Tony Mckenzie One of Tony's more recent album's is a project called Eniac - this album is a take on Scientific practice and theory applied to the digital world.

The result is an album with a specific style - mainly written on and Engl E670 Special Edition - click for more. ...

you won't be disappointed with this - it's a modern style developed over many years and the Engl can be heard throughout the tracks.

Whether detuned, or regular tuning is your thing, it's all on this album - take a listen and see if you agree.

Recto and Engl - whose best?
Mesa Triple Rectifier
Meet the masters of Rock - or are they?
It's easy to say you're the best - especially without DIRECT comparisons, check it all out below for what we reckon is the truth...

Randall Smith really did come up with a 'new' sound when he developed the Rectifier amp from Mesa Boogie. Randall knows what he is doing.

So does Horst Langer - Designer of Engl Amps. The Rectifier (Road King here) amp remains a sound in many players minds and it shapes the music of today - but the Engl E670 Special Edition does too - it's just not as urgently marketed as Mesa.

The sounds of these two amps are in fact not that far apart - but the Engl actually has more usable features in my view than the rectifiers do. There's more control which is easier to use.

Unfortunately both these amps cost an arm and a leg and in the case of Mesa Boogie in the UK I have already said the warranty is hard work thanks mainly to the distribution - read elsewhere my view on Engl warranty...

In direct comparisons of these amps - with the same player, cabs, guitar, environments etc it's really not that hard to arrive at your favourite amp. In fact this web site is completely developed to show that Engl amps are one of the worlds best kept secrets when it comes down to modern high powered Tube amps.

Check out the comparisons below and make up your own mind, every product is different so maybe you would even buy both? lets see what you think...


Road King Clean ch1 Engl E670 Amp Clean
  Engl E670 Amp Clean Picked
Road King Tweed ch2 Engl E670 Amp Crunch
  Engl E670 Amp Crunch Picked
Road King Vintage ch3 Picked Engl E670 Amp L1 Rhythm
Road King Modern ch3 Picked Engl E670 Amp L1 Picked
Road King Vintage ch4 Engl E670 Amp L2 Rhythm
Road King Modern ch4 Engl E670 Amp L2 Picked
Road King Modern ch4 Picked Engl E670 Amp L1 Bottom End

All sounds are MP3 - just click them and listen.

The Road King was a 2x12 Combo finished in a custom green leather.
The guitar for the road king was a Strat (oops) and for the Engl it was an Ibanez Jem 7VWH.

Click HERE to listen about the way we tested.

I have used a Road King for some time. That amp cost me Ј3995.00 and that's not cheap at all. My own view is that it was a difficult amp to get the sounds you wanted when you wanted them - they were all there no doubt, but the weight of the thing, the cost and not least the user friendliness broke my back (not literally) so I sold it. It remained a cool amp.

BUT - the Engl E670 Special Edition is a veritable bargain - even at the Engl list price (which I can't see many paying) so snap one up now - or at least give the other Engl models a run for their money - think Mesa without coming from the USA!


Mesa Boogie Road King

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