I'm interested in purchasing the Maz 38 Sr. but I'm a little confused as to whether to get the head/cab or the combo upset. Can everyone tell me whether there are advantages over one or the other. I also have placed an order for the Landgraff DO pedal that I'm hoping will work well with it. Secondly, I'm completely aware that Dr. Z produces great amps, but as for this particular model, I was told that it is considered to be a versatile amp for different styles. If you have this amp, please share your experiences and knowledge. Thank for replying.
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First thing most people think is less weight or feeling more balanced when they have an item in each hand. Anyway, beyond that the head I think is the way to go. When you first get a combo it's bliss and honey moon period and all, but as time goes on or as a gig may require something more or something less, or you hear or borrow someone elses speakers you really like etc etc. I find myself saying head for total versatility of dealing with all the variables down the road. Just my opinion of course.
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The initial cost of a head and cabinet versus the same components in a combo is more. Subsequent acquisitions even that differential out quickly when say you want to try a new head and do not have to buy speakers to go with it. Likewise, you can experiment with speaker cabinets without buying a new amp. It gets really sweet when you have several of each. You can do the, "No honey, that is not new, I have had that amp for ages". Kidding, of course. SWMBO has her toys and I have mine. But... something to think about. If you never want more than one or two amps and you never want to carry them around a lot, combos are nice. I prefer those extra heavy AlNiCo speakers. Lugging around a combo with an extra 60 pounds of speakers in the same box is not my idea of fun.
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It's more versatile to have a head/cab setup. If you want a 1X12 for a weekend gig and a 2X12 the next weekend ya just grab the appropriate cab and amp and go. I'm currently turning my last combo into a head, I don't think I'll buy another combo for a long, long time.
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