Engl Ironball 20W

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This is simply a great practice amp, and represents amazing value.

Whilst, at only 20W, this amp will not deal with stadiums, it delivers more than enough power for the practice room, or even small venues. If you are playing to large halls, of course, then it’s likely that there will be a dedicated PA system, and having a 400W rig will be unnecessary!

The focus with this amp is on versatility, which is one of the reasons it has become such a favorite amongst gigging musicians. The vast range of effects and features is really impressive in an amp of this size, and no matter how strange the sound you want, you will be easily able to achieve it here.

The sound is also really impressive. The amp makes use of a two-channel amplifier, and each channel has a separate gain boost and gain control. Even when feeding both rhythm and lead through the same amp, this means that the sounds stay well separated and clear.

So if you are looking for a great value amp which delivers the sound quality of more expensive items, you can do worse than the Engl Ironball.

In addition, is has these great features:

Engl Ironball 20W

The focus with this amp is on versatility, which is one of the reasons it has become such a favorite amongst gigging musicians. The vast range of effects and features is really impressive in an amp of this size, and no matter how strange the sound you want, you will be easily able to achieve it here.

9 Total Score
Engl Ironball 20W

The focus with this amp is on versatility, which is one of the reasons it has become such a favorite amongst gigging musicians. The vast range of effects and features is really impressive in an amp of this size, and no matter how strange the sound you want, you will be easily able to achieve it here.

Durability
9
Design
8.5
PROS
  • The small size of this amp makes it perfect for practice sessions. You can easily chuck it into your truck, and carry it around all day, without your back complaining. Whilst you may want a bit more power to play stadium shows, adding this amp to your collection will really pay dividends!
  • The amp is made in Germany, so of course it is extremely well built and solid. The people we talked to for this review said that this was one of the best amps to get for gigging metal players, as it is easy to transport and will last for years.
  • The gain on this amp is something else. Engl amps are famous for offering clean yet aggressive distortion, and this amp is no exception. Even if you like to play really heavy riffs, this amp will deal with it!
  • If you play Black Metal, this is the amp to get. The added levels of distortion possible with it mean that it sounds great with chugging riffs.
CONS
  • None, for the price. The value represented by this amp is really outstanding.
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