Hi guys, I am wanting to replace my Deluxe reverb, due to the fact that the Stingray is killing it right now for everything I used the deluxe for(except the weight). So I am stuck between the Z-28 or the Maz18JR as a deluxe replacement. I am having a hard time deciding between the two. What are your thoughts? Anyone have experience with all three amps? Thanks guys,
I've got a MAZ 38 head, a Stingray head, have played through a couple of Z-28's, and am familiar with the Deluxe sound.
After gigging with my Stingray for the first time yesterday ( see post in "Finally got to gig with my Stingray"), I've decided to sell the MAZ 38 because I don't need 2 EL84 amps, and for the other reasons mentioned in the post.
Between the MAZ 18, and the Z-28, I prefer the Z-28. It's got a great natural drive sound, and the 6V6's sound great and are the same power platform as the Deluxe.
I like the idea of having different flavors, not different takes on the same flavor. And if you like the way the EF86 works in the Doc's amps, the Z-28 is equipped that way, and the interaction between the volume and tone controls is unreal.
I vote for the Z-28. That or a Route 66 will be my next Z amp
Have a great weekend!
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Thanks guys! Karma to all of you. Hey LeftyLang, I would have gotten the Delta but thought it wiser to pay of my loan. I still might but I am going to wait until the Maz38Sr gets in before I make a decision. I want to trade in the Deluxe because the Stingray rocks for a voxish amp, I can't imagine how the Z-28 would rock for a fenderish amp. One question, is the Z-28 clean headroom comparable to the Deluxe's. Are they the same or is one got more headroom than the other? Thanks,
Anymore opinions are still welcome.
Last Edit: May 13, 2006 19:28:52 GMT -7 by aruntang
I would say that the Z28 has more clean headroom, but not a blackface clean....more of a Brown Deluxe clean. You can increase the clean headroom by running a 12ay7 in P1...according to Myles. My tone has never been better than with the Z28!!...& I have owned a ton of amps!
Last Edit: May 13, 2006 20:20:20 GMT -7 by LeftyLang
rossco: the variable e.q bypass is great because while bypassed it you get the raw sound of the amp without the e.q and everything else attenuating the signal which sounds great and a because its variable on the foot switch you can dial in to taste, 1/2 way I like
Dec 19, 2019 19:02:01 GMT -7
rossco: you don't have to fully bypass the tone stack which is great because gives you room to dial in your sound, it certainly thickens up the sound and adds nice growl/midrange growl. I don't like pedals so this replaces everything for me
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"Z" Steve: Great amps Frank those Hi Walts!
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runninwiththerevil (Matthew): Puking kid. Oh boy. Glad I was done jamming. Another three minutes and there would have been projectile on the Maz JR!
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