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Engl Ritchie Blackmore Signature 100W Guitar Amp Head  

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Overview
  • 100W of tube power
  • Clean and Lead channels
  • 3-band EQ with presence
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Easy to handle, it puts out all the gain and crunch rockers require.

This is an all-tube guitar amp head featuring the sound made famous by guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore. Based on the successful Savage technology, this Engl amp head delivers fine-tuned sounds from clean to crunch to high gain lead.

You can vary the amount of crunch for the 2 channels Clean and Lead via the Gain Lo/Hi switch. More special features include two master volume controls, the contour button and a custom port for the connection of a compact footswitch that enables direct access to all important switching functions.

With its high-quality components and superior finishing, the Ritchie Blackmore amp head is built to last. Enjoy a wide range of killer tones in an exceptionally easy to handle package.

Features
  • 100W of tube power
  • Clean and Lead channels
  • 3-band EQ with presence
  • Master Volume controls
  • Contour button
  • Custom Footswitch Port (footswitch sold separately)
  • 4-, 8-, 16-ohm speaker outputs

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Ritchie Blackmore Signature 100W Guitar Amp Head Specifications:

  • 3 band EQ, Contour switch, Hi/Low Gain switch, Lead Presence Control, 3 x ECC 83 preamp tubes
  • Master Section: Master A/B, 100W (1 x ECC 83, 4 x 5881 power amp tubes)
  • Outputs: Speaker Outs, (2 x 4, 2 x 8, 1 x 16 Ohms), fx loop (parallel to serial adjustable), footswitch jacks, Z-3/Z-4 or custom Z-5
  • Dimensions: 71 x 27 x 27 cm
  • Weight: 18 kg; 39.7 lb.
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EnglRitchie Blackmore Signature 100W Guitar Amp Head
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

Hi-gain tone machine

By Ron

from Virginia

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Engl Ritchie Blackmore Signature 100W Guitar Amp Head:

    I've had this for a month. I bought it new. I also have an original block letter 5150, Jet City HDM100 and Engl Steve Morse.

    The Blackmore is a great head. It is very powerful. You won't need an overdrive or distortion pedal. This head has all the gain you will ever need. The best thing I like about it is how easy it is to get a great tone. Dialing in what you want will be easy.

    The voicing on this amp is also amazing. I can dial in the classic British 70s tones used by purple, sabbath, AC/DC, rainbow, white snake, zeppelin, etc. I play mostly this style but you can also dial in 80s hair band tones and this head is a monster for modern metal.

    The cleans have great clarity and headroom. No matter how much volume you use you can dial in crystal clear cleans with no breakup.

    With the Z5 foot switch, you can have several tones, from crystal clear cleans, to fenderish bluesy, to red hot hi gain at you instant disposal. It's sort of like a 4 channel amp with shared eq.

    The eq is basic and shared in ch 1 and 2.

    How does this compare to my other heads. The Jet City HDM100 is a great head. The tones are fantastic but it is obvious in build quality that the engl heads and 5150 are higher quality. The price is vastly different but the sound is amazing. If you are on a budget or you are a hobbyist the Jet City heads are amazing and you can get similar results in tones. You don't need to spend 2-3k to get great tones or sound great. The engl heads and 5150 give you that extra 10 percent that make them pro quality. Thus, to compare truly similar gear I won't include the Jet City.

    First off, the peavey 5150 is a great amp. Comparing the blackmore and morse engl heads with the 5150 is like comparing fine wine. These amps are great and it comes down to taste. The morse is the most versatile, the blackmore beats out the morse in hi gain tone by a tiny margin, the morse has more usable features like noise gate, the morse has the best sounding clean tone, all deliver great tones and are easy to dial with the 5150 and blackmore being easier than the morse.

    Bottom line, great amp. Worth the price. Not all the options that you might see with the engl Steve Morse but not as complicated either. Highly recommended.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This blew me away... completely.

