The idea for the MT Pilot came about when we began to see a growing need for a solid pedal platform with life and natural versatility.We wanted to build something articulate and responsive that could go from the garage to the night club and up to the big stage. This gig-ready 20 watt amplifier comes with two 6V6s in the power section and two 12AX7s in the preamp. Swap out the 6V6s for 6L6s to give the amp more headroom and boost it up to 30 watts. The “Power Amp” knob throttles the amp’s composure from loose to tight, allowing you to control the dialogue between you and your amp. Added luxuries include the amp’s three-stage bright switch and clean/grit toggle. From its circuit and sound to its majestic aesthetics, the MT Pilot is a perfectly unique creation; just like its namesake.
Handmade in Burgaw, NC
Cabinets constructed with high-quality 1/2" Pine with finger joinery
2x 6V6 Power tubes (swappable to 6L6) and 2x 12AX7 Preamp tubes
3-Position Bright switch
Clean / Grit Switch
Switchable FX Loop
LED lit Mojotone Logo power indicator
Impedance selector for 4, 8, or 16 ohm cabinets
Mojotone 12" Black Beauty Alnico Speaker in the combo and extension cabinet
Weights & Dimensions:
Mt. Pilot Head
Approx. 17 lbs.
16” W x 10” H x 7-1/2” D
Mt. Pilot 1x12 Extension
Approx. 27 lbs.
22” W x 18” H x 11-1/4” D
Name: Jim H. Rating: 5
Bedroom Rockstar When my old Fender was dying after years of solid service I had to shop for a replacement. At this point I was no longer playing shows and gigging, just playing at home for myself and I no longer needed 100 watt of fire breathing power, but something that sounds great a lower levels, yet I can still haul it over to play with friends on occasion. After months of research I narrowed it down to a handful of amp, played them all decided on the Mt Pilot head.
The amp is extremely versatile in it's controls, way more than my old Fender. Some think it has more of a British voice like Vox, but my opinion is that it's more neutral and unique, but not cold like a Peavey. This makes it very pedal friendly which is great since we're in a boutique pedal age right now.
It is a bit of a quiet amp, which leaves a lot of control for your volume and gain, and means it so I'm not disturbing my wife or the neighbors. I haven't tried swapping out the tubes to 6L6s yet, but popping on an overdrive or boost pedal with the level knob up can rattle your windows if you need it too.
The reason I bought the head version over the combo amp was all in the location of the power/standby switch location. There's just easier access to it on head. Mine runs to a Fender 1x12 cab I already had and I was amazed at how great it sounded straight out of the box. I figured I could find (or build) the best cab for this amp, but it sounds so nice that I'm really not in a rush. I'm sure I'll get to it eventually.
Lastly, I wanted to keep my money in North Carolina. There's a lot of amp-smiths around, very very good ones at that. This just happened to be the best one for me and I'm glad I invested in this amp and this company. Definitely a solid utilitarian amp.