Ever since perry posted that great deal on an EZG-50 on the Buy Sell...I've been jonesin' for an EZG-50.
I'm thinking of replacing the Silverface Vibrolux with and EZG-50 head and using an existing Dr Z 2x10 cab.
That would make (3) amp rig all Z's: Max Jr, Remedy and EZG-50
Replacing the Vibrolux would just be silly.....right? (Replacing the Vibrolux would be silly. Replacing the Vibrolux would be silly. Replacing the Vibrolux would be silly. Replacing the Vibrolux would be silly....But is sounds soooo good and looks sooo cool. Replacing the Vibrolux would be silly. Replacing the Vibrolux would be silly. Replacing the Vibrolux would be silly....)
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Thanks for the input mtl. I was thinking (trem aside), I would get everything I love about the Vibrolux but have more head room to keep it "cleaner" at a higher volume. Any confirming or additional thoughts/comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Steve
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A friend picked up a used EZG for an unbelievable price today and we spent the day giving it a run for the money along side his SRZ and my Ghia. We used my Z 210 cab which was just outstanding with the EZG along with his Mesa Thiel cabs. What an amp! needless to say, I am jealous and will be trying to find a way to afford one in the future!
I think you have to follow your heart..go with what makes you feel better! I'm a big DR.Z Fan...I haven't played thru any fender yet that could replace my Z's....I'm a big fan of the new Super sonic though...thats my kind of fender... cheers!
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Congrats! The EZG is a serious amplifier. It sounds great at so many different volumes and settings, of course I recommend starting with the Pre and Post both a bit past 1:00 and a slight bass cut, depending on your rig. It will reveal your guitar playing "skills" so get ready!
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This is my first post on Ztalk. I've been messing with my new EZG all day and it is a serious piece of iron. This all began cause I was getting tired of taking my 65 Deluxe Reverb on the road and dinging it so Matty and I looked at some Silverface Vibros. I told Matt they were too loud so we tried a Monza head. I didn't know two EL84s could do so much damage! Next thing I hear Matty's on the road about to look at an EZG. I asked him if it was loud. "No No No." The price was better than right so I got it.
I didn't buy a head, I bought a nuclear deterrent. So the drummer wants to blow me away...
The great news for me is that i can turn it down and be happy. And boy, it does Blackface clean reaally well. But when the tubes start zweating... What a machine. I'm in love.
Post by matty6strings on Jun 7, 2011 5:49:58 GMT -7
Welcome to the Z forum Ben! allow me to be the first to exalt you!
Karma for a great amp, glad you comitted to the buy. I was pretty sure the volume of the EZG wouldn't scare you off.
Don't forget, if you want it to have that cranked sound at a lower volume, try my Badgerplex vintage pedal. We didn't do enough A/B last time I was over. Its my fav pedal on my board now and I always leave it on!
I love your EZG. I enjoyed it best with the pre dimed and the post just about anywhere. At your place we ran it around 1/4 and I was in heaven. Crabby and me didn't really crank it at his place either but he's in love with the EZG as well.
Well I had a chance to fire up the EZG at practice tonight and...... Ach du liebe Güte!
The Vibrolux is a thing of the past: not even close. Delegated to use by the keyboard/sometime rhythm guitar player (he wasn't complaining).
The EZG is so musical. The sound is bright but so full of harmonics: not even close to harsh.
I am using it with a JB Design 2X10 loaded with the Doc's 10's along side a Remedy in a Greenback 2x12 closed back Marshall cabinet and a Maz 18 Jr 1X12 G12H30 combo with a 1X12 Blue.
The EZG with those 10's is very, very nice. Very punchy but with big sound and even tone.
I had heard that the EZG has a ton of bass with some saying too much. Not this baby, It is PERFECT!
It adds so much sweetness to the overall sound.
I have heard people describe a sound as 3 dimensional before but never really could figure out what that meant. I do now.
The combo of the 3 amps produces a 3 dimensional sound to me and adds something that has been missing. That "something" was what I was looking for when I got the Vibrolux. It was close but no cigar.
With just a touch of delay it sounds like there is another guitar in the mix.
I am really anxious to compare the 2x10 with the 1x12 G12-65 I have coming in. It's going to be a few weeks yet and I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas.
The tunes we covered tonight were: Crossroads Honky Tonk Woman Long Cool Woman Wild Night Sweet Home Alabama Gimmie Three Steps Sultans of Swing Calling Card Bad Penny Do You Read Me Trouble No More Keep Your Hands To Yourself Sharp Dressed Man
All worked well. A little work to do yet as I'm still dialing it in and learning about the amp.
So far I'm liking a little more post gain. So I have the post around 1 and the pre just shy of 12. Treble noon, mid 11 and bass: believe it or not about 9:30. I'm finding increasing the treble does not necessarily add a ton more high end but more fullness/harmonic goodness to the high end without the "distortion" that might be added by increasing the pre gain.....if that makes any sense.
It was funny, after about the 3rd song our drummer was talking (as they tend to do.....) and mentioned that tonight we sounded so much better. He noticed that we had, in his words a brighter, sweeter sound not as dark as we were previously. I pointed to the EZG and he says: "what's this NOW?" I said: THIS is you brighter sweeter sound!
This amp is IT and dare I say......the best amp the Doc makes?
That's an incredible slap on the back for the ol' doc. these amps do really sound awesome. I keep finding new tones and spaces! I can't wait for my 2x?...I think I'm heading for the10's, but it's a tough tough choice where to throw the money!
It sounds like you love the amp. You're also using it in conjunction with other amps, sounds like quite a setup. I hope you have crew!! LOL! Anyway, how did you come to that rig setup? That's pretty cool.
keep rockin'. I have a gig tonight with my new G12-65 and in a different club/room than the last gig we did on the day I got that speaker. I'll let ya know what I feel tomorrow, but I love that sound, it's just not quite enough of a good thing, if ya know what I mean? But good for a smaller setup.
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Post by bluegroove99 on Jun 26, 2011 7:38:46 GMT -7
I must say I have a disorder brought about by Dr. Z I have an EZG-50 head running into TWO Dr. Z 4x10 cabs. Snagged a custom cable wired in series to get an 8 ohm load out of the 2 cabs so the head could handle it. I can only say it KILLS! HUGE HUGE HUGE sound. Stack em on top of one another and you can fly a kite with the amount of air those 2 cabs push .......not too bassy.....still you have to run the bass on the low side with humbuggies but the strat sounds BIG!!!! I almost thought about selling the complete rig due to weight but the more I think about it the more I realize i'd be sad afterwards
Gibson ES-355 BBking Lucille>>Gibson Les Paul Standard>> Singlecut>>pedalboard of sorts>>Mazerate V2 and Rt66 heads>>Zbest and Z 4x10 cab
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