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Tube Guitar Amp Head from ENGL belonging to the Thunder series.

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  • elco7elco7

    ENGL E325 Thunder 50 HeadPublished on 12/07/08 at 14:17
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    50watts
    original lamps badged engl ECC83 and 5881
    the connectors is Reglo, you can connect almost any speaker, the effects loop has a dry / wet.
    v1 and v2 for channels, v3 is the effects loop, the v4 is the rectifier.
    2 switches clean / crunch and crunch / lead
    a gain, ega, 2 volumes a master
    so it is fairly versatile
    graduated to 12 it seems

    USE

    The configuration is not simple because of the common gain crunch sounds / lead and EGA unique, it is practically provide crunch channel trimmings to go from clean to distortion just by the dynamics of the play.

    Please allow up the volume loud enough saturated channels, and lower the master, the crunch / lead volume gain beco…
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    50watts
    original lamps badged engl ECC83 and 5881
    the connectors is Reglo, you can connect almost any speaker, the effects loop has a dry / wet.
    v1 and v2 for channels, v3 is the effects loop, the v4 is the rectifier.
    2 switches clean / crunch and crunch / lead
    a gain, ega, 2 volumes a master
    so it is fairly versatile
    graduated to 12 it seems

    USE

    The configuration is not simple because of the common gain crunch sounds / lead and EGA unique, it is practically provide crunch channel trimmings to go from clean to distortion just by the dynamics of the play.

    Please allow up the volume loud enough saturated channels, and lower the master, the crunch / lead volume gain becomes clear channel, but why? why ... The latter will really scream too loud.

    -The problem is that with a gain / ega common to crunch / lead, the difference is smaller when crunch / lead parts in a song, more bass and a bit more grain, I would say more breath, what a boost ...dropoff window
    -and the problem of a gain that becomes a volume, is that we do not use the power tubes if we want to take advantage of the 3 channels ...

    rare: one can play at low volume. Wink to amps that do not sound at 1 and screaming to 2 (mesa recto eg single).

    SOUNDS

    I play with a strat mexico 60 ', a cabinet marshall 1960b 2.5mm2 and a big proco power +.
    Sovtek 6L6 + wxt and mix engl ECC83 / 12AX7 EH.

    the sound is already very good, the bass is firm, the mid knob is good, the sound is straight and firm but I find it a little side vox boosted a grain to the EL34. It will be at the limit of its cold for some but it is not, hence its versatility.

    The amp enormously restores the attack (slamming it) and the dynamics of the strat. Each investment mediator and selector provided its sound palette. I think we can have a lot of sounds, and it is very modern.
    The clean is not coincoin is a sound very musical.
    The crunch channel 7-8 provided a clear up her colorful swift crunch without resistance (thanks to the low output alnico pickups.)
    The lead channel has little interest for me, I've never used ...
    I play with her sharp and aggressive. Low well placed not drool over the rest.
    My controls are set for 3 years to gain 8 bass 7, 8 mid, treble 4, crunch Volume 6, 0 lead, master 3. Knowing that I can get the master to 6 and lower the preamp as I will not enter clean ( you understand that story or not?)

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    As I wanted a single channel amp, and I only use one sound suddenly, everything I just listed have any problem but if not let's be clear, this amp is a disaster versatility ...

    I wanted a basic amp, single channel initially very dynamic and precise (VHT such issuance, H & K Puretone blah). I hesitated a lot between the medium vintage sounds and more modern sounds. ENGL is very rock n roll crunch on its channels. Compared to my game he knocked a lot of amps, both the sound corresponded me on.
    The price is well positioned at the beginning of range I think, because it has a genuine identity that the new amps cheap lamps do everything.
    A full English grain in a right as an American amp amp << >>. It is halfway between a lot of stuff: good mediums but also good bass discretion, grain and combined heat railway rails, colorful but not typed.

    At this time, the mode returns to the boosted EL34 or kt66 include this sound in many manufacturers (mesa stilleto, VHT deliverance, marshall jvm ...)
    This is not an amp that is 9 everywhere, but if you should no longer have reason to change (change the lamps). On the other hand, it's nice to hear something else from time to time.
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  • NicoMetal85NicoMetal85

    Big sound! gain and clean beautiful!

