Before playing Z amps I always used a bit of reverb. After almost 2 years of playing with my MazJrNR and a short time now with the Mazerati GT I don´t miss reverb. The GT has such a fat tone that reverb is not necessary. I liked to play some clean sounds with a bit of reverb especially at home. In a band it´s not needed.
For me the GT is a pedal free amp. I have tried a few, but I think they detract from the tone of this monster. For me, all you need with this amp is the volume and tone knobs on the guitar and anything is possible.
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Hi Archtopjazz, I play in the practice room and on stage just with one amp. Before I got the GT I used the MazJr with AC and BB Booster and started from a clean sound. The clean is very fat and as I changed the rec (Sylvania) and the preamp tubes to NOS (V1 5751, V2 and V3 to Brimar´s 4068) the clean stays clean till 12 o´clock on the volume knob. Master on full. Now I play with the GT as I don´t need the pedals. Clean sounds are nice too and in our band I don´t need louder cleans for the stuff we play. If I need louder cleans with the GT I would use my RC booster for that or the MazJr just for clean. For a setup with 2 amps you are right using the MazJr for clean sound. That depends on the music you play and is as always a personal taste. For me I´m interested in the new "Evan" 6L6 for a fendrish clean sound as I play at home a original blackface Super Reverb from 1965 and I like the fendrish clean sound. This amp is too heavy to carry around for me. Hope this helps.
Agreed, no reverb necessary with the GT, or any Z amp that I've played. I thought about running a reverb pedal into the effects loop of my MAZ Jr. NR model, but since I got the amp and started playing it, I haven't even missed the reverb. These amps are so rich in harmonics that reverb really isn't necessary, at least not for me.
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