#1
An Engl Blackmore for a Mesa Boogie Mark IV? If so, any reasons?

Thing is, I'm lusting for a petrucci-like lead tone but I fear I may not like the Mark's tone in contrast to the Blackmore for heavy rhythms. This isn't a versus thread, but mostly looking for some advice with people who have played the Mark IV.

Thanks in advance.

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#2
Honestly that would be a hard choice to make, because both are EXCELENT amps.

The Mark will deff be a more versitile amp, but the ENGL is a great amp it's self.

You get a stale mate from me if your only looking at the gain factor. For versitility the Mesa hands down.
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Yes, but for how long?
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**** no.

Blackmore is a kickass amp with far more usable tones than the Mark IV has IMO. I guess if you really want Petrucci's tone though, you'd have to go for it, but for me at least - That'd be a horrible trade
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Yes, but for how long?



For gods sake...


I loved the MK5 when I tried it.

The Blackmore is equally awesome and if I had the choice of two I would have the Blackmore every day. But for Petrucci styled stuff, the MkV is the amp to have.

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For gods sake...


I loved the MK5 when I tried it.

The Blackmore is equally awesome and if I had the choice of two I would have the Blackmore every day. But for Petrucci styled stuff, the MkV is the amp to have.

He's asking about the Mark IV, not the V.

If it was a V, then hell yes
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#10


Stick with your ENGL.

I misread the OP.

Sorry.

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#11
Hell yes. Blackmore is a cool amp. The Mark IV is one of the holy grails of tone though.

Keep in mind that my opinion has nothing to do with what you personally want out of the amp.

The Blackmore is probably a better choice for the tones you want.
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Well, if you want a Petrucci-esque tone, than a Mark IV is a better bet than a Blackmore. A Mark IV is also worth more cash than a Blackmore; at least in Europe it easily is, and I'm guessing that while the resale values of the two aren't as far apart in the States, the Mark IV is probably still worth more. So economically, it would be a good trade.

I dunno really how these two compare for rhythm tones. Blackmore's got a great rhythm tone, sure. But I'm biased towards that amp, so don't listen to me, I guess.
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Thank you very much for the input, I'll see where the trade goes. Either way, it's win/win. And I'll promise pictures if we both decide on trading.
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