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Old 02-07-2008, 06:37 PM   #41
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Wow I thread I created has been resurrected .
To whoever asked - Look for my review of the Wizard Wah in the Ultimate Wah Thread.
I'll also put the US prices in the first post.

The screamer will do alexisonfire no problem it's quite disgustingly versatile.

The valves in my ENGL have gone, Im gonna replace them with JJs in the pre and Solvtecs in the power/output. Sound like a good plan?
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:48 PM   #42
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^ i'd ask in the stickied tube thread.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:55 PM   #43
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^ Good plan Batman
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:58 PM   #44
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:21 AM   #45
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My Screamer 50 that I bought two weeks ago.

Thanks Dave MC for help and show me ENGL (I never heard before about them)

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Old 02-09-2008, 01:00 PM   #46
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:18 PM   #47
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im swapping my Ritchie Blackmore sig. for an Orange Rockerverb 100 - sad but true - Orange can do it better
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Old 02-10-2008, 03:58 PM   #48
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is the engl thunder good for metal?
can you descibe the sound??
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:00 PM   #49
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I'm thinking about a Fireball, how does that amp stack up against the other high gain amps.
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:08 PM   #50
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^ depends, what type of tone are you after? and how much versatility? EDIT: also, which country are you from? that'll affect relative value too.
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:35 PM   #51
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I think dave is the Saint of this thread (obviously I'm god as "the creator" :p.

Anyways, the thunder isn't that great for metal, it's more of a rock amp than a metal amp. The screamer would be the better choice if you can afford it. The sound of a thunder is quite modern but depending on your guitar and how you EQ it you can make it sound very AC/DC and Black Sabbath.

Fireballs are very good for Metal but they're not very versatile so if you want to play a lot of different stuff I'd look elsewhere.

As dave mentioned, where you are will affect value for money.
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Old 02-10-2008, 07:02 PM   #52
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^ (i'd also add that fireballs are good for the modern melodeath type of metal- for power metal a powerball is probably better, while for 80s metal, a blackmore/savage/SE depending on budget would be a better call )
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:47 PM   #53
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Hey guys, i would like a description of a few of these amps. Brightness/darkness, smoothness, liquid gain, gain, bottom end, tightness, articulation.....those are the things i'd like commenting on.

The amps i would like described are the Fireball, Powerball, Savage, Invader, SE

Thanks a lot, i know its a lot but i would just like to know more about these bad-boys.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:51 PM   #54
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Old 02-26-2008, 01:14 PM   #55
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^^ ok, fireball is probably the darkest. fendery cleans, death-metal/melodeath style distortion channel. not really anything in-between, without pedals anyway.

smoothness... i'd say my savage se is the smoothest one i've tried. it's discontinued, of course. the savage and invader might be smooth, but i haven't tried those. the blackmore is pretty smooth. the SE can be dialled in to be smooth.

liquid gain: probably powerball and SE. savage (based on my savage se) just about getting there if you dime the gain.

Gain: powerball has the most, closely followed by SE.

Bottom end: probably powerball. SE has quite a bit too. Maybe fireball too.

Tightness: they're all pretty tight, but the powerball or SE are probably tightest.

Those are based on the ones I've tried (i haven't tried the invader, non-SE Savage, sovereign or thunder), and from what I can remember. and also based on the limitations when i tried them (some at low volumes).
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:23 PM   #56
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^ thanks a lot man. So i guess the amp i would be looking for would be the powerball.....which would be in a very long time, but i just wanted to know a little more about these amps.

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Old 02-26-2008, 08:00 PM   #57
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bear in mind, different people will feel slightly differently about each of them... i've heard of metal guys on forums whose favourite engl is the blackmore, for example.

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Old 02-26-2008, 08:14 PM   #58
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i might be trading in all my amps for an invader. Im not too keen on the others below that price bracket..powerball a bit compressed and saturated sounding. However i want a dark sound not bright so was trying to research whether a mod like on the 5150s would be possible. That would be my ultimate amp.
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Old 02-26-2008, 08:56 PM   #59
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Old 02-28-2008, 03:57 PM   #60
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^ The pics been posted for a reason?
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