Mike (Jaguarguy) was kind enough to make a deal with me for his SRZ-65 RC (Reverb-Combo) amp. I played an SRZ-65 RH at the NW Z-Fest years back and have been thinking about that amp for years. It was Blair's, Z Forum member, amp and I got to jam with a band config at a decent volume. The GAS pains are finally resolved. I put the amp into a head cab and did the first decent volume outdoor gig with it this weekend. Using a 2x12 close back cab (G12-65 and G12 H75 creamback) with a brakelite on 2, Gain 9:00 Master 2:00. I could not be happier with the tone and responsiveness and received good feedback from the band and patrons on the sound.
Thank You Dr Z for another fine creation.
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Post by Mark (Basement Enthusiast) on Jun 24, 2014 6:59:37 GMT -7
I'm kinda diggin' that non-Z head shell there, drew. Care to elaborate--did you build it, custom order, or did that chassis fit an already-existing amp head? In any case, it just seems to "fit" with the look of the amp.
Own or have owned: M12, Carmen Ghia, Rx JS, MAZ 18 Jr NR, Monza, Z-28, Route 66, Therapy, DB4, Remedy, Prescription, EZG-50, SRZ-65 LE, & Delta 88 Z-Drive | Brake Lite SA & Air Brake
Hi Bill, correct I traded the Stangray/GT to Mike. He's got one of the most unique Z collections on the planet. :-) I'll miss the Ray GT and am sure I'll pick up another Ray down the line.
Yeah, Mike it's a sweet sounding amp. And with the master volume it's close to the same volume levels of the Stangray/GT. I'll be able to use it at most gigs with and even without an airbrake. Using the airbrake/brakelite on 1 or 2 helps to breath some life into the el34s while still pushing enough air with the 2x12s to get a nice thud factor and crunch.
Mark, I ordered the cab from Sourmash cabs. They are nice folk. I sent them all of the dimensions and said I had a reverb tray to fit into the bottom of the cab, selected the colors, features (corner protectors, handle, feet) and got a nice looking head cab. I had to drill the holes for the chassis screws but that's it.
I'm now curious how this amp compares to the non-reverb SRZ-65s. And will go with Jamie's suggestion of KT77s one of these days.
rossco: the variable e.q bypass is great because while bypassed it you get the raw sound of the amp without the e.q and everything else attenuating the signal which sounds great and a because its variable on the foot switch you can dial in to taste, 1/2 way I like
Dec 19, 2019 19:02:01 GMT -7
rossco: you don't have to fully bypass the tone stack which is great because gives you room to dial in your sound, it certainly thickens up the sound and adds nice growl/midrange growl. I don't like pedals so this replaces everything for me
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