Some prologue: About 10 days ago I went into the music store in the city as it's closing down and they are liquidating everything. I saw an Ibanez Premium 6 string (the violet finish one) and decided I'd give it a play. The guys at the store plugged me into an amp which I didn't think would be that good but it floored me. The Ibanez played okay but the neck felt a lot rounder with more shoulders than what I'm used to (Side note: pickups were actually decent) but I just couldn't get over how good this amp sounded and yet, I couldn't justify it as I already had a Blackstar HT Club-40 which has been a fantastic amp for me and while the discounted price (at 50% off) was a steal, I just felt too guilty about buying an amp when I have another amp that does the trick.
Today I wanted to buy some new acoustic strings to do some recording and I had absolutely no intention of buying an amp. I walked into the music store and all the strings were gone. Almost everything was gone. The store was bare-bones except there were two amps stacked on top of each other.
Bad news is that it looked like a band of young hardcore metal looking kids wanted to buy it and were crowding around it. I was like "Fuck... don't let those hardcores buy it ". They moved slightly away from it. I swooped and sniped those fuckers!
Anyway instead of 50% off, I got 70% off the amp and I walked away with this (Excuse the Shitty iPhone pics and the art-work hehe)
An Engl Thunder 50.
Seriously, this thing floored me when I tried it at low volumes so I can't wait to let it rip. I still can't get over the price I paid for this. I'm on cloud nine.
On a side note, Does anyone have any recommended settings for these? I think from reading posts that maybe Shannon had one of these? Any tips for these?
I love my new baby