ENGL Amp Spotlight: E670FE Special Edition Founders Edition - The Ultimate High Gain Amplifier

ENGL Amp Spotlight: E670FE Special Edition Founders Edition - The Ultimate High Gain Amplifier

ENGL has been a highly-respected amplifier manufacturer since being founded in 1983. In marking their 40-year anniversary milestone in 2023, ENGL is launching a new flagship amp: the ENGL E670FE Special Edition Founders Edition, which the company is calling “the ultimate 100-watt, all-tube high gain amp,” and it’s easy to see why.

From The Mind of Edmund Engl
The new E670FE is an updated version of ENGL’s legendary E670 Special Edition. That Special Edition amp spent years in the studios of Edmund Engl – the founder of ENGL amps – and was played by many iconic professional guitarists, who all had their own unique thoughts and requests when it came to tone and performance. Over the years, Edmund Engl and senior designer Horst Langer tweaked the Special Edition multiple times, and now it is finally available to the public.

The E670FE – supreme in a stunning black finish with chrome knobs and an in-your-face red-lit front panel illumination – has been tuned and revoiced, but still retains the crushing tones that made the previous Special Edition iconic. The amp is being made available in two versions: one with five ECC83 preamp tubes and four 6L6 power amp tubes, and one with the same preamp tube complement but with four EL34 power amp tubes. It delivers a massive range of sounds across its five channels (Clean, Crunch, Lead I, Lead II, and Tubedriver) and nine voicings, from crystal-clear cleans to searing high-gain distortion and everything in between.

“We're thrilled to introduce the E670FE Special Edition Founders Edition. This amplifier is the culmination of our 40 years of experience in crafting high-quality amplifiers that deliver uncompromising tone and versatility, and it is sure to take any guitar player’s tone and performance to the next level!” - Edmund Engl, founder, ENGL Amplifiers

Multiple Sound Shaping Tools
The multiple sound-shaping options on board the E670FE – ranging from powerful EQs and separate gain controls on each channel to Gain Boost, Hi Gain, Mid Shift, Contour, Bright, Mid Edge, Modern Classic, Mega Lo Punch, and Depth Boost switches, alongside a built-in Reverb – help make the Founders Edition one of the most versatile amplifiers available today. Perhaps the most special and unique aspect of the E670FE is the Tubedriver channel, which bypasses many of the amp’s inner workings to offer the most pure circuit path and all-tube tones imaginable.

On top of that, the E670FE – which is handcrafted in Germany to the highest of quality standards using only the finest components and materials – packs a wide array of practical features for the demanding modern guitarist who accepts only the best. The amp is MIDI programmable, so players can save their favorite settings in up to 128 presets with the use of an optional external MIDI controller. There is also a noise gate with a threshold control that is footswitchable, a Power Tube Monitor, three tube-buffered FX loops, a line output, and multiple cabinet output options on board.

ENGL E670FE Special Edition Founders Edition Specs:

• Five Channels: Clean, Crunch, Lead I, Lead II, Tubedriver
• All Tube, 100 Watts
• Preamp tubes: 5 x ECC83 (12AX7)
• Power amp tubes: 4 x 6L6 or 4 x EL34
• Three Tube buffered FX Loops (Serial FX Loop, FX Loop I and FX Loop II are variable from serial to parallel)
• Noise Gate with footswitchable threshold
• Power Tube Monitor
• MIDI In / MIDI Thru / S.A.C Port / Dual footswitch Jack
• Sound shaping options: Gain Boost, Hi Gain, Mid Shift, Contour, Bright, Mid Edge, Modern Classic, Mega Lo Punch, Depth Boost
• Controls: Gain (separate for each channel), Bass, Middle, Treble (Clean, Crunch), Bass, Middle, Treble (Lead I, Lead II), Reverb, Volume (separate for each channel), Presence A, Presence B, Master A, Master B
• Controls (Rear): Noise Gate threshold level, FX Loop I Balance, FX Loop II Balance, Tube Driver EQ
• Outputs: 1 x 4 ohms, 2 x 8 ohms, 1 x 8 ohms, 2 x 16 ohms, 1 x 16 ohms
• Line output
• Handcrafted in Germany

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