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Old 02-26-2013, 07:01 PM   #1
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Anyone have some real Egnater Armageddon experience?

Not just testing it in the music shop...

i want to hear how it sounds cranked in a practice room or live in a club.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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In a nutshell its a great amp. Its really friggin loud! Has alot of tonal possibilities for the price asked. Its a love hate amp like many. But the louder it gets the better it sounds. The vengence its less angry brother is the same way. Very punchy and has a very unique attack on the highs (i like highs). Its deff not a blues or classic rock amp but it does 80's thrash to Death Metal very well (Slayer to SFU). Its not for everybody meaning the gain is very sensetive and the EQ is even more sensetive. Which is nice but can be a hassle at gigs if someone bumps or jacks with your settings.

Great value killer sound. You have to try it first. Crank it up and give it time. Everyone is spoiled by the simplicity of the 6505 and 6505+ and there expecting the ease of dialed in tone as that. Well its not that easy. Every dipswitch and turn of the knob reveals something new and unique.

But bottom line this thing punches puppies and slaps kittens. Especially when boosted!

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:55 AM   #3
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that actually sounds great to me. i've been wanting a TSL or Trec for the flexability and gains, but didn't want to mod it out to get where i wanted. i'd thought about getting a JCM900 or 2 to get where i wanted also, but that is a TON of modding.

i'm really liking the idea of the armageddon. especially with the ISP built in...
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:05 PM   #4
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Yeah man alot of my friends love it. Even my old singer who hates anything that isnt a Mesa loves it and wants to sell his Mesa for one of them. I was very impressed.

Now dont hate me if you dont like it! But if you like the Modded mesa or 900 flavor, you will love this amplifier IMO.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:57 PM   #5
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I have one. Bests my 5150 combo and my other guitar players 5150 head. Best bang for the buck when you factor in the cost of an ISP G-String and the other bevy of options. I got mine for $1350 out the door during a holiday sale.

I have the matching cab too - it's thunderous and the amp sounds better through it compared to my full size Mesa Recto 4x12.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #6
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I have one. Bests my 5150 combo and my other guitar players 5150 head. Best bang for the buck when you factor in the cost of an ISP G-String and the other bevy of options. I got mine for $1350 out the door during a holiday sale.

I have the matching cab too - it's thunderous and the amp sounds better through it compared to my full size Mesa Recto 4x12.

DUH! THe recto cab makes everything sound awesome! Hell it make the Micro terror sound like.....ok maybe not that one but it might be cool!
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:42 PM   #7
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DUH! THe recto cab makes everything sound awesome! Hell it make the Micro terror sound like.....ok maybe not that one but it might be cool!


I think you misread, he's saying the Armageddon cab sounds BETTER than the Recto cab...

I don't know about all that, I but I do know I like the Armageddon cabs.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:53 PM   #8
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a friend of mine had one for a year or two and i got to play it pretty often

fairly versatile

but i do like the 5150/6505s more though. armageddon just didn't have the same balls..
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:55 PM   #9
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Check the last page or so of this thread. AxSilentxline has one and he gigs with it.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1339413

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Old 02-28-2013, 03:13 PM   #10
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I think you misread, he's saying the Armageddon cab sounds BETTER than the Recto cab...

I don't know about all that, I but I do know I like the Armageddon cabs.

Damn my ADHD strikes again. Didnt read it slow enough. I jammed the armageddon through a recto cab not through the Stock cab. So i cant say for sure which is better or worse. but if he is happy then thats all thats matters.
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Damn my ADHD strikes again. Didnt read it slow enough. I jammed the armageddon through a recto cab not through the Stock cab. So i cant say for sure which is better or worse. but if he is happy then thats all thats matters.


I consistently read your screen name as "Bieber It!" which is a little disturbing...
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:00 PM   #12
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So i cant say for sure which is better or worse. but if he is happy then thats all thats matters.



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I consistently read your screen name as "Bieber It!" which is a little disturbing...

Thats horrible.....well i look at yours and think roast beef so HA! Jk.
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well damn... $2500 for a half stack is more than i wanted to spend, but gots ta do wha cha gots ta do...

bieber beef?
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All of that only to find out it is too expensive for you?

Where do you live?


oh, and what is up with all of the penis references lately?
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:38 PM   #16
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I have A/B'd mine extensively with my 6505+ and come to a few conclusions:

The Armageddon is a dark amp, it doesn't cut through like the 6505+ out of the box, but it's a bit of a tweaker's amp. It's similar to a 2 channel dual recto in that respect. It sounds like it doesn't have as much gain, but after many gigs I chalk that up to being far more articulate than a 6505. The gain is there, it's just very transparent and not as compressed.

The ISP noise gate is fantastic. I can stand in front of it with the master and channel volume almost dimed and it's whisper quiet. The versatility is great too and the built in reverb is quite nice, not too wet and easy to get a nice sweet spot. I find it doesn't need a boost to get that nice thick tone, and the master volume/channel volumes are very accurate, there's no sudden volume swell like a 6505. Build wise, they are pretty solid, everything is put together well, but it is a little plasticy.

The Master midrange control is by far my favourite feature on this amp. It has 2 level dials, one that adjusts frequency within the mid range and one that adjusts volume. I haven't seen the schematic so I could be wrong, but to my ears it literally allows you to find a specific frequency in the midrange and either boost or cut it. Combined with the channel EQ it allows for very fine tuning of your sound. I find I like to slightly boost my lower mids with the master midrange and scoop the channel midrange which effectively cuts harsh upper mids while retaining the body and thump from the lower mids.

In a nutshell, it's a great amp.
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that kind of...................gave me a hard on
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I find I like to slightly boost my lower mids with the master midrange and scoop the channel midrange which effectively cuts harsh upper mids while retaining the body and thump from the lower mids.
In a nutshell, it's a great amp.


Do u run it with the master midrange all the time as part of your base tone, or is your base tone scooped and you use the master mdrange as a boost?
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Do u run it with the master midrange all the time as part of your base tone, or is your base tone scooped and you use the master mdrange as a boost?

I run both and the master midrange is usually always engaged
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I run both and the master midrange is usually always engaged


I'll have to try that.
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