Engl Amps owners thread :D

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by Cobhc221, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. Wizard of Ozz

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    I've owned all 3... the difference are pretty noticeable. The Savage 120 was the big flagship amp for Engl for years. Then they decided to make some tweaks/mods to it... which resulted in the Savage Special Edition... most noticeably the 6L6GC power tubes. Then finally came the newest, and most feature laden flagship amp, the Special Edition (available with either 6L6GCs or EL34s). I greatly prefer the Savage 120 and Special Edition... not so much of a fan of the Savage SE. It just doesn't sound as god as the others.

    The main difference between the Savage 120 and SE is that the SE sounds more modern, more bass, more gain, less compressed... and way louder. The Savage 120 is actually around 65 Watts power output... not 120W as the name might imply. The SE is just a bigger, more massive, more modern sounding amp. The Savage 120 is more compressed, much tighter, but with a thinner, less bass heavy sound. The SE is is my favorite Engl... and the Savage 120 is my #2. Not a really fair comparison just based on the feature set of the SE.
     
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    I'll be at namm guys! hmu at the KSR booth if you want to chat and talk TOANS. I'll also be at the Engl booth (obviously) and the friedman booth
     
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    Soooooo... I've had my Fireball almost 3 months now. Pure toan. But it's just died on me. Nothing but low buzzing, even with nothing at all plugged in.
     
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    Did you check your tubes? have you tried a different output?
     
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    engl savage mk2 is STUPID good!
     
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    ... but they keep pushing back the release date which makes me :(
     
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    Wait, the damn thing still isn't out yet? :lol: I thought for sure it was. I'm really glad I just went for the original instead of waiting on the mark II. I've owned mine for almost two years at this point.
     
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    How different is the E530 from a Savage's preamp section assuming both are running similar power sections?

    Can you get away with no boost on a E530?
     
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    My understanding is that the e530 is closest to the Blackmore, which is itself a modded Savage 60. It's definitely got that Savage-type bite. It's not the same but will get you in the ballpark.

    Yes, you absolutely can run the e530 without a boost. I wouldn't, but I also don't play any amp without a boost.
     
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    Yep. Not sure what the hold up is either. It's not like they are redesigning the wheel. I want to see if the changed the transformers yet again. I really like the OG Savage 120.
     
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    I really like the sound of ENGL Invader in band mix (provided that no studio magic happened here...you never know with those official live DVD/s).

     

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