I came upon a very good deal on a mint condition Z Wreck Combo (the blue tolex, with Celestion Gold and brake lite already installed) so I'll be picking it up over the weekend. I'm primarily a strat player (don't even own a tele anymore, although that might change at any moment). More of a blues/classic rock type player just for context. I've been in an amp "funk" lately and needed something new. I've had Maz 18's and Carmen Ghia's a few times and really liked them, but they went by the wayside and I've been playing fender type amps more. It seems like most demos and comments are from tele players, I just want to get some opinions on the Wreck with a strat. My "strat" is a very cool Whitfill copy that's just outstanding.
Z Wreck pairs nicely with most any guitar. Bass and treble controls have a lot of tone shaping ability. One suggestion: start with them all the way down when you first plug in. Set volume around 11 (you may need to engage the BL as it's a loud amp) and put Cut up about the same. Listen. Then start adjusting the eq to get a feel for how things change, particularly what happens to the mid frequencies.
Gear piled high. Talent? Must be hidden in there somewhere.
I use my Wreck almost exclusively with Strats/Teles. I'll add to Mike's comments that the Wreck also plays well with most any pedal you want to throw at it. I get my drive primarily from pedals, and the Wreck is an amazing clean or right-on-the-edge platform. You don't NEED pedals to get great tone, but if you use them I think you'll like it.
Be sure to give us a report once you've spent some time with it.
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You will be very happy! The Wreck with single coils is awesome. I agree with mike 11:00 on the volume is where the magic happens. Crunchy cleans. Depending on the band, you will definitely need the Brakelite.
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Blue Z wreck combo, love mine (both) and all I’ve been using the last 4-5yrs is Strats. That gold Celestion sounds perfect in that amp & brakelite is a killer accessory, making for a highly versatile combo. Congrats!!
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
Mar 27, 2019 12:06:54 GMT -7
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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