Have had the Maz 8 at the studio for a few days. Really enjoying dialing in tones. Hearing the diff between front end distortion and the power tube distortion. I really like the reverb a lot too. A little to busy to grab any clips but this thing really delivers. Been playing it through my 2 x 12" open cab with the Blue and the G12H30. Moving the mic from speaker to speaker. No attenuator needed.
ah, was flying today. Did one song soup to nuts with a band from Boston called Girls, Guns and Glory. Used the Maz 8 for all the electric stuff including some baritone guitar. Those 2 volumes are really sweet!
I hear ya Eric, the more time I spend with this amp the more I like it, especially with different guitars and bouncing between the high and low inputs.
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the thing I find most interesting is the difference in the grit and growl from the Pre amp section and the Power section. It reminds me of the first time I had a truly great world class aged Porterhouse steak. The tenderloin side tastes totally different than the outside.
I can't believe the range of this amp with a microphone in front of it. Yesterday I used it with my old Space Echo 150 on triode for some sort of french horn type stuff. Also used it to feed our Leslie/Fender guitar cab (w the vintage Altec speaker) for some great subtle Leslie stuff.
I had my buddy Andy York (Mellencamp, Ian Hunter) over yesterday for a round of overdubs. We started out with the MAZ 8 through my Z 2 x 12 (Blue G12H) getting a great sound right away. Then it was on to more of a 'solo' tone. Was about to plug in some pedals when I though, Where's that footswitch for the EQ Bypass? I found it right where I put it. damn that thing was just so awesome. Andy was playing a '03 Historic '62 SG reissue. I don't think we touched a knob the rest of the day on that amp, putting OD's on 4 more tunes. What an awesome amp.
I've liked the EQ bypass ever since Doc offered it as a retrofit on the older MAZs. It appears it's not to everyone's taste, which is fine. With the bypass engaged, there are only three knobs to use, excluding 'verb, but you can get a whole lot out of those knobs and adjusting the guitar controls.
I still recall Eddie's jazz posting with a Strat and a MAZ 18 with bypass. Not what I'd think of as a typical jazz setup, but it sounded so good.
Gear piled high. Talent? Must be hidden in there somewhere.
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
easyed: Call any vegetable - call it by name! And the chances are good, that the vegetable will respond to you. F-Zappa.
Oct 1, 2019 19:49:10 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: rutabay-ayga... rutabay-ayga
Oct 2, 2019 12:33:25 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: I'm losing status at the high school - I used to think that is was MY school
Oct 8, 2019 15:01:34 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: A bunch of pom-pom girls, Looked down their nose at me. They had painted tons of posters, I had painted three. I hear the secret whispers Everywhere I go, My school spirit is at an All time low...
Oct 8, 2019 17:11:32 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: Oh Look! My hair is getting good in the back!
Oct 10, 2019 20:48:05 GMT -7