    ENGL E325 Thunder 50 HeadPublished on 02/17/12 at 07:39
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    3 channels: Clean, Crunch and Lead
    Lamps amplifier: 1 x ECC83 and 2 â € <â € <x 5881
    Preamplifier lamps: 3 x ECC83
    3-band EQ
    Gain control thomann
    Switch Lead Gain
    Loop of effect in series
    Speakers output: 8 and 16 Ohm
    Double pedal output
    Dimensions: 522 x 238 x 250mm

    power: 50 W lamp

    UTILIZATION

    Config 'super easy! I do not like the rack or interfaces too complicated! it sounds to live!
    I did not have the manual since I bought it from Cygnus

    We directly obtain a good sound! ENGL is a mixture between the coldness of a mesa (I also corrected a head) and the warmth of a Marshall but + own!

    SOUNDS

    He agree to any type of music! with 3 independent …
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    3 channels: Clean, Crunch and Lead
    Lamps amplifier: 1 x ECC83 and 2 â € <â € <x 5881
    Preamplifier lamps: 3 x ECC83
    3-band EQ
    Gain control thomann
    Switch Lead Gain
    Loop of effect in series
    Speakers output: 8 and 16 Ohm
    Double pedal output
    Dimensions: 522 x 238 x 250mm

    power: 50 W lamp

    UTILIZATION

    Config 'super easy! I do not like the rack or interfaces too complicated! it sounds to live!
    I did not have the manual since I bought it from Cygnus

    We directly obtain a good sound! ENGL is a mixture between the coldness of a mesa (I also corrected a head) and the warmth of a Marshall but + own!

    SOUNDS

    He agree to any type of music! with 3 independent caneaux
    Clean it in a wonderful warmth and depth
    In blues, it sounds live! to settle after you gain your sauce
    Lead in focus .... bah! not need distortion pedal behind it! I play hard 80 'through the thrash, death metal and punk and it adapts to any situation! It's crunch, harmonics out alone, and there is nothing wrong ENGL ... power is quite sufficient.
    The Fireball and Powerball are not the only series dedicated to winning! the screamer and the thunder take the upper hand for my friends and moin 1000 e head.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 6 months! it's been a while since I dreamed of having an ENGL! I tried and had toout! Now I cherish my ENGL, MESA my correct! ORANGE also ensures max but other brands I've finished with it! MARSHALL has good than the name! what need to have a marshall and add a distortion or an equa ass?? .... with the tryptic ENGL / ORANGE / MESA you are assured of a big sound and a true power announced!
    W 50 is more than enough as a group! I also used my ENGL THUNDER during scratching for that I give on a 1x12 cabinet Orange PPC 112 and the vla great result even at low volume. (And the master volume is well balanced when the splay)
    The report qualitée / price is unbeatable even nine! € 800 on Thomann but I think I got it on the right corner to 450! brief is given to the head of this caliber.
    I do it again this choice croyer thousand times to me! true of his European light we can be proud!

    nb: just a reproach, a single gain for three cranberry!
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  • rockawayrockaway

    ENGL E325 Thunder 50 HeadPublished on 08/20/05 at 13:55
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    All Tube Amp 50 watts (still huge!) 3 channels (clear, crunch and lead)
    Connectivity simple, very simple: one input, two output 8 or 16 ohms, and an effects loop.
    7 knob: gain, bass, mid, high, volume crunch, lead volume, master volume.

    UTILIZATION

    Really easy to use.
    One bp! gain common to all channels!
    Two channels: saturated and clear. The gain knob controls both the degree of saturation of the saturated channel, but also the volume of the clean channel. Independent of the knobs would not have too many t ...
    As for the saturated channel there are two modes: lead and crunch.

    if you plug and rings.

    SOUNDS

    I play rock, hard rock, blues, metal. Both versati…
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    All Tube Amp 50 watts (still huge!) 3 channels (clear, crunch and lead)
    Connectivity simple, very simple: one input, two output 8 or 16 ohms, and an effects loop.
    7 knob: gain, bass, mid, high, volume crunch, lead volume, master volume.

