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Dept. 10 AMPED 1 – Blackstar’s 100 Watt Amp At Your Feet

Christian Wissmuller • Amps • September 29, 2022

Blackstar expands its Dept 10 series with AMPED 1, a professional 100 Watt guitar amp in a compact pedal format.

The feature-packed AMPED 1 turns any pedalboard, modeler, or multi-effector into a performance ready amp and ensures players can take their sound anywhere. This small and powerful floor amp delivers the sounds and ‘feel’ of a real guitar amp, offering 3 preamp voices and 6 power amp responses for versatility, plus Cab Rig with 3 built in presents.

Blackstar had two main goals in designing the AMPED 1. First, to produce a 100W, no compromise, pedal platform floorboard rig capable of delivering the tone and feel of traditional valve amps. Countless hours went into the development of the sonics culminating in a complete, from the ground up, redesign of their digital signal processing. The voices and responses contained within AMPED 1 are both the most authentic replications of their analog counterparts and the most refined that Blackstar have ever crafted in a digital product.

Secondly, to offer the ultimate companion for any amp modeler or profiler. With an AMPED 1, any line-level guitar amp signal can be imbued with 100W of power, providing the flexibility to go straight into a standard guitar cab, to the front of house or directly into a DAW. The structure of the AMPED 1 caters for as much or as little tone shaping as desired, using the Flat voice with the standard power valve responses or in combination with the Linear response for totally transparent power amplification. AMPED 1 provides the opportunity to experience any modeler, profiler, preamp pedal at its absolute best.


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