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

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  • DoubDoub

    ENGL E610 Savage 120 HeadPublished on 08/26/04 at 10:48
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    120 W. tube amp With 4 channels (Clean, Crunch 1, 2 crunch, lead). Two presences, two volumes, two modes of saturated amplification (which acts on crunch2 and Lead) called Routh and Smooth (one is huge the other lighter).

    There are 2 small red LEDs behind the two large lamps 6550 amplifier, which gives a fairly staggering pace in the craft.

    UTILIZATION

    Really very easy to use. From rock to death metal to funk, punk, hardcore, post-hardcore, hard rock, heavy, neo-metal, black, death, ... He is comfortable in all categories. A very versatile amp.

    SOUNDS

    This is the big huge well, with something extra compared to MESA / BOOGIE (we hear around for a long time now), this…
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    120 W. tube amp With 4 channels (Clean, Crunch 1, 2 crunch, lead). Two presences, two volumes, two modes of saturated amplification (which acts on crunch2 and Lead) called Routh and Smooth (one is huge the other lighter).

    There are 2 small red LEDs behind the two large lamps 6550 amplifier, which gives a fairly staggering pace in the craft.

    UTILIZATION

    Really very easy to use. From rock to death metal to funk, punk, hardcore, post-hardcore, hard rock, heavy, neo-metal, black, death, ... He is comfortable in all categories. A very versatile amp.

    SOUNDS

    This is the big huge well, with something extra compared to MESA / BOOGIE (we hear around for a long time now), this little twist, this charm that makes it unique, ... It certainly has a wild grain, a little more "dirty". The sound is also much more precise and oriented media, to disappoint the fan of the atmosphere.

    On the other hand this amp, regardless of its settings, restores perfect guitar sound to the point that any volume control on the guitar changes the grain and can be observed very sharp differences between various microphones and selections . Moreover, the lower harmonics is fully restored, so you find yourself discovering new harmonic along the sleeve! And if he meets all these little details, it also means that you have to play very clean because the slightest shit is perfectly transcribed at the end! In any case, it will enhance your game

    The most surprising is the sound clear. This is the last thing I tried it, and then: slap!
    The clean sound is not back from the other CHANNELS, it is also excellent: bright and slamming but can also be quite friendly and sweet with the setting (nombreux!)

    OVERALL OPINION

    As soon as I got this amp, I fell in love. It's really a bomb. Personally I think it's worth a MESA (for the distortion) and a Fender (for clean). This amp is very versatile and each channels sound different. Really very good amp. Serve with the baffle ENGL Vintage (designation: E412VS)
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  • Michka_riktusMichka_riktus

    ENGL E610 Savage 120 HeadPublished on 03/25/05 at 01:17
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    Head amp 120watts all lamps, MIDI interface, two effects loops, possibility to connect all the speakers as possible and unimaginable, 4 channels, 2 master.
    Two small red LED derrires the two big power tubes, which gives a good look on scne. unfortunate that these two led quickly lose their color (the home Lumire is white now!). No effects Intgr, no reverb, but two master's great practice.

    UTILIZATION

    Trs easy to use, despite a manual in German or English. Rglage volumes indpendants DIFFERENT channels, two qualisations.
    Attention to the two master volumes that are trs sensitive personal I play live on 2 / 9 really up to. Phnomnale power ...

    SOUNDS

    I play mtal / mtal…
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    Head amp 120watts all lamps, MIDI interface, two effects loops, possibility to connect all the speakers as possible and unimaginable, 4 channels, 2 master.
    Two small red LED derrires the two big power tubes, which gives a good look on scne. unfortunate that these two led quickly lose their color (the home Lumire is white now!). No effects Intgr, no reverb, but two master's great practice.

    UTILIZATION

    Trs easy to use, despite a manual in German or English. Rglage volumes indpendants DIFFERENT channels, two qualisations.
    Attention to the two master volumes that are trs sensitive personal I play live on 2 / 9 really up to. Phnomnale power ...

