FS: (Maybe!) ENGL Fireball *Mint* with Box/Manual/Etc

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  1. zimbloth

    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Well guys, you know how much I love this thing. Simply put, I found the amp of my dreams for a price so insane I'm about to have an anneurism. I don't have a bad word to say about this amp. Do a search and see the 2000 threads where I waste everyones time ranting about this. Basically, I just have another amp now that is something I've wanted all my life but never dreamed I could afford.

    Anyways this is a dead mint amp. It has a Tung-Sol 12ax7 in V1, JJ ECC83S in the other slots. ENGL 6L6 tubes. This amp sounds and feels like a dream. I had no desire to ever move on from this amp until today when I went to Guitar Center and HAD MY DATE WITH DESTINY!

    These sell for $1275 new (yes, ENGL raised their prices across the board this year, check RockSolidAmps.com, used to be $1200). I'm looking for $950. PayPal or Money Orders accepted. Cell phone dialogue available upon request.

    PS: For those of you who don't know, this amp is one of the best sounding amps in the world for metal. The Fireball is channels 1 and 4 from the Powerball (clean and lead 2/high gain). In my opinion it sounds better than a Powerball, its more lively and not quite as processed sounding.... but thats just my opinion. Anyone in the Boston area can come and experience the ENGL goodness for himself at our studio if interested. Also don't be fooled by the 60W (which is just ~2dB less than 100w), this amp drowns out my bandmates Dual Rec pretty easily if I want it to.

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    Sorry wrong section, im an ass.. please move it...
     
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    Jason Forum MVP

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    IM actually suprised. What amp you looking to buy Nick?
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Yeah I know, I literally was dreaming last night how much I love my tone w/ the ENGL, this was a surprise.

    As for what amp I got? "No... we must wait..."

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    Hah its this.

    PS: Some mod please move this to the appropriate section? Sorry about that.
     
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    Wish i could afford that..
     
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    As a CLX owner, i will say that your new amp as a trade for selling the engl is one of the few worthy amps!
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Yeah, I love the ENGL so it would take something really special to get me to switch. What cab/speakers do you use with yours?
     
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    If I wouldn't have just recently purchased my 6505 I would have jumped all over this deal.....but I still plan on buying one in the future.
     
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    GC is carrying VHT?
    the one on Comm Ave?
    this I've got to see.
     
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    he got it used at the Natick store
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Yeah, it's been at the Natick store for almost a year now, they slashed the price in half earlier this month I guess. I'm surprised no one bought it.
     
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    mine is a 2x12 combo with the p50 speakers and those sound awesome, but it sounds even better out of my v30 loaded orange 4x12 and it sounds the best when running thru both hahah!
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Yeah I have a Mesa 4x12 I use it with, sounds great. The treble response on the VHT limits the typical V30 buzziness, so that nice.

    PS: There was a typo in my original post. I meant to say that they are now $1275, not $1375. Last year they were 1199.99.
     
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    Having played both the Engl Powerball and the VHT Pitbull, I'd say you made the right choice.
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    Yeah, I definitely prefer the tone of the VHT, but I'm reluctant to say the VHT is "better". They just have totally different sounds/characters. The midrange, bass, and harmonic response is the biggest difference. Also of course the VHT has infinitely more features and tools to sculpt your tone, whereas the Fireball is more straight-forward like a 5150 or Laney. Both amps have a great "feel" and amazing tone though.

    I've never really played a Powerball though, just a Fireball. Just heard comparison clips and seen live bands with it.
     
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    Next to the twinkee factory?
     
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    ? It's next to a Golf store ;)
     
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    I guess you don't watch Family Guy.
     
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    I do, but I guess I forget that part :)
     
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    It's the end of the world (Y2K) and they travel to Natick because only Twinkees can survive a Nuclear holocaust (and there is a twinkee factory in Natick, apparently). Great episode.
     
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