ENGL http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/1868/all en IK Multimedia's AmpliTube for iPhone/iPad Adds iOS 8 Support, ENGL Amps, Drum Packs and More http://www.guitarworld.com/ik-multimedias-amplitube-iphoneipad-adds-ios-8-support-engl-amps-drum-packs-and-more <!--paging_filter--><p>AmpliTube for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The ultimate mobile guitar and bass multi-effects processor app now includes new features and gear that complement its comprehensive recording functions and vast collection of virtual equipment. </p> <p>With its two new high-gain ENGL amps, direct iRig BlueBoard integration, 8-track recorder (on the iPhone and iPod Touch version), cross-app file and purchase sharing, new Loop Drummer Style Packs and more, the new AmpliTube for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch is the most powerful version to date.</p> <p><strong>The earth-shaking gain of ENGL</strong></p> <p>AmpliTube's amplifier section is about to get a whole lot louder. The latest version introduces two new offerings from ENGL, an innovative German manufacturer whose high-gain amps are tailored to provide that supremely righteous tonality coveted by metal, classic rock and modern hard rock players. The amp heads in AmpliTube are based on the meticulously engineered virtual models found in AmpliTube 3 for Mac and PC.</p> <p><strong>The ENGL E650</strong>: An all-tube head that can conjure up classic rock-god tones from the Eighties and Nineties as well as the heavy crunch and distortion of tomorrow's tone connoisseurs.</p> <p><strong>The ENGL Powerball</strong>: An amp head that's earned its reputation as one of the most powerful and versatile modern high-gain amplifiers off the potent combination of its brutal rhythm tones, super high-gain lead tones and ultra-clean tones.</p> <p>Both amp heads are available as in-app purchases, which means AmpliTube's collection of amps is bigger than ever before. And to coincide with this, AmpliTube now lets users transfer their purchased gear between versions and devices, such as from AmpliTube for iPad to AmpliTube for iPhone/iPod Touch (limited to 10 device transfers per user).</p> <p><strong>Take control with iRig BlueBoard</strong></p> <p>Though AmpliTube is fully controllable from the touchscreen, it really comes alive when paired with IK's iRig BlueBoard Bluetooth pedal controller. iRig BlueBoard gives users a wireless stompbox-like experience with four assignable buttons that can be used to trigger effects and swap presets from the floor. The latest version of AmpliTube makes the pairing even more seamless and powerful by adding built-in support and a new mode that allows for global control of AmpliTube's robust built-in recorder.</p> <p><strong>Eight tracks of tone</strong></p> <p>AmpliTube has always let players record their sessions via its built-in recorder. The latest version expands this capability by giving iPhone and iPod touch users the ability to expand from a single-track to an 8-track recorder through in-app purchase. That means that iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users have the same multitrack recording functionality, which is perfect for AmpliTube's new project sharing feature. Now users can share their recordings and music projects across different versions and across different devices via iTunes File Sharing.</p> <p><strong>Powerful Drums</strong></p> <p>For practicing and recording, AmpliTube features a powerful drum module called Loop Drummer. Like a virtual session musician, it provides rock-solid rhythm tracks that sync with AmpliTube's recorder. The latest version of AmpliTube builds on this by adding additional Style Packs for purchase from the in-app store. </p> <p>Style Packs include 64 loops each, and provide eight different song-construction kits based around a core drumbeat style. The new Style Packs include 5 alternate versions of existing AmpliTube favorites - BLUES 2, FUNKY 2, METAL 2, POP 2 and ROCK 2 — plus three exciting new styles — JAZZ, LATIN and REGGAE. Now, no matter their style, guitar players and bassists will be able to practice with a drummer anywhere.</p> <p><strong>And a whole lot more</strong></p> <p>AmpliTube has also been optimized in a number of more subtle ways: It's fully compatible with iOS 8, the new operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.</p> <p>Its MIDI control has been improved by adding more assignable parameters to the built-in recorder. It's now compatible with Audiobus on iOS 8. Its latency and MIDI control have both been improved. And its quick start guide has been replaced by multi-language dynamic tooltips available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.