My band has just been hired as the house back-up band for a variety show theater. The key to getting this gig was being able to play a wide range of music and make it sound authentic. Of course my go-to amp is my JAZ.
About the only pedals I use are a short slap-back echo, a mild OD, and a clean boost. The reverb and trem on the JAZ cover everything else. Unlike some bands where I've had to cover other instruments parts, in this band we have a great keyboard player so I only have to concentrate on guitar parts. It makes life a lot easier.
Yeah man, its awesome. I actually don't use any of pedals with mine. But I don't gig anymore. I just love the straight in cranked up sound. It's my favorite amp ever. And had (have) bunch of Z's (and other great amps). Love the crunch when it's turned up loud straight in. The reverb is pretty darn good. The trem... the best out there.
I really like this amp. It's a never sell amp for me.
I've thought about doing the show straight into the amp without any effects other than what the amp has. I have my tuner (Line 6 M9) and a vocal doubler on my pedalboard so it's onstage anyway. Since it's there I go ahead and use the other effects sparingly. The reality is that after dragging a pedalboard around for 30 years it's hard to cut the umbilical cord.
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
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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
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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
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Aug 19, 2019 11:53:09 GMT -7
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Aug 23, 2019 10:07:40 GMT -7
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