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!
GuitarZ: They say you should be on the same page about kids before you get married. I really think you ought to talk about expectations on outdoor Christmas/Holiday lights. That could have been a game changer.
Dec 7, 2019 13:38:37 GMT -7
walt: Does anyone know how Frank/Britinvasion is?he's been dormant for awhile,hopeing things are good with him
Dec 14, 2019 13:16:36 GMT -7
heynewguy (Ol’ Bill): Frank is good and sat in with my band Friday night.
Dec 15, 2019 5:58:44 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Arggh! We had it on the calendar to stop out and see you but got caught up with holiday stuff. I could have met you & Frank & my wife could have connected with her friend from back in grade school. You snooze you lose. The FB videos sound great!
Dec 16, 2019 16:56:11 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Why is it once you finally clean the junk off your work bench, within 5 minutes, you find yourself ready to deposit some other junk right back on to that now clean space?
Dec 19, 2019 10:54:23 GMT -7
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