</p> <p><strong>Pricing and availability</strong></p> <p>The new version of AmpliTube is a complimentary update for existing users of all versions of AmpliTube, and it's available now on the App StoreSM as a free or paid app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for only $19.99/¤17.99 for new users. </p> <p>The new ENGL E650 and ENGL Powerball amp heads are available via in-app purchase for $6.99/¤5.99 each. Each new Loop Drummer 2 Style Pack is available via in-app purchase for $3.99/¤3.59.</p> <p>For more information, visit <A href="www.amplitube.com">amplitube.com</a>.</p> http://www.guitarworld.com/ik-multimedias-amplitube-iphoneipad-adds-ios-8-support-engl-amps-drum-packs-and-more#comments ENGL IK Multimedia News Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:40:54 +0000 Guitar World Staff 22612 at http://www.guitarworld.com NAMM 2014: ENGL Announces Invader II Guitar Amp http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-engl-announces-invader-ii-guitar-amp <!--paging_filter--><p>ENGL has announced its new Invader II guitar amp.</p> <p>From ENGL:</p> <p>The ENGL Invader II features an improved channel design with two Clean channels and two Overdrive channels, all switchable between a HI or Low Gain mode plus a Sound switch that changes the character per channel. That’s a total tonal variety of 16 basic sounds.</p> <p>As an option, ENGL offers the new ENGL Sound Wizard Module E-16. This module is a tone hunters dream come true. Inserted in the back of the amp, the module offers 12 sound options for all 16 basic sounds to customize and fine tune the desired tones. </p> <p>• Channel 1: Bell like Clean to Class A Crunch<br /> • Channel 2: Warm Clean to British '70s Crunch/ Classic Rock<br /> • Channel 3: / Rhythm to NU- Rock / Metal Rhythm/Lead<br /> • Channel 4: Classic '80s Hot Rod Overdrive to ENGL Invader Signature Leads.</p> <p><strong>Preamp</strong>:<br /> • 4 channels, 3 stage EQs incl. logarithmic treble curve,<br /> • Sound Switch for all channels<br /> • Separate gain &amp; volume controls for each channel<br /> • HI / LO Gain switch for each channel<br /> • Noise Gate with Threshold adjust<br /> • 2 parallel FX loops programmable via MIDI<br /> • 4 x ECC 83 / 12 AX 7 preamp tubes.<br /> • Tuner Out activated via Standby switch.<br /> • Volume Ratio Control to balance volume between HI/LO gain modes.</p> <p><strong>Master Section</strong>:<br /> • 100 watts ( 4 EL 34 tubes)<br /> • Master A / B switch<br /> • Presence &amp; Depth Punch control for poweramp soundshaping<br /> • Electronic Tube Protection circuit and Powertube Monitoring System.</p> <p><strong>Outputs</strong>:<br /> • Midi IN / THRU, ENGL Z 9 Footswitch<br /> • 2 x ¼“ jacks for ENGL Z 4 footswitch<br /> • 2 x FX Send<br /> • 2 x FX Return<br /> • 2 x FX Balance<br /> • Speaker Outs, 2x4, 2x 8, 1x 16 Ohms<br /> • Midi programmable functions at a glance storable on 128 Midi presets in any combination as needed:<br /> • Channel switching<br /> • Master A / B, Sound, FX Loop 1 &amp; 2,Noise Gate, AmpMute<br /> • Dimensions &amp; Weight 71 x 27 x 29 cm, 21 kg</p> <p>Price: TBD<br /> Availability: February 2014</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href="http://www.englamps.de/">englamps.de</a>.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/E642-2_front_white.jpg" width="620" height="289" alt="E642-2_front_white.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2014-engl-announces-invader-ii-guitar-amp#comments ENGL NAMM 2014 Amps News Gear Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:51:09 +0000 Guitar World Staff 20253 at http://www.guitarworld.com Review: ENGL GigMaster 30 Combo Guitar Amplifier http://www.guitarworld.com/review-engl-gigmaster-30-combo-guitar-amplifier <!--paging_filter--><p>Germany’s ENGL amplifier company is renowned for creating monstrously big and powerful heads, like the Fireball, Invader, Powerball and Screamer. With their aggressive sound, high-performance note tracking and blitz-fast bass slam, these amps deliver spectacular levels of speaker-driving volume and sound pressure. </p> <p>But gigging guitarists also need portable amplification that doesn’t sacrifice tone for manageable output levels in the studio, home or small club. ENGL’s GigMaster series fills this niche very nicely, packing all of the company’s famous, German-voiced sound into a package that’s surprisingly lightweight, tough and versatile. In particular, the all-tube, two-channel GigMaster 30 combo that I tested produces loads of warm and gritty gain, with dimensionality that belies its bantamweight package and price. </p> <p><strong>Features</strong> </p> <p>Weighing less than 40 pounds, the GigMaster 30 is one of the lightest and most streamlined 1x12 all-tube combos on the market. Four EL-84s create its notably loud 30 watts of output power, and a single ECC83 warms the gain and preamp tone. </p> <p>The amp features Clean and Lead channels and a complement of common and discrete controls. The Lead drive and Lead volume controls are specific to that channel, while all