Hi everybody. Noob here. About two weeks ago I discovered Dr. Z amps! ;D I mean, I knew about Dr. Z amps, but I never really looked into them or listened to them. All I have heard is that they have their own unique voice. I've always been after vintage fender and marshall tones so I never gave it a second thought. Besides I assumed they were really expensive like most of the other boutique amps. Well I have discovered that they do have a unique voice and I really like what I've heard so far. And on top of that these amps are very reasonably priced. I had no Idea Dr.z had such a wide range of amps. let alone a blackface style amp like the EZG 50. This opens up a whole new world of tone for me! I've been looking for a good blackface style amp that can nail that SRV tone (without falling apart on the bottom end)and from what I have heard and read about the EZG 50, this is the amp I've been looking for. So for My first Z I'm going with the EZG ;D
So, anyone selling their EZG or know of one for sale?
I've been through tons of amps and bought my EZG50 when it first came out. The only way I would sell it is if I was strapped for cash and then I would go back out and purchase on as soon as I got some money. I have to say that the EZG50 is a keeper and definately worth the investment. Great Fender cleans, great reverb and takes all pedals extremely well.
Now I just need to order a 4x10 cabinet in blonde to match.
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I bought an EZG on TGP about a week ago. I know what you mean fishman, When it rains it pours. since then I've seen 3 or 4 of them for sale. Anyway, I received it a couple days ago, but unfortunately it was damaged in shipping. It must have been dropped really hard because one of the Transformers(the big one) was pulled away from the chassis and is hanging down at an angle. So the seller has initiated a claim with the shipper. Does this sound like there could be some major damage. Possibly some internal damage that is unseen? or maybe it will be just a matter of reattaching the tranny with some new brackets, retube and rebias? Can the transformer be damaged from a shock like that? is this something that a local tech can do, or should I send it to Dr z for repair. Any advice on this would be most appreciated, Thanks
If it were me and the obvious damage is at this level, I would file a claim for the entire amp... then buy it back from the shipping company....sorta like buying your car back after they total it, UPS-fedEx does the same thing. then send it in to Dr. Z and see whats what, you never know what will show up later on after a crash like the one you describe.
Thanks for all the advice guys. Fishman, I'm with you an this one. We're claiming full value. UPS is going to pick it up and inspect it and if the claim is approved I will get a refund from the seller. I wouldn't feel comfortable with this amp after being repaired. Although i'm sure the doc could make it "Good as new", it really wouldn't good as new to me. and I have to think about re-sell value too. If I ever sell it I would have to disclose the history of the amp. Might be lucky to get half what I paid for it.
Fishman, how does that work; buying it back from UPS after they pay off the claim?
The last one I bought back was a Mesa Heartbreaker combo. they totaled it, I asked the guy what they do with them and he said they go to a warehouse essentially and sit. every once in awile they sell the contents in lots for cheap. I asked him if I could buy it back since they don;t fix it and sell it and he told me to call the UPS office and check on the procedure. They informed me that once the claim was settled they would sell it back to me for 100.00. They held it at the local UPS hub and when the claim was settled, I went in and paid for it...left with the amp, which I fixed up and resold. I always however make the insurance payable to me, not the buyer. that way if there is a claim, I get my money, the buyer gets a refund and I can control the situation. I simply tell the buyer as soon as the UPS claim comes in I will refund your purchase price in full. Has always worked for me in the past when I was shipping alot of amps around. It also makes it much simpler as the amp comes back to you in that case. Essentially the same as a car insurance claim, just had one where the woman totalled my parked jeep, the insurance totaled it, then I bought it back for 40.00, they wanted 250.00 but after some discussion ,they agreed that they really didn;t care what they got for it and they did not want it....soooo thats how it goes... You can buy those "lost lots" from the shippers if you snoop around some. Usually there is a schematic of the warehouse divided into sections, ie, 12A-1 for example is a block 4X4 and whatever is there is yours for whatever the price is...sometimes its negociable sometimes not....its always cheap....you can;t buy single items and you don;t really know all that you are getting or the condition but its usually worth the gamble as sometimes you can score big if the damages are minimal...sometimes its items not picked up, undeliverable, wrong item whatever.....press the issue a bit and see what you can do..
Thanks Fishman. Thats some valuable info. Sounds like you can find some great deals in those UPS warehouses. Yeah I guess I'll just have to wait and see .since the shipper bought the insurance and will be the beneficiary of the claim. If they approve the full claim i'll get a refund from the shipper. Hopefully I'll get a refund either way.
Thanks "a" Steve. Yeah, I saw that one too. I just missed it. I wish I had the funds at the time, but I just got the refund yesterday. Would have been a great deal too. I think that one ended up goin' for $999.00 after it was relisted.
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