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  1. Roccaforte Amps

    Roccaforte Amps Member

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    Simply badass, I pulled four black back celestions
    out of a 70's Marshall 4 12", and loaded the Man'O'War's.
    These Eminence speakers just floored me,
    the celestions went in the Eminence boxes
    where they'll stay.

    Now, the Man'O'War's have an amazing bottom end,
    and the top is on FIRE!
    I used a Roccaforte Custom 40, and a Masterlead(100watt)
    for testing.
    Using the master volume on both amps was a perfect
    match for these speakers. The overdrive was the most
    organic I've heard yet coming from master volume amplifiers.
    Clean, these speakers produce a clearer tone and less compression over the Govenor's which I happen to love.
    Bottom line, I think the Man'O'War is "it" for a 4 12".
     
  2. TheAmpNerd

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    Hey Doug,

    The only question is:


    Would cork sniffy approve?
     
  3. flatfinger

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    O common, don't those things have "cone cry"??? .......... (runs for cover)


    :D :p :D :p :D
     
  4. troublehead

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    Good. I've got 2 on order for my ENGL Standard vertical 2x12:D
     
  5. rjmmusic

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    Do they sound scooped like T75s?
     
  6. Roccaforte Amps

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    I wouldn't consider the 75's scooped, dark maybe?
    The Man'O'War's have a very strong midrange,
    but very balanced with overdrive amps.
    The top end dosen't have any harshness at all,
    I think these just might be the ones for myself,
    all applications.
    Doug
     
  7. Urkoman

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    Seems interesting...Could you please tell me which celestion would be the most similar (if there´s one). Just to have an idea...
    Nice speaker name, you should never understimate the power of ManOWar...
    [​IMG]


    :p :D
     
  8. Roccaforte Amps

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  9. rjmmusic

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    Doug, have you compared these to the Wizards?
     
  10. Roccaforte Amps

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    Yes.
    The Wizard and Govenor are very similar
    in tone, but the Wizard has more top end bite.

    I found the Man'O'War to be more thicker
    sounding than both, and better suited for
    my own personal tastes.
    Doug
     
  11. Mike

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    How would you describe the Tonespotter in that mix of speakers?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  12. scottcrud

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    Doug,

    Have you tried the Red Ryder? How does the M-O-War compare to it?
    Cause I've got Red Ryders loaded in my 4x12 and absolutely love them.
     
  13. jruano

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    too many options... :mad:

    ;)
     
  14. carltonh

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    Maybe its overhype, but I'm still on the lookout for the ideal all around speaker for a 1x12 that can handle 100 watts. Currently I use the Texas Heat, which is great, but I would prefer a little more midrange and British character, and also preferably light weight.

    If the Man-o-War is really different, more midrange, and more musical than the G12T-75, then it may be a top contender.

    Can't comment on the current state of Doug's ears. His amps are unbeatable for wide range of Marshallish tones, but can anyone with as many amps as he has still have good hearing? :D
     
  15. Roccaforte Amps

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    Just ordered one from Amzon for $59.99 shipped. At that price it's definitely worth investigating with such a stellar recommendation.
     
  17. Roccaforte Amps

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    I just finished playing through them again.
    Everything is just so right, I wish I had these
    years ago.
     
  18. scottcrud

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    Have you tried the Red Ryders?
     
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    I'll report on those soon. I'm so burried with amp stuff here,
    it took me a while just to get to the Man'O'wars.
     
  20. scottcrud

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    I love mine, I'm done looking for speakers, these are IT for me.
     

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