Fortin Sigil Lunchbox 20W Amp

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  1. Musiscience

    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    I don't think this has been posted yet. Fortin is releasing a 20W Lunchbox amp. It's small and sounds absolutely savage.

     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands SS.org Regular

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    We did have a thread but it got locked.
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    Oh really? I searched for it before posting but could not find one. Mods, please delete if indicated.
     
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    It needs a thread so that people can talk about the actual amp. Trouble is people keep jumping in solely to talk shit about stuff surrounding the company.
     
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    oneblackened Tube Amp Dork

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    Played it at namm. Con confirm, it rips.
     
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    Musiscience Hail the Ibbyborn!

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    May it be that thread then! The price is actually somewhat reasonable at 1299$.
     
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    Jeff Banned from Reality

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    What's it sound like? Analogous to anything?
     
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    Was just about to make a joke about this thing was gonna cost like $2400 but that's not too bad.
     
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    Soldano's got you covered fam.
     
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    Best sounding lunchbox I've heard so far, from clips and the price is right.

    The Dover 20w however is also a contender although I don't know the price.

    Check out Jers videos tho, theyre usually the best namm quality.

     
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    Sounds too marshally for my taste. Cool though :)
     
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    Sounds mean as fu$!
     
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    Hearing it AFTER the 'Evil Pumpkin' was a mistake.
     
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    I was expecting these to be made in China, considering it's a Fortin and only costs $1250, but apparently they're made in the UK (or at least that's what the reply I got from the Fortin youtube channel says).
     
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    Backsnack Many strings

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    People I talked to at NAMM who tried it in person thought it sounded great. (I didn't get to go into NAMM this year unfortuantely, so I couldn't try it myself.)
     
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    Vyn Not a Sparkly Vampire

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    Yeah, in the Thomann vid they should have done the Sigil first. The Evil Pumpkin sounded godly, was going to be hard for anything smaller to compete with that back-to-back
     
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    MistaSnowman Play It LOUD!!!

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    Having a hard time choosing between this amp and the PRS MT 15. They both sound really nice.
     
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    Same here plus the new engl fireball 25 or even the ironball...
     
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    Do we have pricing information on the new Engl amps ?

    I don't think the MT15 and the Sigil are in the same bracket. For 1250$ you can get MUCH more amp than a 20W 2 channel lunchbox amp. On the top of my head, the JVM410H is about 1200€ in Europe for a 4 channel 100W Marshall, the 5153 50 watters are 1100€ with 3 channels. Both are MIDI controlable as well...
    I know it's the boutique/hype tax but still it's a bit light on features for the money.

    I'm just not sure I'm hearing something from the Sigil I couldn't get from a JVM or a 5153 (maybe with a boost/EQ), with also much more variety available. The MT15, on the other hand, looks like a crazy value proposition at 550€.
     
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    I believe the Engl Fireball 25 is $1350, while the Ironball SE $1450. The original is Ironball is $1200 though I can see its price dropping with the SE coming out.
     

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