#1
I have a more bigger budget now!

How are these 2 compared?i would like a combo more becouse a head and a box are to pricey!
can Screamer do metal (from Tool to IN flames)?i would like a more versatile amp cuz i play Audioslave,Ratm,Smashing Pumpinks,and stuff like that also.
Its also important that they sound good at low volumes cuz i im gonna be practicing a lot in my bedroom.
#2
i haven't played a screamer, but the fireball is essentially a scaled down powerball (i think) and that was pretty epic if i'm honest, all the versatility you need but i dont think the Fireball has all the channels that the Powerball has.
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#3
i played a screamer 100 in a shop a few weeks ago. it was freakin sweet!!!
was well close to buying it and if it wasnt for the rediculous price i would have. one of the best sounding amps i have played.
#4
Screamer - Medium amounts of gain; solid, shimmering clean tones; decent price; most suited for blues to hard rock; workable varieties of volumes; compact size; ideal speaker; very compressed but still kinda bluesy in character; crystalline clean tones; raw lead tones.

Fireball - Huge amounts of gain; workable clean tones but not quite as good as the Screamer's; pretty much only suitable for hard rock to death metal; decent price; more practical for matching speakers to your choice; rips at high volumes but is able to cope with low volumes, too; very compressed but darker in voice; thicker, meatier clean tones (more like a Peavey 6505), and a very hard-edged high-gain sound.

I'm not a gigging musician at the moment, and neither are you, so I'm going to suggest the Screamer. I personally prefer the rawness of the Fireball, and the excessive gain, but it's not quite as versatile or workable for the majority of musicians.

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#5
So screamer can do metal?i looking at all this clips of it and its seems like it doesnt have that much gain like fireball but still has a great amount of gain.
#6
No, you're right, it doesn't have as much gain as the Fireball. That said, unless you want to play sludge metal (which may require a fuzz box) or extreme death metal, the amount of gain on tap is pretty much suited to almost everything you throw at it. Particularly if you add a nice overdrive pedal to boost the clipping.

Sounds pretty heavy to me.
#7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5hhp5mRHjw

The Screamer can indeed do metal. I was considering getting one myself but I think I might wait for the Fireball. It does have more gain on tap and I don't really need the versatility of the Screamer (I pretty much exclusively play Metallica stuff, although there was an Opeth riff I was a fan of the other day).
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#9
if you ask me, the screamer can do metal (with reasonably hot humbuckers). However, it wouldn't be my first choice, but it's a lot more versatile than the fireball, which can more or less only do metal. Based on what you've said, the fact you'd prefer a combo, the fact you want versatility etc., i'd suggest the screamer, but if you can try it first to make sure you think it'll do what you want, that'd be the best thing.
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Where do you live?

If you're in North America and your budget isn't all that high, don't bother going with ENGL.
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If you're in North America and your budget isn't all that high, don't bother going with ENGL.


Croatia,Europe ,i wouldnt name these 2 amps if they werent in my price range.
#12
true, but even if you can afford both, the engl is likely to be better value in europe, and the peavey better value in the USA. you should obviously still buy the one you prefer, but if you like both equally, then relative values start to come into it.

also check out the other european brands- framus, diezel, koch, laney, marshall, brunetti, etc. etc.
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