Post by umphreys1543 on May 12, 2007 22:09:21 GMT -7
Hi, I have a bit of a dilemma on my hands. Right now I own a Dr. Z Maz 18 with 2x10's and it sounds awesome. I have, however, been looking for a more mid-rangey/bassy tone almost like a Fuchs or something of that nature. I checked out a Mesa/Boogie F-50 and it sounded awesome, but used 6L6's instead of EL-84's, so I think I am looking for the 6L6 sound rather than an EL-84 sound. I also thought about getting a 2x12" extension cab with Tone Tubby speakers to see if that could give me more mid-range and bass. I also want something with more headroom.....the problem is I don't think I could ever live with myself if I gave up a Dr. Z for a Mesa. Is there another type of Dr. Z amp that would fit the mid-rangey/bassy tone with more headroom, almost like a fat jazz clean sound? I was thinking maybe the new Galaxie (6L6's) or the Maz 38. By the way, I definitely want to go with the head/cabinet format instead of a combo. Anyone have any ideas?
I'd try a RT66, a Maz Sr. or the new Galaxy. I've owned a few Mesa pieces. Once I moved away from them and got my Bogner and my Maz Sr. I played some Mesa's again. They paled in comparison. By the way, if your looking at Fuch's play a Two-Rock CR Sig, I played them both within an hour of each other and thought the Two-Rock was head and shoulder's above the Fuch's. JMO of course. Try a Carr Slant 6V as well, after I played one I sold 2 amps and ordered it a few weeks later. Very fat Fender clean tones and buttery smooth gain. The Galaxy might just be what your looking for in a Dr.Z offering though. Keep the Maz Jr. for your Marshall/Vox gain sounds and put it together with another amp to get your Fender tones. That way you can have your cake and eat it too.
The Maz Jr is a pretty middy amp. Has a definate 18 Marshall character to it. That said, rolling the Cut and Treble back, bumping the Middle and Bass, and running the Master wide open (or at least at/above 3:00) will get it pretty close to what you're after w/the 10's. You can get that great fusion'y' kinda tone out of it no problem.
For a 212, you might consider: Avatar 212 standard open (oval) back cabinet. Put in a Weber Ceramic 1230-55 (his G12H30) with either a Silver or Blue ceramic. Or, 2 Celestion Vintage 30s.
The Avatar is a great cabinet for the money and surprisingly inexpensive (9 or 11 ply baltic birch wood construction). It's deep so it feels/sounds like a closed back (extra beef in the low end) but w/the open back it fills the room and allows the speakers to 'breathe'.
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