#1
well, what's the verdict for death metal type gain, and screaming highs that are really smoothed over and creamy. also which one sounds better at lower volumes?
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#5
While I choose the Fireball for overall, it really didn't sound too hot to me at low volumes (fizzy). I haven't had a chance to try the thunder though....
#6
by low volume i dont exactly mean bedroom, i mean low enough to not make the whole 4 story house shake
#8
i haven't tried the thunder, but by all accounts it's lower in gain than the screamer, and the fireball is better than the screamer for death metal (in my opinion). i'm not sure how creamy the fireball is, though, it's pretty intense.
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#9
the Thunder is voiced towards the more mid-based classic rock, early metal

the Fireball is really a full on metal head - more so than my Engl and therefore i one trick pony - be it a good one though

Thunder is lowest gain out the lot (Screamer, Fireball etc), but the nice people at Engl have made an amp for each genre almost

In this world it is near impossible to choose a head that has over 8/10 in each the cleans, raw cleans, low gain, mid gain, high gain and BRUTAL!

thats why so many tour with a range of heads - we poorer fellows just have to make sure we choose carefully!!
#11
^ much more versatile, but not as good for modern metal, basically. the screamer is the one to go for if you play a bit of everything (including modern metal); the fireball is the one to go for if you only (or at least, mainly) play modern metal.

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the Thunder is voiced towards the more mid-based classic rock, early metal

the Fireball is really a full on metal head - more so than my Engl and therefore i one trick pony - be it a good one though

Thunder is lowest gain out the lot (Screamer, Fireball etc), but the nice people at Engl have made an amp for each genre almost

In this world it is near impossible to choose a head that has over 8/10 in each the cleans, raw cleans, low gain, mid gain, high gain and BRUTAL!

thats why so many tour with a range of heads - we poorer fellows just have to make sure we choose carefully!!


agreed (other than the thunder, which i haven't tried ).
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#12
+1 with Dave. I managed to play an ENGL Fireball once (only for like 5 minutes though ) and it was good, seemed to manage a lot of high-gain metal no problem. I have no experience with the thunder.

(And tbh, from what I heard of the fireball, I really need to go back out and play one just for kicks, even though I could never afford it the foreseeable feature)