I recently bought a Route 66 and a Z Best cab. (unfortunatly the cab wasn't available in the matching colour, waiting for the black one) What an amp! It certainly delivers everything you would expect and more! The only thing about it was the rectifier tube (EH 5u4) which had a rattle, so I replaced it with a Russian NOS coke bottle. Also took out the stock EF86 and changed it for a Philips EF86 Miniwatt. Glorious!! Big cleans, silent, no noise and the overdrive.... So big and filled with harmonic overtones... Awesome!!!
Last Edit: Feb 28, 2017 2:49:22 GMT -7 by Jair Yess
Dr Z Route 66 Black Coming soon - Z Best 2x12 Black Salt&Pepper Dr Z Antidote Blonde Z Best 2x12 Blonde Brown Marshall 1962ri Bluesbreaker combo Marshall '72 Superlead Marshall '77 2203mv Marshall 1974x combo Fender '71 Champ Marshall '69 4x12 slant cab
Welcome and congratulations on a nice rig. I had the same for a while, until I traded the 66 for the antidote. The Rt 66 is a special amp. Enjoy the amp. Enjoy the people and info here.
Did the same, then a Mini, MAZ 8, and now a Remedy. All good, just different. Changed to suit the band/playing I was doing. At this time I'd say I like the Remedy best, but I wouldn't mind having them all. Miss each one... ME
I don't get the opportunity to play at volumes that would allow me to appreciate the Docs loud amps. My Remedy stays on 20, I sold my 1st Z, a Maz 38, but I do love the demos and/or hearing a Z cranked up. Welcome to the forum and enjoy your tone monster!!
Great amps, nice guitars, and a small tonal spice rack.
rossco: the variable e.q bypass is great because while bypassed it you get the raw sound of the amp without the e.q and everything else attenuating the signal which sounds great and a because its variable on the foot switch you can dial in to taste, 1/2 way I like
Dec 19, 2019 19:02:01 GMT -7
rossco: you don't have to fully bypass the tone stack which is great because gives you room to dial in your sound, it certainly thickens up the sound and adds nice growl/midrange growl. I don't like pedals so this replaces everything for me
Dec 19, 2019 19:04:58 GMT -7
easyed: It seems that the only time I clean off my workbench is when I need the space for something else. If I don't take a break, it's less than 5 minutes before that space is full again.
Dec 21, 2019 18:48:23 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: Great amps Frank those Hi Walts!
Jan 30, 2020 8:57:35 GMT -7
BritInvasion: That's a good one Steve!
Feb 1, 2020 9:01:39 GMT -7
runninwiththerevil (Matthew): Puking kid. Oh boy. Glad I was done jamming. Another three minutes and there would have been projectile on the Maz JR!
Feb 1, 2020 20:16:01 GMT -7
roscoenyc: weedala weedala weedala
Feb 4, 2020 6:45:42 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Whenever I see the phrase "clean pedal platform" I'm filled with sadness about the real tube amp joy that could have been.
Feb 8, 2020 8:42:49 GMT -7
The Rad Washer: But my distortion pedal just doesn't sound good without a lot of headroom...
Feb 10, 2020 10:47:02 GMT -7
T-R☼CK ♫: "Lookin' for some California grass…"
Feb 11, 2020 8:22:47 GMT -7
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Feb 14, 2020 22:03:58 GMT -7