    SOUNDS

    I play mtal / mtalcore, I use a Gibson SG and a microphone with EMG81 viper400 LTD.
    I mostly use the channel lead and heavy crunch. The heavy lead channel gain possde standard, dynamic terrible especially for palm muting, its excellent mediums. The sound although rather cold (do not buy this amp for playing Korn!) Does not break the ears. A lot of precision, perfect for the extreme and complex riffs.
    The thing with this amp is that it has the sound ENGL Savage. Mchant sound and aggressive, a little something or other, a grain trs staff, not found anywhere else.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for over a year, and I do not change if tt, for now I never get tired of this unique sound (unlike other amps that I possd After a month, I thought the next dja).
    Perfect for live, because the power is too widely enough to even see any scne.
    The price is not over abuse the quality.
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  • jugejacksonjugejackson

    ENGL E610 Savage 120 HeadPublished on 05/24/05 at 09:35
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Deficits prcedemment

    UTILIZATION

    Trs easy to use, turn the knobs, we immediately find the diffrent palettes of his, he can find a personal well, a lack gualiseur but even without it dj great!

    SOUNDS

    To play metal is tip top, super distortion, the grain is diffrent the mesa but hey it's more wild and I love it!
    clean sounds are also great, really great head versatile ...!

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's been over a month that I have, I use it mainly in BPS, I tried a mesa before you buy and I liked the Engl (especially distortion) and Now even comparing a mesa, has given me plutt want to keep it.
    This head is a bte!
    I play on a baffle correct, it can give the full…
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    Deficits prcedemment

    UTILIZATION

    Trs easy to use, turn the knobs, we immediately find the diffrent palettes of his, he can find a personal well, a lack gualiseur but even without it dj great!

    SOUNDS

    To play metal is tip top, super distortion, the grain is diffrent the mesa but hey it's more wild and I love it!
    clean sounds are also great, really great head versatile ...!

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's been over a month that I have, I use it mainly in BPS, I tried a mesa before you buy and I liked the Engl (especially distortion) and Now even comparing a mesa, has given me plutt want to keep it.
    This head is a bte!
    I play on a baffle correct, it can give the full measure my head, even if the speaker engl vintage trs is good too!
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  • zkayzkay

    ENGL E610 Savage 120 HeadPublished on 03/25/06 at 15:15
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    Amp 120 Watt All Tube 4 Channel.
    4 gains, 4 volumes, 2 prsences, a master, boost, vintage / modern, sensitive, bright, etc etc ... preshape
    Complete with connectivity ultra noon (because all calls can be rglages pedals with MIDI), several speakers out, effect send / return etc ...
    One of the most comprehensive amps I know.

    UTILIZATION

    The use of the Savage is very simple. Ms. turning all manner of random image buttons, it rings. Personally it did not take the manual may be except for the midi interface, and more.

    SOUNDS

    It comes very easy to find a sound that suits us and for almost every taste of music. Most users make mtal and it is true that Savage dfend hands…
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    Amp 120 Watt All Tube 4 Channel.
    4 gains, 4 volumes, 2 prsences, a master, boost, vintage / modern, sensitive, bright, etc etc ... preshape
    Complete with connectivity ultra noon (because all calls can be rglages pedals with MIDI), several speakers out, effect send / return etc ...
    One of the most comprehensive amps I know.

    UTILIZATION

    The use of the Savage is very simple. Ms. turning all manner of random image buttons, it rings. Personally it did not take the manual may be except for the midi interface, and more.

    SOUNDS

    It comes very easy to find a sound that suits us and for almost every taste of music. Most users make mtal and it is true that Savage dfend hands down in this area. But he did not t Designed primarily for this style (comparing a Mesa Rectifier). This amp is versatile and trs I use both to play rock than pop fawn U2.
    The sound is crystal clear with lots of harmonics. The lead sound is a masterpiece of saturated hum (the ball).
    I possde also a Mesa Mark IV and I must say that the management of volumes is comparable exceptional ENGL Mesa, who plays gently pat or that the strings sound like a barbarian is homogne see most product.
    What is the good rev ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I possde ENGL Savage 120 for almost 4 years and I never get tired. ENGL is a registered trs not known by the general public (especially France), but it's good hardware rev is putting in place the largest. Owns and I have several amps possd large renowned telque MesaBoogie, Vox, Fender, Orange, Marshall, Soldano. The ENGL Savage 120 is definitely one of my favorites (and I have something to compare).
    Even if the amp would double cluck I would have bought.
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  • Fend.Fend.

