#1
I was looking into a Engl Screamer 50 combo, but yesterday I was in Guitar Center and they happened to have a H&K Trilogy.

And I loved it.
So much so that I decided to look into H&K. The Trilogy is a bit rich for my blood; but the Switchblade 50 combo is an option. Does the Switchblade sound even remotely close to the Trilogy? And how does it compare to the Engl? I mainly play progressive metal, 80's shred stuff, and neoclassical.
#2
You should most definitely try them all out and listen for yourself.
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#3
I love ENGL. Powerball FTW.
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#4
Quote by Soul Eater
You should most definitely try them all out and listen for yourself.


Nowhere around me stocks these amps. It was by chance that GC even had a Trilogy, as they usually only have crappy used gear.
#5
well, personally, a ENGL is better for recording and its tailored to sound more br00tal, a switchblade is more versatile and tailored to do everything, its for those guitar players that would play blues clean to pop punk clean stuff to metallica stuff and all the between in a matter of a a could of foot switches. So really if you want a sweet distorted tone and a pretty decent clean, ENGL all the way, want something with versatility, switchblade.
#6
What about a Peavey 6505? They are definitely in my budget, and I know that a bunch of metal bands use them. I'm looking for a tight, defined sound.
#7
Look at used Mesa Mark IV/III combos if you want a tight sound with some versitality. 5150's are good, but the stock speaker is pretty meh and the cleans arent good either.
#8
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What about a Peavey 6505? They are definitely in my budget, and I know that a bunch of metal bands use them. I'm looking for a tight, defined sound.


They're good for high-gain and nothing else. Also, they are noisy as **** when you crank the gain up. Not to mention they aren't very durable.
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#9
Hmmm...

I could get the Trilogy head, but right now I only have my Krank 1x12 cab. Would it run through that? The cab is rated for 16 ohms. not sure what the Trilogy is rated for.
#11
i didn't really like the switchblade. that being said, i've liked the other H&Ks I've tried. Up to you, really, they both make nice amps. if you're in the USA, there might be better-value homegrown options, though- soldano, vht, bogner, splawn etc.
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#12
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They're good for high-gain and nothing else. Also, they are noisy as **** when you crank the gain up. Not to mention they aren't very durable.


agreed for the most part except for the bolded part.
These amps are built like tanks.
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