Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Killcrop, May 16, 2006.
I want an amp that is tight, puncy and breaks up like the Z28 but with reverb.
I say get the Z28 and put a Fender '63 reissue tube reverb unit in front on it. The tone you get is worth the added gear and $$. I've heard this combination before and it is very good to say the least
The Z28 is a pretty unique amp. There aren't many Ef-86/2 6V6 amps with built in reverb that I can think of.
I gotta feeling you've already tried this, but have you tried a holy grail with the Z28. That's what I've been using. I wish I had dwell a control for the pedal, but that's my only complaint. Come on over and try it if you want.
I have a Holy Grail that I bought to use with my Z28. I rarely use it, not because it's a bad sounding pedal, I just find I don't miss the reverb with the Z. The amp is very 3D sounding to me with lot of swirl!
That is what I do.... use a Fender stand alone unit.
I had a Holy Grail and gave it away. I found it noisy with just about any amp I tried with it. Mine was one of the originals ... perhaps they improved them later.
Yes, to my ear the Fender unit sounds so much better than the Holy Grail.
Mine was noisy also, I sent it back to EH with the noise complaint and the unit they returned to me is reasonably quiet. Noise has never been the reason I don't use it though, I really like the amp without it!
That is exactly what I do but with a custom made reverb unit made by a local amp builder named "Uncle Spot". If you are looking for some amazing Fenderish vibe, that is one way to definetly get it.
I use the Boss RV-5 (not to be confused with the very boxy sounding RV-3) with my amps that don't have reverb, and I've had great results. Choose the spring reverb setting.
Hey check this out it is in the swap section. Not mine but this should be perfect.