    UTILIZATION

    Really easy to use.
    One bp! gain common to all channels!
    Two channels: saturated and clear. The gain knob controls both the degree of saturation of the saturated channel, but also the volume of the clean channel. Independent of the knobs would not have too many t ...
    As for the saturated channel there are two modes: lead and crunch.

    if you plug and rings.

    SOUNDS

    I play rock, hard rock, blues, metal. Both versatile amp but paradoxically very typ. I mean that the dispute can be addressed style. And do it with efficiency!

    The clear, very hot, we can pull sounds more bluesy or crystalline ...
    The crunch is nice with a lot of bite.
    The lead is devastating ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    Report quality unbeatable price (715 euro bought new by corespond in Germany).
    I know of no other product ENGL.
    I had a priori vis a vis this mark, I thought she was too typical heavy metal. But no!

    The only downside is the gain knob, too bad there ais no gain per channel.

    otherwise it's a killer!
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  • Z3r0Z3r0

    ENGL E325 Thunder 50 HeadPublished on 03/16/06 at 16:22
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Tte-amp lamp made in Germany.
    -50w
    -3 Channels (Clean, Crunch, Lead) 1 win, 1 eq for all channels, a volume crunch, Lead 1 volume, 1 master

    I put 9 because earnings per channel spars have ts desirable, nevertheless, we get a clean and pure enough good disto trs.

    UTILIZATION

    A simple config-trs, there is everything you need on this little amp, especially a rather effective equalizer acting on good frquences own guitar.

    -As usual (apparently) ENGL, and you plug it sounds. (Still it must grate the gain to get the sound DSIR)

    -I did not have the manual but ... not need to have with this amp.

    SOUNDS

    - This amp is quite versatile, I heard that was more typical b…
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    Tte-amp lamp made in Germany.
    -50w
    -3 Channels (Clean, Crunch, Lead) 1 win, 1 eq for all channels, a volume crunch, Lead 1 volume, 1 master

    I put 9 because earnings per channel spars have ts desirable, nevertheless, we get a clean and pure enough good disto trs.

    UTILIZATION

    A simple config-trs, there is everything you need on this little amp, especially a rather effective equalizer acting on good frquences own guitar.

    -As usual (apparently) ENGL, and you plug it sounds. (Still it must grate the gain to get the sound DSIR)

    -I did not have the manual but ... not need to have with this amp.

    SOUNDS

    - This amp is quite versatile, I heard that was more typical big rock, but between the three channels, we just get a simple clean / crunch trs trs trs up a tr s big distortion (Unfortunately this knob gain !!!!!!).
    I play in a group of "electro-rock pop metal" so the sound palette is quite large but I found good about this amp trs.

    -I play it with a 2x12 "Marshall 1936 quip Fanes in speakers, a Charvel / Jackson US CH4, a Fender Telecaster and a standard US boss GT3 CHANNELS which drives the head with an ENGL Z-11 MIDI.

    The brand-ENGL gnral in this amp and also provide sound trs pure and "clean" in the sense that it feels really speakers are required and maitriss and the sound of the guitar is relatively respect.
    The legalization is very well targeted and mediums and harmonics come out clearly and in low earning DEFINITIONS.
    In short it is a base of pure quality sound and allows any level effects and provides a trs-General for his good quality.

    OVERALL OPINION

    -What I like about this head is all about the purity of sound and the quality of retransmission of the energy it can and must say that his look is monstrous) ca made a little more

    -Before the acqurir I tried a multitude of amps, bad Valvestate Marshall JCM 900 combos through Mesa / Boogie DC-50 type, Well there is no photo ... ENGL.
    and I think the sounds are pure ear and less garish and aggressive in the midrange and treble.

    -Report qualitprix is ​​unbeatable. "Better" that Mesa / Boogie for less than you ask for?

    I do it again-this choice with the same budget.
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  • Mikka GrytvikenMikka Grytviken

    ENGL E325 Thunder 50 HeadPublished on 08/29/06 at 18:41
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    50w head lamps bought in 2005
    An effects loop, 8 and 16 ohm outputs, 3 band EQ gnral,
    No reverb, master gnral, crunch master, master Lead
    and a gain level gnral.
    Gain for each channel would not t too, but ...

