I ordered my 1x12 Stang Ray combo (Red), on 2/22 and it finally came in a week ago. I cannot wait until I have this amp in my possession!! I will post pics/videos after I play it for a while. I am going to order a road case for it since I will primarily be using it for gigs. I am also going to buy all new pedals to go along with it, plus a new custom built pedalboard. If anyone has any suggestions as to what pedals I should get, I'd appreciate it. I am going to buy the TC Electronic Hall of Fame reverb and some kind of delay pedal. As for distortion, possibly BB Preamp, Zen Drive, or Paisley Drive. I am counting down the days Jason
Congratulations on your new Ray. I've a few pedals on my board, I think they all sound good with the Ray. My experience with various pedals is limited but I do depend on them heavily playing in a top 40 rock cover band. My OD's are xotic BB preamp and Zvex Box of Rock. For me, the BOR does not work with fender'ish amps but works great with the Ray - even with the BOR's heavy bottom end. I love it for boost and crunch. My fav is the BB. The ray also sounds good with my Fulldrive II mosfet. For reverb I like the Holy Grail, Roommate and Mr Springy, obviously I'm not that picky. Others may disagree but any pedal I throw in front of the ray works well with a bit of effect tweaking. That said, my pedal experience is limited as I've only tried a handful of pedals. I also run a crybaby q wah and use the roommate for chorus and reverb. And a line 6 dl4 for delay.
One of the coolest things I like about the ray is it's ability to take on a different feel and sound with different speakers. Alnico speakers for country, country rock, blues. Ceramic speakers for rock. You can run your combo with a 1x12 closed back cab for a good mix. IMHO the Ray is a fierce rock amp with the right speaker, the volume control past noon and an OD pedal.
Hang in there Jason, you're going to be in Z heaven soon. I just tried out my effects loop again, usually I go straight in. But I tried my Analog Echo, and a chorus pedal. Fantastic amp. P90's / mini-hums - singles or humbuggers, it rocks... cheers/tom
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!
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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
jhen86 (jordan): Just got an email from Sweetwater rep that Z Wreck Jr's are back in stock. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up.
Jul 28, 2020 10:57:28 GMT -7
Lefty: Say a prayer for me fellas, I'm going to replace a bathroom faucet this weekend.
Jul 30, 2020 8:26:34 GMT -7