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Carbonized 2011-05-08 12:32

Mesa Boogie or ENGL?
 
Hi, I'm thinking of either getting an ENGL Invader 150 or a Mesa Boogie amp but am not sure which Mesa amp I should go for.

It seems the Dual/Triple Rectifier series is popular with Metal players but before I go for one, I'd like to hear opinions about other models. Any comments are welcome, thanks.

Oh, and needless to say, I need a high gain amp for Death Metal. :beer:

Dyldo 2011-05-09 09:16

I've got a Mesa Dual Rec. I like it. Works very well for metal. I have never played an ENGL, though, so I can't say how they compare.

Carbonized 2011-05-11 10:20

Thanks, Dyldo! Nice nick! :D

I think I'm gonna go for the Triple Rectifier instead of the ENGL. There's a lot of features on ENGL amps which simply don't appeal to me (sorry ENGL users!)

Dyldo 2011-05-11 11:30

Triple Recs are beasts. Are you able to play on one of each before you purchase? Or do you not have any near to try?

Carbonized 2011-05-19 04:35

Well, that's a great question. To tell you the truth, Mesa Boogie amps aren't available here so I can't try one. I'd have to order a head and cab by mailorder.

I've seen a number of video demos and reviews, though. I'm also reading the manual and I know Pat of Cannibal Corpse uses one so it should be good enough for me. :) And, like I said, I don't like some features on ENGL amps.

But yeah, ideally one has to try an amp before buying it! I may go for an ENGL afterall even though I'm not too interested. At least I can try them!

Wolfsherz 2011-05-19 09:03

Neither will disappoint you. I'm partial to ENGL's, but both are top notch

Amplitude 2011-09-09 09:30

Quote:
Originally Posted by Carbonized
Thanks, Dyldo! Nice nick! :D

I think I'm gonna go for the Triple Rectifier instead of the ENGL. There's a lot of features on ENGL amps which simply don't appeal to me (sorry ENGL users!)

Typically, the most desirable rectos are the 2 channel Dual Rectifiers or the Dual Rectifiers Trem-O-Verb. Triple Rectos don't quite have the same sound.

That being said, personally I would DEFINITELY go for an ENGL over a Recto. However, I would rather get a Savage than an Invader.

Remember that for any typical application, watts are irrelevant. Go for what YOU think sounds best. Listen to clips. Browse forums and reviews.

Dyldo 2011-09-09 12:57

Agreed on that last part, but make sure when you're listening to clips they are dry clips that have not been EQ'd or compressed so you can get a better understanding of the amp's "truer" sound.


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