Hi all, I haven't posted on these boards in a while and thought about giving you guys a heads up on one of my recent (pre-Covid 19 lockdown) purchases: a Strymon Iridium. Having somewhat recently got a job in the big city and moved in a small yet extremely high-rent apartment in the city center, I can't really play my tube amp (Blackstar HT-20) anymore. The thing takes up too much space and is just too loud, even at "bedroom level". I was fortunate enough to travel quite a bit for my studies, which means that I' ve been playing with my guitar plugged into my laptop for years now -heck, I' ve actually spent more hours playing through Logic's amp emulations than through the amp itself!-. Long story short, I've been toying with the idea of creating a sort of compact desktop/home studio: a desk, my laptop, my audio interface, maybe a couple of monitors/headphones, a couple of mics for when I play acoustic, and.... that' s it really. A setup that yields good sonic results but takes up little more space than just a desk. So with that in mind, I came across this device which is essentially an amp in a pedal format. You can either hook it up straight to your audio interface/mixer/PA system (for live situations), use it as a proper head and connect it to a cabinet or just plug your headphones into it. I' m not going to go into the details of the device, since there' s plenty of info available, but really, if you' re in a similar situation where you can' t use an amp, and even a THR-10 is too loud- I can highly recommend the Iridium.