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Picked this up yesterday on a grand slam deal. Cleaned it up, Deoxit treatment, and it is ready to rock out. This little thing is a heavy weight beast that punches like a 100 watter. Specs say it is a 39 pound grab and go monster. It has a 10 inch Red Fang alnico, Dr Z spec speaker. EL 84, and 20 punishing Watts that start off big at 9 o’clock, and pretty much acts like my Ceriatone Express Trainwreck clone, only darker, and mucho simpler to dial in.

Simply dial down the volume on the guitar to 2 or 3, to get loud sparking clean, and twist up for blooming sag.

It has some similarities to a Wreck, that hiss is there when the playing goes silent. It is almost a Wreck in a box. I am curious what Greenbacks would do.

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It is still insanely loud with the Brake Lite.
It is 10 years old, still likely sporting the original JJ power and pre amp tubes. I don’t think that this amp was played much.
The Dr Z mods that are available for this amp would make it a more useful amp for pushing the tubes. PPIMV and 16 ohm out would be nice.
 

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Picked this up yesterday on a grand slam deal. Cleaned it up, Deoxit treatment, and it is ready to rock out. This little thing is a heavy weight beast that punches like a 100 watter. Specs say it is a 39 pound grab and go monster. It has a 10 inch Red Fang alnico, Dr Z spec speaker. EL 84, and 20 punishing Watts that start off big at 9 o’clock, and pretty much acts like my Ceriatone Express Trainwreck clone, only darker, and mucho simpler to dial in.

Simply dial down the volume on the guitar to 2 or 3, to get loud sparking clean, and twist up for blooming sag.

It has some similarities to a Wreck, that hiss is there when the playing goes silent. It is almost a Wreck in a box. I am curious what Greenbacks would do.

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It is still insanely loud with the Brake Lite.
Congrats on the new amp. All Zs I have owned were crazy loud for their size. I have found the brake lites generally useless for getting home volumes, they take just enough of the edge off to keep a sound guy happy IMHO. Anyways, I digress.... cool little amp, enjoy :)
 
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I don't so much find Z's to be loud as I do that they fill up frequencies very well. I learned this the hard way with a maz sr and my 100W boutique gainbeast haha.
 

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Z's are great, especially the simpler ones. I like the 2-4 knob configuration amps, they get things done without a lot of complicated circuit BS. I also agree that they fill the frequencies well but I would say they are naturally loud, at least the ones I've had.
 

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I don't so much find Z's to be loud as I do that they fill up frequencies very well. I learned this the hard way with a maz sr and my 100W boutique gainbeast haha.
Man, if you didnt think a Maz Senior was loud I think you may have hearing problems. Haha
 

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Man, if you didnt think a Maz Senior was loud I think you may have hearing problems. Haha
I think you've missed all my posts about my band haha.
 
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