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Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by Cobhc221, Oct 11, 2014.
i own an engl special edition head. had it for years and i am still figuring new things out. Just sooooooo many options on that thing!
Same here but that thing is so f... heavy... and loud! Don't play it anymore since I got my Kemper. But still lying around... just in case!
My best friend got this Engl Metal Master and let me play it for a week.
It's a BEAST !!!!
I'm not an Engl guy at all, I prefer some fatter sound.
But this amp can be fat !
It's lightweight, sound massive and the built quality is awesome. And trust me, 20 watts is enough to play ridiculousely loud.
Pics and vids :
It's just a quick test but this is the gear I use on this video :
Jackson Custom Shop - Fishman Fluence Modern + EMG 66
Seymour Duncan 805
ISP Decimator Pro Rack G
TC Electronics Flashback in the loop
Marshall MF400 : G12K100 + V30
oh hey a fellow swiss-man
yeah it is damn loud, you need to drive the amp to really get the full effect.
i am not really sold on the digital amp stuff tho
Threads been inactive for a while; thought I'd stir it up.
....ing Fireball 100 and the Savage 120 are amazing
Love me some Engl!
nice man! gorgot to mention to you all that i can post your photos on Amp porn. i'll use this thread for that.
You should be sure to ask AND RECEIVE permission first before you use anyones photos, though. Just throwing it out there, but not everyone takes other people using their photography without permission as flattery (especially on sites/social media pages where people might be making money off it ). I know I certainly do not, which is part of why I'm barely posting pics of my stuff here anymore.
On topic for the thread, I picked up an Invader II 100 Limited Edition (the LE has the black knobs and black faceplate! ) with the Engl Sound Wizard Module a short while back, it's just as killer as the original but with some additional options on top of what the Invader 100 offered! There's so much extra going on with the module, I haven't even exercised them all but I absolutely love how the amp sounds! I had to off my AX8 and CLR to cover it, but considering how well the Invader handles a variety of tones amazingly well (especially high gain!) at low volume, I am not really too upset about not having the digital rig available anymore.
On the Invader II, Channel 1 handles all sorts of cleans from jazzy to twangy stuff, Channel 2 does the low gain OD through 80's hair metal high gain (the high gain toggle on here helps boost things a lot, I haven't A/B'd it directly with the Invader I but it gooses the gain quite a bit more than I remember!), Channel 3 covers modern metal perfectly since it's super tight and brutal as hell and Channel 4 dishes out the saturated leads in typical Engl fashion as always!
In a sell-off situation, I'd still have to say my PT100 is likely going to be the last amp I'd ever let go since it is basically my desert island amp, but the Engl would be the second-to-last! The Invader II covers more ground than the PT100 for sure, but it's hard for me to deny the flavor of gain being perfect (to my ears) and the PT100 cleans sounding like the perfect Fender. That being said, an Invader 100 has returned to my house a half-dozen times for a reason! Here's to hoping I don't let GAS get the best of me and just be smart this time and hang onto the Invader!
"You should be sure to ask AND RECEIVE permission first before you use anyones photos, though. Just throwing it out there, but not everyone takes other people using their photography without permission as flattery (especially on sites/social media pages where people might be making money off it ). I know I certainly do not, which is part of why I'm barely posting pics of my stuff here anymore."
Great point here!
Yeah, I was kinda wondering what that comment was all about. I recently have been second guessing whether to post any more sound clips for similar reasons.
Sounds good man. Just scored an Ironball in a trade and very happy to own another ENGL. Owned 2 Fireball 60's, Fireball 100 and a Powerball in the past. I might actually be the most happy with the Ironball. 20 Watts of loud wicked tone and the power soak makes it a bedroom joy at 5 watts. Love it!
The Ironball sounded awesome when I played it!
I'm still blown away every time I play my Savage 120 and FB100.
I saw someone selling their VHT on TGP and Reverb and they were using a couple of my NAD pictures from here in their ad.
I hate pic thieves. I've posted tons of new amp day pics over they years... and they show up in the weirdest places.
How hard is it to snap your own pic with your own camera for a for sale ad etc. or simply ask the owner for permission first?
Yet another reason I dislike this practice. Plus when it's being posted on another large forum, it's an additional avenue for people to do stuff like that. "Oh... those weren't pictures of my ACTUAL item for sale..." *sigh*
Just retubed my Powerball, still one of my all-time favorite amps! I've been looking for a used Savage for quite awhile but haven't been able to find one for a decent price. They all seem to be near new prices on the used market.
That may actually continue to be the case, or they'll get more expensive since they were just recently discontinued after 25yrs of production. Word from ENGL is that a new version is in R&D, hopefully they don't f*ck it up since the Savage is so widely revered as one of the best metal amps ever produced. I'd still love to get my hands on one.
There is a Victor Smolski sig. nearby I may go check out, but the reviews on these I've seen have been mixed. I guess I'll have to go give it a listen myself... not sure what other model they are most voiced like.
Smolski Sig is a modified Powerball II with out the bass boosts on the lead channels, and supposedly more gain. However they both sounded very similar to me. Much more alike than different. A cool amp.
The Savage was the very first ENGL that I tried at a music store. It blew me away. Haven't had the opportunity to try it again. Would love too