    UTILIZATION

    It is easy to use if you make some compromises your prs
    or if you know you use the knob volume of your guitar.
    It was a pretty cool sound ENGL aisment if the grain does not put you off.
    This is quite DIFFERENT from what we used to hear but still versatile
    trs and exploitable.
    The problem is the management of the rate of gain for the crunch and lead.
    If you DSIR concerver trs clean clear sound, the crunch and lead Retera lightweight nice.
    If …
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    50w head lamps bought in 2005
    An effects loop, 8 and 16 ohm outputs, 3 band EQ gnral,
    No reverb, master gnral, crunch master, master Lead
    and a gain level gnral.
    Gain for each channel would not t too, but ...

    UTILIZATION

    It is easy to use if you make some compromises your prs
    or if you know you use the knob volume of your guitar.
    It was a pretty cool sound ENGL aisment if the grain does not put you off.
    This is quite DIFFERENT from what we used to hear but still versatile
    trs and exploitable.
    The problem is the management of the rate of gain for the crunch and lead.
    If you DSIR concerver trs clean clear sound, the crunch and lead Retera lightweight nice.
    If you like a big lead it will be necessary to sacrifice the well clean on the first channel
    and love the crunch couillus,
    or so of the Magner knob volume of the scratches and well STUDY SETTING THE master
    the crunch and lead ...
    In short it can be done but it must be dbrouillard.
    Personal I dbrouille trs well ... I love playing with the volume ect ...
    ; A)

    SOUNDS

    I find it so versatile enough grain in therm style srement can do everything.
    It lacks a bit of molleux I find, which involves efforts on the touch.
    I play blues, soul jazz and world music, pop, rock ... fusion.
    And it works!
    I mainly use the strat-style guitars on it.
    The EQ is quite ractif.
    It is a grain that could be called any of the same of "California" requires 6L6 (may be).
    But rglage of a request for trebles particulire because if you push
    the sound can quickly become trs brilliant and aggressive (which can be trs well for some styles).
    Being a follower of the sweetest I tend to be a rduire.
    But for the country sounds of Hank Marvin and the bridge pickup
    is a crisp s'avr trs ...
    Yeah why Hank Marvin!
    Who says you can do as a shred or mtal ENGL?
    It is clear that there is Christalin the rogue!
    P is the Vox or Fender but it's a can in the genre.
    To really jazz sounds with a semi-hollow, it can be done but must be
    keep turning down the treble Tone knob of the scratches are
    for a soft but firm (no shine)
    rduire be well, balanced with the treble and bass for a more mdium Benson
    or Methenien (the middles of the rglage will prpondrant).
    For the blues with any scratches it simple
    crunch channel with around four trebles and middles little prs idem and low
    at least 6 and the fact! (Boostable volume TS9 or even on the channel clear
    condition to push the gain and master into a corner)
    For the rock a bunch of stuff is possible, dig or not, offers a lot of EQ options.
    And the lead channel offers a great reserve of gain
    trs than enough for the prog genre Lukther, Vai, Satriani and other rock spirited
    as Slash, Van Halen ...
    ... Against the Grain by really old roots cole (rolling stones and consort)
    adquate is less, but the phrase is also used to, right?
    For mtal, take the advice of ct ... I'm not counting! : A D
    I put a G-Major in the loop controlled by a twelve o'clock pdalier Roland FC-200
    which allows me (via the G-Major relay) to control the three channels as
    at the same time as reverbs, delays ...
    I am totally satisfied with this ct l.
    I plug in a Marshall 1912 cabinet with the HP I will change the future.

    I offer samples on my website
    Sometimes it's more parlant.ici (http://www.transartistik.net/mikka/spip/article.php3?id_article=15)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have serious problem of sciatica ct so ergonomics (a little head under 15kg
    and caison same) it is less steep for me that my combo that makes 30 lug of a sudden!
    Well unfortunately not the amp of my dreams
    but I have no regrets because it is usable and transportable trs!
    And who knows with time ... I still discovering the many I think,
    so configuration is possible!

