Who has tried the Mojave Sidewinder

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  1. agentcooper2001

    agentcooper2001 Member

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    This seems like a very interesting amp, but I can't find a review or info on it anywhere. Their power dampening feature for the volume seems very cool. The prices aren't too bad either.

    Who knows about these amps?
     
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    bump for info. Also, any Coyote users feel free to chime in.
     
  3. mentoneman

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    what would you like to know...i've played every mojave and own the peacemaker and coyote.
     
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    Do they sound as good as the clips? Gorgeous tone form a small package, I think.

    I have heard mixed reviews on the power dampening. your thoughts?
    sensitive eq for tweaking?
    there's no reverb, right?
    It sounds very distinctive. Is it a unique tone like a BadCat, or can you dial in most rock players like ACDC and blues based rock?
     
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    Sorry to Hijack.

    MentoneMAN that's so funny, you have a Mojave with a Bogner cab, and I have a Bogner with a Mojave Cab. I have been considering trading or selling the Mojave for a Bogner V30 cab OR committing the sin of altering my Mojave cab with some sort of X-Pattern to the G12H30s.

    G12H30s sound great with Marshalls and Mojave's, I am not so sure with the Shiva.

    PS - I love the Scorpion! The Powerdampening is gorgeous and toneful - dammit I want it with an FX Loop.
     
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    I love my Coyote,Now Iam gassing for a Sidewinder.
     
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    I ordered a Sidewinder from Vic at Mojave and he said he will voice it to have the tone of the coyote but more headroom,WOW!!:p
     
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    I love my Sidewinder. Sounds like a Vox AC-30 Normal channel meets a Marshall Plexi JTM. It sounds especially godlike with p-90s. Sustain and feedback for days. Cleans are great too. Power dampening is very useful and sounds good even at lower settings.
     
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    Just got my sidwinder today and Man it is soooo sweet to play!!
    I am using a 1-12 scumback speaker and man this thing kills with my 58 LP Ri
    I also have a Coyote that is one heck of an amp also just 12 watts But very Killer tone watts,The sidewinder has the same tone to me but is able to get more headroom since its 30 watts
    I had been using the coyote on live gigs and would use the line out to PA and that got the volume up with the cool tone and no lose of the quality of tone.

    These Mojave,s are great amps!
     
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    Those amps are works of art inside!!! If he ever made a 2 or 3 channel switching amp I'd be all over it.

    brianf
     
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    Yeah the Mojave's are quite the sheet. I have a Peacemaker and it is so much fun to play.....they've definately doing something that's different and their amps just flat out rock.....power dampening feature works really well too. My Peacemaker just loves PAF style hummers. Being non MV amps and single channel is perhaps part of the reason why they sound so great. My only nitpickin complaint is it's really hard to dial in a good clean tone with humbuckers. No big deal for me since I have other amps where i can get that but if i were a gigging player that along with no loop would mean I'd need to take two heads along.
     
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    I have a Sidewinder and really like it. I am thinking about sending it to Vic for the new voicing option. Cleans are really nice and it takes pedals very well. The Sidewinder is LOUD and is easily giggable in small and large halls. PD works well.

    Deeval, does yours have the new voicing? When I bought my Sidewinder I was hoping to get the sound of the Coyote like the clips on the site but with more headroom and can't really get there without a pedal (perhaps due to the higher wattage and tube rectifier). I would be curious to see if your Sidewinder has as much gain as your Coyote. - Jim
     
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    I had Vic voice it like the coyote but I wanted more head for the cleaner songs,I havn,t played it with the band,But will this weekend,and its a large club with about 350-400 folks,and I will post next week on how it cleaned up,You know I did a gig last week with the coyote and used the line out to the PA,and man it sounded very good,I havnt used my pedals any more as much either.:RoCkIn
     
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    awaiting the update;)
     
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    the sidewinder definitely leans towards the ac30 camp. i preferred the way the coyote compressed earlier and feels slightly chewier.

    my bogner now has 4 different celestions in it-
    gh30, greenback, v30 and 75

    i have been micing the greenie as of late with my coyote, and here's what it sounds like:

    clean

    dirty
     

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