I'm hoping the Doctor will see and answer this question. When the decision to make the Z-Plus was made why was a 6V6 chosen over an EL-84? The MAZ 8, its sibling, was already being made with an EL-84. Was there that much difference in the way the two sounded?
CS Relic Nocaster w/Warmoth neck,custom Strat,custom humbucker Tele,Italia Rimini 12-string,Jazzmaster w/Lollars,SG Std P-90,'64 Silvertone Dano, Martin D-42 Koa,& a "fiddle"
RED MAZ 8 combo w/Scumback,'65 Ampeg Gemini 1,'68 Vibrolux Reverb,'77 Princeton Rev,'79 Orange Hustler,'75 Traynor YGM-3,Silvertone 1457.
ClinchFX Pre,ElCapistan,Boss GE-7,ODR Mini,Barber Direct Drive,Supro Trem,Ibanez Mini Chorus,Keeley 30MS,Analogman ARDX20,Xotic RC,Iridium.
Good question. I think I remember Doc talking about this in an old thread when the Z-Plus concept was first announced. If I remember right, wasn't the original Z-Plus built for Joe Walsh, a parallel single ended EL84 amp ?
Well this amp was inspired by a request from JW. Joe is a big fan of Champ amps. Funk 49 was recorded using a Blackface Champ. Hence Joe asked for a double powered ( apox 15 watt ) true class A , single ended 6V6 amp. To achieve this I used a dual parallel single ended 6V6 output, and the Z Plus was born. Used 6V6's for a slightly bigger bottled American based tone.
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