#1
hi, i've been looking on rocksolidamps.com and i'm really liking the look, sound, and price of the engl thunder. now i know that soundclips can sometimes be misleading and i won't be able to try this amp out for myself, so i was wondering what everyone here thought about the thunder for melodic death metal/metalcore and other high gain applications.
#3
yeah, i've got a boss super overdrive so i think that could tighten it up/add some gain. but i've also seen reviews on hc that said it's got tons and tons of gain, so what's up w/ that?
#4
You have to realize that reviews are very subjective. I've come to realize that what what some people consider an acceptable amount of gain, I consider overkill. Personally, I don't like distortion that masks your mistakes, because it can also mask your sweetness, not to mention make you a sloppy player. It all depends on the person

EDIT: In addition, many people who play strictly blues or clean stuff sometimes over exaggerate when they talk about gain.
#5
ok, that makes good sense, there were also some people comparing them to dual rectos and jcm800s, which was a bit misleading. also, what would a good cab be for this head, an avatar w/ v30s?