other controls are shared by both channels. Most important of these are the mid boost and gain boost pushbuttons and the input gain knob. The input gain dictates the entire sensitivity and voice of the amplifier, making it possible to achieve just the right coloration, depth and response to match the amp to your guitar and pickups. </p> <p>Inside, the GigMaster 30 sports a 12-inch Celestion Super 65 speaker. The back panel has send and return jacks for the effect loop, a line output jack and four speaker outputs. Additionally, there are three 1/4-inch footswitch jacks for connecting the optional Z-4 foot pedal, which lets you control channel switching, gain boost, mid boost, master volume boost, effects and reverb. </p> <p>Another notable feature is the power tube fuse indicator on the front panel. Should a power tube fuse fail, the indicator will light up to alert you. Happily, the amp will continue to operate, albeit with somewhat diminished performance. </p> <p><strong>Performance</strong> </p> <p>As I noted, the input gain is critical to the amp’s response and tone. Increased levels add presence, attack, treble potential and perceived gain, offering a range voicing and response options that span generations of classic and modern amp characteristics. For instance, clean tones can be smoky and warm on lower gain settings, and then pushed into Texas blues or raunchy Rolling Stones tones with the mid boost and/or gain boost switches engaged.</p> <p>The range of overdriven tones is even more impressive, spanning everything from a barking, scooped American-style gain to feverish British growl and intense European über-gain. The versatility on offer here is simply outstanding. The GigMaster 30 puts a wealth of tones at your command, making it ideal for players of traditional rock and blues as well as modern rock. </p> <p><strong>List Prices</strong> $1,249.99; Z4 footswitch, $149.99 </p> <p><strong>Manufacturer</strong> ENGL Marketing and Sales GmbH, <a href="http://englamps.de/">englamps.de</a></p> <p>ENGL’s GigMaster 30 combo blends power and adaptive finesse in a rock-solid package. </p> <p>The 12-inch Celestion Super 65 delivers an ideal balance of punch and grind, with smooth break-up, complex midrange hues and deep authority. </p> <p>Combinations of input gain levels, with the addition of mid boost and/or gain boost, shape the GigMaster 30’s voice and attack characteristics.</p> <p><strong>The Bottom Line</strong> </p> <p>Boasting an especially malleable preamp, a 12-inch Celestion Super 65 speaker and a shoulder-saving design, ENGL’s all-tube GigMaster 30 combo is among the most multidimensional and portable amplifiers in its class. </p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience2111679976001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="2111679976001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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We looked at power, versatility and stage-worthiness, narrowing down our picks to 10 amps that will have you ready to seek and destroy straight out of the box, no pedals required!</p> <p><strong>Bogner Uberschall Series 120W</strong></p> <p>A lot of metal tones are all about mid-range attack, but if you need some serious low-end for that menacing Drop-B riff you've been working on, you can't do much better than the Bogner Uberschall.</p> <p>German for "super sonic," the Uberschall features a two-channel, all-tube design that's stylishly backlit by fiber optics. Powered by an EL34 output section, the Ubserschall also features a tube-buffered effects loop with a mute feature that makes for an ultra-quiet rig.</p> <p>Utilized by everyone from Avenged Sevenfold's Zacky Vengeance to Six Feet Under's Rob Arnold, the Uberschall is sure to deliver for any brand of metal guitarist. And if you're having trouble deciding what to pair the head with, look no further than the Uberschall 4x12 straight speaker cabinet to round out your setup.</p> <p><em>MSRP: $3,049 | <a href="http://www.bogneramplification.com/uberschall">MORE INFO</a></em></p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/uberschallhead.jpg" width="620" /></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Engl Powerball II</strong></p> <p>For maximum versatility in a metal amp, it's hard to beat the four-channel Engl Powerball II. Featuring clean, crunch and two lead channels, the Powerball II is the favorite amp of players like Jeff Loomis and Glenn Tipton.</p> <p>What makes the Powerball II so appealing to gigging musicians is its range of features that make it perfect for the stage, from an improved noise gate to power tube protection. The Powerball II also lacks an impedance switch, cutting out a trouble spot familiar to most amp techs.</p> <p>While most metal guitarists will be able to wring all the gain they need out of the "Soft Gain" channel, switch over to "High Gain" to over-the-top solo sounds and some of the most perfect black metal distortion sounds you'll find in a head.