Engl Amp: Artist Edition E651 100w Head - EL34
The story behind a legend!
It all started in 1996 when the ENGL Ritchie Blackmore Signature Amp was released and a legend was born! It is to this day one of the most beloved and successful ENGL amps. In collaboration with none other than Doug Aldrich ENGL built a special amp in 2005, based on the E650. The concept was clear: simple handling with maximum performance. Some alterations were made, including a change to EL34 tubes and after some coming and going between Germany and the USA the perfect version in terms of sound and dynamics was designed. For quite some time now this amp is sitting in the Los Angeles ENGL Showroom and is still in use for studio sessions.
Within a short time, word got out about this version and artists such as Jimmy Page, Ken Hammer, Vivien Campbell, Paul Stanley and Scott Gorham put in their orders. Jimmy Page still has his in the studio. You can also hear the great sound live on stage with Paul Stanley (Kiss), Scott Gorham (Black Star Riders) and Ken Hammer (Pretty Maids). After so many years and dropping jaws we finally decided to unleash this beast to the outside world.
Clean and Lead channel feature separate Gain controls (both can be played in Hi or Lo Gain mode and deliver 4 different gain stages), Bright switch, 3 band EQ, Shape switch(remote controllable via footswitch), Lead Presence control, Lead Volume control, Hi/Low Gain switch, Channel switch, Master A/B (remote controllable via footswitch), 100 Watts (4 x ECC 83 preamp tubes, 4 x EL34 power amp tubes)
S.A.C port for the Z-9 foot switch, 3 x 1/4“ stereo jacks for connecting the Z-4 Noise Gate (Threshold control, remote controllable via footswitch), FX loop (parallel to serial adjustable, remote controllable via footswitch)
Speaker Outs: (1 x 4, 1 x 8, 2 x 8, 1 x 16, 2 x 16 Ohms)
Dimensions & Weight: 71 x 27 x 27 cm, 20 kg