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Engl Invader 100 E 642 Tube Guitar Amp Head

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The ENGL Invader 100 E 642 Tube Guitar Amp Head features 8 different gain stages in 4 separate channels that include four separate EQs. Powered by 4 EL34 Tubes the Invader delivers a total amount of 1... Click To Read More About This Product

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The ENGL Invader 100 E 642 Tube Guitar Amp Head features 8 different gain stages in 4 separate channels that include four separate EQs. Powered by 4 EL34 Tubes the Invader delivers a total amount of 100 watts. The idea behind the Invader is that guitarists need ultimate flexibility and control in any given playing situation. It achieves this by using a special 4 channel layout.

Named Channel 1, 2, 3, 4, these channels are able to produce different Overdrive / Gain structures in each one from Crunch to High Gain. Every Overdrive Voicing in the channels is different. In conjunction with the Hi / Lo gain switch, which can be remote controlled and a separate EQ section for each channel, there will be no limits except the guitarist creativity.

• Channel 1: Silken Clean to Crispy Crunch

• Channel 2: Fat & Bulky Crunch to NU-Rock / Metal Rhythm / Lead

• Channel 3: Tight Warm Crunch to Classic Dynamic Rock / Metal

• Channel 4: Modern Crunch to Singing Harmonic Leads

There are three different remote interface ports available on the ENGL Invader amp head: A Serial Amp Control Port accepts the Custom Z-9 Footswitch (optional); use it as a conventional switcher to select channels and two sound-shaping functions directly. Then there's the MIDI In, which accepts the Z-9 for use as a simple MIDI footcontroller or any other MIDI footcontroller. Finally, the guitar amp is equipped with a stereo jack that takes a dual footswitch, allowing you to switch the four channels remotely.


  • Four Basic Channels with separate Gain and Volume knobs
  • Two Gain Variants for each channel
  • Four Voicing Sections - 3-band EQ for each channel
  • Bright sound-shaping Button for Channel 1 & 2
  • Two Effects Loops that are variable and switchable
  • A and B Master knobs are accessible via MIDI
  • MIDI Ins and Thru ports
  • 128 MIDI Presets via 16 Channels
  • Three different remote interface ports
  • Programmable Noise Gate in Channel 2, 3, and 4
  • Preamp:
  • 4 channels. four 3-stage EQs incl. logarithmic treble curve, Bright switch for Channels 1 and 2, separate Gain and Volume controls for each channel, Hi / Lo Gain switch, Noise Gate with threshold adjust, 2 parallel FX loops, 4 x ECC 83 / 12 AX 7 preamp tubes. Tuner out activated via standby switch.
  • Master Section: 100 watts (4 EL 34 tubes), Master A / B switch, Presence and Depth Punch control for poweramp soundshaping, Electronic Tube Protection circuit and powertube monitoring system.
  • Outputs: MIDI IN / THRU, jack for ENGL Z-9 footswitch, jack for ENGL Z-4 / Z-3 footswitch, 2 x FX Send, 2 x FX Return, 2 x FX Balance, preamp out / tuner, line out / power amp, speaker outs 2 x 4, 2 x 8, 1 x 16 ohms
  • MIDI programmable functions at a glance, storable in any combination as required: Channel switching, Master A / B, Bright, Hi / Lo Gain, FX Loop 1 and 2, noise gate, amp mute (tuner)
  • Dimensions (l x h x d): 27.95" x 10.62" x 11.41", (71 x 27 x 29 cm)
  • Weight: 46.29 lb. (21 kg)
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By Chris Tarpley

from Tucson

this amp is a 4 chanel amp with 2 modes for each channel. if you love black dahlia murder John used this amp on the record Nocturnal. and god its beefy! the 3rd channel is simply metal heaven for people such as me like really saturated amps. this amp beats most amps i play and its totally worth the investment when you get it.

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