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Players in search of a super compact guitar amp now have a new choice in the Amp 1 by BluGuitar, a German company founded by an über-talented guitarist and product developer named Thomas Blug. Blug’s goal was to create an amplifier that would have the features and power needed to cover any gig, allow the user to create and store tones for instant recall, and be compact enough to fit into a gig bag. Amp 1’s features include a 100-watt class D Nanotube power section; Clean, Vintage, Classic, and Modern channels (with selector switch); three integrated footswitches (Channel, Boost, Reverb); 3-band EQ, Reverb level, a headphone/recording out with cabinet simulation, an FX loop with series/parallel and level switches, 3-postion noise gate, dual speaker outs (8? and 16?), and an AC mains socket that automatically switches for worldwide voltage. There are also six side-mounted trimpots: a Tone control for the Clean channel, independent Volume and Tone controls for the Classic and Modern channels, and Boost level.