ENGL Amp Spotlight: Ritchie Blackmore Signature E650

ENGL Amp Spotlight: Ritchie Blackmore Signature E650

The list of the most influential guitar players in history is a short one, and each of them inspired entire subgenres of music via musicians who picked up on their unique playing style and took it in new directions. If you're looking for the person who brought in classical music elements and combined them with the long-standing aspects of blues to create a whole new sound in rock music, look no further than Ritchie Blackmore. His work in Deep Purple and Rainbow provided a roadmap that is still being followed today, and he is cited as a primary influence on players who went on to become highly respected in their own right, including Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen, and many more. From "Smoke on the Water" to "Highway Star" to "Man on the Silver Mountain" and many more, Ritchie's musical compositions literally changed the direction of rock music.

An ENGL artist for the past 27 years, Ritchie's signature amplifier is one that encompasses the priorities of the man himself. Tone is everything to this gentleman, and his signature amp -- a modified version of the ENGL Savage -- offers the perfect combination of tube-driven tone and simplicity, with little standing in the way between you and the sound of your dreams. The Ritchie Blackmore Signature E650 is a 100W head with a sound driven by four ECC83 / 12AX7 preamp tubes and four 6L6GC power tubes. This four-channel head offers plenty of variety as well with Clean, Crunch, Soft Lead, and Heavy Lead modes to choose from. Everything from clean and articulate tones to broken-up vintage crunch to searing high-gain tones are available here. 

• 4 Channels: Clean, Crunch, Soft Lead, Heavy Lead
• All Tube Head
• Tube buffered FX Loop with Balance control
• Noise Gate
• Master A/B
• S.A.C.: Serial Amp Control port
• Power Tube Monitor

Sound Options:
• Bright
• Contour
• Gain Lo/Hi

• Gain (for Clean and Lead Channels)
• 3-Band EQ
• Lead Presence
• Lead Volume
• Master A
• Master B
• FX Loop Balance

• Poweramp Output (1 x 4 Ω, 1 x 8 Ω, 1 x 16 Ω, 2 x 8 Ω ||, 2 x 16 Ω ||)

• Z4 (Channels, Master A/B, Contour, FX Loop, Noise Gate) - Z9 (Channels, Master A/B, Contour, FX Loop, Noise Gate)

Preamp Tubes:
• 4 x Engl ECC83 / 12AX7

Output Tubes:
• 4 x Engl 6L6GC

Output Wattage:
• 100 W

• 28" x 10.5" x 10.5" (71 x 27 x 27 cm)

• 45.2 lbs (20.5 kg)

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