    ENGL E610 Savage 120 HeadPublished on 07/25/07 at 06:18
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    Amp lamp, two 6550 power tubes (home) or KT88 choice. And 6 12AX7 in pramplification. All for a practical power of just over 80w (not 120 watts as advertised!)
    I found the lights very poor backgrounds.
    I tried the Kt-88, they give more volume (again +!) And a more prcis with good bass. It's great, especially for styles tend metal.
    Nanmoins, APRS have tried many things, my preferences shall adopt was on 6550 Thung-Sol, which gives a bit of fat but mostly the amp a more rich and warm that brings out the grain CHARACTERISTICS rocky rock and roll of the head!
    At pramp lamps, they were ultimately very little influence on the final rendering. Other than in V1 or some lamps are worth o…
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    Amp lamp, two 6550 power tubes (home) or KT88 choice. And 6 12AX7 in pramplification. All for a practical power of just over 80w (not 120 watts as advertised!)
    I found the lights very poor backgrounds.
    I tried the Kt-88, they give more volume (again +!) And a more prcis with good bass. It's great, especially for styles tend metal.
    Nanmoins, APRS have tried many things, my preferences shall adopt was on 6550 Thung-Sol, which gives a bit of fat but mostly the amp a more rich and warm that brings out the grain CHARACTERISTICS rocky rock and roll of the head!
    At pramp lamps, they were ultimately very little influence on the final rendering. Other than in V1 or some lamps are worth of being tested as the Thung Sol Re-Issue Gold which tightens the grain of the amp and brings a lot of bass, perfect for one or the mtal n omtal modern. Personally, I do not like. So I put a NOS GE 12AX7 that keeps intact the characters of the amp.

    The trs rglages are complete:
    4 channel trs complmentaires clean/crunch1/crunch2/lead (More on that in the audio portion), by two groups to manage earnings and qualisations: 2 3-band EQ and 4 gains ( non indpendants).
    A multitude of practical filters, some really useful and effective.
    Two switchable master indpendants.
    Two switchable prsences indpendantes and Depth-boost can last respectifs.Ce once engaged grow Whereas for low and make fat. The amp as trs prcis without a. It thus allows the amp to offer two styles of amplification well DIFFERENT! The words may seem to you be strong, but the effectiveness of this measure is rglage!

    two effects loops A and B and two config:
    1 - Loop A: main loop / loop B: not used
    2 - Loop A: set to channel clean and crunch1 / loop B affects crunch2 and lead channels.
    DI output (bad) or the power amp pramp be included.
    5 HP Output: 16 ohms / 8 ohms / 8 ohms / 4 ohms / 4 ohms
    3 inputs for double switches.
    Between 1 to Engl Z7 MIDI Interface (forcing you to buy it in the head CONTRL pm)

    The filter "Sense" is used to boost the level of input channels and crunch1 clean, very practical when moving from one skyscraper to another quip doubles team in single microphone.

    It is complete but there are better. MIDI interface may be intgre, multiple small filters are not switchable or programmable effects and loops have also been able to be. Bad original lamps do not play in his favor. Trs Nanmoins of good ides as the two masters and two prsences indpendantes make it all the same MRIT trs a note!

    UTILIZATION

    The gain is the basis for clean CHANNELS crunch1 and clean and gain channels to crunch2 crunch2 and lead. In addition, two second SETTING THE gains are used to adjust the respective gains of the channels and crunch1 lead.
    Basically it is as effective as 4 indpendants gains but we must take into account this particularity in its rglages. In this case even allows for more rapid sounds homognes on 4 DIFFERENT channels.

    The amp sounds, just switch on and off all knobs noon. APRS we enter the dtail to refine. So very easy. A condition to change the original lamps!
    The rglages nanmoins trs are effective.
    Well this is just an amplifier of the same complex enough to justify the existence of a simplified MODEL: The Ritchie Blackmore.

    Otherwise the manual is complete. It lacks just a few tips on using supplmentaire.

    SOUNDS

    My style:
    I play for both rock and roll pure metal, my style of prdilection as a post-hardcore fusing these two styles.
    And yes, in all cases, the receiver should perfection!

    My instruments are:
    A model "Stoker"-made by Patrick Blanc.
    ESP Horizon Custom Gold a top.
    Ibanez RG3120 Prestige A.
    And finally, a classic Fender Start a US.

