I havne't had time to plug it in yet but thought I'd start a thread to see if #023 had been through some "hands" here? My pedal board is in pieces in the music room but needs to be put back together for a gig Thursday night. The Z-Drive will be there!
Post by Mark (Basement Enthusiast) on Jul 31, 2017 9:10:08 GMT -7
I had #14 (I think?) which is now in Ottawa, Ontario. (I liked the pedal, but had/have way too many OD/boosts.)
My personal preference was to turn the "cut" switch "off," (up position, I believe) on the left/Green channel with a very slight amount of gain; and "cut on" (down) on the Red channel with a fair bit of distortion dialed up. EQ's can be dialed to taste, but I usually had Bass around 10:00, treble just a hair below noon, and mids boosted slightly above noon, maybe 1:00.
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
#23 may have been in the first batch, one that Dr Z brought to MI mini Z Fest couple years ago. (I picked up #11 there.)
Very versatile OD pedal. Possible to do interesting things. For example, keep the gain down (either channel), crank the volume / level so that it hits your preamp hard and adjust the eq to get more punch where you want it.
Gear piled high. Talent? Must be hidden in there somewhere.
Got one in Colorado also! No idea what number it is because its locked on my pedal board. Both channels get lots of use. About half way up on the gain and the level pretty low to match volumes. The level control is capable of a lot of boost.
I appreciate the comments and suggestions. I'm going to slap some velcro on the back so it'll stay put and give it a run this afternoon/evening. It's being joined by a Rockett GTO so we'll see which one gets "airplay!"
I feel the Z-Drive held its own last night against the Rockett GTO. The Z-Drive is definitely less compressed and sounded great. I spent most of my time on the Green channel with the drive dialed back (the Vox AC30 volume was at "noon"). Bottom line...it's staying on the board at least through Sunday (Larimer County Fair gig Sunday and a bar gig tonight). More later I s'pect!
Jaguarguy (Mike): Hey Gary - Joe Walsh used a G12 65 in his Galaxie and it sounds great!
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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
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Joey Beverages: hayesgary307 try a Z 210 or Z 410 with Galaxie ... also, yes the G1265 is most tasty and excellent
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