Nicky Moroch Live with The Sideguys and the Nolatone Road Hogg

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  1. Nolatone Ampworks

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    The Side Guys with Nicky Moroch on guitar. If you get a chance to see this band you *really* need to. You won't often experience this much talent and sheer musicianship on one stage at one time. Have you ever wondered what all those great musicians in those great arena acts you paid $100+ a ticket to see do when they call the shots instead of their corporate backed boss does? Go see a Side Suys show and you'll find out. These guys are playing for the love of playing. It's fun, free of restrictions, and absolutely mind blowing. One of the "count on one hand" experiences I've had in my life. Now, on to the amp info...

    This cellphone video isn't ideal, but it provides an idea of how this amp works in the live mix. Here's the story...the amp you *see* is not the Road Hogg Lite. It's the full sized Road Hogg 45 in a 1x12 cab with a WGS Reaper HP (50 watt). However, this particular one, being a pre-production unit, was suffering from some gremlins residual from the prototyping process. When I arrived at sound check it wasn't delivering the goods like it should (turned out to be a preamp tube issue).

    I'd brought a 20 Watt Road Hogg Lite (6V6s) for Nicky to check out, and plugged that chassis into his larger cabinet (you can see the silhouette of the smaller cab behind the larger one) to get the most volume for the large stage (the RHL was loaded with a WGS Green Beret, not as loud as the Reaper). It delivered more than the gremlin laden 45 watter, so we just left it that way for the show.

    As frustrating as a problem like that is, there's a silver lining in that you get to see what even the 20 watt Road Hogg Lite can deliver in a rather large room through an efficient speaker. (20 watt uses 6V6s, the RHL is also available in 30 watt with EL34s)

    In that size room, if one wants to hear the amp volume on stage rather than in monitors, the higher power amp is certainly preferred, but the little guy got the job done with rave reviews from Nicky's tone by band mates, sound man, road manager, and several of those in the audience. This amp just kills in a smaller club environment, and weighing about 35lb in a compact package, it's a real winner for that role.

    Note, Nicky is using his PRS SE with three single coils into a Hermida Tiki Drive on this solo. All the Road Hoggs love pedals, as you can here here! Clean head room-wise, without the OD pedal he was getting cleans for jazz and funk all night long.

     
  2. les

    les Gold Supporting Member

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    Very nice! Love Nicky's playing!
     
  3. adlibmusic

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    Great playing, great tone!!! Love it!
     
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    Kinda hear some knopfler towards the beginning and jimmy herring in there....sounds killer. Very woody.
     
  5. Dana Olsen

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    WOW!

    Great sounding amp Paul, and great playing Nicky.

    To be frank, I can't say I'm real surprised - Nolatone has been making great sounding maps for years, and this one's the latest jewel in an expanding crown of great sounding amps.

    Nicky's playing is so fantastic - great harmonic sense, great timing, great touch, and badass too.

    Super job both of you!

    Thanks, Dana O.
     
  6. Pa'ani

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    That was so sweet and superb, love Nicky's playing his Touch,Tone and Timing is just so impeccable and tasty! Great sounding rig...
     
  7. IPLAYLOUD

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    I sat in a living room with Nicky at a friend's house one night playing with amps, pedals, and eating Pizza. Fun guy. LOTS of cool stories.
    Ask him to play The Little Rascals theme.
     
  8. makeurmark

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    Nicky and the whole band is beyond description.
     
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    band sounds wonderful! great stuff. any pics of the RH yet?
     
  10. Carltone

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    Actually, you probably hear Nicky in Jimmy Herring's playing since Nicky's been a fusion god since about 1975:dude
    and appeared on several 70's fusion classics by Lenny White:phones
     
  11. Nolatone Ampworks

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    As requested, some pics of the Road Hogg and Road Hogg Lite (the Road Hogg also comes in a combo, but the pics here are the two different style head/cabs:

    This is a Road Hogg 45 (KT66s) with matching 2x12 cab. This is the plywood series cabs:


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    This is a Road Hogg 22 Head with matching 1x12 cab. This is the TV Front/solid pine series cabs:

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    This is the Road Hogg Lite 1x12 combo (solid pine cab)

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