Post by Chilly Gibbons (Todd T.) on Feb 20, 2019 12:02:29 GMT -7
Same, DR/steroids with better definition and a three dimensional quality. Better trem. Modern features.
Z-Lux Combo in Black, Z-Lux Head/1x12 Z Cab in Red, Cure, Maz 8 Head/1x12 Z Cab In Black, another Maz 8 head/1x12 cab in blond, blond Z-Verb, Red Z-Verb, Maz 18 NR MKII in Black, Therapy blonde, Red Monza, Air Brake, and few more now, but who is counting? Past: Monza 1x10 in Red, Mini Head in Red, Maz 18 Head in Black (Baby come back...)
My favorite amps on amplitube are the vibroverb and vibroking. I wanna get my 5881 powered z lux to come close to those tones live, but its gonna be loud. I think you have to turn the master all the way up and get the volume up to half way, at least.
Yeah--it's what a Deluxe Reverb should be but isn't. I played my Lester through a silverface Deluxe at a jam a couple of nights ago, and while it wasn't terrible the top end was pretty ice-picky and there wasn't any bottom-end thump at all--even running through a really good dirt pedal I'd brought along. I would've tweaked it a bit but there was a lot going on and the way the setup was, the bass player and a horn guy were both standing in front of it on a tiny stage, so I couldn't get to it. Then after we finished our set, the next act had an SRV-ish Strat guy running through it and man, it was so bright I thought my ears were gonna bleed. The kid had some decent chops--although all straight out of the SRV how-to videos on YouTube--but that tone about made me want to smash that Deluxe with a bar stool. The Z-Lux is nothing like that. At full power with MV and V around noon it's got some serious authority. Set the T at about 11:00 and you get nice rounded highs and rich harmonics in the upper mids. If they weren't so dang expensive now I'd probably buy the last of the red/ZW models to match my first one.
Jetta studio combo Z-Wreck Junior combo Z-Lux combo: red/ZW Friedman Mini Dirty Shirley and matching cab Too many guitars Too many pedals
I wish there was an IR or plugin for the z lux so i could compare it to the great tones i get out of blackface fenders on amplitube. That way i could play it loud at home and play with the eq. It might be a little to much for me, as i cant turn it up even at fairly loud clubs.
I am not a big fan of preamp overdrive. To me it doesn't excel until that master is 3/4 the way up and volume more to taste. With a tube screamer in front with gain low and volume up high it gets pretty dang loud. Using the preamp volume knob to get your overdrive and keeping the master down sounds unnatural to my ears.
Eh, a Pro is two 12's and doesn't have the same 'umph' as either the Z or the Super. Bigger iron, I guess...
Fair point! Along with Zinky's genius, the huge iron on a Vibro King is one of, if not THE, secret to its greatness. I've had several buddies who have known me for decades say I sounded my best through my Vibro King and Nocaster, but that the Z-Lux is damned close.
Guits: '95 Fender CS Mary Kaye Strat, '01 Fender CS Nocaster, '15 Chibson Res Paul Jimmy Page, '10 Chibson ES-335, '? Partscaster Amps: '66 Super Reverb, '95 Vox AC15, '95 Vibro King, '15 Dr. Z Z-Lux
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
roscoenyc: read a newspaper.
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May 21, 2020 8:19:01 GMT -7
premiumplus (Dave): Due or do? Which or witch? Knob or nob? Their or there? Bass or base? Too much time on my hands...
May 24, 2020 6:31:30 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Ah, the incessant tire kickers. oh jeez.
May 25, 2020 6:57:46 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Needed some noise to fill a break in a tune I'm recording. It was too quiet. Just happened to have some High Quality Dr Z Ghia noise to fill the void. "Heal Your Sound with Dr Z! It's not just a guitar tone prescription!"
Jun 13, 2020 8:29:27 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Must be great to be a skunk. Eating bird food about 10' from our sun room. I'm clapping and yelling. At best, it might have given me one "yea what?" look while continuing to dine. At one point, there were two skunks and two racoons.
Jun 14, 2020 18:49:33 GMT -7
captainron (Ron): Hueter Toledo, just another business of today that doesn't care about tomorrow!
Jun 25, 2020 12:51:43 GMT -7
KeithA: Hueter Toledo....that business is gone to the dogs
Jun 26, 2020 8:22:26 GMT -7
easyed: Guitar Z, I encountered to ultimate garbage raiding combo once. We'd been having problems with the garbage cans being raided by raccoons for weeks. Late in the evening I heard rattling at the cans. I went out and found that he'd allied with a skunk. "OK"
Jun 30, 2020 11:40:27 GMT -7
GuitarZ: EasyEd - Someone at work topped us both. The inside of their car had been somewhat ransacked. They were blaming their son. They checked the video. It was a Bear! I'll stick with the racoons, skunks, foxes, and squirrels.
Jul 1, 2020 16:47:50 GMT -7
bigboki: In this age and time when everybody are struggling and especially S&Ms I am amazed to see that kind of ignorance. I am really sorry for your experience dear Dr Z but it is for the better. You don't want to do business with those kind of people anyway.
Jul 4, 2020 8:17:40 GMT -7