    Transparency, sensitivity dynamics, attack and precision:
    Whatever the SETTING THE amp, the personality of the instrument I use appears full. The amplified sound down to its slightest respect dtails the Properties of the instrument that produces sound from the ct of the chain!
    Similarly, your game, whatever it is, plays an important role in the trs final sound reproduction!
    This is in part a standard dynamic to recreate the exact sensitivity you have applied your attack right hand and touch your left hand. But also an attack trs important, when you slam the mdiator with punch, sends the same punch to the sound amplifier. With a formidable drive and pulling mdiator levs!
    The punch is highlighted in the chest by a crunch sound impressive rvle all its power in the palm-mute CHARACTERISTICS if this amp. Palm-mute who, instead of you slobbering crasis under low standards, you schement slam in your face you in grasping the guts!
    In addition, the amplifier is a precision infallible in the first three channels, even gain lev.
    Especially if the grain is open and expressive trs.
    It all gives you unforgettable sensations, sensations that I can find on trs few other amps (high-end gnrale as VHT Deliverance for example).

    on the other hand, its qualities diminish a little if you turn up the gain too crunch2. Logical gain compress. In part we win against compression (so) and chest with palm-mute increasingly powerful.
    But specialist in the channel for this kind of sound is the lead with his naturally compress and a tighter grain it is therefore dmarquer crunch2 channel for solos and are typsn omtal and co. The latter, moreover, a natural sound fatter and less lgrement prcis other channels, showing that each channel has t tudi particulirement well to be all complete trs tary and thus cover a huge range of sounds. O On his versatility.
    With crunch2 on 5 ~ 6 / 10 to gain gets a big crunch of the best I've ever had put me in the plectrum! So much so that I am using almost only this channel is used as a single channel: it is that playing the guitar volume and the sensitivity attack. Crunch2 channel is the sound of this amp! All grades are above the deficits at the same time!

    All with a grain open and rocky trs living a harsh inimitable Tone, a unique personality that makes this amp one of the best I've ever tried, and all calves, my prf r!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 5 years now and I made lots of concerts.
    And I had a ppin with:
    A lamp pramp change.
    Trs so solid and reliable.

    The report price is really excellent quality.

    If c'tait again?
    It's simple, basically the guitar geek that I am, I test all the amps available: Rivera, Bogner, VHT, MesaBoogie, Soldano, Marshall, Brunetti, Peavey, Fender ... you name it! (I even tried all the other Engl!)
    Nothing has convinced me to change. Trs and I know that the day I'll have o Rasht me an amp that will be the one.

    This is not the amp the most dynamic, most prcis, with the most attacks, the spectrum the richest, most functional, easiest ... But its texture, its sound and identity all its qualities have made me addicted and I can not imagine my riffs, my guitars, my components on a different amp than-l.

    However, before this point be satisfied, it took me to change the lamps. Above all, it took him that I found the baffle which fits perfectly: a 4 * 12 Custom Audio Amplifier with Celestion Greenback quip.

    If I did not put the maximum is that VHT has an even more prcis MODEL-channel Deliverance and even more dynamic. So I rve A model signature "Fend," it would be a single channel on the channel bottom of Savage crunch2 it galerait the VHT Deliverance of the dynamics to go even further in the enjoyment guitar!
    And what will my signature MODEL 10/10!

    We have the right to RVer! ^ ^
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  • worldmetallerworldmetaller

    Trs pleased with my head Engl Sovereign

    ENGL E610 Savage 120 HeadPublished on 07/20/11 at 01:40
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    Amp lamp with midi interface for changing the channel. Ffective 120 watts with a super reverb spring.

    UTILIZATION

    The faade includes a lot of button but it's pretty easy to use and not trs long to get a good sound.
    The crunch sounds are hot, the lead is powerful and prcis, when the sound is just plain great, clean, warm and gentle and slamming.
    15 years that I rarely head and I took him rpar yet I am between 60 and 80 concerts a year with.

    SOUNDS

    It's a versatile amp trs was the beautiful clean sounds, a little crunch trs saturated for blues, crunch, with more than a gain for the Hendrix or Deep Purple, so vintage overdrive and Lead for larger and more rhythmic Mta…
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    Amp lamp with midi interface for changing the channel. Ffective 120 watts with a super reverb spring.

    UTILIZATION

    The faade includes a lot of button but it's pretty easy to use and not trs long to get a good sound.
    The crunch sounds are hot, the lead is powerful and prcis, when the sound is just plain great, clean, warm and gentle and slamming.
    15 years that I rarely head and I took him rpar yet I am between 60 and 80 concerts a year with.

