#1
Ok so, Im currently accumulating around $1200 and am looking to get a second hand head off Ebay or Craigslist or something. I see the ones I like go for around my price range all the time.

I play a variation of stuff. Mainly Power Metal/Neoclassical like Symphony X and Manowar, but a lot of Behemoth, Vader, and Necrophagist type stuff as well.

I am looking at an ENGL Powerball and a Bogner Uberschall. Which will suit me better?

I plan to build a rack around it as well....you know..power conditioner, engl preamp, etc.
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#2
I have played through a powerball and I thought it was a little dry, not too much saturation.
I would say to try and find a Framus Cobra or Dragon. Those will give you the tone that you are looking for.
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#3
Not a big Framus fan at all really.
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#4
Bogner all the way, The Engl is still good, just not as good.
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#5
Gonna have to disagree with the 2nd post there and say that the Powerballs have a TON of saturation...

altho it does take time to dial it in.

I'm not sure how well it would do the necrophagist stuff, I have a feeling the bass just wouldn't sit perfectly with that kinda sound.

Give one a go and see what you think. I like mine but I'm not playing death metal so....

Joe
#6
^Necrophagist uses ENGL's
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#7
Dont think you'll get an Ubershall head for 1200. You may have to add around 1000 to that.
#8
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^Necrophagist uses ENGL's


Really? Lol maybe I just havent spent enough time going for that sound then. Clearly more versatile than I thought (which is already a lot, considering 4 channels and the fact that the clean really is clean as hell).

Joe
#10
Almost got one for $1200 a couple months ago. Ended up needing the money for some other stuff so I didnt.
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#11
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Almost got one for $1200 a couple months ago. Ended up needing the money for some other stuff so I didnt.

Thats would of been the deal of the century