I got my Z Plus and I really love it. I was looking for harmonic richness, and that's what I got.
It came with the Z speaker, which I like very much. Very thick sounding, from cleans all the way to maximum distortion. Big fat sounds, even using a Tele on the bridge position.
I plugged into my cab with a single Celestion Gold, and it was remarkably different. Much more "clinical" sounding (hey, that could be a new amp name. Much more hi-fi. Obviously, when the amp distorts the speaker reproduces the distortion, but even that sounds somehow more polite than the Z 12. I think I read in another thread that the Gold likes to be pushed, and obviously the Z Plus is not going to do that. I don't think I'll be using the Gold with the Z Plus unless I'm going for the very most pristine of cleans.
More reports to come. My other cabs are all 2x12", so I wonder if the lack of "pushing" from the 15 watt Z Plus is going to be a theme.
Post by Chilly Gibbons (Todd T.) on Jun 26, 2018 18:36:13 GMT -7
The Doc also sells the Plus with a Blue for an additional up charge, so if you have one it might be worth a try. The Z12 is a great speaker and is hard to beat, so don’t be surprised if you wind up sticking with it. I use the Z12 in my Lux and Cure. Tried others but nothing worked as well. I do use Blues in my Maz’ and Monza though.
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...)
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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