Post by Mark (Basement Enthusiast) on Feb 17, 2017 18:36:45 GMT -7
Scored a good deal on a great-condition, not-very-old red head w/S&P valence recently. Needless to say, I'm excited.
This is my first '66, which is funny because the Route 66 was actually the first Z-amp I'd ever heard a store owner demo for me (Mike @ Flynn in Evanston, IL)... and that was through a Z-4x10, no less—man what a sound!
I've already got a speaker cab waiting that I think will pair well with it (Scumback J75 in a Stone Age 1x12) so I think she'll settle in quite nicely.
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
You're going to be really happy you bought one. Hands down my favorite Amp. Not just Z amp.... Favorite amp period. Haven't met a speaker the 66 didn't bound with. I went thru 12 Dr Z amps before I tried the Route 66. My search for tone ended there. I even sold my Mesa Mark III which I bought new & did about 15 recording sessions with. When I realized I liked the sound of my 66 with an OD808 in front better than the Mark III, needless to say it took a while to shake hands with this revelation.
I'm glad I finally pulled the trigger on a 66. The reviews were beyond confusing, with the milkshake thick tones (which nobody wants). Youtube videos didn't help much either. When you can combine a 68 Marshall plexi & 64 Bassman AA864 circuit, that's the tone of a Route 66. 3 knobs makes it even more amazing..
Bought my Maz 18 2x10 from Mike Flynn when they were in business. I was considering the RT66, but ultimately decided on the reverb combo. Did however buy a RT66 and loved the amp. The quote about the 66 that stuck with me was the piano like tone of the low strings and boy was it true. Traded it for an Antidote. Both KT66 based, but very different in character. At first I thought I made a mistake getting rid of the 66. If I could have both I would, but I was born John instead of Rich.
Jaguarguy (Mike): Hey Gary - Joe Walsh used a G12 65 in his Galaxie and it sounds great!
Mar 25, 2019 23:05:29 GMT -7
GuitarZ: So, I cranked up the privacy protection on my browsers, facebook, etc. I have to say I miss the music ads and such. I really don't need ads for watches and other random stuff. Maybe the internet knowing me isn't such a bad thing.
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
Mar 28, 2019 6:03:29 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: This may be a truism... when you work in a corporate structure, the worst decisions always come from the top.
Mar 29, 2019 16:26:10 GMT -7
Lefty: The fish rots from the head down.
Apr 1, 2019 13:26:26 GMT -7
TeeDawg: Bad Poodle..........truer words have never been said. Imagine what it's like working for NASA. This ain't the nasa that went to the moon fo sho.
Apr 26, 2019 5:59:08 GMT -7
brayks: I have been absent for waaay to long. hope all are doing well!
May 1, 2019 10:19:39 GMT -7
GuitarZ: I'm okay with the AARP letters. You're still living and breathing? What the heck am I to think when a funeral home sends me a free consultation offer? Ouch!
Jun 21, 2019 15:41:26 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: I bought airline tickets online... now every few days i get emails that read "Your trip is almost here but aren't you forgetting something?? You don't have trip insurance!" and i'm thinking..."is there something i should know about your plane maintenance?"
Jun 21, 2019 16:02:32 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Reminds me of buying my Honda. When they tried to sell me the maintenance package, I said "Is your car not reliable?" Long story short my wife teamed up with the sales lady to buy the maint package. Never again!
Jun 21, 2019 16:16:53 GMT -7