Amt Electronics E1 Engl Fireball

Amt Electronics E1 Engl Fireball

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E1 Engl Fireball, Guitar Amp Simulation Pedal from Amt Electronics in the Legend Amps series.

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Amt Electronics E1 Engl Fireball tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Amt Electronics
  • Model: E1 Engl Fireball
  • Series: Legend Amps
  • Category: Guitar Amp Simulation Pedals
  • Added in our database on: 06/29/2010

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Amt Electronics E1 Engl Fireball user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 5 reviews )
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Jerald's review"ENGL in a pedal !!"

Amt Electronics E1 Engl Fireball
This is a one channel device that is all about achieving the PREAMP tone of a ENGL Fireball !!


This is a "one channel preamp" in pedal form that replicates the ENGL hi gain sound. It is meant to go straight into a poweramp or you can use the cab sim output into a PA or to record. This is NOT a distortion pedal!! Not meant (made) to go into the front input of an amp!!


BRUTAL ENGL hi gain sound!! Perfect dynamics and tone of a ENGL Fireball! Very accurate= think Megadeth -Endgame, Jeff Loomis. I run it into a tube poweramp and get a great tone from it. Benefits from a OD boost as well! Very tight, agressive dynamics and tone that cuts through the mix!


This JFET technology is just amazing. Yes it is just the Hi Gain Channel w/o a clean but it does it perfectly! At $130 this is a real treasure for people on a budget who cannot afford a hi end amp or real ENGL. Has a true bypass switch. Needs to be powered by a 12v 1.25 amp PS to get the full dynamics (will run on a 9v battery or 9v PS), this is VERY important. Amazing tone and Brutal Metal tone!! I wouldn't give mine up for anything, thanks AMT!

iamqman's review"not a fan"

Amt Electronics E1 Engl Fireball
I am just not a fan of this series of pedals from AMT. They seem to be only good for one thing and that is direct computer recording. And even then if you are in a situation for recording, chances are an engineer is going to have real high gain amps to record with not some hundred dollar pedal. I just think these things are pointless. They are more expensive than the classic series from AMT(not by much), but are so limited in operation that it doesn't make sense to me to own one. You need an effects loop because it is designed to run there or cab simulation into a computer. However, most people run pedals in front of an amp. Effects loops by and large suck tone and unless they are tube driven coming from a boutique builder then they generally are garbage.

- The AMT Legend Amp Series guitar pedals provide excellent dynamics, nuances, and characteristics similar to that of tube driven amplifiers.
- Tube-like range of volume control provides great sound density, playability, and power when playing at full volume and also in conjunction with your guitars volume knob.
- TRUE BYPASS. The preamps of the Legend Amp Series pedals use passive true bypass circuitry, therefore no loss of guitar signal is noticed in your pedal chain. Similar to if no pedal was there at all when bypassed.
- Features high level of output signal (+10dB in extreme position of Level knob) corresponds to the output levels similar of tube preamps. Thus, you have adjustable signal level allowing to hook up your preamp AND direct input of a power amplifier.
- Controls include LEVEL, GAIN, LOW, MID, and HIGH.
- TWO signal outputs: DIRECT AMPLIFIER OUT for guitar amplifier use and CAB SIMULATION OUT for mixer, or studio use.
- Power saving mode. When the speaker simulation output jack is not in use, the pedal automatically switches to power saving mode. Current consumption (from 9V power unit) is less than 6mА (in power saving mode it drops to 4mА).


This is a very easy pedal to figure out. It has five control knobs consisting of three band EQ, volume level, and gain. Just like an amp in its configuration. It will take you about 5 minutes to trial and error this thing into sounding the way you want it to. AMT makes it pretty clear in the layout of the control knobs.

AMT is going for an Engl type tone. If you aren't familiar with them they are a high gain amplifier company that generally lends itself to the hard rock and metal players. So this is going to be a high gain pedal that will get you a lot of gain and saturation. It is good for low tunings and drop tunings guitars. Not sure how it sounds with a seven string.


