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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-2004, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Another amp-topic concerning 7-string co-op.

Heaven-o, everyone.
It's been a while, and I thought I was getting out of the habit, but here I go, with another amp-topic:
I REALLY don't wanna throw myself into something that I can't get out of. Like, for example, buying an amp that doesn't really squeeze every last penny - that I paid for it - out in means of soundquality.
So, what I'm starting to look for is basically a HEAD that goes down brutal on the low-end, and these are the canidates so far:

ENGL Powerball
Pros: Tight distorsion that fits well into staccato palm-mute chugga-chugga-crunch riffage! Seemingly nice clean channel.
Cons: THE PRICE! Cheapest specimen over here in the north of Europe clocks in at around 1500€.

Peavey Triple XXX
Pros: Has a price-advantage over the Powerball.
Cons: Haven't heard it "in action", so to say, in the middle of a sonic assault, so I don't know its distinction.

I'd like you to, if you have any experience with this gear, comment these guitar-heads with any general pros and cons. What I'd be looking for in the head I'd be buying would be a head that can squeeze out a good clean tone, and a distorsion that handles the almighty "staccato palm-mute chugga-chugga-crunch"-riffing! (Think Meshuggah for this one)
If ANYONE has any good Peavey Triple XXX clips (Yes, I've already heard the clips on their site.) with a more elaborate investigation on the clean-channel, please submit. That goes also for more heavily distorted parts.

As always, thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-01-2004, 02:34 AM
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I'd say Powerball, no question. If you get the Triple X, you'll just end up wishing you'd gotten the ENGL.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-01-2004, 02:50 AM
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You may also want to look into Krank amps (, just a random suggestion.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-01-2004, 03:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Two hands31
You may also want to look into Krank amps (, just a random suggestion.
I just want to say that the local store here just started selling Krank Amps. Tried a couple out. Don't expect to get a nice quiet bedroom level out of one. Holy mother of someones god, those amps are freakin' LOUD! The volume seems to be really on or really on.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-09-2004, 05:06 PM
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i had good luck with a Carvin MTS 3200 tube head 100/50 watt. around 600 USD..........i eventually bought a Mesa Dual rec Tremoverb half stack, but still use the Carvin <for RG7620>when my amp switcher actually works.

really, whatever you go with, my experience with the XXX was way too much presence.I mean WAY too much.
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clean tone , engl powerball , mesa dual , peavey triple xxx , tube head

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