Secondly from guys who have played/owned both is there more gain than the z lux? I guess you can do as its lower power and with the level control you can get lots more gain?
Thirdly, I know all dr z are touch responsive but does the cure with its less fussy layout make it more touch responsive than the z lux? More character?
And last question has anyone gigged one? The size of the cab does worry me but I'm sure that the cab is of the best wuality to resonate and sound bigger than it actually is? Cuts through nicely.
Ditch the dirt pedals?
I haven't had time to do a proper a/b of Cure and Z-Lux, but my impression is the Cure has more gain in the front end than the Z-Lux. But stay tuned on that.
Not sure what you mean by "less fussy"? Absence of reverb and tremolo in the Cure? My initial impression is that Cure and Z-Lux are similar in touch sensitivity. (Fwiw, a Z Wreck is more touch sensitive than either of these 6V6 platforms.)
I used the Cure at a gig the day after I received it. Cuts through very nicely. It does not have quite the thump a Z-Lux has, but that's not a big concern for me when performing. I actually like to keep my contribution to the frequency zone that the bass and kick are playing in relatively minimal, so I usually have the bass on the Z-Lux dialed down. You can always plug in an extension cab to complement the Z 12 speaker, or you can disconnect the combo speaker and plug into a larger cab.
I did use my pedalboard. It may be possible to just use the amp for OD, but I'll need more experience with it before venturing out without the pedals. Also, I like a lot of tonal options for my dirt and I play slide on some songs. So I'll probably always have some drive pedal with me.
I haven't tried the effects loop. Markus offers good advice in his post.
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