the response and 'feel' of a real guitar amp. It had to easily integrate with pedalboards, work with modellers and fit in a gigbag pocket so you could take it anywhere. The result does all that and so much more.
The unique power amplifier design uses current feedback which mimics a valve amplifiers interaction with a speaker cabinet. This very high headroom design delivers the thump and presence of a valve amp with 100W power, into any speaker cabinet at 8 or 16 Ohms. The Power Reduction switch allows you to select 100 Watts, 20 Watts or 1 Watt to easily get the perfect balance of power and response for any situation from studio to stage.
There are five distinctly different authentic power valve responses - KT88, 6L6, EL34, 6V6, EL84. Each setting delivers the response, dynamics, sag and break-up characteristics of the selected valve power amp. The Linear response offers transparent power amplification, used in combination with the Flat voice when pairing your AMPED 1 with an external amp modeller.
Includes Pro connectivity and integration into your setup using low latency USB audio as an interface for recording, and XLR D.I. for live use as well as an Effects loop, 2x 9V DC outputs and MIDI control for easy integration into your pedalboard or rig.
The AMPED 1 features Cabrig, Blackstar's next-generation DSP speaker simulator that reproduces the sound and feel of a mic’d up guitar cab in incredible detail. Over 250 mic and cab combinations can be saved into one of the three onboard slots. Each cab has a choice of mic type and axis, alongside room mics and master EQ. Connect to the free Architect software for more deep-dive options.
Voice: USA, UK, Flat
EQ: Bass, Middle, Treble
Power Reduction: 100W, 20W, 1W
Response: KT88, 6L6, EL34, 6V6, EL84, Linear
Reverb Freeze effect: Y
Cabrig DSP: Y
USB Audio: Y
XLR Cabrig Output: Y
Effects Loop: Y (series or parallel selectable in Architect)
Footswitchable Preset: Y
MIDI Control: Y
Speaker Outputs: 8 Ohm, 16 Ohm
9V DC Output: 2 (maximum combined current 500mA)
Voltage: 100V to 240V ~ 50/60Hz
Weight (kg): 1.28
Dimensions (mm): 200 x 81 x 149
USA: Inspired by classic American amps of the mid '60s. Very clean, dynamic and bright, but with a solid low-end and controlled mid range. A perfect pedal platform
UK: A "Classic" sound based on a much loved British Class A amplifier of the early '60s. A low to medium gain preamp that can be used clean or mildly overdriven. A popular choice for a pedal platform or as a responsive crunch tone
Flat: A neutral preamp for use with external preamps and amp modellers. Features a semi-parametric EQ, transparent with controls set to 12 o'clock
KT88: Tight, bold and dynamic Class A/B with strong low-end
6L6: Tight dynamic Class A/B with extended highs and lows
EL34: Classic British Class A/B crunch full-bodied soft break-up
6V6: Crisp Class A with high compression and tight mids
EL84: Bell-like full-bodied Class A with lots of compression