Post by Mark (Basement Enthusiast) on Jun 17, 2018 7:23:10 GMT -7
Warning: Yes... another Z-Plus thread gushing over how great this amp is.
I delivered a speaker cab to Jaguarguy (Mike)'s house yesterday and got to play with some of his latest toys--a wonderful treat for those who are lucky enough to visit the muZeum (thanks, Mike!). Anyways, I notice that his new-ish Z-Plus has taken the prime "living room" spot upstairs, but didn't think much of it and headed downstairs to play a couple new guitars & amps, etc. After all, I was certain that the Z-Plus wasn't really something suited to my needs--probably very nice sounding, of course, just not for me.
<fast forward about an hour, and head back up to the living room>
HOLY ***** ****. Are you kidding me? This amp sounds amazing clean, it sounds amazing overdriven, it does quiet, it does loud, it's totally portable... What the hell can't this amp do? Granted, I was playing his sweet "new" root-beer-finish Heritage H150CM Ultra, but I'll be damned if that Z-Plus didn't handle--nay, excel--at whatever I threw its way. Yikes! Doc's still got it, y'all. In fact, he's at the top of his game.
Am I already picking colors and thinking about how it would fit into my small amp collection? Yes... yes, I am.
Own or have owned: M12, Carmen Ghia, Rx JS, MAZ 18 Jr NR, Monza, Z-28, Route 66, Therapy, DB4, Remedy, Prescription, EZG-50, SRZ-65 LE, & Delta 88 Z-Drive | Brake Lite SA & Air Brake
Yeah. It's an awesome amp. Doc builds great stuff. Always has. His stuff is just getting better. The Zplus is proof. I can play clean, or get some stinging raw rocking blues tone, or a smooth fat lead tone, up to 80's collesuem rock. No pedals needed. Next time you hit the muZeum, see if Mike will let you plug it into a 412. Just turn every knob all the way up and prepare for something pretty special. I have the studio combo. Super portable. If it's ever offered as a head I'll buy one immediately.
Guitars~ •2015 Gibson Les Paul Custom True Historic Black Beauty •2016 Gibson ES-339 Vintage Sunburst •2020 Gibson Special P90 TV Yellow •2018 Ibanez JS2450 Muscle Car Purple •2020 Tom Anderson Guardian Angel Gamma Green
Awesome amp is an understatement! I've been gigging my Plus for the past few months in lieu of my trusted Maz 18 Nr. I play in mostly small venues and could never open up the Maz to it's full potential so I took a chance on the Plus and I couldn't be happier. This past Saturday my band opened up for "big name" act at an outdoor venue with a crowd of about 350 people and I ran the plus on half power (miked of course) and it sounded amazing! I was approached after the first set by a number of guitar players wanting to know what amp I was using. After our last set the sound tech who was hired for the weekend event said he never heard better tone and was easy to mix. I do have a confession though. I never have been a fan of combos. I tried the Plus in it's original form as a combo but I just felt something was missing. So I converted the combo to a head and I built a 1x12 cab using the Z 12 speaker that came with the combo. Bingo! Perfect! Love my rig!
roscoenyc: Whenever I see the phrase "clean pedal platform" I'm filled with sadness about the real tube amp joy that could have been.
Feb 8, 2020 8:42:49 GMT -7
The Poorly Drawn Doodle: But my distortion pedal just doesn't sound good without a lot of headroom...
Feb 10, 2020 10:47:02 GMT -7
The Poorly Drawn Doodle: And if you are a consenting adult we want you to call today in Los Angeles, the number is Richmond9-6935, in Downey it's 347-8932. Call it direct, Call it collect, But call it today
Feb 14, 2020 22:03:58 GMT -7
walt: I almost bought a 50 watt HiWalt head back in 88-went to the bank machine and someone swooped in and got it first,it sounded great...
Feb 17, 2020 18:46:58 GMT -7
roscoenyc: I tried. Oh well.
Feb 27, 2020 7:07:44 GMT -7
T-R☼CK ♫: Come back when you get some 'spurence, son.
Feb 27, 2020 8:25:56 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Hey, I'm internetin' my a** off over here.
Feb 27, 2020 8:47:13 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Nuked the Corona Virus thread? Live Nation just cancelled all tours. It's actual news.
Mar 12, 2020 12:30:08 GMT -7
premiumplus (Dave): 3:45 AM is WAY TOO EARLY to go catch a flight!!!
Mar 13, 2020 0:46:47 GMT -7
Sean: Stay healthy, friends.
Mar 13, 2020 16:32:15 GMT -7
marco78: Hi, where can I find a models explanation? Thanks
Mar 18, 2020 2:49:27 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Okay. Audio didn't work on PC the other day when sampling some forum videos. Reset the drivers. Wa La! Wasn't working again last night. Ugh! Just dawned on me. I turned my speakers off two nights ago. Doop!
Mar 28, 2020 8:05:56 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Hmmm. I do have a driver problem again.
Mar 28, 2020 10:43:18 GMT -7
roscoenyc: In the phrases I've never in my entire life uttered column...... "If I only had an effects loop"
Mar 29, 2020 7:48:12 GMT -7
limenine: More headroom Scotty!
Mar 29, 2020 16:05:02 GMT -7
limenine: I'm giving it all she's got Captain - she won't take much more of this!
Mar 29, 2020 16:06:19 GMT -7
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