#1
I'm debating between an ENGL E530 preamp and a Blackstar HT100 head. I've played the Blackstar head at a local shop and it sounded really good (although I didn't really get to use a guitar suited to my style), but I wonder, also, if an ENGL E530 would suit me better? I play death metal and I like a nice tight, defined tone (and, for the record, more mids=good in my opinion). So, should I go for the head or the preamp?



*EDIT* My guitars that I use include:
  • LTD F400FM (E Standard)
  • LTD M-200 with Duncan Blackouts (D Standard/Drop C)
  • Epi LP/DiMarzio D Activator-X pups/Blackout Preamp (B Standard/Drop A)
Last edited by Gurut at Nov 18, 2011,
#2
You'll want a power amp if you want to be substantially heard, the ENGL comes with a 1.5 W SS power amp for like, practice and shit.

If you could I would get both, get an A/B box, stick the ENGL's power amp out into the "Return" option of the Blackstar's FX loop, and run them both.
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#3
Quote by NosralTserrof
You'll want a power amp if you want to be substantially heard, the ENGL comes with a 1.5 W SS power amp for like, practice and shit.

If you could I would get both, get an A/B box, stick the ENGL's power amp out into the "Return" option of the Blackstar's FX loop, and run them both.

That's the ultimate goal haha. And I know that I have to invest in a good poweramp, preferably tube. Which do you think would benefit me most to start out with?