Post by Rich (fbb90) on Feb 22, 2012 19:33:25 GMT -7
JCM 800 is solid state rectified. It is PCB constructed.
The SRZ is tube rectified and all hand-wired on a turret board. It is 10 times the amp the JCM 800 is. Due to the hand-wired turret board construction, serviceability is greatly improved (although, w/ a Z, you probably won't need it...). The touch sensitivity is significantly improved over the Marshall. If you can ride the guitar volume knob, you'd swear it's a two channel amp. It's one of my top-three-of-all-time amps. The only one that nudges it out of the #1 spot is the Mazerati GT, another Z amp. You would be well served to check it out, too.
Think of it as a hand-wired, tube rectified JCM 800, w/ a lot of extra MOJO...
Oh, by the way, welcome to the board! Be careful... if you get a Z, it can be an addicting experience!
I don't know if you've seen these vids, but here are some examples:
Post by muzacman02 "Jamie" on Feb 22, 2012 20:25:52 GMT -7
The SRZ IS sooo much mor ;De . The youtube vids posted really dont do justice. Not saying they are bad but with just a small OverDrive like a TS-9 or a BB preamp the SRZ JUST LIGHTS UP AND COOKS! My SRZ was purchased sight unseen and I was in your same shoes wanting an 800 but wanting to know more about the Z's . A friend who was using a KT45 and Maz18 told me I woul dnt be sorry to buy it If I had.the Chance. The best thing about the SRZ is that it cleans up and roars too! ;D i own 3 Z' s now and wamt.more. Rich Is holding back I think his #1 under the cat:)). The LE is a bad boy!!!!!!!!!! You can use the SRZ in a 1x12 or 2x12 or the holy grail a 4x12 greenback loaded cab my favorite. Bottom line it is an amp that by far exceeds the 800 in tone, reliabilty, versitility, . You wont be diapointed this 60 watter really really loud. Too loud most time
14' THERAPY 96' SRZ-65RH KT77's MY#1 YR? SRZ-65LE #35-35 08' Z RED 2X12 SEMIOPEN GOLD/SCUMBAG J 67' SUPER REVERB GREENS & GOLDS 07' BADCAT PANTHER/R HEAD & 1x12 COMBO GOLD RED 1X12 BOOGIE THEILE EVM/L FENDER,PRS,GIBSON,EPPY,SCHECTER,YAMAHA,CHARVEL gone but never forgotten 07'GHIA 07'GALAXIE 08'STANGRAY 09'REMEDY 08' REINHARDT TITAN 64'BFDR 65'BFPR 08'REEVES C30
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