My first Z and it seems to be unique..help? May 6, 2018 6:48:51 GMT -7 via mobile doctorice, KeithA, and 5 more like this
Post by tiptiptip on May 6, 2018 6:48:51 GMT -7
Hey everyone. Short time lurker, long time Dr. Z seeker. About two months ago I saw my first Z-amp in the wild. It was a Maz 38 Invasion. I’ve never heard such fantastic and inspiring tone in all my life, I couldn’t play a wrong note! It’s as if I channeled one of the greats and my fingers were no longer my own. I wrung it out for about an hour until I just ran out of steam, still stunned as I flipped the switch off. I had heard a lot about Dr. Z amps and how great they are. I had watched countless YouTube videos demoing every amp in the line. Nothing can suffice for what these amps sound like in person, and even more, how they feel to play. Fast forward six weeks and I can’t stop thinking about the tone and experience. I decide to stop back in to that same music store in our beautiful corner of NE Wisconsin and take her for another test drive, just to see if it’s as good as I remember. The salesman saw me as I walked in; asking, “Here to play the Z again?” It’s as if fate was beckoning me toward tone nirvana. I plugged in and was blown away all over again. After 30 minutes the salesman came in and asked with a grin, “So what do you think?” I could only reply, “Yeah man, take my money.” I found myself at the counter putting 20% down on the amp with matching 4x10 cab and a Rivera K412T 4x12 (also killer). I couldn’t keep the joy to myself and had to tell the story of this fantastic amp to my dad, who is also a musician and guitar player. The only downside to this adventure would be the wait. Thankfully I’ve grown patient through my 20’s and could deal with the suspense. I stopped in to the store again yesterday to put another 10% on the balance only to have the shop tell me I couldn’t do that. Confused and afraid I began questioning them, worried wires had gotten crossed and they sold it online as it was listed on reverb.com as well. They tried to keep any details from me until they just couldn’t. My dad had called and paid off the balance, arranging delivery to my house later this week! Needless to say I couldn’t keep the smile from my face. I don’t know how I can repay him. The truly interesting thing about this amp is it doesn’t seem to fit the mold of what it’s supposed to be. I’ve read almost every post on this forum and I think I might have something unique on my hands. The amp is a Maz 38 Invasion in head form with horizontal input jacks, no effects loop, no pull knobs, and three different speaker outs on the back. The serial number is K-5184. Can anyone help me figure out any details?