My name is Gary Cox and I'm a member of Artful Dodger. Formally a CBS act primarily touring in the 70's with the likes of Lynard Skynard, KISS, Ted Nugent, Rush, The Kinks, REO...and the list goes on. Touring again.
Equipment? After 30 years I've found the perfect set-up...for me. A 1976 Paul Reed Smith guitar (built by Paul)...and a to be delivered Dr Z Maz 38 combo 2 x 10's...to be delivered April 1 in Cleveland at our concert.
Our band will now sport three of these incredible amps. Never thought I'd ever put away my Marshalls and Fenders.
I predict that Mike will be to amps what Paul Reed Smith is to guitars...a legend.
Artful Dodger at the Cleveland Agora - just like the days of old. Great band, good songs, great lead vocalist - Bill Paolicelli. Is he still in the band? I tried to find a website, but it looks like its under construction yet. Here's some info:
Thanks for the comments. Bill Paolicelli is still the lead singer. Actually we are doing shows in Ohio with all the original members.
Z -amps? I used a MAZ 38 that Mike had made for one of our members (Peter Bonta) years ago. I had it running through a Marshall cabinet. After hearing the Z...I turned to the darn thing and said..."I can't believe it's taken 30 years to find you!"
The last time I got this excited about amps was when The Beatles came to America with VOX amps. Or when I saw Jimmy Page and Zepplin open for The Who...Page playing through triangle blue shaped Rickenbacker amps. I hear the bass player for Cheap Trick owns one of them now. Purchased from Page?
Show was beyond our wildest dreams. Place was filled with people in need of some loud E,D,G...and A chords crunching their way into The Agora through the God of Amps...Dr. Z.
We had Z's lined up all across the stage. Amazing sound. These amps have the sound I've seen engineers spend hours on in the studio trying to get the perfect tone out of Marshalls Fenders...but with the use of the board....NOT WITH Z AMPS.
I'm now the proud owner of a combo MAZ 38 Senior with two 10's...blonde with light colored grill...and best of all the amazing custom wood front. Amazing work.
...all of my excitement was crushed when I heard that Dr. Z had just lost his right hand man Kurt. Now I find that Kurt worked on my amp. Probably worked on most of our amps. I've officially named my pride and joy "Kurt."
Everytime I threw the stanby switch and my Strat struck a chord...I imagined Kurt smiling.
Folks out there who own these amps...take pride in them and know that this great man helped to make it all happen.
KC...hope your show went as well as ours. Cleveland...what an amazing town filled with music. Look forward to meeting you next time we are in town.
Gary Cox Artful Dodger.
Last Edit: Apr 13, 2006 20:06:37 GMT -7 by garycox
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