Post by Christopher on Mar 1, 2015 19:21:45 GMT -7
I had an opportunity I could not pass up happen this past week. A dang near mint 1965 BlackFace Deluxe came along. Not a DR- a plain Deluxe with Tremolo, the original footswitch, barely a mark on the tolex and a cherry unmolested chassis. I also got the original tubes in addition to the newer power tubes the guy I got it from put inside. His story was this was in a corner in an old lady's house with a '67 humminbird and both were dusty. He wrangled it and decided he wanted a dual Z set up for his band. I offered him my '28 & ext cab for the amp. He agreed and long story short it came in today via a mutual friend who happened to be going to that side of the state this weekend. After some soul searching I made the call to do the swap. I loved my '28. It was gold faced, green jeweled and played many gigs with me in the five years I owned it. It was reliable and stout but I hadn't been using it live for the past year or so. I don't really do big iron amps and the '28 was my largest, heaviest amp in the stable. I may pick one up down the road to have again when time and $$ permits but I can say I'm happy as a kid w dad's 'Vette. Sure, the amp needs a cap job, a speaker upgrade and a three prong grounded cord but it's a piece of history and a toneful one at that. I am Z less for now but I don't regret the friends I've made on this board nor the time I spent with that amp. Out of the four Zs I've been fortunate enough to own the '28 was the mainstay. She's being put to good use so I don't mind her leaving. I hope she turns out like this Deluxe someday
Post by Jaguarguy (Mike) on Mar 1, 2015 19:49:29 GMT -7
I have a 66 Super Reverb in about the same condition. It sat covered in a closet for 28 years. As good as it sounds doesn't get much love anymore - too many Zs. But it's not going anywhere. Don't leave the Forum - still fun even without a Z!
Nice. Don't feel like you can't post here though. You'll own another Z someday so please stick around
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Post by Christopher on Aug 25, 2017 13:17:44 GMT -7
To be continued... Has been continued today. I have Southmusic70's old Z-28. It has a Cel. Gold ten inside the combo and is better than I remember it. The articulation, the presence, the full voice of my guitar. It's amazing to hear again for the first time in two years. I'm grateful for Tom's friendship and the incredible deal I got on this amp. I can't wait to gig it and put some miles on the speaker. What an amp. Glad to be a Z owner again.
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