Post by Chilly Gibbons (Todd T.) on Feb 20, 2019 12:02:29 GMT -7
Same, DR/steroids with better definition and a three dimensional quality. Better trem. Modern features.
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...)
My favorite amps on amplitube are the vibroverb and vibroking. I wanna get my 5881 powered z lux to come close to those tones live, but its gonna be loud. I think you have to turn the master all the way up and get the volume up to half way, at least.
Yeah--it's what a Deluxe Reverb should be but isn't. I played my Lester through a silverface Deluxe at a jam a couple of nights ago, and while it wasn't terrible the top end was pretty ice-picky and there wasn't any bottom-end thump at all--even running through a really good dirt pedal I'd brought along. I would've tweaked it a bit but there was a lot going on and the way the setup was, the bass player and a horn guy were both standing in front of it on a tiny stage, so I couldn't get to it. Then after we finished our set, the next act had an SRV-ish Strat guy running through it and man, it was so bright I thought my ears were gonna bleed. The kid had some decent chops--although all straight out of the SRV how-to videos on YouTube--but that tone about made me want to smash that Deluxe with a bar stool. The Z-Lux is nothing like that. At full power with MV and V around noon it's got some serious authority. Set the T at about 11:00 and you get nice rounded highs and rich harmonics in the upper mids. If they weren't so dang expensive now I'd probably buy the last of the red/ZW models to match my first one.
Z-Lux combo: red/ZW Cure Friedman Mini Dirty Shirley and matching cab
A dozen other Z amps/cabs I've sold or traded. I may have a problem--but I'm an excellent customer.
I wish there was an IR or plugin for the z lux so i could compare it to the great tones i get out of blackface fenders on amplitube. That way i could play it loud at home and play with the eq. It might be a little to much for me, as i cant turn it up even at fairly loud clubs.
I am not a big fan of preamp overdrive. To me it doesn't excel until that master is 3/4 the way up and volume more to taste. With a tube screamer in front with gain low and volume up high it gets pretty dang loud. Using the preamp volume knob to get your overdrive and keeping the master down sounds unnatural to my ears.
Eh, a Pro is two 12's and doesn't have the same 'umph' as either the Z or the Super. Bigger iron, I guess...
Fair point! Along with Zinky's genius, the huge iron on a Vibro King is one of, if not THE, secret to its greatness. I've had several buddies who have known me for decades say I sounded my best through my Vibro King and Nocaster, but that the Z-Lux is damned close.
Guits: '95 Fender CS Mary Kaye Strat, '01 Fender CS Nocaster, '15 Chibson Res Paul Jimmy Page, '10 Chibson ES-335, '? Partscaster Amps: '66 Super Reverb, '95 Vox AC15, '95 Vibro King, '15 Dr. Z Z-Lux
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