    I could not before because the SSAI I live on the stone lamps amps
    has no!
    Less than 6500 km to ...: a D
    But I had the opportunity to play a lot of amps and say DIFFERENT
    it ranks in the mid-range.

    I find it powerful trs
    may even be too much because I gnralement transplanted by the PA
    This sometimes does not maximize the lamps.

    It will not replace my old combo I train from the age of 13 prs
    (In grain-therm a PV classic 50)
    but it brings something else my sound palette
    that opens other horizon and is INTERESTED.

    It's a good little PPRE doing his job, the rest of it we give it to him.

    For the price, it is valid.
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  • Fred3023Fred3023

    ENGL E325 Thunder 50 HeadPublished on 03/22/07 at 14:54
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    T have any good words, this amp is simple and complete with respect my needs, this is one reason for my choice, a BMOL, the lack of direct out (practice home) and footswitch marshall but a two-channel 30 euros and it is therefore rgl ... 9 / 10
    very nice production, it's solid, and what face! (Good is subjective ca ...) anyway I like

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple configuration, one branch, and is heated ... it sounds live!
    the manual is lightweight, normal given the simplicity of the bte
    the EQUASIS ragissent well, except with the gain pushed back (but why push it back?)

    SOUNDS

    So l. ..

    I play with an elite eastwood jr (replica of Mosrite), a guitar that "buzz" what…
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    T have any good words, this amp is simple and complete with respect my needs, this is one reason for my choice, a BMOL, the lack of direct out (practice home) and footswitch marshall but a two-channel 30 euros and it is therefore rgl ... 9 / 10
    very nice production, it's solid, and what face! (Good is subjective ca ...) anyway I like

    UTILIZATION

    Very simple configuration, one branch, and is heated ... it sounds live!
    the manual is lightweight, normal given the simplicity of the bte
    the EQUASIS ragissent well, except with the gain pushed back (but why push it back?)

    SOUNDS

    So l. ..

    I play with an elite eastwood jr (replica of Mosrite), a guitar that "buzz" what, comfortable on the punk, 10/52, p90 micro hi output (but hey it's single coil)
    given the budget and the small size of the room, I go out on a farm up in 1x12 cabinet Celestion Seventy 80 (one day can be an engl ... 2x12)
    it is the punk / alternative / rhythm box with two guitars (the second guitar is a telecaster), bass and vocals, no hardcore, no metal

    and it's perfect! immediately the first statement, the prsence the amp in the mix, it is really musical, the harmonics are all the frquences are free to add (in p90 easel I am obliged to be careful to acute) and is very powerful, very ample for small rooms,
    but as many say that if you play with a guitarist must deuxime his amp is the height (the poor peavey 100 w ashmatique transistor looks good ... a cot) (cf said below)

    deuxime observation, all channels: this amp is really prcis is happiness, I redcouvre our compositions and suddenly they can enrich, the attack is the mdiator and not forgiveness for the bread! , For the coup against the rhythmic really the gniaque in downstroke ca pete really, hard ca palm mute well, this is as cold as one could read it sometimes? No, certainly not, but it is clear that it prcis; really not the kind of large sheets of its low

    Sound clear: it is not my specially trs but it seems clean, warm enough

    Crunch channel: the surprise of the century for me! excellent, very musical, I do not rise to the gain del 13/14 h, and it's perfect! is the very first time I do not use the lead channel systmatiquement an amp! pushed back, is the lead dej ...

    Lead channel: no better ... but happiness, big sound, aggressive, very rock'n'roll, very dynamic, with the crunch cohrent (switch between the two is a rgal) not mtal (I think his fans mtal "modern" does not end up there), the more I do not ride the gain back, I tried but I do not see the point, some loss of momentum and then the gain must arrter! But I do not have the guitar either, with a humbucker should see

