ENGL Amp Spotlight: Powerball II E645II

ENGL Amp Spotlight: Powerball II E645II

Do you like metal? No? Okay, go read something else.

Oh, you're still here? Then that must mean you're someone who needs to learn more about the ENGL Powerball II, because this is a pure, uncompromising, all-tube amp made specifically to bring out the best of the most brutal and unforgiving modern metal sounds imaginable. We're not talking about some simulation or recreation or model of the best metal tone; this is the real thing... 100 watts of relentless power, and tonal clarity at all frequencies that you've previously only experienced in your dreams.

The Powerball II is the perfect amp if you're into downtuning. Your drop-tuned 6-string, 7-string, or 8-string guitar will never sound as gut-punching as it will through this amp, with low-end representation that you might not realize is even possible. And sure, you can expect crystal clear clean tones and crispy crunch as well. But the Powerball II's four channels are optimally matched to each other so that all the degrees of distortion fit together seamlessly, and every gain setting is differentiated and delivered with razor-sharp attack.

• 4 Channels: Clean, Crunch, Lead 1, Lead 2
• All Tube Head
• Tube buffered FX Loop with adjustable Balance control
• Noise Gate
• Master A/B
• Power Tube Monitor
• S.A.C.: Serial Amp Control

Sound Options:
• Middle Boosted
• Bright (Clean, Crunch)
• Bottom (Clean, Crunch)
• Bottom (Lead 1)
• Bottom (Lead 2)

• Gain (for each Channel)
• 3-Band EQ for Clean and Crunch (shared) with separate Treble controls
• 3-Band EQ (shared Lead 1 / Lead 2)
• Middle Voiced Control (Lead 1 / Lead 2)
• Volume (for each Channel)
• Presence
• Depth Punch
• Master A
• Master B
• Noise Gate Threshold Level
• FX Loop Balance

• Power amp Output (1 x 4 Ω, 1 x 8 Ω, 1 x 16 Ω, 2 x 8 Ω ||, 2 x 16 Ω ||)

• Z4 (Channels, Master A/B, Middle Boosted, FX Loop, Noise Gate)
• Z9 (Channels, Master A/B, Middle Boosted, FX Loop, Noise Gate)

Preamp Tubes:
• 4 x Engl ECC83 / 12AX7

Output Tubes:
4 x Engl 6L6GC

Output Wattage:
100 W

28" x 10.6" x 10.6" (71 x 27 x 27 cm)

46.3 lbs (21 kg)

ESP distributes ENGL amplifiers in the USA and Canada. Find a list of our ENGL dealers here!

Madison W.

The quality on this Powerball II E645II is unlike anything I've seen – it's impeccable. As far as craftsmanship being top of the line wood fence and the set up, this amp actually plays itself