Post by Christopher on Feb 16, 2019 12:19:24 GMT -7
Is a beast.
I've owned two Ghias, a JAZ 20/40, two Z-28s and a MAZ8. Every one of them has seen gig work. I still own a '28 and now I finally have a MAZ18R combo. Yes, it's the old normal weight one with a G12H30 Anniversary inside and short tank. So what. It's a Strat tone machine. I threw my pedalboard inline this morning and I was in heaven. Fat thick snarl without the board and then oodles of options with the Aman Beano and Bad Bob not to mention the OCD and supatrem. They all sound great. I'm glad I waited to get this after owning all the prior Z's. It's so much more versatile than a Ghia, which I do love but the Maz has more capability. The Ghia is a straight ahead tool whereas the Maz can do more of a Vox or BF thing depending on how you set it. The reverb is more than ample and the tone controls very useful. I'm trying not to get too excited about using it this week at an outside show. I know it'll cut through the mix like the '28 does but it's got more top end presence and more dynamic response to my pedals and playing than the '28 to my ears. I don't think I'd have dialed it in so easily without owning the Maz 8, Jaz and trying out the Cure. Knowing Doc's voicing of amps really helps you get the most from it. To the cats that can't find their sound in one I've gotta say bummer for you. I'm sure the Zplus and Z Wreck are righteous in their own right but I've never played them and can't afford either. For me, a working musician, the Maz ticks a box that not many of the other amps I've owned from other makers does. It's got the stout clean, some dirt if needed and space if I want it. Now I hear why it's the top selling Z. Thanks Doc.
Maz jr. Mrk II 18 nr studio/Maz jr. 18 studio reverb Blackout Ghia 110 model. Gibson Traditional les paul/figured trans cherry Suhr classic pro/Sherwood green/rosewood/v70's Suhr classic pro/fiesta red/rosewood/60lp's Hgwy 1 series texas tele(modded) Yamaha 620 revstar Fender players strat
Jaguarguy (Mike): Hey Gary - Joe Walsh used a G12 65 in his Galaxie and it sounds great!
Mar 25, 2019 23:05:29 GMT -7
GuitarZ: So, I cranked up the privacy protection on my browsers, facebook, etc. I have to say I miss the music ads and such. I really don't need ads for watches and other random stuff. Maybe the internet knowing me isn't such a bad thing.
Mar 26, 2019 14:01:24 GMT -7
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
Mar 28, 2019 6:03:29 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: This may be a truism... when you work in a corporate structure, the worst decisions always come from the top.
Mar 29, 2019 16:26:10 GMT -7
Lefty: The fish rots from the head down.
Apr 1, 2019 13:26:26 GMT -7
TeeDawg: Bad Poodle..........truer words have never been said. Imagine what it's like working for NASA. This ain't the nasa that went to the moon fo sho.
Apr 26, 2019 5:59:08 GMT -7
brayks: I have been absent for waaay to long. hope all are doing well!
May 1, 2019 10:19:39 GMT -7
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