Post by fdgtrman197 on Feb 27, 2019 11:58:33 GMT -7
I am about to venture to Northern Indiana and hopefully purchase my first Dr Z amp from a retailer. Thinking of Maz 18 or Nova. Hard to come face to face with one in my area and have never actually played one but in all video demos I've seen they sound amazing!
Some folks might think I am a delusional alien from the planet of anti tone purists, but I really want a nice effects loop.
I will be running H9, Strymon, Earthquaker time based effects in the loop and want one that works well.
In the amp descriptions and comparisons pages there are different loops.
Buffered F/X Loop
Metro Zero Loss F/X Loop
Tube Buffered F/X Loop
What are the differences in these, if any? Would one suit my needs better than another?
Also, are there any amps that are better than others with pedals such as OD's in front?
Post by Chilly Gibbons (Todd T.) on Feb 27, 2019 13:52:46 GMT -7
I think the descriptions Buffered FX Loop and Tube Buffered FX Loop are the same. I’ve yet to see any SS parts in a Z amp. The types of loops can be very important when using modulation, time based, and verb in the loop. Tube buffered generally is most favored, though you can get good results with SS buffers, both in the amp and in pedal form. I defer to others on ODs.
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I think there is some confusion here. At least to me. The Metro FX loop in the NOVA is Solid State with no tubes in its circuit. The Dr Z website states that the MKII MAZ 18 also has a buffered loop now. I think it is safe to assume that it is also the Metro circuit although the site does not state that.
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I've used the f/x loops in the Z-Plus, Cure and Nova (had Z swap in the Metro as the first batch did not use this). No problems encountered, but there are so many pedals out there these days that it may not be possible to say there never will be an issue.
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