Name: Jeff Z. Review Date: 7/13/2016 10:04 am Rating: 5
Mojotone BV-30V I am writing this review because more folks should be aware of good quality gear like this. I had been going through one of my speaker shootout phases (trying everything from eminence, jensen, but mostly different celestions) when I tried a mojo bv-30 because I got a good deal. first let me say that although in my speaker comparisons I had always gone back to the celestion vintage 30, that was prior to getting a hold of one of the mojo speakers. most of my comparisons we're done either using an early silverface fender deluxe reverb amp or a Dr. Z Maz-18 through a 1x12 JD Newell extension cabinet. the celestion vintage 30 works well with a lower wattage amplifier because you actually want as much volume and punch you can get out of the 1x12 configuration. but that's what I always hated about the celestion vintage 30 was that it was always louder than any other speaker and it sounds like they just turned up lows, mids, and highs. although as to be expected the mojo speaker is a little less loud than the celestion, the tone is different than the vintage 30 but in a good way. the mojo speaker is a little less edgy. it almost sounds like a subtle mix of an alnico and ceramic speaker. it still has nice highs and mids, and the low end is tight and punchy but it just seems like it has a warm smoothness to it. compresses very nicely and breaks up nicely. Mark, the guy who builds and designs Victoria amps (Victoria Amp Co.) says these are marketed to be celestion vintage 30 knockoffs but in reality they sound like early 60's oxford speakers which is a good thing! I think he's right, my oxford speakers in my old fender amps always sounded good but they we're unpractical because they farted out too early. the mojo speakers get rid of that problem. if I had to guess I would say these speakers come closer to true vintage british tone than other speakers do.