Ok, so who here has played a Mako?

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  1. v-verb

    v-verb Member

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    I have it on excellent authority that these are killer hi-gain amps.

    Tell me more Guys and Gals!
     
  2. cancelthesound

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    I own a Makoplex. It is killer amp and absolutely love it. It likes to be played loud:dude
     
  3. Randy

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    I've got a Makoplex - great amp! Tons of gain and feels great to play - the perfect amount of sag when you're riding a bend but plenty tight enough when you're slashing a chord. It's definitely capable of modern tones but has a 80's hot-rodded Marshall vibe to it. However it does not have the 'in your face' present upper mids of a Marshall, it's much smoother, darker and clearer. Kind of like a cross between an Uberschall and the Ecstasy Red channel, although it's not quite as fat as either of those amps but is also less fizzy then they can be.

    I really like the Mako. It has some quality to its clarity that I don't find in any other amp. Where a SLO is bright and clear the Makoplex is dark and clear, which is pretty unique.
     
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    Nice replies Guys! Much appreciated.

    Keep em coming!

    Did you check out the Makoamplification.com page? Andrew's going to pcp/ptp hybrid - wait times and prices are coming down.

    Cheers

    Nigel
     
  5. cancelthesound

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    Wow! That's pretty interesting. I personally don't have a preference regarding ptp or pcb. If it sounds good, it sounds good.
     
  6. Steve Snider

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    I have had an early Custom 100 with Grinder mod for over 2 years. Andrew does great work and is a super smart guy, funny as hell too. He makes great amps.
     
  7. v-verb

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    Cool - I was hoping you would reply Steve!

    How does your Custom 100 rank with the other amps you have owned/played? I would guess that the fact you've had it for 2 years is a good endorsement, but I'm still curious.

    Cheers

    Nigel
     
  8. Steve Snider

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    Its a great amp. I have to say that for the most part all the amps I have owned over the past few years are great at something. The Mako is a great high gainer that has a bogner vibe in some respects as far as the voicing. It is not bright nor harsh, gets great harmonics and is great for high gain stuff.
    That said I like some others I have as much or more but they all have their own flavor so nice to have options.
     
  9. v-verb

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    ehhhhh. i was deciding between ordering a makopex and/or dorado..... never decided now all of the amps are going ptb.... :(
     
  11. 6AM

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    I got this last week. It's pretty damn nice. :dude
     
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    congrats 6AM. those look amazing. do you have any links to your band(s) sites by chance?
     
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    I have a Dorado on order, but haven't actually played a Mako yet. I have a while to go.
     
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    How does it compare to the Fatboys??
     
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    Nothing yet. Maybe something soon though.
     
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    They are voiced very different. For what I do, the Fatboy is perfect.
     
  17. v-verb

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    I'm just loking for the meanest most articulate hi-gain and I think this is the deal.

    Mid-life crisis - what can I say:p
     
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    Not to try to dissuade you from picking up a Mako, but when I hear the phrase "meanest most articulate high gain" I immediately think of a VHT Ultralead.
     
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    Fer sure but you better have your chops together. That amp is like a microscope. It's very unforgiving.
     
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    Thanks 6AM - I may be wrong, but didn't you get a Mako?
     

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