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.
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but... to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. - Dorothy Nevill
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.
Jaguarguy (Mike): Hey Gary - Joe Walsh used a G12 65 in his Galaxie and it sounds great!
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Mar 26, 2019 14:01:24 GMT -7
hayesgary307: hanks alot (Mike) I have been going through a Vintage 30 in a open back pine cabinet and through a Marshall 1936 C/B 2-12 I'll check and see what kind of speakers are in the 1936. I've had for a long time and I have forgot whats in it . Thanks for you help
Mar 27, 2019 12:06:54 GMT -7
Joey Beverages: hayesgary307 try a Z 210 or Z 410 with Galaxie ... also, yes the G1265 is most tasty and excellent
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