    OVERALL OPINION

    Excellent quality price, 770 euros new, in this price range I do not see
    I prfre? its precision, its dynamics, its musicality (yes even for punk it takes a bit ...) I do not like or less? the right away I do not see
    I did that for 15 days, so I will post a notice can be complmentaire
    I was looking for a simple amp, rock'n 'roll (the metal c ... not my thing) that can make me forget the jcm 800, not too keen to buy vintage pure juice; attention, this is not the same grain, it is on, but his music and his precision me immediately conquered
    I tried a few amps (too much time and then the head was promptly impose thunder ...): the fireball for fun (unfortunately the head ... but off-budget), j ' have not wanted to try blackmore (off-budget by far worth getting hurt), the thunder combo (not the same, it comes back open combo I think) but I wanted a head, marshall tsl dsl (not I did not do it)
    good, c clear that I do it again this choice and with more budget I will look for any engl fawn, although I see not well what to do with a 100 w
    remains the team can be a second or a 2x12 cabinet engl ...

    edit 21/01: the first with that of happiness, attention, this amp is huge for small rooms, bars, even finding, dynamic attack, no to piti bread but it is warm enough to be able to catch up without problem, clearly in the mix, this amp provides a lot gnral, and it's rock'n'roll desire
    and a jcm 800 is coupled to the ball! and the greater its mouth ...

    edit 22/03 and re: 2 concerts later, a bathroom and a bar, I confirm everything, especially at power, this thing is terrible, full of prsence, and it's rock'n'roll and for the unstoppable rhythm, a 2x12 is needed is to have only limited damage hp, issue of broadcast ...
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  • EmericEmeric

    ENGL E325 Thunder 50 HeadPublished on 03/15/08 at 02:45
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    50 watt lamps
    4 x ECC83 engl
    2 x 5881 engl
    Output HP: 8 or 16 ohms depending on the config '
    effects loop with mix of balance

    UTILIZATION

    Setup is super simple. 3 channels: Clean / Crunch / Lead unfortunately with only one gain knob to manage the last 3 (ca becomes annoying after a while but you get used). Regarding the sound, one branch and it sounds now, it's really amazing that ptite corny! the manual is small but frankly, the amp is so easy to use that I've never opened ...
    Beware, there aa no reverb ...
    I put to use 8 / 10 because of a gain knob and the reverb.

    SOUNDS

    I use a Peavey 4 * 12.
    I play mainly metal (esp with emg m400 Ltd 81 / Ibanez S Ser…
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    50 watt lamps
    4 x ECC83 engl
    2 x 5881 engl
    Output HP: 8 or 16 ohms depending on the config '
    effects loop with mix of balance

    UTILIZATION

    Setup is super simple. 3 channels: Clean / Crunch / Lead unfortunately with only one gain knob to manage the last 3 (ca becomes annoying after a while but you get used). Regarding the sound, one branch and it sounds now, it's really amazing that ptite corny! the manual is small but frankly, the amp is so easy to use that I've never opened ...
    Beware, there aa no reverb ...
    I put to use 8 / 10 because of a gain knob and the reverb.

    SOUNDS

    I use a Peavey 4 * 12.
    I play mainly metal (esp with emg m400 Ltd 81 / Ibanez S Series with di Marzio) and I must say that the saturation of origin is simply wonderful, when you push a little and gain knob for the lead ca sounds big, sharp, precise, what it ENGL ... Nothing to say 20/20 ...
    I also have a strat Southwestern (must clear the play from time to time) and there is the same, the first quiet ca ... the sound is warm, crystal-clear, pure happy for the ears, I can not get enough. I go through the effects loop to add reverb and chorus (with my boss gx-700) and it's too good ...
    It's really a versatile amp, suitable for any musical style, we leave the sound you want, it is a killing ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 4 years and soon. I bought a little blind after reading the reviews on the AF forum and I do not regret in any way to have aquérir the beast. I have tried many pre amp: peavey 5150, d other heads engl most powerful ... and I must say for my part I will never sell the jewelry. Try to adopt it.
    I really found the amp I tried. The sound is really huge and versatile. Too bad there have not just a home and a reverb knob gain per channel.
    Otherwise great price / quality ratio! (- € 800 from Thomann).
    If it was a remake, I resigned on again in a minute ...
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  • Floriandu44Floriandu44

    ENGL E325 Thunder 50 HeadPublished on 07/28/09 at 05:49
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    Refer to other opinions ... The 50W are at least the ... <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt="mrgreen" /> (1.5 / 2, I cover a master drummer mchant. Thank the 2 * 12 "in V30 too, I find abte to couple a 1 * 12" for the dissemination ... <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="" /> )

    I'm just a little of the gain common DIFFERENT channels, but the price is not Drang.

