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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by lv, Dec 11, 2005.
Anyone know anything about these?
As far as I can tell, the "stingray" seems to be the euro name being applied to the Prescription ES
Seems to have the same specs. and the ES is designed for Brad.
No, it's a different amp than the RX-ES. It's another new amp designed for Brad that he'll be using along with the RX-ES. He was missing some the of the tone that he was getting with his old Vox AC-30, so it's along those lines, but with some new "twists". Controls are Volume, Tone, and Cut, and it's about 33W.
It'll be out next year, from what I hear. Brad's using it now.
What does Brad use in the Studio?
Everything Dr.Z makes, pretty much.
Mini-Z (on nearly every song, from what I've heard)
and to some extent his old AC30.
early AC-30/4 style released early next year, according to Z.
Does anyone have any links that show what amps hes used on what tracks?
Oooooo la la! AC30/4 style amp? I'm all over that!!!
Stu at Fatsound is already taking pre-orders.
DAMN! i was wrong????
as punishment to myself, I'll have to buy ANOTHER Dr Z
it's the only way I'll learn
I saw Brad play last night and he sounded awesome. From what I've heard he is using the new amp live, along with 4 or 5 other Z's for backup. Check on the Dr. Z forum for more info about Brad's rig. His tech Zac answers a ton of questions over there.
interesting, Ken Fisher designed output tranformer....
I wonder if Z and Ken are pals?
He also did the RxES transformer. :RoCkIn
NO NO NO ....
The Stingray was developed for Brad but is a completely different amp.
The amp has lower plate voltages than the RxEX .... on par with the AC-30. V1 is an EF86 as the Vox AC-30/4. The RxES has a 12AX7 in V1, EF86 in V2, and 12AX7 in V3.
The Stingray has a cut control and no middle control or "overdose" switch.
The amps are different in every way.
There is a lot more info on the Z forum at http://drzamplifiers.proboards41.com
A LOT of different amps. The mini-z was used on "Time well wasted" at some point on almost every track on the CD.
You can "Ask Zac" for details on the Z amp forum at http://drzamplifiers.proboards41.com
Four or five other Z's .... for backup?
Nope .... more than that and they are all used at various points in the show and sometimes layered. These photos don't even show the amps on stage!
This was before sound check before it was all hooked up.
They are very close friends.
Ken also designed the Z Air Brake as a side bit of info.
Ken also says one of his favorite amps is the Carmen Ghia.
Sorry Myles, I was going by the information Jody Harris gave on the video of BP's stage gear for this tour on Brad's site. In fact, as I re-watched it, he made zero mention of a new Dr. Z amp on this tour. I got that information from the forum on the DR. Z site. The video Jody did showed the Prescription ES head, Delta 88, and Maz 38 as the main amps he's using. I believe he said something about Mazerati combo's on the stage, but they're not miked. I've seen the pics you posted above and they do show a lot more Z's than the video with Jody. Sorry for the confusion. I've read the the Tele for Alcohol is a '52 neck and '57 body. In the video Jody states it's a '53 neck/'56 body. In the end, I guess it doesn't matter. Brad sounds awesome regardless of the guitar/ amp he plays. It's in the fingers.