Not the best photo but I had the chance to use my new Stangray outdoors for 4 shows over the holiday weekend. Played my Tom Anderson T Classic thru it and what a great amp. It does everything I want and more.
Yes it is a 2x12 leaned back, I have 2 Celestions Golds in it. Stayed away from the blues as Humbucker Music folks suggested the Golds' to get me low end and it stays tight. The Hollow T can kinda ring brights anyway so I am real happy with going the Gold direction. The Stangray is by far my favorite amp of all time, I mic'd it for this outside show and was really impressed how clean it stayed with volume turned up. Really, really happy with it. Twang heaven and there is some serious country tones in this setup.
Twang heaven and there is some serious country tones in this setup.
Yes I love the Ray. Not only awesome country tones but the Ray can really rock it out as well with a tele or Les Paul with some help. I use a BB Preamp and my LP for rocking songs and it sounds fantastic.
Jerry (Austin, TX)
MAZ 38 Sr Reverb head JAZ 20/40 head Z-Wreck head 1x12 Z cab-G12M-65 2X10 Shorty cab-Z speakers 1x12 Shorty cab-Z 12 2x12 Dr Z open back cab - blue and gold speakers
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I am playing mostly country thru mine with some classic or southern rock thrown in for good measure. My pedal board is shrinking since acquiring the Ray, using a Wampler Black 65 OD, MXR Flanger, Wampler Spring Reverb. Love the sound of the Ray by itself. I traded for a Z Wreck head about the same time and I would have to say the Ray is much better suited for what I do. I'm not knocking the Wreck as it is an awesome amp, too. Not sure I need both. Another stage shot, the amp gets hid at times but as long as it is heard is what counts.
Post by thatstatuemoved on Jun 17, 2013 16:46:11 GMT -7
Thanks for the post. The stang ray is indeed a glorious piece of work. Love mine. As for outdoor gigs, they are fun when weather is nice, but where I live, it is a shot in the dark. Seems like it it always windy, rainy, snowy, stormy or whatever on the day of the gig. I can't tell you how many times we have started playing and had to run for cover in the middle of a gig. I just don't care for em.
1 Black Z-Lux Combo 1 Black Maz 38 Studio Combo 1 Black M-12 Head 1 Cure combo 1 Black Z open back 1-12
American Standard Telecaster Tom Anderson Classic Taylor 414ce acoustic-electric A bunch of pedals