#1
Does anyone have any experience with this amp?
Found some clips on youtube and I'm liking what I'm hearing atm, seems to be quite versatile and found a good used deal.
#2
From my experience, the only good ENGLs are the Invader, Fireball, Savage and Blackmore. Your mileage may vary.
#3
it's a nice amp, but it's kind of a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none kind of amp. and can also be a bit bright. It's also one of the cheaper engls, it's still a good amp, but the more expensive ones (like arterial listed) are better.
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#4
Fireball or Blackmore is better imo.
Nevertheless, it's still a pretty solid amp.
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#6
good amp but if ENGL is what you want go for a Savage or a Blackmore, the Fireball isn't as versatile as the others that have been listed
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#7
It's a solid little amp, and if you've got a line on a good deal it'll probably be pretty tough to beat.
#8
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good amp but if ENGL is what you want go for a Savage or a Blackmore, the Fireball isn't as versatile as the others that have been listed


True.
It's an awesome amp though
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#9
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good amp but if ENGL is what you want go for a Savage or a Blackmore, the Fireball isn't as versatile as the others that have been listed



Really? I'd say its more versatile, just not as good at any specific genre as the others are.
#10
I really like mine.

Its not an outright br00tz metal amp, but still has tonnes of gain on tap enough for most metal. Cleans are really nice too.
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#11
the new fireball II sounds more versitile than the old one. however, the blackmore, savage or powerball will probably still run circles around it for non metal styles.
#12
yeah, in my limited experience, the fireball was either br00tz or clean
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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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#13
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Really? I'd say its more versatile, just not as good at any specific genre as the others are.

The new Fireball 100 is pretty versatile (though waaaayyyy too compressed on the drive channel), the older one can hit a range of tones but the gain control's so crap it's basically impossible to set it up properly.
#14
that's the 60 watt Version 1 fireball i'm talking about, just for clarification
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#16
my 100 is not compressed at all! wtf? the smoothest amp i ever had, sounds great with greenbacks
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#17
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The new Fireball 100 is pretty versatile (though waaaayyyy too compressed on the drive channel), the older one can hit a range of tones but the gain control's so crap it's basically impossible to set it up properly.

think my tone is out? dont think so the 100 rules
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#18
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my 100 is not compressed at all! wtf? the smoothest amp i ever had, sounds great with greenbacks


agreed. it will only be compressed if you use too much gain (which can be easy to do with a fireball/powerball)
#19
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Don't wet your panties and get all defensive, I never said it was a bad amp.

It's a good amp, it sounds nice. It's just very compressed. That's cool when playing heavy rock and metal, but anything lower gain is difficult. I like to have some control over my distortion with my pick attack and the Fireball doesn't give me much of a possibility there.


EDIT: And "smooth" and "compressed" aren't mutually exclusive. They aren't related in any fashion.
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#20
if anything smooth and compressed are normally related EDIT: not to argue with you, quail, I mean in reply to his post that the amp wasn't compressed, because it was smooth.
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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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#21
I don't know Dave, a fuzz pedal can be pretty compressed without being smooth at all.

EDIT: But yeah, if we're talking about a metal-lead tone, it's usually smooth and compressed.
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#22
yeah i was talking more about amps.
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#23
maybe a marshall jvm? i had one, maybe thats what your looking for>? but it get compressed at high volume. I always change out most of the preamp tubes for more smoother gain.
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