NAMM 2017: Engl unleashes Marty Friedman signature Inferno amp head

NAMM 2017: Former Megadeth guitarist and shred legend Marty Friedman has collaborated with Engl on a signature amp head, the Inferno.

Two years in the making, the Inferno boasts a 100-watt output, with four EL34 power amp valves and four ECC83 preamp tubes.

The amp's two channels each pack a gain boost switch, plus a bright switch for the clean channel, while a noise gate is also onboard. A series or parallel effects loop is included, too.

"The sound I got on the Inferno album was done with a combination of the Engl Special Edition, Powerball, Steve Morse Signature and the Invader amps," Marty explains.

"The Engl engineers analysed what I was and wasn't using from each of these amps to get those monster tones, and they created a 'Frankenstein' out of those amps customised to the types of tones I like to use."

Nicely. The Inferno is available from Spring 2017 for £1,557/$1,999.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.