Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:15 am Post subject: Randall vs Engl
which amp would be better for metal: the randall t2 or the engl fireball
My main beef with the fireball is that the gain knob is for both channels and the randall's second channel is more of an overdrive than distortion (i think-correct me if im wrong) so which amp do you think would better of for metal
Joined: 09 Dec 2007 Posts: 831 Location: Calgary, AB
Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 5:48 am Post subject:
Having owned the Fireball, which I think was one of the best metal amps you can buy, it's always going to be a great choice.
I should have a T2 on the way next week, they are great, however I'm sure the Fireball will always out do it on tone.
Even in both the recordings in your link, the T2's were weaker than the Fireball.
On a plus side, they both sound great, you can get a Fireball for around ?600, and a T2 for around ?400-500
Joined: 29 Oct 2007 Posts: 24 Location: arlington tx
Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:07 am Post subject:
I'd get the T2/V2 just on the merit of not having to replace power tubes.
you have got to be joking.
listen, i love randall amps. i have a holy grail randall solid state amp that i will NEVER let go of. i've had all sorts of randalls. but telling someone that you would buy an amp because you wouldn't have to change power tubes?
to the o.p, deff try the engl. i have a powerball, and i love it. i had 3 randall v2's and sold them all off, way too noisy. replaced them with the powerball, a diamond nitrox, and a fja modded mesa recto. way better, more brutal tones. there is a reason tubes are still king.
if you do decide to go tube and wanna stay with randall, TRY the RT series randalls. the master volume may trip you out a little since it has to be cranked way up to get loud, but the tones are there, and fairly cheap.
or try a used MTS series head and a couple of good mods.
personally, for me the t2/v2 was a stepping stone to a real tube head.
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