The amp quest is always a tough one. While attenuated, I ran the amp at 40 watts, and when wide open, I ran it at 20. Guitar and amp shipments must go to a location where a person can sign for it. Now with a little more written knowledge it seems to be the right choice. But the build quality, interchangable nature, great forum and superb service back up make them a wonderful choice.
And depending on the design philosophies of their creators, they can sound quite unique, too. I had a maz18 for a while that sounded awesome wanted to try something different traded it for a dr. Couple of nicks in the Tolex, but all that means is I don't have to worry about the first ding on it. So with your new amp, set the master volume to max and leave it there. Both amps were so tonally complex and had them best tones I've heard out of an amp in a while. Adding a walrus audio mayflower on top of the slightly breaking up tone of the Ghia was awesome! All of the typical Dr.
If you have not done so, you might want to fiddle with the Hi and Lo inputs. For the best of both worlds, the inclusion of a half-power switch drops the second 6V6 out of operation, rewarding you with touch responsive drive, dynamic compression, and lowered headroom. And it takes my pedals great. Looking forward to running it into those. His other has more clean head room and he plays a lot of country, so the Ghia was offered up. First time I heard a Z was when I went to see The Bluesbreakers with Buddy Whittington.
And you can sig that. I ended up being about to shoot out the Carmen Ghia against a maz 18 nr side by side! Basically the same idea, just a bit more. The amp quest is always a tough one. I'm really surprised at how loud 18 watts is. The big test will come Wednesday at band practice. It's my first time playing anything Dr. Actually, the reverb is very quiet indeed.
It can sound almost exactly like it but it's a more 3D sound, it has better headroom and I know sound guys will love the fact that I can flip it from 40 watts to 20 watts, and I love that there's not tone loss at all when doing so. I'll see if I can get a clip or two recorded. Note separation, clarity and harmonics are outstanding, and only get better as the volume goes up. Hey guys, It's been a while since I had reason for a new thread but after 48 hours with my new Splawn I felt it was absolutely worthy. Congratulations on your new amp.
Please over pack any return to insure it arrives safely. Was looking for a long while for a new amp and kept coming back to the Maz as just seems so versatile. Just don't expect to get any of those tones without one. The result is sparkling and satisfying tone with the full range of 2nd and 4th order harmonics with clarity akin to a full bodied, acoustic guitar. Just bought another z route66 and plan on keeping this one. When Joe Walsh approached Dr.
Even with my Two Rock I have to dial it in, and I was a little disappointed with the Two Rock at first. But I love playing bluesy rock as well and it didnt cut it at all for that. I had 2 z 18w combos with reverb. The result is sparkling and satisfying tone with the full range of 2nd and 4th order harmonics with clarity akin to an full bodied, acoustic guitar. The sheer versatility of the maz 18 nr was what sold me. But, unlike a lot of Z's, this one sounds every bit as good with humbuckers.
I just bought the Dr. So it's likely louder but not a lot louder than your Peavey. I figure if I find myself getting tired of this one, doubtful however it is, I'll probably just finally bite and get an Orange. I usually prefer a darker tone, but with the Ghia I find myself digging the chime. I mean, this thing is painfully bright, terribly shrill, and just not usable with the guitar tone above 3-4.