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Any Engl amp owners in here who have one of the original models (ie the Powerball v1, fireball, or savage) that used red painted incandescent light bulbs behind the tubes for the red glow? The lights in mine have faded and glow like regular lightbulbs. Do you guys have any specific products you could link to that could be used either to cover them up or paint them to obtain their red glow again? I have np idea what the wattage of the lights are, and they look impossible to remove.
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I think there was a thread about it on the old lordriffenstein/engl forum. I dunno if that forum even exists any more, though.

I just put up with it. mine are yellow too (and have been for some time).
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I think there was a thread about it on the old lordriffenstein/engl forum. I dunno if that forum even exists any more, though.

I just put up with it. mine are yellow too (and have been for some time).


Ugh- it really bothers me. I love my Powerball; but I am big on aesthetics and would love to get creative and resolve this somehow. I dont see this as an "it adds character to the piece of gear" blah blah blah moment. I want my red glow damnit
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http://bit.ly/1uugn3i

This should help. okay never mind it's blocked. well i tried to fix the link
Gear:
Dean RC7X (Bareknuckle Coldsweat pickups)
Ibanez Rg2570Z (Bareknuckle Juggernaughts)
Schecter KM-6
Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid 7 String
Engl Powerball II
Orange PPC412
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Ugh- it really bothers me. I love my Powerball; but I am big on aesthetics and would love to get creative and resolve this somehow. I dont see this as an "it adds character to the piece of gear" blah blah blah moment. I want my red glow damnit


yeah i'd prefer red too, just i'm too lazy/incompetent to fix it

i dunno why they didn't use LEDs
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Idk- i tried recoloring the lights with a red sharpie marker, but the hue wasnt really red enough.
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yeah. i vaguely remember from that forum I mentioned I think the guy who did it painted them some way, but I can't remember how.
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Lol gawd, you unhelpful worm. I already seatched google. I havent seen many sources that recommend a SPECIFIC product. A lot of them just say "paint it". I would have liked to speak with somebody who applied a solution that worked and had some longevity to it. And is a safe solution too. I dont want to put some paint on there that becomes odiforous once its heated. Those bulbs are pretty hot.
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Update: I know I am sort of reviving this thread, but I found a solution that I feel satisfied with. I bought one of these: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KX1PG2I?psc=1
I just put it inside of my amp and it has a battery pack that I assembled so I do not have to plug it into the wall. Its remote control-able, and there are lots of color options. I demonstrated the result in this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOZNSbHjbfk&feature=youtu.be

I recorded it with my Iphone, so the colors arent as deep and vibrant looking in the video as they are in real life, but you get the idea.
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I was going to suggest Rosco Colorine Bulb dip. typically used for 40W or less, indoor use. Tends to burn off after awhile though. It's been around since like 1910.

But, you seemed to have found a solution anyway. I hate putting batteries in anything. The reason they may use incandescent lamps (if that's what it is, I didnt really research what ENGL uses, just quickly read the thread) is to avoid separate power supplies that would lead to EMI/RFI/noise.

Next time you play guitar, stand near a fluorescent light fixture. Plus, you could just come off of the incoming mains with a 120v socket for the bulb. Nice and easy.
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I was going to suggest Rosco Colorine Bulb dip. typically used for 40W or less, indoor use. Tends to burn off after awhile though. It's been around since like 1910.

But, you seemed to have found a solution anyway. I hate putting batteries in anything. The reason they may use incandescent lamps (if that's what it is, I didnt really research what ENGL uses, just quickly read the thread) is to avoid separate power supplies that would lead to EMI/RFI/noise.

Next time you play guitar, stand near a fluorescent light fixture. Plus, you could just come off of the incoming mains with a 120v socket for the bulb. Nice and easy.



The newer engls (like the pb2 and fb 100) use leds. But the old ones use incandescent bulbs. I dont want a bulb that loses its color though
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