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is it simple?
    One connects and rings, no problem specially for users of amp lamps.

    Do you get a good sound easy?
    Easily obtained a …
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    Refer to other opinions ... The 50W are at least the ... <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt="mrgreen" /> (1.5 / 2, I cover a master drummer mchant. Thank the 2 * 12 "in V30 too, I find abte to couple a 1 * 12" for the dissemination ... <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif" alt="" /> )

    I'm just a little of the gain common DIFFERENT channels, but the price is not Drang.

    UTILIZATION

    The configuration is it simple?
    One connects and rings, no problem specially for users of amp lamps.

    Do you get a good sound easy?
    Easily obtained a good sound without difficulty, but the silent EQ really works, I advise you to spend time on it. <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt="mrgreen" />

    The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
    The manual, I did not touch but only flick .. Complete, not much wrong.

    I put 7 because of the common gain, not the way to live, but by digging the sounds we come to find a (good!) Arrangement.

    SOUNDS

    Is it your style of music?
    I play mostly metal (COB, Hammerfall, In Flames and other mlodiques ..). The lead channel sounds, and even mchamment <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="biggrin" />
    I couple a jackson dinky DK2M and it's just enjoyable, I really sound aggressive, powerful .. The slam powerchords palm mute and shook the walls = D

    The clean is warm APRS me trs. In the neck position, my Seymour send an audio round, smooth: I do not play jazz, but it seems to me be not bad at all! <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_lol.gif" alt="" /> By adding a tad of gain and by adjusting the knobs of the guitar, blues sounds insured!

    The crunch: we win 4-5 and take to the Angus Young for a moment. That's good for the AC / DC or a good rock .. Nothing wrong, the more ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you use it?
    I use it now for 3 weeks ..

    The switch transistor / lamps made me a slap sacr = O; in the right direction although sr: p
    I test quite a few other amp before choosing the one: Peavey ValveKing, marshall .. etc but this amp is great for my style = D

    And I start my bearings + punk metal now .. Well no worries this amp is a monster of versatility: Gain channel 4-5 lead and send the first album of its type Sum 41 ... The gain pushed the 7 is enough for very heavy metal. <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_biggrin.gif" alt="biggrin" />

    In short? Trs satisfied with this amp: DIFFERENT styles he can deal with efficiency and the fact. Who could ask for +? Gain for each channel? May be but for the price you do not think: we simply go and buy this little gem <img class="smiley" src="https://fr.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_mrgreen.gif" alt="mrgreen" />
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  • iamqmaniamqman

    Great value for this amp

    ENGL E325 Thunder 50 HeadPublished on 08/11/11 at 13:23
    Engl amplifiers make some of the best metal amplifiers in the business. The really excel a creating an amplifier that meets the most demanding tones for metal players. This is a 50 W three channel amp that has a master volume. This is sort of a single channel amplifier with a crunch and lead push button and also the cleaning in lead push button this gives you a wealth of more versatility within this 50 W amplifier. You have a crunch volume and a lead volume and also the master volume in this two channel amplifier but the cleaning lead push button give you even more versatility from this amp.

    This amp has 6l6 power tubes and the power section as well as a plethora of 12ax7 preamp tubes.…
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    Engl amplifiers make some of the best metal amplifiers in the business. The really excel a creating an amplifier that meets the most demanding tones for metal players. This is a 50 W three channel amp that has a master volume. This is sort of a single channel amplifier with a crunch and lead push button and also the cleaning in lead push button this gives you a wealth of more versatility within this 50 W amplifier. You have a crunch volume and a lead volume and also the master volume in this two channel amplifier but the cleaning lead push button give you even more versatility from this amp.

    This amp has 6l6 power tubes and the power section as well as a plethora of 12ax7 preamp tubes. Engl amplifiers definitely have their own voicing structure. If you have a great Tony can be very versatile but they have a distinct German hygiene sound to them. It's not a good sound. It's not a bad sound is just a very unique sound that makes them special.

