Submitted a support claim, but I will likely mess around today.
My 0.5 fuse has blown. Seemed to pop after turning the unit on. The NOS 12AT7 looks like there are burn marks at the base of the tube and on the pins, but the socket looks fine. Is this characteristic of a NOS tube? I will pick up a few new fuses today and have a pile of 12AX7 to replace the AT.
Hopefully there's no damage to the transformer or choke.
My ZVerb has been absolutely unreliable. Just came back from the factory with a clean bill of health and it worked for all of 10 minutes. WTF!
Pardon me if I am a little suspicious but such a negative post without any background about whether it was new,or used when you got it, what the problem was, what the Z factory did to it and what happened again sounds just a little off. If you're a new poster here it would help us make a better assessment about your issue - whatever it might be.
Bought used off Ebay. Worked great for a while and sounded amazing. Then the reverb intensity faded out to nothing.
Bought a new set of tubes. Worked for a bit and then nothing again. Tried a different RCA cable, tried different guitar cables and even bought a whole new set of tubes thinking I may have got a dud tube in the set. The problem was intermittent and sometimes the unit would work great for an hour, then die or the effect would weaken.
All the while I emailed Don several times trying to troubleshoot it. Don sent me a MOD tank and while it worked I hated the decay.
Put the old tank in and it worked great for a bit... Finally sent it in to Don to get it looked over. Don had it for a month and said it acted funny when they first plugged in, but has worked and sounded great since they replaced the RCA cable.
I get it the other day and it works for all of 10 minutes before the reverb intensity dies out and I have to crank all the controls to 10 to get a mild to medium decay effect, whereas before the unit would be a huge wash of reverb.
I apologize for being short with my earlier post, but I just spent over $100 getting it to Don and back, only to have the same issues I had before it was given a clean bill of health!
My issue was resolved rather quickly, had to send it to the Dr for a checkup. Now there is a small squeal when I go to the max and min tone settings, but it's probably because I have the verb sitting on top of the zwreck head.
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.
May 19, 2020 17:20:32 GMT -7
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