First of all this is a very Fender-ish sounding amp. However, since it's a Z it got it's own thing going with a lot more voicing possibilities tone-vice and a more complex, diverse, and useable gain sound than a typical Fender (I have a '64 super Reverb). Much because of the pre- and master volume and because they're much more interactive with the tone controls and vice-versa. It also has a much tighter bass, dynamic attack and 3D sound. This being said, what kind of guitar are you using? It responds and sounds quite different from a Tele to a strat and a hollowbody humbucker guitar. For mostly modern distortion sounds, I think a Route66 would cut it better IMHO.
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Will it cut through the mix? Absolutely. That's a given with all Z amps.
As it's a relatively clean amp, you'll need to goose it with pedals if you're looking for a singing, liquid, lead tone.
Yes, it takes pedals very well.
Hope that helps.
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Post by cashandkerouac on Aug 30, 2008 19:19:36 GMT -7
the EZG is very fender-ish, but it has also some hints of hiwatt qualities. and it takes pedals very well to provide good versatility.
"will it cut?" well, Jan is probably right for pointing you to the Route 66. for your purposes that may be the ticket. or perhaps an Rx Jr. that may be even better, especially if you want a more modern sound.
I've been listening to mine for a day or so now. I think that a good overdrive pedal and a strat are great with the EZG. I will have it out live twice this weekend. I'll let you guys know how it does live as far as cutting through.
Getting it to cut in the mix is probably not the issue. The issue is volume needed to get any gain. Its a pretty clean amp until is quite loud. Pedals are the key to getting your sound at reduced levels, and the EZG does take pedals great. I use a Zendrive, Keeley BD-2, to get dirty and overdriven sounds. You will probably want to keep the bass way down as it has tons of bass. The amp at least to me breaks up later than a Super Reverb and is louder. It has great tone and is an amp if used with the right pedals can go from spanky clean and beautifully open to very nice overdrive when properly set up.
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