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.
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