Post by premiumplus (Dave) on Dec 16, 2018 18:40:29 GMT -7
So I've been playing my Nova a lot lately, and my Z-Plus too. Tonight I pulled out my Therapy and 1x12 Gold loaded Z cab and plugged in my new LP Custom. WHOA MAMA!!! Killer tones from clean to dirty. That pair is really sweet, and the variety of tone at the twirl of a knob is astonishing.
Doc, your amps never cease to amaze me. I just had to put up a post about this. Love the Therapy even if she has been pushed around a lot lately with my other Z amps.
Long live the Therapy.
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Post by Chilly Gibbons (Todd T.) on Dec 16, 2018 18:58:57 GMT -7
Agreed. The Therapy is an articulate beast!
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Post by donovantyler on Jan 2, 2019 11:58:35 GMT -7
I've been very intrigued by the Therapy. I have a Remedy w/MV and a new mini z :-) the Nova seems very impressive with its Tweedish tone and boost, mv, effects loop, etc.. But the Therapy seems like it would be similar in tones. Could you please characterize how the Nova and the therapy compare?
Post by premiumplus (Dave) on Jan 2, 2019 12:18:13 GMT -7
I just wrote all of what's below a minute ago and almost erased it, but here it is...I think I need some help describing the difference between these two amps!
They do crossover quite a bit. However the Nova's overdrive, which when engaged mixes in the clean channel, is a different flavor which I love. Also, I put KT77 output tubes into my Therapy and that brightened it up a bit, so take my comments in light of that. The Therapy is different is a way that is hard for me to describe. The Nova has an overdriven sound that is one of the best I've ever had. It retains clarity while giving a thick, sustaining od that I really dig. The Therapy has a fantastic od as well, it's just a different flavor.
I'll take my Nova to a gig without a pedal board.
I'm sure someone else can help in describing the difference; it's like trying to differentiate food. Like, tell me the difference between Mc Donald's french fries and Burger King's...they're both fried potatoes but they are both distinct. What I'm struggling to say is that the Therapy has a fabulous, thick, sustaining overdrive, but so does the Nova. With the channel switching and the mixing of the clean with the distorted tones, the Nova has been getting the most gigs lately. BUT like I said in the OP, the Therapy sounds really, really great set up like it is. It's going to get the next gig call. I love them both.
Post by donovantyler on Jan 2, 2019 14:57:13 GMT -7
Thank you very much for the description. Very helpful! Which has more clean Headroom? When I go to a gig, I like to have nice nice cleans. I play mostly single coil Fender type guitars. Sometimes I'll play my Tokai Les Paul... But mostly the fender sound, tele or Strat. I have the remedy and it has glorious Overdrive and a surprising amount of clean Headroom. I have read people compare the remedy with the therapy, saying something like the remedy has so much gain, you have to watch it because it ramps up quickly and can get overpowering in a performance situation whereas with the therapy not so much. Does one have more overdrive than the other or are they simply different types of dirt?
Post by premiumplus (Dave) on Jan 2, 2019 17:38:47 GMT -7
They both clean up beautifully. If you crank the Master on the Therapy and set the Volume where you like the level of clarity it's going to deliver. Loud and very pick responsive. But the Nova...It does too. It's like comparing a Mazerati and a Ferrari. You should try them both if there's any way you can. I love the Nova though, because it's the best channel switching amp I've ever played. No pedals, no kiddin'. They both have very, very good cleans and overdrives. Doc just don't make no junk, man!
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