Post by Jaguarguy (Mike) on Jun 3, 2012 16:41:58 GMT -7
The Z "factory" is actually a fairly small business with limited resources. A tour of the factory might take all of 15 minutes . Doc has opened the factory during Zfest. He really can't afford to give walk in tours because it would take away from production.
As for discontinuation of the Galaxie, as I mentioned Doc's resources are very limited. Every builder works on a couple of amps. In order to build new models he has to eliminate old models that may not be selling as well as when they first introduced. Tough decisions for Mike since they are all his "children".
Do you use your Galaxie in the studio, home, small concerts or big concerts?
In the past I have used mine at home .... and at a few small house-parties; with a coupla ventures into some small venues ..... versatile amp for sure - accomodates various speaker configurations, guitars and effects.
Next up is an office-function for upcoming Canada Day celebrations ... prolly with a Stratocaster thru 210 cabinet
Guitars: Axis Super Sport, Stratocaster, LP Special Ampz: Z-28 Cabz: 112 cab, 210 cab
Now I have tested my Dr. Z Galaxie with different guitar cables. I must admit I am surprised at the difference in sound if I use cables from Vovox, PRS / Van Damme, Pete Cornish and Adam Hall. I will describe what it is that makes me like best Vovox. It is as if the sound is clearer and more direct. The sound becomes more separated, more pronounced and more spacious. I have therefore also set Vovox speaker cables to my Dr Z Air Brake. I have certainly come to the conclusion that price, quality and sound experience is very well together.
My Galaxie sounds really good clean sounds. But it also sounds really good when it breaks. How high should you turn up on your amp so it really breaks in the sound and the sound becomes more overdrive than clean?
Post by Jaguarguy (Mike) on Dec 22, 2013 7:04:45 GMT -7
I have had the Galaxie both with and without the MV mod. It comes down to how you will use the amp. When Doc adds the master volume, he basically fixes the presence control at 12. The MV mod controls only channel 2. If you like to work your presence control a lot then the master might not be for you. What the MV mod does good is to allow you to set both channels to the same decibel level. Without the MV mod, Channel 2 was way louder than channel one and switching between the two seamlessly was not possible because channel 2 is so much louder.
Channel is a hot-rod waiting for you to push the gas and feel the power .... it's a fire-breathin' dragon waiting to be unleashed .... I've always equated Channel 2 with many strong rock'n'roll guitar sounds from the 1970s .... just my .02, ymmv, imho .......
Jaguarguy (Mike): Hey Gary - Joe Walsh used a G12 65 in his Galaxie and it sounds great!
Mar 25, 2019 23:05:29 GMT -7
GuitarZ: So, I cranked up the privacy protection on my browsers, facebook, etc. I have to say I miss the music ads and such. I really don't need ads for watches and other random stuff. Maybe the internet knowing me isn't such a bad thing.
Mar 26, 2019 14:01:24 GMT -7
hayesgary307: hanks alot (Mike) I have been going through a Vintage 30 in a open back pine cabinet and through a Marshall 1936 C/B 2-12 I'll check and see what kind of speakers are in the 1936. I've had for a long time and I have forgot whats in it . Thanks for you help
Mar 27, 2019 12:06:54 GMT -7
Joey Beverages: hayesgary307 try a Z 210 or Z 410 with Galaxie ... also, yes the G1265 is most tasty and excellent
Mar 28, 2019 6:03:29 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: This may be a truism... when you work in a corporate structure, the worst decisions always come from the top.
Mar 29, 2019 16:26:10 GMT -7
Lefty: The fish rots from the head down.
Apr 1, 2019 13:26:26 GMT -7
TeeDawg: Bad Poodle..........truer words have never been said. Imagine what it's like working for NASA. This ain't the nasa that went to the moon fo sho.
Apr 26, 2019 5:59:08 GMT -7
brayks: I have been absent for waaay to long. hope all are doing well!
May 1, 2019 10:19:39 GMT -7
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!
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