</p> <p><em>MSRP: $2,687.49 | <a href="http://www.englamps.de/index.php?id=36&amp;tx_ddfproducts_pi1[uid]=21">MORE INFO</a></em></p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/powerball.jpg" width="620" /></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier</strong></p> <p>No list of metal amps would be complete without the Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier, perhaps the most-cited amp by metal guitarists as the muscle behind their signature tones.</p> <p>The Triple Rectifier features three fully independent channels with eight modes, allowing for a myriad of clean and distorted tones. Better than nearly any other amp, the Triple Rectifier pays special attention to rhythm sounds. Its powerful third channel allows for maximum chunk, making it a favorite of guitarists who are all about pick-hand precision.</p> <p>Hand-built in Petaluma, California, you'll find the Triple Rectifier on the backlines of bands as diverse as Cannibal Corpse and Pelican, proof that it may very well be the ultimate all-in-one metal amp.</p> <p><em>MSRP: $2,099 | <a href="http://www.mesaboogie.com/Product_Info/Rectifier_Series/Triple_Rectifier/triple_rectifier.html">MORE INFO</a></em></p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/triplerec.jpg" width="620" /></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Blackstar Series One 100</strong></p> <p>They may have just set up shop in 2004, but the folks at Blackstar boast of "50 years combined experience in guitar amplification design and production." And it shows.</p> <p>Blackstar have quickly become the go-to amp makers for all stripes of metal players, including artists as diverse as Gus G, Richie Sambora, Ihsahn and James Williamson. If you want to know why, you only need to look as far as the craftsmanship behind the Blackstar Series One 100-watt head. </p> <p>The amp's two channels are each divided into two modes, with the clean channel featuring "warm" and "bright" modes, the latter being perfect for clean intros and bridges, a la the middle section of "Master of Puppets."</p> <p>For distortion, the overdrive channel gives you the options of a "crunch" or "super crunch" mode, which pretty much tells you all you need to know about the crushing tones you can expect. Guitarists falling far on the "extreme" side of the spectrum may need to throw an extra pedal in their chain for those absolutely distortion-drenched tones they so crave, but few metal amps come as solidly built or highly recommended by metal's elite.</p> <p><em>MSRP: $2,129.99 | <a href="http://www.blackstaramps.com/products/seriesone100/">MORE INFO</a></em></p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/blackstarone.jpg" width="620" /></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Diezel VH4</strong></p> <p>Since 1994, the German-made Diezel VH4 has been the go-to amp for purveyors of many styles of hard rock and metal.</p> <p>Perfect for that late-era Angus Young sound right through the grittiest of metal tones, the VH4 features four completely independent channels — clean, crunch, mega, lead — along with four individual preamps with gain and volume settings. While the clean and crunch modes are plenty pleasing to the ear, the "Mega" channel is where the trademark Diezel sound kicks in, providing all the wallop you'll need for Maiden-style gallops or slithering Drop-D riffs.</p> <p>For a little added sustain and compression, just click over to the "Lead" channel for cutting, creamy lead sounds that should please shredders as well as the more melodically inclined metal player.</p> <p><em>MSRP: $4,299 | <a href="http://diezel.typo3.inpublica.de/vh4.21.0.html">MORE INFO</a></em></p> <p><img src="http://dl.guitarworld.com/diezelvh4.jpg" /></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Peavey 6505+</strong></p> <p>Most high-gain fiends know that Peavey’s 6505 Series amps are evolutionary creations that began with the Peavey/Van Halen–designed 5150 heads. When Peavey’s association with Van Halen ended in 2004, the company continued to build the same insanely high-gain amp under the new 6505 name and went about updating some of the amp’s ancillary features. </p> <p>However, they didn’t change the amps’ extreme-gain circuits, die-hard construction and affordability. </p> <p>The amp (<a href="http://www.peavey.com/6505/">which comes in a ton of variations</a>) is primed by up to six 12AX7 preamp tubes and driven by four 6L6GC power tubes, delivering brutal high-gain power. </p> <p>Try plugging into the high-gain input to double the input gain for crushing overdriven tones. You also can create a second "lead" tone by engaging the Crunch option on the rhythm channel. In the master section, you'll find the Resonance and Presence controls. Resonance acts as a low-frequency boost, while Presence acts as a high-frequency boost, both allowing you to sculpt your tone. All of this tonal power is housed in an exterior that is built for the rigors of the road.