#1
Hi,

Im planning to buy a Engl Screamer 50 combo so I was wondering if any of you have expierence with it.

- Do you own it? (How long?)
- Do you like it?
- What are the negative things about it? (And the positive.)
- How much did you pay for it?
- Is it reliable?
- Is it loud enough for small gigs and bedroom practice?
- What band sounds can you get out of it?
And the last one:
- Would you buy another one if it got stolen?

Thanks in advance
Last edited by Gryphon999 at Aug 27, 2008,
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Quote by Gryphon999
Hi,

Im planning to buy a Engl Screamer 50 combo so I was wondering if any of you have expierence with it.

- Do you own it? (How long?)
- Do you like it?
- What are the negative things about it? (And the positive.)
- How much did you pay for it?
- Is it reliable?
- Is it loud enough for small gigs and bedroom practice?
- What band sounds can you get out of it?
And the last one:
- Would you buy another one if it got stolen?

Thanks in advance


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and im sure it would be loud enough.

edit: check the reviews section.
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and im sure it would be loud enough.

edit: check the reviews section.


Only 2 reviews and they dont mention any negatives and i would like to know those to.
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I personally don't own one, but I played the head at a music shop one time. It's extremely loud, way more than enough for bedroom practice and would easily handle small gigs.

Negative things I would say is the one EQ shared by all four modes and how you need a Z-5 to change all the channels (I think, I'm pretty sure anyway.) Good things are the sound, it sounds amazing, also it has inbuilt reverb which I like, but you may not. ENGLs have a reputation for being built like tanks, so reliability isn't too much of an issue. Check out some HarmonyCentral reviews for reliability issues.

I got a high gain metal tone out of it with ease, and the gain was at about 1 O'Clock, so expect it to cover from mid-gain rock (possibly lighter gain stuff too, didn't really try that end of the spectrum) all the way up to uber br00talz grindcore or deathmetal. The cleans I didn't try too much either cause I was really going for gain, being a gain ***** as I am. But from what I remember, the cleans were nice.

For my needs, it just wasn't versatile enough, if it had a split EQ, one for clean and one for dirty, then I would've defimitely considered as my next amp, but I'm good with my Trilogy. Definitely try and get your hands on a Screamer, if only to try it out. You won't be sorry, it's a great sounding amp.
#6
I've owned one for about 6months and then sold it.
I did like it at first. It is perfect for a distinctive really heavy metal distortion and also have very good cleans.
I wish there would be separate EQs for clean and crunch channel.
I think It's very reliable^^
I'm quite sure it will be loud enough
Can't give you any direct hints to what sounds you'll get but anything heavy. Meshugga played/plays them
And no, I would't buy a new one because it doesn't fit my style and sound =)
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#7
I don't own one, but i've played them several times:

Do you own it? (How long?) ---------

- Do you like it? yes, for the money in europe it's very good for a wide range of tones. None of them are "bad", either.

- What are the negative things about it? shared eq; it's pretty bright-sounding; doesn't sound quite as good as the more expensive engls; allegedly the head version sounds slightly better; perhaps suffers a little from "jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none" syndrome; footswitch costs extra.

(And the positive.) wide range of good-sounding tones (including modern high gain); pretty good value in europe; newer ones have celestion vintage 30 speaker; 4 footswitchable channels and footswitchable master volume.

- How much did you pay for it? -----

- Is it reliable?------

- Is it loud enough for small gigs and bedroom practice? definitely, i'd have thought.

- What band sounds can you get out of it? more or less everything from fender cleans through to modern metal. it does sound pretty "american", though.

And the last one:

- Would you buy another one if it got stolen? -------

hope that helped. sorry if some of the negatives sounded harsh- i do think it's one of the best, if not the best, value versatile tube combos on the market; just i only think it's fair to point out the negatives too. If you're in the UK, a laney tt50 combo would be worth looking into too, as would a koch twintone.
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#8
- Do you own it? (How long?)
Yes, about 9 months.

- Do you like it?
I love it

- What are the negative things about it? (And the positive.)
For a combo its pretty damn heavy, it's a little bright and the shared EQ(although I kind of like the simplicity)

Positives: It does everything. It's built like a tank. ENGLs strike fear into the non-believers.

- How much did you pay for it?
Hmm I can't remember exactly but I think I got mine for 1,100 with the z-5 footswitch because musicians friend had a sale going on.

- Is it reliable?
Yes

- Is it loud enough for small gigs and bedroom practice?
One thing I have always loved about this amp is that it still sounds great at low volumes. It's definitely loud enough for band practice and gigs.

- What band sounds can you get out of it?
Tons...

And the last one:
- Would you buy another one if it got stolen?

I would, but I very well might get a Blackmore or Invader if I was to buy a new amp.
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Meshugga played/plays them

Meshuggah use Vetta II's and used to use PODS before that, and early on i believe they used Marshall Valvestates. Never did they use Engls.
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#10
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-One thing I have always loved about this amp is that it still sounds great at low volumes.


ah, i forgot about that one. That's a very big positive with engls, while they do sound at their best cranked up, they sound remarkably good at lower volume levels- i'd go so far as to say that they sound among the best tube amps I've tried, if not the best, at lower volumes.
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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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Meshuggah use Vetta II's and used to use PODS before that, and early on i believe they used Marshall Valvestates. Never did they use Engls.


really? I was sure they did but maybe I mixed it up wih some other band... sorry
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really? I was sure they did but maybe I mixed it up wih some other band... sorry


when I saw them live they weren't even using cabinets, just the Line6s directly into the PA
though it was a whopping huge festival PA
#13
You're a lucky man. Meshuggah are sweds and they never even play here =(
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