    SOUNDS

    It's a versatile amp trs was the beautiful clean sounds, a little crunch trs saturated for blues, crunch, with more than a gain for the Hendrix or Deep Purple, so vintage overdrive and Lead for larger and more rhythmic Mtal there is a booster mdium the saturation to change the frequencies and do better out the notes alone.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It's good solid stuff even if it's a bit expensive purchase you find it quickly.
    I have tried many brands (Marsahall, Mesa, VHT, etc ...) and it was the sound that suits me best, gain, fat, but prcis, not aggressive, perfect for play group or to register because the sound is unusually neat.
    So I bought a deuxime it without the reverb but equally ffective.
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  • iamqmaniamqman

    Infinite Brutality

    ENGL E610 Savage 120 HeadPublished on 07/07/11 at 14:24
    This amp is simply a beats! Nothing I can say or anyone else for that matter can really describe the enormous power this amp has. This is the metal player's dream amp if there ever was one. This amp has more power and chunk than a '43 Ford. It is heavy and brutal for the demands of a the high energy modern rock player.

    This amp is four channels of extreme metal tastiness. There is a distinct voicing within Engl amps and this one captures all that German metal flavor in a nutshell. Yep it can clean up with the clean channels but this thing is build to tear down walls.

    UTILIZATION

    Technical specifications:

    Preamp:
    4 channels, Clean, Crunch 1, Crunch 2, Lead, 2 EQs, Sensitivi…
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    This amp is simply a beats! Nothing I can say or anyone else for that matter can really describe the enormous power this amp has. This is the metal player's dream amp if there ever was one. This amp has more power and chunk than a '43 Ford. It is heavy and brutal for the demands of a the high energy modern rock player.

    This amp is four channels of extreme metal tastiness. There is a distinct voicing within Engl amps and this one captures all that German metal flavor in a nutshell. Yep it can clean up with the clean channels but this thing is build to tear down walls.

    UTILIZATION

    Technical specifications:

    Preamp:
    4 channels, Clean, Crunch 1, Crunch 2, Lead, 2 EQs, Sensitivity switch, Bright switch, 2 FX loops (both parallel to serial adjustable), Lead Boost, Contour switch, Rough/Smooth switch plus Hi Balance control, 5 x ECC 83
    preamp tubes.

    Master Section:
    Presence A/B, Master A/B, Depth Boost,
    120 watts (1 x ECC 83, 2 x 6550 power amp tubes)
    ECS tube protection

    Outputs:
    Balanced Line out, frequency-compensated, adjustable, overload control, speaker outs (2 x 4, 2 x 8, 1 x 16 ohms), 2 FX loops, Z-3/Z-4 footswitch jacks, MIDI interface port, Z-10 footswitch port

    Dimensions & Weight:
    71 x 27 x 27 cm, 20 kg

    SOUNDS

    The sound of this amp is just about as brutal as they come. The tone from this amp is just simply brutality in a box. You can destroy many walls in and objects in front of you with the level of power this amp has produce.

    The tone of this amp is very punchy. It has an attack that just puts a hammer in your chest. Which for the style of music that caters to these amps will enjoy. You will most likely be better off bringing a guitar with active pickups in there and don't show up with a Fender telecaster.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I would recommend this amp to the brutal heads than need a good chugga chugga amp that is thick and powerful. At new these amp come in at around $2499. More of the expensive side of Engl amps. This is a rocker amp though and you won't be disappointed.
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  • HatsubaiHatsubai

    Brutality squared

    ENGL E610 Savage 120 HeadPublished on 04/04/11 at 20:18
    The ENGL Savage 120 is probably the amp that really made a name for ENGL. It's an extremely versatile amp that took brutality to an entirely different level. It's a four channel amp that has tons of features such as multiple effects loops, a line out, MIDI capable with an external device and tons of different switches to change the voicing. The amp is a bit different from the original SE in that it has 6550 tubes that deliver crazy output.

    UTILIZATION

    The ENGL Savage 120 does a pretty good job at being versatile. There are tons of different voicing switches you can utilize to help sculpt the tone to what's in your head. The manual also does a great job at explaining everything…
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    The ENGL Savage 120 is probably the amp that really made a name for ENGL. It's an extremely versatile amp that took brutality to an entirely different level. It's a four channel amp that has tons of features such as multiple effects loops, a line out, MIDI capable with an external device and tons of different switches to change the voicing. The amp is a bit different from the original SE in that it has 6550 tubes that deliver crazy output.

    UTILIZATION

    The ENGL Savage 120 does a pretty good job at being versatile. There are tons of different voicing switches you can utilize to help sculpt the tone to what's in your head. The manual also does a great job at explaining everything. That said, I find the amp to be a bit lacking in the way they laid it out. The controls are not independent. Clean and Crunch 1 share controls, as do Crunch 2 and Lead. I also wish they would have included MIDI instead of forcing you to buy an external device.

