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Darius Wave
post May 13 2014, 12:25 PM
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My first impressions are:

1. A bit weird EQ sections - all knobs sound more like a "sweep through spectrum" than a cut/boost in a particular range. Weird but still able to get some nice tones
2. Very compressed - You can easily feel how easily it starts to sound like with limiter on. Tight gain fans will not be impressed but it gives a lot of warmth and works in the mix (still You can hear some mudd under but it does some good job).


First few minutes I found hard to get close to the tone I like, but I was pretty impressed with what happened after mic transmition smile.gif I think it can really do the job for some particular kind of playing smile.gif Enjoy smile.gif


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post May 13 2014, 02:06 PM
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So its more like a pedal dressed as an amp? biggrin.gif cool playing by the way!

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post May 13 2014, 03:43 PM
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Ha ha ha! You're right - looks like a stomp with mismatched cover tongue.gif By the wave You meant ?tongue.gif Thanx Mertay! smile.gif


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post May 13 2014, 05:51 PM
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Love the demos Darius smile.gif


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post May 13 2014, 06:30 PM
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Looks cool. Sounds like it really a sweet spot eq-wise. Kinda one trick kinda thing.

But you can make it sing.


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post May 13 2014, 11:33 PM
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GREAT DEMOS!!! Your demos are just killer man!!! They look great, they sound great. If you wouldn't mind, maybe make a video about making videos? I think it would be a great addition to our wiki!!

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My first impressions are:

1. A bit weird EQ sections - all knobs sound more like a "sweep through spectrum" than a cut/boost in a particular range. Weird but still able to get some nice tones
2. Very compressed - You can easily feel how easily it starts to sound like with limiter on. Tight gain fans will not be impressed but it gives a lot of warmth and works in the mix (still You can hear some mudd under but it does some good job).


First few minutes I found hard to get close to the tone I like, but I was pretty impressed with what happened after mic transmition smile.gif I think it can really do the job for some particular kind of playing smile.gif Enjoy smile.gif



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post May 14 2014, 07:32 AM
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Great demo as usual smile.gif

Sounds interesting in the first part with your mix. I don't know how you can make all things to sounds good ohmy.gif The second part with the raw tone it's to muddy for my taste. To be honest I have the feeling that the sound it's hidden in a closet biggrin.gif I don't feel "air" in sound. I hope you understand what I mean, because I made the worst explanation ever tongue.gif

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post May 14 2014, 02:36 PM
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Thank You Todd! You know...maybe indeed it's a good idea. But I need to complete a few more things before smile.gif Also...When I was learning I found a lot...A LOOOOT of great toturials in the YT. As usual I had to try out each on my own skin - not everything works the way You like also...some things are possible to be done only with twice as much lights and bigger workspace. But...such a great times we live in - in case of easy access to descent knowledge smile.gif


SeeJay, Monica, Hajduk - Thank You. Seems like we all have similar thoughts. Yes - this amp is very specific and it's a bit muddy. It can be useful in the mix but If You need more than crunch type of drive it's getting to blurry. But...this compression makes a lot of good in the mix. I really enjoyed the solo tone. I felt it's blurry while playing but this ratio between attack and compressed tone layer gives good sit in the mix while keeping the dynamics.

Notice - when I've listened to ready recording I had thoughts that it sounds like twice as much gain that actually is set up on the amp - this compression gives that feel.

Anyway when You roll off the gain it sounds perfect - fat and clean with no harsh, when You use single coils.

In overall judgement I think it's an amp that can be liked smile.gif


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post May 14 2014, 03:37 PM
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Great demo Darius!!
I've played through one of these but only at low level in a Shop but was quite impressed with it. I've also played properly with the Mofo 100 which really is a nice sounding amp!


The Mofo 55 is the Amp of choice of Simon Neil of Biffy Clyro!

This is him at Hayden HQ for the release of the Mofo 30!!
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