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Engl Screamer 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp   (Open Box)
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Creamy tube tone and silky spring reverb.

This all-tube beast is your first choice for many different sound styles. With a host of practical features and a clearly arranged control panel, handling this amp is a piece of cake. The Screamer's opulent visuals are certainly arresting, but its unique, creamy tube tone and silky spring reverb truly set this amplifier apart. The Screamer comes complete with a bit of technical wizardry which you'll find useful where it counts most: out there in the real world of rehearsing and gigging. Among these features are a Lo/Hi Gain switch, which in effect doubles your choice of channels from 2--Clean and Lead--to 4-- with the addition of Crunch and Heavy Lead settings. You also get 2 different connection systems for footswitches: conventional 1/4" jacks as well as a port for the ENGL compact footswitch Z-5 (sold separately).

If you want to play smashing rock with tamed gain, this should be the amp of your choice. Killing tube tone and incredible handling ease are the trademarks of this amp line. Sparkling clean, harmonic crunch and powerful leads are the goodies you'll get from the Screamer.

  • Lo/Hi Gain switch
  • 2 different connection systems
  • Made in Germany

Order today and scream through the Screamer.


Screamer 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp

  • Rated power: approx. 50W at 8 or 16 ohms

    V1 (input-tube): ECC 83/12AX7, FQ Grade
    V2, V3: ECC 83/12AX7 selected
    V4: ECC 83/12AX7 standard
    V5, V6: 5881 (6L6GC) matched set

    External: 1 AT (slow) at 230 volts; 2 AT (slow) in the 100 and 120 volt models
    Internal: 1,25 AT (slow) at 230 volts; 2,5 AT (slow) in the 100 and 120 volt models

    Power consumption: 155W max.
    Dimensions: 58 x 48 x 27 cm
    Weight: 49 lb. (22 kg)

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EnglScreamer 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Highly Recommended Amp

By JoseCanseco-Vk23W

from Maryland

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  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable


    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Engl Screamer 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    The shared controls make the amp easy to dial in. The designer made the amp so the same settings work across all 4 channels.

    The Vintage 30 speaker sounds great. 50 watts is loud enough to jam with a drummer or play a gig. For a fuller sound, add a 412 cab (K100s speakers recommended).

    The cleans are similar to classic Fender sound, but with more high frequency clarity.

    Channel 2 is excellent when setting the gain low so it's a "pushed clean". As a "pushed clean", the channel has more mids for clean soloing, is touch sensitive for gain breakup, and purrs when soloing on the higher strings if you bring your tone knob down halfway. It's a great channel if you use it how I recommend. When set for a "crunch" sound, Channel 2 sounds bad, so don't use it that way.

    Channel 3 is a lower gain version of Channel 4 where the bass isn't quite as saturated and full sounding.

    Channel 4 is awesome for metal riffing and leads. Pinch harmonics are EASY to pull on this channel. Let me say again, Channel 4 is killer for metal riffs and solos. You will love it if you are a metal guitarist.

    Effects loop is one of the best designs I've ever come across. It can be set as Parallel or Serial. When set to Serial, it is truly 100% Serial, so no phase cancellations occur when using digital effects processors. The sound of the amp is not degraded by using the loop. A++ loop design.

    The reverb sounds fantastic.

    In summary, if a GREAT metal riff/lead sound along with A++ cleans and classic reverb in a portable format is what you desire, the ENGL Screamer is the amp to get.

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


    Engl Screamer

    By flstc5150

    from North Carolina

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    Comments about Engl Screamer 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    The Screamer had a unique sound and I really liked it but the electricial switches and buttons were not up to par.....some folks may live with it and be happy. The Engl customer support is not good at all. Musicians Friend and great but apparently the people at Engl don't realize there are other amps out to be bought. If you get it, buy the extended warranty. I contacted the Engl authoriazed service rep listed on their site that lives closest to me and he had stopped dealing with them because of their lack of support.
    The setup on this amp was very basic and it looked great
    These amps are expensive and for that kind of money everything should be right. I could not tell any difference with the bright on or off and when it was in standby I could still slightly hear the guitar through the speaker.
    For the kind of money this amp cost it should be perfect and it is not at all.