    UTILIZATION

    Features

    50 watts
    3 channels
    Master volume

    Rated power: approx. 50 watts at 8 or 16 ohms
    Tubes
    V1 (input-tube): ECC 83/12AX7, FQ Grade
    V2, V3: ECC 83/12AX7 selected
    V4: ECC 83/12AX7 standard
    V7, V8: 5881 (6L6GC) matched set
    Fuses
    External: 1.25 AM (medium) at 230 Volts; 2.5 AM (medium) in the 100 and 120 volt models
    Internal: 1.6 AT (slow) at 230 volts; 3.15 AT (slow) in the 100 and 120 volt models
    Dimensions: 53 x 25 x 25 cm
    Weight: 30.8 lbs. (14 kg)



    SOUNDS


    I review like the tone of the small 50 W amplifier. Have a great versatility even using the shared EQ section. The cleaning lead push buttons give you a lot more total range to your last reply. This amp uses the highest quality components and workmanship that is available to amplifiers today. I think you can really hear the total difference in this amp versus some other amps that don't carry the same type of workmanship and strict quality control when building the amplifier's.

    This amp is a very inexpensive but the tone is extremely huge. I like this amp with a good for 12 cabinet speaker. This is a very small head which also sits on a 2 x 12 speaker cabinet but to get this thing really cooking I believe you needed for 12 speaker cabinet. You can add in some delay in some course effect to this amp and get a solid room feeling metal toe.


    OVERALL OPINION

    The new price for these amps coming in at around $1000. As an exceptional price compared to many other hands within this price point. I highly recommend this into anyone looking for a good solid 50 W amp that excels at metal towns the same can get you just about any metal tone that you desire and even excels at the low drop to any guitar tones. Even if 50 W still has enough power to get you through most music gigs.
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  • iamqmaniamqman

    ENGL E325 Thunder 50 HeadPublished on 07/08/11 at 14:18
    This is the hieght of German engineering. This amp is a metal guitar players dream amp. This amp will blown down doors and bust through walls. This is a three channel amp with a clean, crunch, and lead channel. Each channel is extremely usable and friendly to just about any music. However, this amp's voicing is tailored to a metal players amp. What that means is the voicing serves towards the metal style rather than a blues style voicing of an amp such as a Goodsell or a Fender amp.

    UTILIZATION

    Technical specifications:

    Preamp:
    3 channels (3 ECC 83 preamp tubes), Clean, Crunch, Lead, single 3 band EQ, Crunch/Lead, Clean/Lead switches.

    Master section:
    Master volume, 50 watt…
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    This is the hieght of German engineering. This amp is a metal guitar players dream amp. This amp will blown down doors and bust through walls. This is a three channel amp with a clean, crunch, and lead channel. Each channel is extremely usable and friendly to just about any music. However, this amp's voicing is tailored to a metal players amp. What that means is the voicing serves towards the metal style rather than a blues style voicing of an amp such as a Goodsell or a Fender amp.

    UTILIZATION

    Technical specifications:

    Preamp:
    3 channels (3 ECC 83 preamp tubes), Clean, Crunch, Lead, single 3 band EQ, Crunch/Lead, Clean/Lead switches.

    Master section:
    Master volume, 50 watts (1 x EC83, 2 x 5881 power amp tubes.

    Outputs:
    Speaker outs (2 x 8, 2 x 16 Ohms), fx loop
    (parallel to serial adjustable), dual footswitch jacks (Z-3/Z -4).

    Speaker:
    1 x 12" CelestionÆ Vintage 30 (Combo)

    Dimensions & Weight:
    53 x 25 x 25 cm, 14 kg (Head)

    SOUNDS

    The clean channel is very good and usable in most circumstances. Yet the amp lives in the lead channel. These Engl amps feature the high gain tone and they do it quite well. Try this amp out with a lower tuning and you'll see and hear why so many metal professionals come to Engl for their amplifier needs.

    This amp though only 50 watts still pacts quite a punch. You don't have to turn these amps up too much in the distortion or gain. They have so much gain that a lot of it is virtually unusable. Too much gain will not fit in a band mix very well. You will have problems cutting through the mix.

    OVERALL OPINION

    At new these amps come in at around $999, which is a great
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