I'm in NC every month so I stopped into FatSound and they had one sitting on a Z-Best. (I guess most people like an Open-Back 2x12 or 4x10 a tad more, but the Z-Best really smoked with that Head)
Anyway, Mike plugged Stu's Goldtop in, and ran it thru the paces.....while "I" fiddled with the knobs.
Folks, this falls into that catagory as a "Must-Own" Professional Amplifier . I think this may be in the same league as Z's MAZ Juniors & especially MAZ Seniors with regard to it's usablility.....having a full range of Tone Controls, Master Volume, and a HUGE On-Board Reverb....makes this EXTREMELY flexible.
I imagine it would be overpowering in a small to medium bar gig, but what I heard was an Amplifier SOOO big and bold I'm not sure ANYTHING would bring out the pure tone of your guitar like this thing does..... Which is what I like anyway.....listening to nothing but a Guitar-Plugged-Straight-In. Mike mentioned how well it takes Pedals, so that may be a good thing for many folks.....I just don't care about them.
It certainly produced a deep gorgeous clean, but also was able to get fairly aggressive depending on how the "Pre" & "Post" Volume Knobs were set.
I haven't bought any Amplifers in a long time now, but hearing this makes me really start to itch..... In fact, I think this falls into the catagory of buying TWO Identical Amps, (to have a spare just in case).....
PS: Still waiting for more Videos and Sound-Clips from you guys!
GuitarZ: I'm okay with the AARP letters. You're still living and breathing? What the heck am I to think when a funeral home sends me a free consultation offer? Ouch!
Jun 21, 2019 15:41:26 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: I bought airline tickets online... now every few days i get emails that read "Your trip is almost here but aren't you forgetting something?? You don't have trip insurance!" and i'm thinking..."is there something i should know about your plane maintenance?"
Jun 21, 2019 16:02:32 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Reminds me of buying my Honda. When they tried to sell me the maintenance package, I said "Is your car not reliable?" Long story short my wife teamed up with the sales lady to buy the maint package. Never again!
Jun 21, 2019 16:16:53 GMT -7
roscoenyc: I have never in my life experienced tube rattle. That said, I've only been playing electric guitar for 49 years.
Aug 2, 2019 6:39:37 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: What cures tube SHAKE and tube RATTLE? A tube ROLL?
Aug 11, 2019 17:22:10 GMT -7
capofirstfret: I've experienced tube rattle in two different amps that I've had. In both cases I bought the rubber rings from Eurotubes and it fixed it for me.
Aug 14, 2019 12:57:35 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Guitar amps on carpet make me sad.
Aug 16, 2019 5:23:37 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Aug 16, 2019 14:12:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Thank you for neighbors with gardens. Fresh veggies and no hassle!
Aug 17, 2019 18:12:08 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: Sunshine Superman? Call any vegetable - call it by name!
Aug 19, 2019 11:53:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Idiot! I wanted to put a little air on my Zoom H1's circuit board to clear out any residual Deoxit from spraying the input connector. Guess which can I picked up to spray. Yup! Not the air can.
Aug 23, 2019 10:07:40 GMT -7
premiumplus (Dave): I was wondering why a Frisbee gets larger the closer it gets. Then it hit me.
Aug 24, 2019 6:14:55 GMT -7