I am coming with this review from the front of the amp situation which most people use pedals for. It is the front of an amp that this thing sounds horrible. It is tinty and fizzy with a gain staging that is unpleasant to listen to. It is designed for humbucker style guitars and unless you use it in the computer or an effects loop it is pretty pointless. And even going into the computer it doesn't sound like an sounds like a pedal trying to be an amp.


Bottom line is if you want to sound like you own an Engl than buy and Engl. If you can't afford one then get one of AMT's classic series pedals and they will be a lot more useful to you.

I wouldn't recommend this pedal to anyone. I can't stand cab or amp simulation because there really isn't any for a pedal to sound like an amp no matter what you do. At new they come in at around $130 which to me is cheap for a pedal but not for something that is one trick pony and nothing else. I recommend getting AMT's Extreme lll. If you want a high gain pedal that sounds just about as natural as your going to get than that is the pedal for you.

CautionHot's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The sound I wanted!"

Amt Electronics E1 Engl Fireball
AMT Electronics offers us a preamplifier size pedal on a circuit composed of analog Jfet. For the characteristics, the pedal provides a 3-band equalization, one "level" which adjusts the output level of the pedal and a potentiometer distortion. The pedal has a speaker simulation, handy when you want to play with the pedal in an interface.


The pedal is not a distortion pedal classic. It must be considered as a pre-amp out of the question in front of the plug. To fix this "problem", the brand released the E-2 (notice the moaners ..).
The sound editing is pretty easy, once one branch pedal in the return of the amp.


I use this pedal with a Ltd ec-1000 and Jackson RR24 (both in Emg) in the return of my Bugera V-22. The grain of the pedal is very tight, very dry, very short Engl. Knowing a little mark (I tested the power ball, fireball and Gigmaster 60) I must say that it is very close. That said, I think that equalization is not really efficient. The highs are very beautiful, but also the low mids are, I think, incorrectly calibrated. An equation 7-band after the pedal is the key to your sound (and what a sound!). Simulation of loudspeaker is in my opinion, demonic because it fits well in a mix.
I put 9 because the pedal sounds awfully good, but also because I had to put an equation in addition.


I use this pedal for ten days at the time I write this opinion. This is my first pre-amp pedal size and I must say I'm quite surprised possibility of the beast. What I like the most, and the price, size, sounds, finish quality (no plastic disgusting). What I like least; equalization mediums incorrectly calibrated. Excellent value for money in my opinion, a real killer sound cheap when you have an amp with a loop.

I would do this choice, and I intend to buy other pedals AMT as the quality of these pedals impresses me.

Recovery recorded with the simulation cab ;-)!

Negens's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Well, without further"

Amt Electronics E1 Engl Fireball
Preamp pedal as sensible simulate the sound of an Engl
Low Mid Treble. One would have hoped settings 2 mids, as on the E530.
Gain level.
An entry.
An output with speaker simulation, and an outlet without.
In short, it is a small preamp rather simple and apparently solid construction.


Configuration is very simple.
A manual? AMT has not bothered to put one in the box. And they were right! It would be an unnecessary additional cost.

It's easy to use, you plug, you turn the knobs, you play.


Then the sound.

I expected better anyway. It does not really makes me think of a sound Engl. It just looks like a distortion pedal with a tone stack more or less on a transplanted Engl, with integrated speaker simulator.

It does not sound super bad, but hey, the distortion is extremely close to what I got with my Hardwire TL-2 Metal Distortion + Amplifier.

The advantage here is that you can do without an amp because everything is in one pedal.

Well it clearly is better than the Line6, but the sound does not sellotape me more than that.

And the second setting of medium E530 so I really miss.
Indeed, it is hard to find a compromise between the low will create a sound a bit mushy at the bottom, and the medium that digs a little too wide.

There is a lack of harmonics in the sound, as if they were absorbed

It's nice to be a model, or else to build a sound recording which is already good


High Gain in simulation, this is my first purchase, was not satisfied with the versions available from High Gain Tech21.

It's a pedal that I purchased to make me happy at night without the neighbors and shit without ruining myself, and it fills that role very well.

It can also troubleshoot live.

A 100 € on average, it's still a very good pedal.

For that I use is actually a pedal I would buy. But in contexts more "serious", I do not recommend it.

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