Post by telefunken on Jun 21, 2005 10:37:32 GMT -7
Hi . Ive been very interested in a Mazerati, but I have never had the oportunity to even see one. Id love to hear anyones thoughts on what the difference between these two amps might be. The sound clips at the DR Z site seem like the Mazerati is a bit fuller sound, with a little less buzziness. That could just be the recording, or other factors. Has anyone compared the Clean sound between these two? I'm looking for a clean fat Telecaster country tone. Thanks>!
I've got a MAZ SR with 2 12's. and a MAZ Jr. with 2 10's. I've also had a chance to play through a Mazerati with two 12's quite a bit as well. To my ears, the MAZ amps are a little more versatile, meaning they tonally can get "F"-type American clean sounds if you want them to, with the ability to go "UK" as well, depeding how you set the amp. To my ears, the Mazerati is a little more in the AC30 camp. Both are great, so you just have to figure out what you want. If you want a beefier AC30, go with the Mazerati. If you want something that will get a little more in the categary with a Fender Super or Pro, the MAZ amps (Jr or Sr) would be perfect. Also keep in mind that the MAZ Jr is PLENTY loud enough for most applications. I've even used the Jr on big stages *outdoors* and was just fine. Had the master dimed (I always do), and the volume up into the sweet spot at about 1 or 2 o'clock. My MAZ Sr will absolutely knock the walls down if I need it to. I use it mainly on big stages, or where I just want a "bigger. wider" sound. Any of Z's amps sound awesome with a Telecaster, so no worries there. If you want a fat, commercial country Tele sound ( a la Mason, Reggie Young, etc), the MAZ jr. will give you the "Deluxe Reverb" sound you've heard on so many records, but with some added beef and aggresiveness. If you are after the extra edgy Tele sound (like Keith urban, Brad Paisley), the Mazerati is the ticket. Can't go wrong at all with any of them!
Thanks for the analysis JChance! I was wondering this exact same question as I'm looking for a louder version of my MAZ 18 jr, and was wrestling with the decision of Mazerati vs MAZ 38 SR. The postings that comment on the MAZ 38's ability to sound like a Super Reverb intrigue me, and I like the option of having reverb when I want it, BUT the thought of having an extra-ballsy AC30 pulls me in that direction. I love the EL-84 tube in general, but the thought of coupling it with an EF-86 front end really picques my interest. Besdies a new Mazerati is considerably more affordable for this poor boy.
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Post by Laroosco!! on Jun 21, 2005 14:18:29 GMT -7
The sound clips at the DR Z site seem like the Mazerati is a bit fuller sound, with a little less buzziness.
Hit's it on the head IMO. I've played a Mazerati quite a bit and owned a Maz Sr. IMO the Mazerati is a better amp. The Maz Sr is a great amp but definitley has the bright Fender thing goin on. The Mazerati on the other hand seems to be just right. I personally think that the Dr's amps with the simpler control layouts just sound better.
The Mazerati and the Route 66 are my favorite Z amps.
Has anyone compared the Clean sound between these two? I'm looking for a clean fat Telecaster country tone. Thanks>!
Look no further than the Mazerati then. The only amp I've ever heard that rivaled the clean of the Mazerati was my old Matchless Clubman. The clean of the Mazerati is still burned in my mind and I haven't played one in about 7 months. Beautiful snappy top end with a nice big tight bottom. I can't really describe it in detail but i would recommend you hear one in person.
The soundclips at the Z site don't begin to do that amp justice IMO.
Last Edit: Jun 21, 2005 14:19:53 GMT -7 by Laroosco!!
And, if you are leaning towards the Mazerati, keep in mind that you can use a reverb unit in front, or have the effects loop option added if you want to run a reverb unit where it "traditioanlly" is in the signal path. I think the EH Holy Grail is a fine sounding pedal. When I got my MAZ Sr, I almost considered a Mazerati with the effects loop option so I could add reverb without muddying up my signal chain (I already have enough pedals!) Went with the Sr. because I'm so in love with the Jr, and I just wanted "more" of that sound.
I've been contemplating a trade, my Mazerati head for a Maz Sr head....but I just can't do it. I've become so accustomed to that one tone knob that I really don't think I could gig with anything else in that power range. I'm all about simplicity, and this is just IT. ( A Z-28 takes care of any club setting, but I can open up the Mazerati and let er' rip in outdoor settings) I've wanted to try the Sr, and I know what will happen when I do. Maybe it's best I stay away from it.
Post by telefunken on Jun 21, 2005 18:05:05 GMT -7
Thanks so much for all the great responses. Its great to hear from some of you great players on this topic! Uncle Pat, you should try that SR so then there might be a used Mazerati for me!!! LOL. Thanks again!
The Sr has two Webers. One Blue Dog and one Silver Bell, both ceramic. Both 50 watts. HUGE sound....Very stage filling. I had two alnico Webers in the MAZ Jr. A blue pup and silver 10. Loved the tone, but lost quite a bit of headroom compared to the stock Z 10's. Got the Z's back in now. Am looking at some other Webers to put in there to get it voiced exactly how I want it. I'm a Weber endorser as well, so it's a nice luxury to have both Ted and Mike's input with my amps. Looking at either a pair of 50 watt Weber 10F150P's or something ceramic from the British 10's.
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