    SOUNDS

    This thing sounds phenomenal. If you play metal, this should be one of the top three amps you look at. I can't stress how absolutely brutal this amp gets. Just listen to Darkane or Dying Fetus' Descend Into Depravity. It'll show you exactly what this amp sounds like. The amplifier doesn't need a boost, so no need to worry about external pedals. Cleans are not bad, and midgain tones are pretty good for a high gain amplifier to boot.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I find the original SE to be a bit more versatile, but if you're looking for one of the most brutal amplifiers out there, this should be one of your first choices. It's versatile enough to do most any genre, but it truly excels at metal. I've heard some reliability issues with some ENGL amps, but I've never experienced any first hand, so take that for what it's worth. I just wish it had independent controls for each channel and had MIDI built in already instead of making you buy another device.
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  • LordRiffensteinLordRiffenstein

    Killer amp, for pretty much every style

    ENGL E610 Savage 120 HeadPublished on 03/31/11 at 01:57
    The Savage 120 is an all-tube amp, running 6550s (or KT88s) in the power section and ECC83s in the preamp. The "120" in the name is misleading, this is not a 120w amp. 2 6550s will get you about 90w depending on bias and tube brand but that doesn't mean this is not a loud amp.

    The Savage 120 has 4 channels, one could say it are 2 channels with 2 gain settings each and shared eq. There's a master section with dual presence controls and dual master volumes. The high gain channels have a rough/smooth switch and the clean channel has a bright switch. At the back, there are switching options, a great loop and power amp outputs.

    For sure it's a feature-packed amp and all the features are u…
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    The Savage 120 is an all-tube amp, running 6550s (or KT88s) in the power section and ECC83s in the preamp. The "120" in the name is misleading, this is not a 120w amp. 2 6550s will get you about 90w depending on bias and tube brand but that doesn't mean this is not a loud amp.

    The Savage 120 has 4 channels, one could say it are 2 channels with 2 gain settings each and shared eq. There's a master section with dual presence controls and dual master volumes. The high gain channels have a rough/smooth switch and the clean channel has a bright switch. At the back, there are switching options, a great loop and power amp outputs.

    For sure it's a feature-packed amp and all the features are useful and most are switchable with the footswitch or midi. Saddly, the footswitch is an extra but worth the price. Unless you want to control the amp with midi, the you should get the Z11 switcher.

    UTILIZATION

    I always, and still do, loved this amp. It was my first "boutique" amp and it served me well for the 8-9 years that I owned it. Somewhere out there, somebody is still digging it!

    I was playing rock-originals and in a coverband when I got this amp and I was able to get whatever tone I needed for my gigs and rehearsals. I was running the Savage 120 with an Engl standard 4x12 and the combination sounded killer.

    The layout of the amp is very easy and it's not hard to get the great tones from this amp. The manual is straightforward and clear.

    SOUNDS

    I was running a number of guitars with this amp, teles, strats, PRS and always found my sound with it. I switched to using Vintage30 speakers after a while and the tones were killer.

    One of my fav tones was the 2nd channel (hit it with a nice OD/boost for amazement) or the 3rd channel in smooth setting. These were my basic rhythm tones, lotsa punch, tight low end and smooth mid. Bot channels responded very well to dynamics and boost. The clean channel was very tight and direct sounding, a bit similar to Hiwatt-clean tones. The 4th channel was a killer lead channel. Although I also played lead hitting ch3 with a boost, the 4th channel sounded amazing. The rough/smooth switch worked great for this as you could get a great crunch tone in "rough" and turn it into a liquid lead tone when switching to smooth.

    At 1st I ran the amp with a pedalboard but later on started using rack gear thru the loop. I must say that the loop sounds very good and I never had problems with this.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I owned the amp for about 9 years and had a lot of good times with it. Eventually I sold it because I bought some others and simply had to many. BUT, it's the one amp that I definitely would love to get back. The tones were stunning and it just worked for me. I had the amp in a flightcase and never had a major issue with it. couple of blown power tubes but never an issue with the amp.
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We are using Google Analytics in order to better understand the use that our visitors make of our website in an attempt to improve it. When this parameter is activated, no personal information is sent to Google and the IP addresses are anonymized.

Advertising

This information allows us to show you personalized advertisements thanks to which Audiofanzine is financed. By unchecking this box you will still have advertisements but they may be less interesting :) We are using Google Ad Manager to display part of our ads, or tools integrated to our own CMS for the rest.


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