    By Jack Griffiths

    from Kent, UK

    Comments about Engl Ritchie Blackmore Signature 100W Guitar Amp Head:

    Well, where to start with this amplifier... I've owned it for over a month now and can safely say there is not a better amp I have ever played through. Initially I was a little disappointed, finding a Marshall 1960A cab to be incredibly bright sounding with this head, however after picking up an Orange 2x12 the sounds produced are better than what I've been hearing in my head for years. The features are terrific, although my only complaint is the absence of a volume control for the clean channel, as it is a lot louder than the remaining three. The clean is however, astounding. In recordings, its crunch mode made me completely overlook my '59 Bassman. And then of course the lead is unbelievable, running the gain at 12 o'clock is more than enough, particularly when you can get the power section really working. That's when this amp kicks in with a vengeance, with every control at around noon. The mids are brilliant, and this amp will always cut through as long as you keep them above noon. The contour boost combined with the second master volume makes for the most articulate, warm and clear lead tone, and also makes any classic rock crunch tone stand out. I can't say enough about this one, it's changed the way I value all other amplifiers. It's sticking with me for life. Don't even hesitate to buy, for the price you get enough value to last your entire playing career. The additional purchase of a Z-5 footswitch will fully expose this amp. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the inability to bypass the effects loop, but who needs to when the amp sounds as great as it does! Enjoy.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMAZING amp for a versatile musician

    Comments about Engl Ritchie Blackmore Signature 100W Guitar Amp Head:

    I play MANY different kinds of music, namely Blues, Post Hardcore, Metalcore, Deathcore, and just about everything that sounds interesting to me, so this amp had to have it all.And man, it delivered like nothing else!It's cleans are really brilliant and shimmering with the right settings, and if you crank it on the clean channel, you get a nice breakup that is suitable for a nice barely distorted blues tone.Its Mid Gain sounds are suitable for everything from some Texas style Blues rock to "pop punk"And the High Gain sounds are PERFECT for everything from A Day To Remember to Emmure to Cannibal Corpse.It's an astounding amp for an unbeatable price. Solid Amp, Solid Tone, nothing more I could ask for.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Modded Marshall meets Bad Cat

    By Ryan O John

    from New York City, NY

    Comments about Engl Ritchie Blackmore Signature 100W Guitar Amp Head:

    So we had: Engl Invader 100, Powerball II, Richie Blackmore, Fireball, Diamond Spec Op, Bogner Shiva, Orange Rockerverb 30, Rocker 30, Mashall JCM 900. This head, was the absolute win for high gain rock/metal. The Powerball was big/beefy, but had much less clarity. The JCM900 is very similar, but this had the low end girth that the JCM starts to lose when you really crank it. Best sounding head I've used with this band.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Amp on Earth

    By Michael-7D1it

    from Chicago, Illinois

    Comments about Engl Ritchie Blackmore Signature 100W Guitar Amp Head:

    This is hands down the best amp I've ever owned. I play Blackened Death Metal - if you want to hear this amp look up my band Despair of the Ancients on facebook or myspace - all our recordings use the Blackmore and the tone is amazing! The High Gain is unbeatable, the clean channel is unbeatable, the crunch and inbetween sounds are amazing as well. Just plug straight into this beautiful tone machine and you will not be dissapointed.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Amp!

    By BrianKaboom

    from Kentucky

    Comments about Engl Ritchie Blackmore Signature 100W Guitar Amp Head:

    I bought a Blackmore about a year and a half ago, and I have to say...WOW! I NEVER have to use any pedals or effects. This amp is amazing. I play Prog/Deathmetal/core. And this amp has so much tone, so much power. If you are worried about distortion, DON'T BE. It's clean channel is fantastic as well. Everything about this amp is so cool. If you don't have the cash for one at the moment, I suggest saving for one. Because it is completely worth it.

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    5.0

    A very versatile piece of equipment.

    By Itsallinmyh3ad

    from Puerto Rico

    Comments about Engl Ritchie Blackmore Signature 100W Guitar Amp Head:

    I got this month almost a month ago. I spent a month just listening to soundclips and videos, because I couldn't try this amp out locally. After selling my 6505+, I decided to get this amp.I made a great decision. Sparkly cleans, nice, responsive crunch channel, and the over-the-top distortion is just perfect for metal. Roll down the gain a bit, and you get into the JCM area. Overall, I would recommend this amp if you play a little of everything, and have always wanted great tone.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A great amp for anything.

    By Itsallinmyh3ad

    from Puerto Rico

    Comments about Engl Ritchie Blackmore Signature 100W Guitar Amp Head:

    Sounds awesome. I looked for many Blackmore Clips and videos, to be sure I really wanted this amp.. My Blackmore arrived last Monday, and I'm very happy with it. Bought a Marshall 1960BV w/V30's and thru my ESP's the sound if phenomenal. I mainly play metal, but I needed an amp capable of handling good cleans, and crunch. I sold my 6505+ to get the Blackmore and I don't regret it. The only bad thing is that it doesn't come with a footswitch. Great amp, capable of doing sparkly cleans, to insane gain.

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