Post by soupbone on Aug 24, 2014 19:55:55 GMT -7
Ive owned 3 Dr Z amps thus far. A Carmen Ghia 1 12 combo, a Stangray 2 12 combo and now the RX head. The RX is my favorite by far. I am playing it through a DR Z 2 12 cab loaded with a Weber Blue Bell and a Weber Silver Bell. When I bought it I went ahead and bought a Brake Like SA too because I kept reading about how loud these amps are. I used the amp this past weekend at Fri/Sat gig and didn't need the Brake Lite. Although this amp is loud, it isn't abrasive or offensive out front. I walked out front with my wireless to soundcheck the band during the first set and it was fine with volume around 10 oclock.
I have found that "loud" does not always necessarily mean to too much volume. When a club owner tells a band to turn down because they are too loud, the problem is usually isolated to one thing. A snare drum, a guitar amp, a hot vocal mic, etc or an eq issue but the bartender doesn't know any of that. They just know "something" is too loud so they tell you "the band" is too loud. That "something" that is hurting their ears could literally just be a freq(and usually that's all it is). This amp has no offensive/annoying freqs like a lot of other amps-especially when there is a Telecaster involved. So even though its loud, the freq isn't an annoying one so it doesn't seem that loud. Even though DB wise, the RX might be louder than some other amp, the offensive frequencies are missing from this amp so an amp turned down lower DB than the RX could actually seem louder out front than an RX that was turned up louder. I don't think I will ever sell this amp.
Anyone wanna buy a Brake Lite SA?