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Best Quality Amp Around

    By Jersey Dan

    from Freehold NJ

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    Comments about Engl Screamer 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    What can I say, this amp does it all. I've been thru so many tube amps in the last few years and I have found my holy grail. It's a must check out type of amp. I do gigs and its just perfect, versatility and weight..truly does it all. Must have the footswitch to truly appreciate all it can do. Buy this amp... you will be fullfilled.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    Perfect Amp with 4 usuable channels!

    By egnold slurth

    from Hollywood, CA

    Comments about Engl Screamer 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    I have been looking a looooong time for perfect tone in a combo amp - one that does an amazing clean and a usuable warm and thick distortion. Two channels of perfection is what is was looking for, but I got 4 instead. This is the most amzing amp I've ever played. From Fender clean to TEXAS crunch to a VanHalen distortion to all out METAL.Done perfectly. I"ve tried everything from Bogner to Marshall and Randall in search of what's here. Plus the amp is so gorgeous to look at. This is the first time in her life, that my girlfriend actually liked listening to my practice!I'm still astonished at how much great the CLEAN is on an amp known for it's metal. Dare I say it, better than Fender. There I said it. All boutique sounds and of course the best distortion on the planet.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


    Engl Screamer exceeds expectations

    By LuvTubeAmps

    from Phoenix

    Comments about Engl Screamer 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    The Engl Screamer50 Combo's build quality and most importantly, sound, is first rate. You get a true sense of "german quality" the minute you unpack it from shipping. The chasis is built like a tank, and the all tube 6L6 sound is clear and pure. You get the cleans of a Fender and the overdrive of a Marshall all in one. Don't let the 50w fool you, this baby is loud, and will handle almost any live application. By the way, its a gorgeous amp also.Amp has two channels. Each channel has a low gain and high gain switch, effectively making it like a 4 channel amp. You will need to purchase a footswitch. I bought the Engl custom Z-5 footswitch and ease of use on stage is fantastic. The only negative I have to say about this amp is that there is only one EQ for both channels, however the settings I use sound great on both clean and lead channels. No matter what style of music you play, this Engl will not disappoint. The clean high gain switch gives you that great classic rock sound, while the lead channel low gain is a modern distortion and high gain gives you the crunch that any hard rock/metal band would envy.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Incredible tone

    By Ritchie-ZZkzr

    from Anytown, USA

    Comments about Engl Screamer 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    Amazing sound from this thing at all volumes. I can play at 4:00 in the morning in my apartment and nobody can hear me, and still have the amplifier sound incredible, or i can turn it up and its plenty loud for a basement or a bar. Features on the amplifier are pretty much standard; reverb, f/x loop, etc. This amplifier is built very well, and the handle isn't going to ever come lose from the looks of it. Also, i have to mention this thing is VERY heavyLets talk about sound. This is just amazing, i have owned a Marshall major and a Mesa recto and this thing just blows them away. The EQ is very responsive, and although its only one channel i don't find it a hindrance. With a click of the gain switch, you can go from Jazzy cleans, to Ritchie Blackmore rock and roll, to Metallica distortion.Incredible, and well worth the price.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    This is one nice Engl

    By bbartlett

    from wapakoneta,OH

    Comments about Engl Screamer 50W 1x12 Guitar Combo Amp:

    This amp is quite amazing. First off, it is very striking in appearance, the pictures do not do it justice. The clean channel is spectacular, very warm and full, yet glassy. The high gain channels at first I felt were quite disappointing compared at how great the clean channel was. I did not want to use a distortion pedal with it. I then put an MXR 10 band EQ in the effects loop and was blown away at the difference it made. It is like night and day. Now granted this is no fireball, but I think that it has enough gain to play most metal. This amp also does not like effects in the front. You definately need to use the FX loop. This amp is very high quality. I did not notice any loose parts or blemishes, and it feels very solid(heavy). As for volume this amp is quite loud and does not do what other tube amps I have had before, like its either quiet or extremely loud, it gets louder gradually as you turn it up like it should. Overall, I believe this is a great amp for the price.

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