Re: ENGL Powerball: any cheaper alternative for metal ?
I played around with the head in my guitar center and I'd have to say that it depends on whether you play clean and how big your cab is. With a 2X12/4X12 you could manage small gigs with mostly distorted playing. There isn't enough headroom to keep things pristine clean at those volumes. I found it huge sounding at lower volumes, as they advertise, but was able to sit 2feet away with it totally cranked and not feel like I was going deaf. That's just my experience, someone who actually owns and has tried to use the amp in a jam or gig situation please chime in.