Yes, Yes, Very Yes
Egnater used to be a prime source for high gain heads back in the day, but since other competitors came into the lime light, they have seemed to fall by the wayside. TBH, I have no idea why that is because Egnater should get A LOT more recognition and popularity than they are receiving; namely because of this beast right here. This amp, in all honesty, is everything I have been looking for in an amp. For context's sake, I am claiming this having played a Peavey 6505+, Mesa Boogie Dual and Triple Rectifiers, Orange TH-100, Marshall JVM 410 and 210, EVH 5150 III 100 watt and 50 watt versions, and various other brands. Even though each is good in their own right, for me--being a musician who plays at home and on the road--this thing blows me away in both settings. I am not doing a comprehensive review, but for simplicity's sake, I just want to note how AMAZING the clean channel is! This thing, when using the built in digital reverb, sounds absolutely pristine and glassy. I can describe it as having the glassiness of the cleans from 'Periphery I' and the pristine cute from the new 'Alpha & Omega' albums, if that makes sense? Looking forward to add an analog delay into my pedal chain to see what I can coax out of this beaut! Moving on to the dirty channel, WOW! This thing has a dark snarl to it that is PERFECT for all kinds of modern metal music. I have yet to experiment with other genres, but I am optimistic of what I can achieve with this thing. When using an OD, this channel achieves the tonal tightness similar to that of 'Periphery II' and 'Alpha/Omega'. (Disclaimer, this is all being said with the stock power/pre-amp tubes being used; they're pretty darn good). Both of the channels described have access to various gain, tight, bright, etc. switches which can further tailor your tone to whatever you are going for. In light of this, the Vengeance has the ability to operate at 60 watts or 120 watts of power. Therefore, this amp is quite truly perfect for a musician like me and someone who is looking for a ton of options which fit into a simple, incredibly well built, and aesthetically beautiful package. (Look at the features for further info on the back panel, tubes, foot-switch, second master volume, et. al.) To end, in comparison to EVH amps (of which I owned 3), this is definitely a darker amp, but definitely less noisy. In my experience, the EVH's I've owned--though able to have a stunningly bright and smooth tone--have put out A LOT of gain (and incidentally hum), considering they are using 7 12ax7's in the 50 watt version and 8 in the 100 watt version. For a comparison, the Vengeance houses only 5 pre-amp tubes. Considering this, from my experience, the Vengeance is FAR MORE quiet and takes pedals A LOT better than my EVH's did. Ultimately, the Vengeance is far superior in functioning both as a studio amp as well as a road amp. If you want an amp that is cost efficient, high quality, diverse, and just a wonderful sounding machine, do not hesitate to check out this head.