#1
Would they be any good for Classic rock, blues and good cleans? I play in a band with drums Ect. Any particulary good model to suit my needs? I play a fender strat (If thats relevant)

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#2
my dog ate my testicles. happy? theyre nice amps but a little on the pricy side.
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#3
Well, the screamer combo is certainly a sweet setup, however you pay for it, somewhere around $1200. I think DaveMC plays the screamer.

For that sort of money there are a lot of options though. If you have it to spend you should be sure to get your moneys worth.
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#4
I think you could find an amp that would suit your needs much better, and you would spend less. ENGLs are very nice and versatile amps, but they excel, and are known as, high gain monsters. If you don't need an uber high gain/metal tone, then there are much better options IMO.

Traynor? Mesa (lonestar? Heartbreaker?)

In this situation, you have many many options.
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Well, the screamer combo is certainly a sweet setup, however you pay for it, somewhere around $1200. I think DaveMC plays the screamer.

For that sort of money there are a lot of options though. If you have it to spend you should be sure to get your moneys worth.


Dave owns a Savage SE...

For the amount you're paying for an ENGL you have quite afew options for amplifiers- make sure you're dead set on an ENGL (it doesnt sound like you are.. you don't even know their amplifier lineup.) before you buy one.
#7
Err...you guys didn't live in the 80's. Otherwise, i would have expected this to be the first post Mesa Mark I, hands down the best amp for your needs.
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#9
^ ahh so you've tried one. I'm disappointed you didn't suggest it, but yes it's truly an amazing amp.
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#10
well, there's an engl classic tube amp which is less metal. I didn't think it was amazing, though.

Those mesas are a lot more expensive in europe, remember. And in europe traynors are a similar price to engl.

You might want to look into some laneys, marshalls and oranges. and vox. tube amps.
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#11
^^Ive heard nothing but good things about traynors for blues and classic rock (But i havent seen any in Ireland, At all!)ENGl because they are priced CHEAPER in europe than the us (Unlike fender, marshall, peavey and virtually any other big brands)

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^^Ive heard nothing but good things about traynors for blues and classic rock (But i havent seen any in Ireland, At all!)ENGl because they are priced CHEAPER in europe than the us (Unlike fender, marshall, peavey and virtually any other big brands)


Marshalls are cheaper on the UK side of of things (American's have them slightly overpriced)
#13
could you suggest a marshall tube combo good for blues and classic rock? Nice high ends, hot midsd and a tight low end, I play a single-coiled fender strat. Dont know why I forgot that marshall is based in england!

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#14
i play small gigs and rehearse with the band, I heard the ss mgs are great! lol

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#15
You can get the DSL401 (40w combo)for about 400 pounds.
The Marshall sound = "rock" so it should work fine for classic rock and do your blues stuff too (I think I read somewhere that Gary Moore uses the DSLs?)

or if you look around used you could get a JCM800 combo. Probably better tone than the newer ones, models 4010 and 4104 have got 50w, theres the 4103 with 100w. Along with them you have the 2 channel JCM800 combos that are the 4210 and 4212 with 50w and the 4211 with 100w (though these have a section that uses diodes and stuff for more clipping...still a good amp as far as getting the Marshall sound goes)


Though if you were first aiming for Engls those are an entirely different category of amps.
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#16
anything a bit more "Blues rock" like rory gallagher, srv or henderix!

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#17
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anything a bit more "Blues rock" like rory gallagher, srv or henderix!


Gallagher and Hendrix both used Marshalls.

SRV used some fenders but I believe had had a couple of JCM800s as well (espescially for large venues)....and one of those mythical Dumbles
#18
but any particular tube combo? around 50watt

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Gallagher and Hendrix both used Marshalls.

SRV used some fenders but I believe had had a couple of JCM800s as well (espescially for large venues)....and one of those mythical Dumbles


I thought Rory Gallagher used a Vox?

He did at some point anyways

EDIT: Just checked that out he had used Fenders, Vox's and Marshalls at some stage
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#20
I've been thinkin about a screamer my self, and I play mostly rock and blues and some metal.
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I think you could find an amp that would suit your needs much better, and you would spend less. ENGLs are very nice and versatile amps, but they excel, and are known as, high gain monsters. If you don't need an uber high gain/metal tone, then there are much better options IMO.

Traynor? Mesa (lonestar? Heartbreaker?)

In this situation, you have many many options.


Lol, you say ENGL aren't going to be that great as they are known for high gain, then recommend a Mesa

I'm sure those models you mentioned would be very good, just seemed ironic.