We haven't played much lately, and the few gigs we have done have all been in high-rise hotels, so the convenience/light-weight of the Cure gave it the nod.
Last night was at a packed sports bar where we can play fairly loud, so the Nova it was! Paired it with a Mesa 1-12 wide body open back cab. Settings ended up being V-11, OD-9, M-noon, tone stack was mostly between 9-11, Bass being the lowest. Used my '89 Am Std Strat most of the night (the EJ Thinline Strat got the last set).
The OD circuit is so good I kept it on most of the night....it only went off when I needed loud clean tone (i.e. Chicago's "Beginnings"). For most everything else, just a rolloff of the GV did the trick quite nicely. THANK YOU DOC! With the OD on, I could engage either the BD-2 (Keeley mod) or the C Martin Plexitone and get a singing solo tone. Fantastic!
And it didn't happen without a photo, so here ya go!
Z-Master Nova (head #5) Cure
Gone to #1 son: Remedy 1x12 Convertible w Creamback
Gone but not forgotten Ghia 1x10 w Red Fang Z Wreck (w Harvey valance)
Post by premiumplus (Dave) on Mar 3, 2019 4:05:19 GMT -7
Great report Lou, I love my 1x12 (G12H30) combo too. It's so good just straight in, guitar volume only. Mike nails it in his post about gigging the Nova...it's great without pedals (maybe just some delay) and with the Firebird it's a killer sound. Check out the video with BW playing my Firebird at Z-Fest last year, it sounds so, so good. But BW "probably sounds the same on a Squire!"
"Tone, tone, tone, tone. Is there a substitute?" -Dr.Z
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