Blackstar's new 100W Amped 1 might just be the pedal amp of the future

Blackstar Dept. 10 Amped 1
(Image credit: Blackstar)

Last year, Blackstar debuted its Dept. 10 series of tube amp pedals, comprising the five star-rated Dual Drive and Dual Distortion units, as well as the equally impressive Dept. 10 Boost.

Now, the British brand has introduced the latest entry into its highly lauded Dept. 10 range – a fully fledged pedal amp that crams multiple power tube responses, onboard reverb and 100 watts of power into one compact package.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.