So, I am now on my 6th Dr. Z amp. I've really enjoyed each of the amps I've owned, and they have all had the phenomenal build quality and tone we have come to know and love.
Many of the amps have been trades, and not wanting to miss out on a good deal or try out some new gear, I've flipped amps more than I probably should have (or my wife thinks I should have, considering I don't play out anymore).
Well, came home with my "new" M12 1x12 combo last night, and it's my first blonde Z, and the lowest wattage Z I have owned. I really enjoyed putting it through a quick test run last night...chime, bloom, and all at a VERY manageable volume!
The best part was when the wife came home with our daughter - she not only thought the blonde tolex looked "cool", but that she thought the amp sounded great, and was impressed by how "clean" it sounded. Coming from a woman who could care less about guitar amps, I think that is a pretty nice compliment to Doc and his design :-)
Love the sound with the knobs past noon on this amp (on both the hi and lo settings), but I can't seem to shake the EF86 rattle. The amp came with (3) NOS Svetlana tubes, and they all rattle. Are the Svetlana EF86's really that bad?
The rattle does settle down if I grasp the tube with my hand, so I'm going to my to try some heat shrink tubing and see if that helps.
Otherwise, impressed...and the 12" Greenback sounds surprisingly nice!
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