Just a curious question.
I keep seeing these Engls Pre Amps for sale and they arent that expensive either, heck most of them cost the same used as a MXR 5150 or the BE OD Pedal... So lets say I would like to have one and simply connect it to IRs and Speaker or Phones (No Cab of any kind). Just to leave the Digital VST for a while.
Im tempted to get one mainly because they are Valve Pres and because they look cool
What do they bring more than buying a 5150 Pedal or any of its variants (BE OD, Pinnacle etc)? Keep reading they dont have a "Modern Gain"... but these are Engls... I mean lack of Gain is not something they are know for.
Tone wise I like to dabble in old VH and then of course I also like the massive Distortion and that 90s Mid scooped sound. I tried a AMT D2 last year of a friend, it was massive but not really that different than what I can get with VSTs to be honest.