Available Soon) The Stingray Head MSRP: $1699.00 Email for discounted price! Status: On order Arriving 1 / 15 / 2006
The latest collaboration between the amp designing genius of Mike Zaite A.K.A. "Dr. Z" and Brad Paisley.
Named for one of Brad's fave car and alluding to the mid 60's era, The Stingray is a 30 watt 4xEL84 amplifier with an EF86 preamp running in conjunction with 12AX7 phase inverter based on the venerable AC30/4
Features Volume, Tone and Cut controls for the ability to dial up a warm tone but with 3k brilliance for beautiful upper treble and nice low midrange control.
Ken Fisher (Trainwreck) designed output transformer.
250mfd bypass capacitor across the bias resistor for nice low end roll on.
Approximately 30 watts of pure, rich, ultra complex, highly fidelic and dynamic tone
The EL84's are running extremely close to True Class A......biased very hot like the early Vox AC30/4
Available in all the standard Dr Z color combinations.
Post by JASON (aka jgleaton) on Dec 24, 2005 12:29:10 GMT -7
Sorry to break this Aussie theme ;D but I gotta ask...
Does anyone know if there's gonna be a Effects send/ return option on the stingray???
I know with some of the DR's designs/circuit's that's not an option, but I wonder about this one....It would be cool....thinkin about it being my next aquistion and could run a holy grail through the loop!!!
Fat Sound may not be discounting today, but sooner or later some dealer will. Marketing has the path of least resistence to a buyer's heart figured out . That statement about "discounting" sounded like a big piece of bait to me, but what do I know till I actually see Fat Sound's invoices to all customers?
Post by stoneystomp on Dec 27, 2005 9:15:33 GMT -7
This is common practice in a LOT of areas in retail..particular where higher end merchandise is involved. For example, premium denim (like Diesel, True Religion, Antik, etc)..any store those items are sold in..have to sell at the mfgrs set price. There is a 2% markup across the board no matter who the retailer is.. so the $275 pair of jeans are the same price in Bloomingdales as they are in John's House O' Pants. I'm not 100% sure as to what the logic is behind it but i do know it's very common practice. Besides, anyone buying a Z is getting an absurd value for the quality of product. My amp tech, never having played a Z before, said.."This guy could charge almost double for the quality and workmanship on this amp.. this guy either just does this because he LOVES it and doesn't want to make money..or he's out of his mind" LOL
Post by stoneystomp on Dec 27, 2005 20:23:30 GMT -7
hah, i know boys..it's crazy! but sometimes, you pay more for some style. I don't own all jeans that expensive.. just 3 pair. the rest are regular jeans. but in NYC..if you wanna keep in style..sometimes ya gotta pay