I recently played on a Dr. Z 6545 and fell in love. However, the tone that really got me was playing through the 65 side of the amp with the gain all the way down (which doesn't seem to be how most people like that amp). I want that sound, but anywhere I've seen the amp for sale it's just out of my budget, so I'm wondering if anyone could weigh in on how the SRZ 65 would compare. I've read that the 65 side of the 6545 and the SRZ 65 sound different from each other, but I'm wondering how different and in what ways.
Post by Jaguarguy (Mike) on Feb 11, 2013 10:21:13 GMT -7
I think the 6545 and the SRZ 65 are pretty close tonally. The major difference is that 6545 doesn't have a "presence" control - it is set to 12 o'clock. Hard pressed to tell difference if not side by side (all else being equal). Once I got 6545 I parted ways with SRZ because 6545 was more versatile with 45 side.
Post by ghosttiger on Feb 11, 2013 15:21:50 GMT -7
Thanks for the descriptions. It sounds like an SRZ-65 would work for the tone I'm looking for, so I'll keep my eyes open for one of those.
I'm also wondering if anyone could give any suggestions as to other Z amps I might try. Essentially, I'm looking for something that's just the clean side of the SRZ-65, and it doesn't need to be high wattage at all. I'm running a Gretsch G5120 into it and am looking for a really "warm" tone that also "sparkles". Thus far I've tried the Remedy, Monza, and the 45 side of the 6545 and none of them were right. Any advice would be appreciated.
GuitarZ: Ugh! Dropped small nut while installing new outside lamp. Thought I saw where it landed. Couldn't find it. Moved the car & such. Engineering mind said, drop another (after ~hour). Bang! Within 5 seconds. Nut found! Yea! Wife Impressed!
Apr 5, 2020 16:44:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Bells & Whistles-New Cars. A year with our Subaru Outback, finally realized doors have to be unlocked for inside rear hatch button to work. Dang! I need that feature for social distancing. Looked like an idiot pulling up & jumping out to manually open.
Apr 11, 2020 8:13:15 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Truss rod, 1/4 turn at a time.
Apr 22, 2020 8:49:12 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Here's a laugh. Got a Vodka delivery for the Mrs. Had to show ID. Taped my license on the end of my 20'telescoping pole. Driver got a laugh along with me and the Mrs.
Apr 22, 2020 14:05:01 GMT -7
bugman: Hello! I’m new here and looking forward to learning a lot
Apr 26, 2020 17:57:53 GMT -7
groovergeorge: I'm back after quite a long hiatus. Jut a shout out to all my old friends from years back and hi to all the new members.
Apr 27, 2020 6:22:16 GMT -7
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