Anson Funderburgh Maz-38 Senior (old version) Doyle Bramhall II RT66 Buddy W Maz-38 Senior, Carmen Ghia, Prescription Keb' Mo Maz-18 Junior Perry Roper RT66, Maz-18 Junior Michael Burks KT88 Billy Gibbons Prescription Robben Ford ZBest
I saw Big "MICHAEL BURKS" at the 930 Blues Cafe in Jackson,MS a couple of weeks ago! He absolutely has to be one of the better blues rock players playing today!
He plays a Gibson FLying V., Les Paul and a Strat through one of the good Doc's Maz 38 Sr. 2X12 combos! Let me tell you his tone is thick as molasses with searing overdrive just from the humbuckers of the gibsons and plugged straight into the Maz 38 Sr.!!
I was in awe for 2:30 hours of hearing Michael ripping solo after solo through the Maz Sr. 38!!
He uses his dual set of Delta 88's with 2 -Z Best 2X12 cabinets for the larger venues! He is a super down to earth incredible blues guitarist that just flat plays his arse off on every single song that he plays! Does lots of covers of old blue tunes and has his own material from 3 albums that is awesome! He is on the biggest blues label going "Alligator Records"!! He told me that he played 151 gigs last year with his Z amps with no breakdowns!! He told me firsthand that he had never had any other amps that came close to duplicating the reliability or the tone of his Z amps!! I hope Dr. Z realizes what an endorser he has in Michael Burks!!
I don't believe that any musician anywhere can match that track record with any other Boutique amp available!
Don't pass up the chance to see "Big Michael Burks"! He is truly inspiring to hear and if you have one of the Dr.Z's amps you will know why you chose one even more so after hearing Michael Burks!
I have a Z-28 head and one of Doc's killer 2X10 cabinets that just smokes!!
I knew you would show up at this forum! You have been largely responsible for many a person buying into the Dr.Z amp lineup!
I am trying to work a trade on a 6545 for my Z28! I love the tone of the Z28 but I want a gainer amp to go with it! I can't afford 2 Z amps right now so I think having the KT45 and the 65 in one chassis would fill the bill mighty fine! I got to play the 6545 briefly at ELite Music in Montgomery,AL where I purchased my Z28 head and 2X10 combo!
It sounded really good but as I said I only briefly played through it! Anyway If the trade doesn't work out I will be fine with my Z28 for now and will probably take ownership on one of Doc's killer little fire-breathers the MINI-Z!!
Those clips by Buddy Whittington are down-right scary good sounding!!
I will most likely go see Michael Burks again in Jackson,MS on the weekend of July 1st and 2nd!
Very inspirational player for anyone that plays guitar regardless of the genre of music that they like and play!
Saw Smokin Joe Kubeck last week...a year ago I saw him in the same club using a Twin Reverb..this time aDr Z Maz 38..his sound was way better with the Z.. very dimensional..I asked him how he liked the Z..his responce was.."well I like it" a man of few words..
Speaking of blues greats, I'm gonna initiate two of them to the Z next week.
WC Handy winner Louisiana Red and harp monster Bob Corritore are returing from Italy next week and we're opening for them and then backing them in Albuquerque. Anyway, Bob calls me and tells me they will land with Red's guitars and with his harps and they need a couple of 4 X 10s to play through.
I say, no problem, you can use my Concert Reverb and Red can use my Bassman. He says, wow, that's great--but what are you gonna play backin us up? I say, Oh, I'll just play my Z amp, that's all I play now anyway.
There's dead silence, then he says (almost with a reverence) .....I've never played thru anything but a Fender. What's a Z? I say, that's okay you guys can play thru the Fenders and check out my Z.
Now, I am not anything like Red on guitar, or slide or ANYTHING, but I can't wait till they hear the thick, saturated tones and look around and go "what the hell?" I'll keep you guys posted.
I was backing up WC Handy winner Louisiana Red, a true world-class Delta-Blues-to-Chicago legend this past weekend. 4 time Grammy winner / harp player Bob Corritore was also playing with him. I loaned Bob a Blues Deville for his harps and Red played through my Concert Reverb (they both like 4X10s).
Anyway, they show up--just flew in from Italy. We go to do a sound check. I plug Red into my Fender and get his old Strat and '53 Kay all hooked up and he looks at my Maz Jr and says "so that's one of them Z amps I heard about, huh?" I say --yeah, I really like it.
Halfway through the gig, we finish a song and he says, "Gator, your old Gibson (Paul custom) sure sounds good, can I play it?" I say 'sure' and hand him the black beauty. Well, he plays it the rest of the gig through the Z and absolutely loves it.
Here's Louisiana Red whose about 75 and been playing since he was 10 years old and knows every slide trick, finger-pick lick, etc. you could ever imagine and he's blown away. He just smiles all the rest of the night. Ever once in a while he'll look back and just smile and shake his head.
Near the end of the gig he tells the crowd, "Now, Gary here is my brother---but I sure would like to take this with me."
If I live to 100 I'll never play like Red and never experience all he has, but I got to teach an old dog a new trick. He loved the Z. If I was a rich man, I'd buy him one for a gift.
My band setup and ran PA for Smokin' Joe when he came to the Cleveland area about 2 years ago. He was using the Maz Sr. then. He sounded fantastic. He also had a pedalboard full of Fulltone stuff.
He asked me about my gear, and I asked about his. He said the secret to his tone wasn't his guitars or his effects...It was his new Dr. Z amp! He said that it was absolutely the single best amp he has ever played. He said, "I've played them all, Marshall, Fender, Boogie...Anything you can think of, and the Dr Z just blows them all away in my opinion."
He and the whole band were absolutely classy guys and super appreciative of our work on the sound. I talked to them for awhile after the show and I told him I was suprised that doctor Z didn't show up to see him play. He looked at me for a moment, then said he didn't realize he was anywhere near Dr Z, and that he would've called him if he had realized he woul be close by.
Anyhow, seeing that show is one of the reasons I decided to buy a Z.
I'm with you, bobbyray. I saw Smokin Joe a couple months ago for the first time and bought a Z after hearing his sound. He had 2 Sr's, a 1x12 and a 2x10. Does anyone know how long he's been using them? Obviously at least 2 years but anyone know?
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
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
GuitarZ: Make sure you use your plumbers tape.
Jul 30, 2020 12:21:50 GMT -7
doctorice: Just replaced a kitchen faucet. Hardest part was getting the old one out -- had a weird flange on it. Good luck, Matt!
Jul 31, 2020 8:02:26 GMT -7
steiner: Just payed the plumer to replace a faucet and drains. Finally have non-leaking, speedy draining sinks!!!
Aug 4, 2020 8:08:03 GMT -7
GuitarZ: After finally training myself after 4 days to not bother trying to turn on the guest bathroom light because of the power outage, I just found myself bracing for the sound of the generator as I opened the garage door and it's now quiet. Power Back!
Aug 7, 2020 16:51:10 GMT -7