Mojo of the Purple Jewel

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by alderash, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. alderash

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    It's been officially documented — a purple jewel light increases overall tonal mojo by 18%. :) I'm thinking of giving ol' red a rest and testing the theory.

    Anyone here ever slap in a different color pilot light jewel in their Fender (or similar) amp? Which color did you choose?
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  2. John Phillips

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    I put a purple jewel on my Mesa Maverick and it definitely made it sound more vibrant. The red one was very ordinary.

    Turquoise-blue on my Super Champ. Much cooler.

    :)
     
  3. alderash

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    Ahhh . . . just as I suspected! I knew there was something to this whole thing!
     
  4. CBeeper

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    I bought my Son a new Hot Rod Deluxe for his graduation present. First thing I did was change the jewel to purple. I thought that was my own private tone tweak. Damn, now the secrets out.:D
     
  5. tonezoneonline

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    My main amp has a walnut oiled and waxed cabinet with an amber jewel.
    Very elogant sounding.It has that executive vibe.
     
  6. TNJ

    TNJ Gold Supporting Member

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    Matchless SC30...red amp/blue 'moon' smooth jewel. Hot tone, cool vibe.
    Tone King Comet 40a...brown amp/green jewel. Earthy...
    Two Rock Sapphire 100...black amp/green jewel. Two Rock vibe.
    Two Rock Custom 50...black amp/red jewel. Any jewel will work with that amp...I'm partial to green, though. (See Sapphire reference)

    :D

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  7. somedude

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    F*ck....

    ....I knew I was missing something.



    [quick shuffling of feet, then running noise as SD exits stage right...]
     
  8. alderash

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    Yep, it's amazing . . . sometimes it's the simplest things that make the most impact.
     
  9. Benny

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    green means "go": excellent for leads.
     
  10. G'OlPeachPhan

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    I have a clear LED on the Champ head I built... Class A, single-ended, clear-LED for the purest overdrive tone possible ;)
     
  11. alderash

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    Sometimes when I'm in a particularly foul mood, I just take the jewel out altogether and go with a bare exposed bulb.
     
  12. CNOTE

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    I've ben on a Tone Search and have tried so many amps. There has always been something missing. Now, I know I was missing the key element in evaluating these amps. I WASN'T SEEING, HEARING, OR FEELING the vibes properly. I was not taking into cosideration the PRS,(Primary Representational System), of the amp quest. How dumb of me!! So, the pilot light color is the true indicator of Tone. Amazing how one learns so much on TGP.

    Now I understand the relationship.

    THANKS ALDERASH.:eek:
     
  13. Gril Grissom

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    not a dumb question. It's a Mojo - quest. ;)

    Here's what someone said about this on another board:

    " I allways replace the Red jewels with Purple on my Black Face. Green on a Silver Face. Yellow/Amber on Tweed. ...
    its a Mojo Thang!!!"



    Whatever makes it fun for you, and adds inspiration!

    Mojo on!

    Gril
     
  14. Smokehouse

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    So where would one go to get the most Mojo'd Jewel ?

    I have a Germino Classic 45 that would just love more Mojo :D

    Smoke'
     
  15. Gril Grissom

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    just don't buy one on Evilbay that was from a "famous player's amp"

    :D
     
  16. Laroosco!

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    My Route 66 came with a purple jewel. I replaced it with a red one aand it increased the mojo by 32.4%

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    To increase the mojo of a BF Fender the Blue jewel works best. And for Tweed Fenders you must use an Amber jewel
     
  17. LaXu

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    I've only got a red one. Do you think if I painted it purple with a magic marker it would increase the mojo? :D
     
  18. Jim S

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    How about the blue jewel on my Soldano SLO?

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  19. CNOTE

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    I'm new to this mojo thang, but I believe it would be like learning a Joe Pass song... "It won't be Joe it will be Mojo".:dude
     
  20. waxnsteel

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    Uh... Jim, I hate you, and I love Blue Jewels.
     

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