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BluGuitar - floor-based, pedalboard-size 100w tube amp head

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:48 am    Post subject: BluGuitar - floor-based, pedalboard-size 100w tube amp head Reply with quote


http://www.bluguitar.com/english/AMP1.html

Pretty cray. I'm not sure I like the idea of having speaker cords hanging around the stage to be tripped over, possibly exploding transformers and such, but maybe they've already thought about all this?


edit: not all valve, it'd turn out. Still kinda nifty, but maybe less exciting at that 500ish pricepoint..
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if the ouput stage is digital then there's nay bother for the transformers etc

fender mustangs dont even need to be attached for example
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sansamp and a EHX 44 Magnum? Smaller and cheaper (and maybe worse).
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess it's the form that is more interesting; a stand-alone unit with channel/feature switching right on the unit itself. Kinda nifty, spesh if it's loud enough.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks similar in concept to the Taurus Stomp Head. A neat and portable idea if it sounds right. I'm not sure what those things retail for though - they could be the same as the Blu for all I know.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have these in stock at a couple of my local guitar shops. They're surprisingly small and loud. But I was just overhearing people playing teh shred through them so I can't really comment on if they're actually any good. Sounded fine to me, but I wasn't blown away.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have read a review on this in a magazine and it was very positive. I am wondering how loud this amp is. I am also wondering about the Taurus amps how loud they are.

By the way this thing is extremely lightweight and fits in a gigbag. There is also the nanocab with a 12'' speaker. Also pretty lightweight and small. I really love these kind of products.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a nice step up from the cute little Hotone amps, which don't sound super great, but still sound pretty darn good for what they are, being a walwart + simulator + juice for load. Ergo, bedroom meedley-meedlings adequately taken care of. I've seen these guys go as low as $65 here on the used market.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is only five watt. Not enough for even a small gig. When it comes to sound I like the Orange crush pro sixty combo. But it ain't that small and pretty heavy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jagtornado wrote:
It is only five watt. Not enough for even a small gig.


I don't think they're being sold for that..
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps most impressive is it's ability to transform from a 100w tube head into a bedroom ampsim brick in less than 10 posts?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

paul_ wrote:
Perhaps most impressive is it's ability to transform from a 100w tube head into a bedroom ampsim brick in less than 10 posts?


Sometimes I just love this place so hard it hurts.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on guys a hundred watt guitar top this size is a miracle
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jagtornado wrote:
Come on guys a hundred watt guitar top this size is a miracle
Has to be class D with SMPSU.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you explain what that is?

Srs, I am curious.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Class D is basically a digital output; the analogue input is used to vary the width of a high frequency square wave (Pulse Width Modulation) by which the output transistors are turned full on and off. These bursts of current are smoothed to provide a varying voltage. Because the transistors are either blocking or switched on at very low resistance there is very little power dissipated in the transistor and almost all the power is transferred to the output giving high efficiency (in theory) - that means you don't need so big a power supply and you don't need big heatsinks on your transistors. Some refinement of the basic technique is required for best efficiency.

The SMPSU is the Switched-Mode Power Supply Unit. This saves a huge amount of metalwork by turning the mains into high voltage DC and then using a high frequency oscillator to transfer the power through a smaller transformer. The size of the transformer's magnetic core determines how much energy you can transfer in each cycle. If you increase the frequency from 50 Hz to 2 kHz you can transfer the energy 40 times quicker or make the core that much smaller - almost every modern electronic device uses these - think of a laptop PSU, 90-135W in a small light brick.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just had my eyes blown out with a knowledge bomb, thanks

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, the class d stuff is why we have all this really high powered bass amps that are like the size of a cigarette pack etc... like the MARK BASS heads etc...
pair that with neodymium speakers and we are LIVING IN THE FUTURE
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