I have taken some of the tracks and sounds that I have recently
recorded on the Engl E670 amp and duplicated them in this section of the
It's always difficult to get to KNOW what an amp sounds like
unless you play through one with your own guitar and mess around a while to get
to know the product. In my case - I never played through an Engl before buying
the E670 - a leap of faith on my part, but I listened to as many users on CD
before buying so I knew what I was getting for the price.
Sounds are a personal thing - so if you don't like these sounds or tracks I
don't really mind - but they should at least give you an insight in to the
output from the Engl E670 Special Edition amp.
You can also hear the difference with a Marshall cab as well as a Engl 4x12
V60 and the difference is definitely there make no mistake.
Throughout my period with the Engl E670 I have tended to detune 6th down to D
- this lets the Engl do what it's best at - heavy, bowel wrenching bottom end
(you could use a baritone guitar or tune even lower) which if pushed on this amp
will probably be too much for you - even if you're the latest death metal hog in
Listen carefully to the sounds below and make your own mind up.
All tracks are
© & ® A B Mckenzie 2006. Don't abuse this
|Engl E670 with Marshall Cab
||Engl E670 with Engl V60 Cab
HERE to listen about the Engl Setup Used.
Click HERE to listen
about the Engl-Marshall Setup Used.
to listen about the way we tested.
A Cab won't make that much difference I hear you say. Listen for yourself to
the above comparisons - all equipment was the same, the guitar, the lead, the
amp (no effects) and even the player. But the one difference was the Cab.
On the left was the Engl-Marshall cab marriage, and on the right of the table
was the Engl-Engl setup.
I thought that the Engl cab was of a much higher quality build than the
Marshall cab - but to be fair, the Engl costs more money. The Engl cab was
actually bigger from front to back, which I felt gave more (much more) bottom
end to the Engl Amp/Cab setup.
The Marshall cab when used with the Engl amp gave off a more 'toppy' sound
without the same bottom end that the Engl cab exuded all the time.
If you are looking for a 'toppy' sound to cut through then the Marshall cab
would probably do. But if you want to hear and Engl amp do what it was made for
(heavy rock in my view) then there is simply not a choice - second best matches
are ok for a while, but in the end you want the real deal - and the Engl cab is
This comparison is quite useful and it does show the very noticeable
differences when comparing the sounds in this way. I don't know many who have
bothered to go to these lengths, but maybe others will follow in my footsteps -
it's a worthwhile comparison which I hope you all gain from.
Tracks are enabled occasionally for download - you'll have to come back
to get more! Bookmark this page....
The above tracks show a comparison of my music both with and without Engl -
I'll leave you to figure out which track was or was not recorded with the Engl
Amp. I also used Marshall and Mesa kit but which is which?
Please note that each track above is up to 4Mb to download - they are all
worth the wait but could take a while if you're not on broadband.
Please do NOT distribute these tracks they are for listening on this site only -
this is the ONLY licence you are granted. All Tracks are
A. B. Mckenzie 2003/4/5/6.
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