New Mojotone handwired 5E3 exclusive to Reverb

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by JBFatFingers, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. robt57

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    I have a cone, and a few Hammond GHIA. This is more of the same to me, like pickups that cost 300.00. I do appreciate looking at/in PTP builds. Having said that my Peavey PCB Classic 50 has been going strong for a long time.
     
  2. twangjeff

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    I think the magic of the 5e3 is using both volumes to dial in just the right amount of grit/headroom. I don't know why you would want to remove that option. Just me though.
     
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  3. robt57

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    Not just you. ;)
     
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  4. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Friend of Leo's

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    I do not need another 15 watt 1x12.
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  5. Syrinx

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    I agree that without the 2 volumes its of little interest to me. I would have rather see them use the standby hole for the bass control- or put it in back-and keep the volumes.
     
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  6. El Tele Lobo

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    With all the changes they made, it's not even remotely a 5E3 anymore. I don't know why they didn't just call it something else...oh, yeah...because the 5E3 is a classic circuit that people clamor for...except it needs an EQ stack, and the removal of those pesky interactive volumes, and a "British" circuit...and blackout styling (because tweed is so ugly?)...uh, yeah. All for new and innovative amp designs...even designs inspired by classic circuits, but don't jive us by calling it something it isn't remotely after you've completely changed it.
     
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  7. KC

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    why? how many you got?
     
  8. robt57

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    So, when is it arriving? :rolleyes:
     
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  9. EsquireOK

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    I have two other 15W 1x12 combos.

    But I also have two 12W 1x10 combos (a Princeton and a Princeton Reverb), which are quite similar.

    And another amp that is 25W 1x12...also not too dissimilar.

    So, only two truly 15W 1x12s, but five amps that are in the 12-25W range, and are single-speaker combos. I was thinking of all of these when I made my post.

    Plus I might be getting a 1x12 Fender Bassbreaker 30R soon. Yet another 1x12.

    I am going to restrain myself, but only because I have other, more pressing wants at the moment.

    I am not interested because I am into the 5E3. I am interested because it sounds (in words) better than a 5E3, for my tastes, and because the price seems pretty incredible.
     
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  10. archetype

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    It's about 14 Watts. You need one of those.
     
  11. No457 Snowy

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    Mojotone have not called call this amp a 5E3, they called it the "Blackout Tweed Select" they do say it is a "5E3 inspired" design that has deliberate changes and are quite clear about changes they have made. So why do people keep saying "it's not a 5E3" and "it's not remotely a 5E3" and "why didn't they just call it something else"?
     
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