Hey Guys new here. I have a chance to pick up my first Dr Z and having trouble deciding which one. I have found 2 a 6545 Blonde and a Maz38 Sr Red. Both are good deals and only $200.00 difference. I currently play Southern Rock style /Country. I currently have a Fender Blues reissue 6v6 good head rooom for what I do and a Vox AC15 L84's I really like the Vox better but not enough head room on a AC15. So help me decide! Would the 6545 hold value better sense no longer in production? What say the DR Z experts. Also what you guys think Z-Best Cab or 4-10'S
Post by Jaguarguy (Mike) on Sept 27, 2013 13:17:31 GMT -7
Welcome to the forum! Lot of good information and great people here. I have both amps - I prefer the 6545 just because of the versatility of the 6545. The 45 side is meant to sound like the KT45 - think Hiwatt/ who "Live at Leeds" type cleans. The 65 is SRZ65 more JCM 800 type sounds - strong and raw. Great Rock amp IMHO. To give you an idea of the Maz 38 - listen to any of Buddy Whittington's stuff - usually done with Maz 38. Take a look specifically at Mayall's 70th birthday party dvd - Buddy is using his Maz 38 to blow away the "big" name guitarists. In terms of value I think all Z's are pretty much at the same percentages of initial retail. The resale value is so dependent on timing - if you find the right person at the right time you'll make more off them than someone that doesn't know what they are looking for. Where are you located? Maybe you can get together with another forum member to try them out.
As for speakers - I like the Z-best with these two amps over the 4x10s.
Jag, Thanks for the reply! I have played the 6545 and its pretty awesome. I was just thinking I may like the Maz 38, I believe it has the L84'S and I really like my Vox type sound. Well I don't think I will go wrong with either one. I am down in GA. I have played with one of friends with a Maz 38 I need to get by there and take a closer listen.
Steve, Thanks! That is one great gear page! Not sure if it made my decision any easier sense they all sounds so great. I guess I will flip for it! LOL Really liked your Hey Joe version under the Wreck tab. I haven't played that song in 15 years so now I gotta go see how much of it I remember
6545 is the best amp the doc ever made imo. It cobers more ground than anything else around and they dont show up all that often, theres only 68 of them. You can find a maz anywhere at anytime it seems like. Beyond that i have never seen a 6545 less than $1500 in over two years so id say get the goat...
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