</p> <p><em>MSRP: $1,349.99 | </em></p> <p><img src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=guitworl06-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B002XHB4UI" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/peavey_1.jpg" width="620" height="238" alt="peavey_1.jpg" /></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Marshall JVM410H</strong></p> <p>If you're into built-in gain, you'll dig Marshall's all-tube, four-channel JVM410H 100-watt head. It actually sports more gain than any other Marshall model ever made, which is kinda saying something.</p> <p>One thing's for sure: This is a feature-packed machine. There are four channels, each with an independent EQ. Volume and Gain controls run through separate, footswitchable master volumes driven by four ECC83 tubes (or "valves" in the UK, where this amp is made) in the preamp, one ECC83 and four EL34 power amp tubes. Each channel comes with three separate gain modes — green, orange and red. Each one reconfigures the gain structure of the channel to offer gradually increasing levels of gain. You could say (as Marshall does) that this amp is 12 Marshalls in one.</p> <p>The JVM410H also offers digital reverb with a level control for each channel. This also is footswitchable, as are the amp's two Master Volume controls and the Series/Parallel effects loop. Resonance and Presence are equipped with master controls.</p> <p>If you're shooting for a classic name with an updated, brutal sound, this is the Marshall for you. (But remember, this thing will provide some super-clean tones as well.)</p> <p><em>MSRP: $2,999.99 to $3,400 | <a href="http://www.marshallamps.com/product.asp?productCode=JVM410H">MORE INFO</a></em></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/marshall.jpg" width="620" height="265" alt="marshall.jpg" /></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Orange Amps Dark Terror</strong></p> <p>Based on the size of this amp, it could've been called the Tiny Terror, but that name is already taken, of course. </p> <p>Simply put, the Dark Terror is a lot like Napoleon Bonaparte — small but very aggressive. This distinctive-looking head produces a mind-blowing sound that combines the Shape control of Orange's Thunder series with the weight and size of its Terror family. The result is plenty of lovely gain and responsiveness. </p> <p>And speaking of gain, due to its high-gain preamp, the Dark Terror is the highest-gain amp in the history of Orange's Terror series. It also comes with a handy, tube-driven FX loop. So we agree with Orange when they say, "It is uncompromisingly brutal, doubtless unhinged, even ferocious. The Dark Terror rises from the ethereal depths to fulfill the every desire of the heavy metal and rock guitar players. With its characteristic fearless Orange Amp looks, heavy duty construction and portability, guitar players everywhere will quickly become attuned to this scary dark force of nature."</p> <p>For more about this amp, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/review-orange-dark-terror-amplifier">check out Paul Riario's video review.</a></p> <p><em>MSRP: $829 | <a href="http://www.orangeamps.com/products/guitar-amp-heads/tiny-terror-series/dark-terror-2/">MORE INFO</a></em></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/orange_0.jpg" width="620" height="381" alt="orange_0.jpg" /></p> <hr /> <p><strong>Hughes &amp; Kettner Coreblade</strong></p> <p>Germany's Hughes &amp; Kettner offers a huge range of gear for players in search of an assortment of tones. It dabbles in "the vintage thing" with its Puretone amps and produces several cost-effective solid-states, including the Attax. The Coreblade, however, is a bit different. </p> <p>For starters, compared to some others, this is a very big head — but the sound it produces is also big, if not huge. The amp, the flagship head in the brand's Pro Class, delivers seriously tough tone, dynamic response and an explosive punch. Two of the four channels are voiced to offer completely different high-gain alternatives. The amp's Drive channel supplies the classic sounds of the early metal era. The Clean channel offers tons of headroom, rendering even the most aggressive attack with sparkle and chime. </p> <p>Boost is separately switchable and three effect modules may be used simultaneously for each per channel. The ultra-precise, remarkably musical IDB noise gate is available for all channels. Programmable potentiometers enable settings to be stored in 128 memory slots, and the included MIDI board affords easy access to these presets. </p> <p>The Coreblade is the first tube amp that downloads presets directly to USB sticks and uploads new presets at the touch of a button. Best of all, every sound is all tube with no modeling.