Made a trade deal with another Z-bro exchange for this Monza. I'm used to more American sounding 6V6 amps, and I've never held onto any British style amps for very long, but for the past year, I've been wanting one. I had my eye on a Monza, but I knew I had to either sell or trade a piece of gear, in order to keep the wife happy. She'd never say anything, but I would feel bad knowing I bought a new amp and she got NOTHING for Christmas (just kidding). Anyway, I put my tele up for sale/trade, and Rik (Oldguy) offered me this Monza 1x10 combo. It is a lot different than I am used to, but I think I will enjoy it. I gave it a quick run through, and I am looking forward to putting it through its paces. This will be my third Dr. Z amp. The first one was a Maz 18NR that I couldn't bond with. I returned it in three days. About a year and a half later, there was a fellow on this forum that sold me his Maz 18 reverb. Loved it, but I wanted something more Marshall sounding, and I had my eye on something else, so after about two months, I sold that. Immediately regretted it. About a year ago, we bought a house, so my gear purchases have been slim. I think this trade worked out well for both of us. It loves a Strat, as well as a Les Paul. It cleans up really well too. I was somewhat concerned that I would not get a great clean tone, but with single coils, this does it for me. Just need a reverb Pedal and I'm good to go!
"Well it's too late, tonight, to bring the past out into the light" (u2)
"well the last man standing get's to walk on the graves" (m.stanley)
"I have stopped instead of started,
and i have watched my children grow,
stood by graves of friends departed,
and found out just how much I do not know" (m.stanley)
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
roscoenyc: I have never in my life experienced tube rattle. That said, I've only been playing electric guitar for 49 years.
Aug 2, 2019 6:39:37 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: What cures tube SHAKE and tube RATTLE? A tube ROLL?
Aug 11, 2019 17:22:10 GMT -7
capofirstfret: I've experienced tube rattle in two different amps that I've had. In both cases I bought the rubber rings from Eurotubes and it fixed it for me.
Aug 14, 2019 12:57:35 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Guitar amps on carpet make me sad.
Aug 16, 2019 5:23:37 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy, Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Aug 16, 2019 14:12:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Thank you for neighbors with gardens. Fresh veggies and no hassle!
Aug 17, 2019 18:12:08 GMT -7
"Z" Steve: Sunshine Superman? Call any vegetable - call it by name!
Aug 19, 2019 11:53:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Idiot! I wanted to put a little air on my Zoom H1's circuit board to clear out any residual Deoxit from spraying the input connector. Guess which can I picked up to spray. Yup! Not the air can.
Aug 23, 2019 10:07:40 GMT -7
premiumplus (Dave): I was wondering why a Frisbee gets larger the closer it gets. Then it hit me.
Aug 24, 2019 6:14:55 GMT -7