Post by Chilly Gibbons (Todd T.) on Nov 2, 2017 12:31:41 GMT -7
Hi and welcome! No expert on how similar or not the two amps are as I don’t own the EZG (yet). But the sense making part I can contribute to. It only makes sense to own one guitar, one amp, a cable, spare tubes, extra set of strings, and a few picks.... With that behind us I say go for it, try one out! The reverb is drastically different, very full and luscious. The EZG is voiced more like a BF and less Vox/Marshally like the Maz. Also more headroom. From what I know they would complement each other very nicely. Plus, everyone needs multiple Zs.
Z-Lux Combo in Black, Z-Lux Head/1x12 Z Cab in Red, Cure, Maz 8 Head/1x12 Z Cab In Black, another Maz 8 head/1x12 cab in blond, blond Z-Verb, Red Z-Verb, Maz 18 NR MKII in Black, Therapy blonde, Red Monza, Air Brake, and few more now, but who is counting? Past: Monza 1x10 in Red, Mini Head in Red, Maz 18 Head in Black (Baby come back...)
I just bought a Maz 18 a few weeks ago, and actually just bought a Z-Lux today (quite similar to the EZG-50).
The Maz 18 is more "British" sounding (Vox, Marshall) with its EL84 tubes, and the Z-Lux/EZG-50 are more in the "American" space (Fender). I'm no amp expert, so I'm sure the sound has a lot more to do with the circuits AND the tubes, I am just saying what I know.
I struggled with achieving a deep woody blues sound like the video at the bottom of this post on my Maz... I struggled for weeks, trying all kinds of pedals, and just couldn't nail it down. I bought the Z-Lux to cover that same american tone.
It arrives soon, but I'm really confident it will make an EXCELLENT complement to the Maz, to cover a larger tone variety.
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.
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heynewguy (Ol’ Bill): Frank is good and sat in with my band Friday night.
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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.
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