Post by billyguitar on Oct 30, 2005 13:49:13 GMT -7
I've never had the occasion to try a Z Airbrake. I have a Kendrick that I used to use a lot and a THD Hotplate. They both sound good to me. The trick is to only use as little attenuation as possible. The more you choke it the worse it sounds. THD actually modded my Hotplate to be 2 db per click intead of 4. That was much better. 4 db is too large of increments. The Tom Sholz Power Soak sucks and the marshall power Brake is only slightly better. Avoid those units. The Weber MASS may be good.
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I thought the Airbrake was a licensed version of the Trainwreck unit and is essentially the same electrically. ArnieZ
What I've been told is that Gerald kind of updated the design, but kept it with the same spirit of tone. I'm wondering about the tonal difference as well.
I had a full size MASS for 2 weeks before I sent it back. The EQ ONLY work with the DI output, and it seriously sounded thin and fizzy. I tried it on my Maz Jr. and my Marshall, and it was uninspiring on both.
I'm planning to turn my MV in my Marshall to a Post Phase Inverter MV, thus eliminating the need for anything external.
Hey Reaper, What settings did you use on the Weber MASS? I just finished A/B'n the Z AirBrake with the MASS and I found very little difference between the two. To me they both sounded great, I would be happy with either of the two. Raja
GuitarZ: Best Pandemic Comment - Delivery guy shows up. As we're social distancing, I look at myself in brown loafers, black socks, gym shorts, t-shirt and say "I realize this is not my best look". His response "You can wear whatever you want to the apocalypse."
May 1, 2020 14:39:30 GMT -7
roscoenyc: read a newspaper.
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roscoenyc: You know in school when they talked about "your permanent record"? Well, this is it! Learn to spell! Don't be stupid!
May 21, 2020 8:19:01 GMT -7
premiumplus (Dave): Due or do? Which or witch? Knob or nob? Their or there? Bass or base? Too much time on my hands...
May 24, 2020 6:31:30 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Ah, the incessant tire kickers. oh jeez.
May 25, 2020 6:57:46 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Needed some noise to fill a break in a tune I'm recording. It was too quiet. Just happened to have some High Quality Dr Z Ghia noise to fill the void. "Heal Your Sound with Dr Z! It's not just a guitar tone prescription!"
Jun 13, 2020 8:29:27 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Must be great to be a skunk. Eating bird food about 10' from our sun room. I'm clapping and yelling. At best, it might have given me one "yea what?" look while continuing to dine. At one point, there were two skunks and two racoons.
Jun 14, 2020 18:49:33 GMT -7
captainron (Ron): Hueter Toledo, just another business of today that doesn't care about tomorrow!
Jun 25, 2020 12:51:43 GMT -7
KeithA: Hueter Toledo....that business is gone to the dogs
Jun 26, 2020 8:22:26 GMT -7
easyed: Guitar Z, I encountered to ultimate garbage raiding combo once. We'd been having problems with the garbage cans being raided by raccoons for weeks. Late in the evening I heard rattling at the cans. I went out and found that he'd allied with a skunk. "OK"
Jun 30, 2020 11:40:27 GMT -7
GuitarZ: EasyEd - Someone at work topped us both. The inside of their car had been somewhat ransacked. They were blaming their son. They checked the video. It was a Bear! I'll stick with the racoons, skunks, foxes, and squirrels.
Jul 1, 2020 16:47:50 GMT -7
bigboki: In this age and time when everybody are struggling and especially S&Ms I am amazed to see that kind of ignorance. I am really sorry for your experience dear Dr Z but it is for the better. You don't want to do business with those kind of people anyway.
Jul 4, 2020 8:17:40 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Didn't want to restart the plumbing thread, so I figured I'd ShoutBox this. How the heck does cleaning the aerator on a faucet cause a leak to start under the faucet? Huh? Arggggh!!!!
Jul 10, 2020 7:40:17 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle Experience: well, Mike, it shouldn't have been the cause of a leak. double-check your work.
Jul 10, 2020 12:56:49 GMT -7
GuitarZ: I updated in the Plumbing thread that the Moen website says that a faulty aerator can cause a handle/base leak. Eiyy! I really don't understand how plumbing works. I was ready to double check all connections. But, the leaking stopped with cleaned Aerator.
Jul 11, 2020 18:13:56 GMT -7