#1
Well in a few weeks I will have enough for an ENGL fireball but now iv heard some sound tests on the powerball and it sunds pretty sweet I was just wondering if I should save up a bit more enough for the powerball of go with the fireball any sudgestions? btw I plat teh br00talz
#2
if you have the willpower to save up, and you need a bit of versatility, then yeah, wait for teh powerball. you could also look used and see if you could get a powerball for the price of a fireball
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#3
Go for the powerball mate it's utter filth in an amplifier highly recommended for dutty metulz
#4
I dont necessarily need versitility because I only play metal/metalcore and I prob wont have the opertunity to test out the powerball so would the fireball be the best for my type of music? some of the bands I play are Between the buried and me, august burns red, Death, TDWP
#5
In that case, the Fireball will be just fine. Many metalheads take a Fireball over a Powerball, even those who own both. If you don't need versatility and are certain you won't need it in the future, there's no point paying extra for a Powerball.

One thing though: The cleans on the Fireball aren't all that great. They're not garbage, but not fantastic either.
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In that case, the Fireball will be just fine. Many metalheads take a Fireball over a Powerball, even those who own both. If you don't need versatility and are certain you won't need it in the future, there's no point paying extra for a Powerball.

One thing though: The cleans on the Fireball aren't all that great. They're not garbage, but not fantastic either.


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I agree though, from what I've heard the fireball would be the better buy for straight up metal. If you needed more versatility, I would personally look at the Savage and the Blackmore before I looked at the powerball too.
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#8
+1 on what quailman and mark G are saying. Would also be worth trying both, if at all possible, because they do sound a bit different (i think!).
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#9
Yea I would love to try them but my music store only has the fireball and if I wanted to try the powerball I would have to order it and they make me pay shipping since I live in canada its quit expensive
#10
I honestly hated the Powerball. I have a Fireball, then got a Powerball...but I returned the Pball in less than 24 hours. it had ANNYONING solid-state like high end, really harsh and fizzy and ice picky..i couldnt even dial it out with an EQ. the fireball on the other hand is perfect. I urge you to try both before buying. people will tell you that the Powerball and Fireball are similar, but I will tell you that they are pretty different amps...

Again, just my personal opinion, because I own the Fireball and owned the Powerball, and I'm just telling you how that turned out.
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#11
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Yea I would love to try them but my music store only has the fireball and if I wanted to try the powerball I would have to order it and they make me pay shipping since I live in canada its quit expensive



Wait order it online or have your music store order it? If they are an ENGL dealer (and I presume they are if they sell them) you should just be able to tell them to order it, and go pick it up.

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#13
yeah, if they're a dealer they shouldn't charge for shipping, that's ridiculous.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#14
Sounds like a good idea,
+1 for what Dave said regarding the shipping
good luck!
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#15
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I honestly hated the Powerball. I have a Fireball, then got a Powerball...but I returned the Pball in less than 24 hours. it had ANNYONING solid-state like high end, really harsh and fizzy and ice picky..i couldnt even dial it out with an EQ. the fireball on the other hand is perfect. I urge you to try both before buying. people will tell you that the Powerball and Fireball are similar, but I will tell you that they are pretty different amps...

Again, just my personal opinion, because I own the Fireball and owned the Powerball, and I'm just telling you how that turned out.


Sounds like the powerball you had just had some bad tubes or something. I A/B'ed my powerball with my friend's fireball, and there was simply just a TINY difference in the treble, easily eq'ed out and no one could hear the difference.

I'd take the powerball any day, with the custom Z-5 footswitch. It's awesome.
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Sounds like the powerball you had just had some bad tubes or something. I A/B'ed my powerball with my friend's fireball, and there was simply just a TINY difference in the treble, easily eq'ed out and no one could hear the difference.

I'd take the powerball any day, with the custom Z-5 footswitch. It's awesome.
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Sounds like the powerball you had just had some bad tubes or something. I A/B'ed my powerball with my friend's fireball, and there was simply just a TINY difference in the treble, easily eq'ed out and no one could hear the difference.

I'd take the powerball any day, with the custom Z-5 footswitch. It's awesome.



Nah, I always retube my amps as soon as I get em.
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#19
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I dont necessarily need versitility because I only play metal/metalcore and I prob wont have the opertunity to test out the powerball so would the fireball be the best for my type of music? some of the bands I play are Between the buried and me, august burns red, Death, TDWP



The hell? You play BTBAM but you don't want cleans?

I'd say just get the fireball, if you REALLY don't want cleans.
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#20
what? the fireball has pretty nice cleans... unless it has no headroom or something (i didn't get to crank it)...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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The hell? You play BTBAM but you don't want cleans?

I'd say just get the fireball, if you REALLY don't want cleans.



..Would you recommend him the 6505 if he DID want cleans?
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