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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Madison, Apr 21, 2005.
I just put a Dario EF86 in the Route 66 (courtesy of KCA NOS), and it does sound good.
I had a Mullard EF86 in my Z28, but eventually found it a bit too bright and hard sounding so went back to the stock Svetlana. I want to try a Dario out.
I'm considering putting the London Power Power Scaling kit in my Z28 too.
As for PI, I seem to like the GE 7571 that came with it best.
I'm also thinking about getting a 1x12 combo cab from Dr Z and dropping it in there. I would probably go with a G12H boutique clone with it.
That was me.
The Z28 kicks serious ass. Enjoy it.
Yes it does, my second favorite amp of all time. Now go read my thread on the RxES that slays the Z28
Thanks for putting the final nail in the Z28 coffin....I'm so glad I got one...yikes...whatta sound...
I tried to sell my Maz for so many weeks on Ebay to get this (had to list it 3 times and drop the price to less than I wanted) and finally after it sells...I got people breaking my door down to buy it..
I'm trying to be patient for that Ghia deal that's coming...
Fine combo of amps, the Ghia and 28. You'll most likely find the 28 overshadows the Ghia in a head to head contest...but the little one is such fun to plug straight in and crank. Simplicity at it's best!
Yep, fantastic amp. My favorite !
If you do that, do yourself a favor and try the scumback. Just a KILLER speaker.
Congrats to the new Z owners!!!
Have you looked in the for sale gear area on the Z Forum at http://drzamplifiers.proboards41.com ?
I just pulled the trigger on a great Mint cond blond carmen ghia!!! yay!!
Z28 is my new fave as well. It's a GREAT 1x12 combo.
I Put a 30 watt Alnico Blue Dog in, Dario, and using an EI 12AX7 which seems to make it a bit brighter. I'm floored by the tightness of this amp. Not sure who said it, but 3,1,3 is THE setting for this amp! With P90's it's insanely good.
They seem a bit dry? at moderate volume levels, but crank them and they are a whole new beast.
rpavich- did you grab the one on ebay yesterday? The one that also had a cab sold seperately.
Yes, the blond one....it was a little expensive but I was having a hard time finding one and getting desperate...lol..
Yeah I would have jumped on it but I already have a blonde deluxe reverb and a blonde strat I just bought. My wife says that's too many blonde's in the house.
My Z28 is a red head. And she's hot!
I have a Z28 that I run into a 2x12 stereo cab with 30 watt Alnico Blue Dogs. I find that most of the time, I run only one speaker. I just love a single Blue Dog with the Z28. If I could do it all over again I'd get a 1x12 combo and a Custom Audio Electronics 1x12 (Bogner Cube) cab, put Alnico Blue Dogs in both and then use both or one at a time and have the choice between open and closed back.
That said, my 2x12 cab is really nice. It's a Kingsley with a removeable back panel, 13 ply birch.
Oh yeah! They always sound better in red my friend!!
As has already been mentioned, it wasn't me that said it, but I'm really glad you're digging your Z-28!
I'm a diehard Ghia fan when it all comes down to it. The Z-28 is a very cool amp, but I actually prefer the EL84 tones the Ghia yields.
It IS a true statement that all other things being equal, the Z-28 overpowers the Ghia a bit. The difference is not huge though, and can be made up using more efficient speakers in the Ghia. Just adding that as a tip for anyone who might be trying to balance volumes between a Ghia and a Z-28 in an a/b or stereo rig.
Madison - VERY cool you've found the Z's that work so well for you!
Yeah, I'll bet a pair of 1x12 combos with a Weber 15 watt alnico blue dog in the Carmen Ghia and a 30 watt version in the Z28 would kick ass. (The 15 watt is more sensitive and therefore more efficient than the 30).
I'm ordering a 15 watt alnico blue dog to pair with a scumback h30 in an open back cab... Can't wait to hear how that sounds with the Ghia! I'll make sure to report back.