All user reviews for the Amt Electronics E1 Engl Fireball
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Jerald's review"ENGL in a pedal !!"
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!
- 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 amp...it 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.
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CautionHot's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The sound I wanted!"
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 !
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Negens's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Well, without further"
Low Mid Treble. One would have hoped settings 2 mids, as on the E530.
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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belzeb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Magnificent!"
An instrument input, an output amplifier and an output with speaker simulation plug-in directly on a PC
Configuration is very simple: The great classical gain, volume treble and midrange and bass, so to configure it pretty basic.
You can go quite a crunch in the real surly disto engl.
The manual, if y 'was one, I threw it before reading it
me great pleasure to play on a E530 Engl preamp and power amp Mesa 50 / 50, repeat, gold, full rack weighs out its 4O pounds. We stopped all the time back to the house to register. So, we needed a solution to register at home, and this little pedal made me want to ...
And frankly, plugged directly into the PC output CAB. THE SIM.ONE truly found his Engl. It's not exactly the sound of beautiful but for a preamp pedal transo at 90 € is simply bloeufant. It's really a cheap solution, compact and strong to have a nice metal sound, and audio engl ... It looks very much like a powerball, there's no doubt, and it's 100 times better than the line6 simulation solution (I have a pod with a simulated KB37 powerball correctly).
It is dynamic, clean, very tight grain to engl, it respects the guitar, and it's realistic. What more?? The frrrrrrrrr grrrrrrrrrr zzzzzzz a metal box? mouhahahaha For those who have a tube amp with a distortion for (a marshall for example) that you can save your sound cheap.
And the idea of simulation is very good cab. A very good solution for home studio without the sub.
I never tried to plug into an amp, but I guess it should work as well.
It's not absolute, but it's very very good ..
It's been a month since I use it and I am more than happy. So, it makes me want to see what gives the simulation of the Soldano and Bogner mesa ...
I, worked with a line6 pod, but for a true sound like something, it does not hold a candle to this little pedal.
From experience I would do the same choice: a pedal with a nice sound, solid simple and handy. A laptop, and a guitar pedal and you can register anywhere for cheap!
Value for money and perfect so 10
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