ENGL Powerball V1

Discussion in 'Gear Reviews' started by LordOVchaoS, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. LordOVchaoS

    LordOVchaoS NUDE MAN! Forum MVP

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    I like it more than I liked my rectos but it doesn't slay them at all they're just different. I'd say if I wasn't going for the tech/death style I'd still prefer rectos but this amp just does the style I'm going for right now much better.

    I tried my FIRST one a decade ago and several since then. There's one at my practice spot sometimes that another guy that jams with my drummer occasionally leaves there. I plugged into it 2 weeks ago and yep... still don't like 'em.
     
  2. Engl Powerball

    Engl Powerball SS.org Regular

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    Excellent, comprehensive review of the amp. You are hitting on the pros and cons that most users that I have read mention - Pros - killer gain, lots of channels, great for metal, etc. Cons - noisegate, lack of included footswitch

    A couple questions for owners of the amp:

    1) Any non-metal players using this amp or do you feel it is kind of a "metal only" amp?
    2) How would you choose to record with this amp: direct out or mic it?
    3) Do you use an Engl cab or another with it?

    Sounds like you got the amp too for a good price.
     
  3. BigK

    BigK SS.org Regular

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    Great review, I've got a powerball and I've put a 5751 in V1 and JJec83's in the rest + JJ6L6GC's in the power amp and it really helps to warm the amp up no end.

    It is definately skewed towards metal, BUT I think the clean is absolutely great and can be really warm and great for jazzy blues stuff. and the crunch channel can do a pretty decent AC/DC esque tone.

    For recording it would need to be Mic'ed as it doesnt have a direct out.

    And I use mine with a Framus Cobra 4x12 loaded with greenbacks. It does sound awesome with V30's and G12K-100's too though.

    I think it is a great versatile hard rock/metal amp that can do other things too.
     
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    i had 1 of these and loved the tone but it wouldnt cut threw at all. very disappointing!
     
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    want. so much GAS
     

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