Mojave Sidewinder "Updated Voicing"

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by MHG, May 24, 2011.

  1. effectsman

    effectsman Member

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    I think the G force was designed as an effects loop device and to be run at line level. Shouldn't be a problem going down in signal strength from line level to guitar level, as the signal is getting weaker. I think my problem will be going the other way around.

    The G system does enable you to cut up to -8db off the incoming signal from the guitar, but I'm not sure about impedance mismatches from the line out of the Mojave.

    I might have to ask on the Mojave amp forum, or send an email to Vic. I know he is super busy, but there is not user manual for these amps. I know that sounds silly since they are about as straight forward as an amp can get....except for the line out!!
     
  2. mentoneman

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    you would have liked this one

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    after this one of a kind custom build for a client victor pulled it because mesa had maverick which he didn't realize. i played it. very SRV supery blackface tones.
     
  3. Plexihead

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    Old thread here, but I've had a Coyote and a 2x12 Mojave cab w/blues since late '07. Love the setup, perfect for rehearsing or small clubs, surprising amount of volume too. Would definitely like to pick up a Scorpion, likely not the Mojave 4x12 as it would be a bit much to ship up here.

    I'll throw a pic up a bit later... great sounding amps though, too bad the earlier negative bias towards Vic here on TGP meant some are missing out on a great build/sonics.
     
  4. fuzzyguitars

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    great amp.

    very under the radar

    fabulous customer service. too
     
  5. effectsman

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    I'm interested in a scorpion now as a tighter gainier companion to my plexi 45 which sometimes I just find too loose.

    Anyone played one?
     
  6. HazelGoatee

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    I had one plexi45, and still have a Sidewinder and a Scorpion head.
    they all are great amps!
    and Victor provide the great customer service, too!
    I think scorpion has more morden tone than my Aiken Intruder, but you can get more vintage feel tone through tweaking. both are amazing amps!
     
  7. MHG

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    Well, almost two years and many amps later, the Sidewinder is still at the top of the pack. I just always keep coming back to it. The Sidewinder with the 2x12 Gold/G12H anniversary combination just can't be beat!!!! Has anyone had the chance to try the HG versions of the Sidewinder or the Coyote?
     
  8. DRS

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    It's funny, I don't own one but I've always read users reports that the Mojave line is a great group of amps. And the clips seem to confirm this if you want great tone from the Marshall side of life. Yet they are seldom mentioned here.
     
  9. MCK

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    Not much love on TGP. Not sure why.
     
  10. MRscratch

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    just keep talking about them. The love will start.
     
  11. MHG

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    Don't forget that the Sidewinder is a Vox style amp. It's actually very similar to the Bruno Underground, but with a very, very, slight hint of Marshal influence in the high end. Both amps are so harmonically complex that reverb is not necessary. Other than for solos maybe, the tone is better off without any effects.
     
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  12. X - Road 28

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    I sold my Sidewinder Head and Cab several years ago, dang I miss it. May do a Coyote next, lower wattage and all.
     
  13. 2teles

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    Well I am using a s/h Coyote, UK voltage, and I love it
    The power dampening works fine
    Plenty of volume and, through the Mojave 1x12 cab, it has good headroom
    I noted Mentoneman's remarks about the cleans with interest
    [I guess a 2x12 would give me even more of course]
    Anyway, the cleans were the first thing I noticed as well.

    The tight bass is impressive, the split volume controls are easy/intuitive.
    I'm happy.
     
  14. dangravano

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    :agree
     
  15. effectsman

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    I'm actually become really interested in the Coyote. Thinking of selling my Plexi 45 as I don't gig out as much and when we do it smaller places.

    Thinking the Coyote with a couple of pedals might be the ticket and be more manageable volume.
     

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