ENGL Amp Spotlight: Powerball Pedal EP645

ENGL Amp Spotlight: Powerball Pedal EP645

There are actually a couple of ways to tap into the tone of the mighty ENGL Powerball amplifier. You could get yourself the Powerball II E645II, a monstrous handwired 100W 4-channel all-tube head. But maybe you don't have room in your life -- or your bank account -- for a whole new amp. Maybe, instead, you can just find some space on your pedalboard for the ENGL Powerball Pedal EP645.

That Lead2 Channel
ENGL's Powerball pedal is tonally based on the Lead2 channel of the ENGL Powerball II, recreating the gain stages of the amp itself. A completely analog circuit, the pedal’s specially-selected components offer up a particularly high level of sound quality. It couldn't be more simple; you literally get Gain, three discrete bands of EQ, and a master volume. And by "True Bypass", we mean it.. when the pedal is off, the signal is routed directly from the input to the output jack. The Powerball pedal's electronics assembly is protected by a highly durable housing, meaning you get a pedal that’s going to deliver for a long, long time to come!

• GAIN Controls the amount of gain. Left is less, right is more
• BASS Controls the amount of low frequencies. Left is -7.5db, right is +7.5db
• MIDDLE Controls the amount of middle frequencies. Left is -7.5db, right is +7.5db
• TREBLE Controls the amount of middle frequencies. Left is -7.5db, right is +7.5db
• VOLUME Controls the output volume. Left is less, right is more.

This pedal uses 9V DC negative center and is protected by a ZERO LOSS REVERSE POLARITY PROTECTION circuit. With the second DC jack you can supply additional effect devices (daisy chaining). Due to ecological reasons, the pedal does not accept batteries. Power consumption is 18 mA.

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

Anthony S.

After a long wait, I finally received this lovely tube amplifier today. It was a lengthy journey, but I anticipated it to be that way. The amp sounds fantastic! Coventry tree prunning

Bilal A.

The pedal is enough for me tbh beause it does everthing i need it to. I miay check the Powerball out though next year when I get a pay raise from my employers at painters and decorators Southampton

Keith M.

I can't compare the pedal to the Powerball Amp because I don't own one. However, I am pretty pleased with the pedal's performance. The bass, middle, and treble knobs have a wide adjustment range (-7.5 to +7.5 dB, according to the instructions), and the frequencies are correctly adjusted. The tug is quite brutish (as predicted) but aggressive and transparent. My favorite distortion pedal I've ever heard or owned. Regards from El Paso

Michael F.

thankyou so much for sharing this information

Aloysius A.

Definitely worth considering as its hard to find space for the amp.