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Old 2006-04-18, 14:23
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Engl Powerball + AVT412a cab... good idea?

i hav recently stumbled across a cheap powerball over here in england, so im thinkin im gona buy it the only problem is i hav a avt cab atm which im pretty sure shuld work with the engl but im not sure wot its gona sound like, atm i hav a mode four runnin through the cab which doesnt please my ears (lack of gain no crunch, hideous lead tones) so i am just wondering if any one would be able to tell me wether this combination would sound ok? thanx in advance
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Old 2006-04-18, 14:59
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I dont think you should base your decision of buying a powerball off the cab you have. It should sound fine, its a powerball. If you dont like it then get a new cab....
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Old 2006-04-18, 15:29
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well the powerball rocks, and you already have the cab, so get the powerball and sell the cab for another one if you don't like the sound.
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Old 2006-04-19, 07:09
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It's pretty hard to make a powerball sound bad
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I've been stuck with an AVT cab for a while, they are pretty crap but definetly get the powerball, then worry about replacing cab with something better
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Old 2006-04-19, 14:12
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Yeah ... do NOT let the AVT affect your decision on how the Powerball sounds. Trust me, if there's anything you don't like about your sound using those two, then its the cab. Trust us all on this one.

But of course you need some speakers for the head, so just use it now. Later on you can get a Marshall 1960 for about 3-400$ on E-bay, and something like that is what you need.
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Old 2006-04-19, 14:22
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hmm well the powerball deal went to far out of my price range i guess thats the risk with ebay i thought i was so close to so im gona hav to settle for a tsl100 i guess or aim high and go for an SE
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A TSL will do just fine. I'd rather have the 'ball, but there's nothing wrong with a Nile/Behemoth tone.
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Old 2006-04-19, 14:41
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Having played both the TSL and DSL heads, I'd rather get a DSL100
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is there a big difference in the sounds though? i thought the difference was just the extra channel i have never tried either the tsl or dsl but i plan to
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i hav recently stumbled across a cheap powerball over here in england, so im thinkin im gona buy it the only problem is i hav a avt cab atm which im pretty sure shuld work with the engl but im not sure wot its gona sound like, atm i hav a mode four runnin through the cab which doesnt please my ears (lack of gain no crunch, hideous lead tones) so i am just wondering if any one would be able to tell me wether this combination would sound ok? thanx in advance


Personally, I'd hook the Powerball with a larger cab to emphasise it's nice bottom end. The AVT cab is slightly smaller than say, a standard 1960 cab. You get a better sound spread with a bigger cab too.
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