</p> <p>For more about this amp, <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/review-hughes-kettner-coreblade-amp">check out these two review videos featuring GW's Paul Riario.</a> The top video checks out the amp's sounds; the bottom video focuses on its features.</p> <p><em>MSRP: $2,649 | <ahref="http://www.hughes-and-kettner.com/products.php5?id=135">MORE INFO</ahref="http://www.hughes-and-kettner.com/products.php5?id=135"></em></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/coreblade.jpg" width="620" height="240" alt="coreblade.jpg" /></p> <hr /> <p><strong>EVH 5150 III</strong></p> <p>The EVH 5150 III all-tube amp head was developed to meet the specs of one Edward Van Halen. The cool thing, however, is that, while you certainly get his patented "brown sound" out of this attractive amp, you also can dial in a much more metal-friendly, high-gain, saturated tone with tons of harmonics and sustain.</p> <p>The 5150 III is a three-channel amp that sets players off in three different directions — high-def cleans, the brownest of brown sounds with punch and definition, and maniacal high gains. We're talking an attractive range of crunch to all-out mayhem. To be honest, the 5150 III sounds like no other amp and should be applauded for its versatility alone.</p> <p>And let's not forget the EVH 5150 III 50-watt head, which is a smaller-sized version of the 5150 III. Its size and portability make it perfect amp for players who want arena volume, tone and performance from something that will fit in your bedroom.</p> <p><em>MSRP: $2,399.99 | <a href="http://www.evhgear.com/gear/?section=amplifiers">MORE INFO</a></em></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/EVH.jpg" width="620" height="258" alt="EVH.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/tones-beast-10-essential-heavy-metal-amps#comments Blackstar Bogner ENGL EVH Mesa Boogie Amps News Features Gear Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:24:26 +0000 Josh Hart, Damian Fanelli 16521 at http://www.guitarworld.com NAMM 2012 Video: ENGL Gigmaster 30 Amp http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2012-video-engl-gigmaster-30-amp <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Guitar World</em> paid a visit to the ENGL booth at the 2012 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, to check out some new amps -- including the Gigmaster 30 head and cabinet.</p> <p>In this video, guitarist AC Alexander of Warrior and Lizzy Borden does the playing as Michael Berger of ENGL does the talking, dishing out details about the Gigmaster 30. </p> <p>The amp features a 12-inch Celestion Super 65 speaker, plus reverb and two channels. For a lot more info (and some great playing by Alexander), check out the video below.</p> <p>For more about ENGL Amps, <a href="http://www.englamps.de/">check out their official website right here.</a> And be sure to check out all the latest NAMM videos, photos and new-product information at our special <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2012">NAMM 2012 page</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NNKYhxHGabE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2012-video-engl-gigmaster-30-amp#comments AC Alexander ENGL Lizzy Borden NAMM 2012 Warrior Amps News Gear Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:25:54 +0000 Damian Fanelli 14293 at http://www.guitarworld.com NAMM 2012: ENGL's New Retro Tube 100 Head and Cabinet http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2012-engls-new-retro-tube-100-head-and-cabinet <!--paging_filter--><p>Here's a new <em>Guitar World</em> video, a demo of the Retro Tube 100 amp by ENGL, filmed this week at the 2012 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California. The guitarist in the video is Doug Rappoport, who plays with Edgar Winter.</p> <p>This new, organic-sounding 100-watt amp is part of what ENGL considers a slightly new direction. It features all-new circuitry, providing a smooth, vintage sound -- not quite the high-gain sound ENGL has become known for, despite their amps' versatility. For more info, including tube details, the two channels and the interchangeable front frames, check out the video below.</p> <p>For more about ENGL Amps, <a href="http://www.englamps.de/">check out their official website right here.</a> And be sure to check out all the latest NAMM videos, photos and new-product information at our special <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/tags/namm-2012">NAMM 2012 page</a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xK9z-cu11m4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/namm-2012-engls-new-retro-tube-100-head-and-cabinet#comments Doug Rappoport Edgar Winter ENGL NAMM 2012 Amps News Gear Sat, 21 Jan 2012 17:34:34 +0000 Damian Fanelli 14266 at http://www.guitarworld.com