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Z28 with reverb

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Killcrop, May 16, 2006.

  1. Killcrop

    Killcrop Supporting Member

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    I want an amp that is tight, puncy and breaks up like the Z28 but with reverb.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. BBHollowbody

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    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:dude

    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.
     
  3. Jim Fairbairn

    Jim Fairbairn Member

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    Dave,

    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.
     
  4. arniez

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    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!
    ArnieZ
     
  5. myles111

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    That is what I do.... use a Fender stand alone unit.
     
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    Arnie,

    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.
     
  7. BBHollowbody

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    Yes, to my ear the Fender unit sounds so much better than the Holy Grail.
     
  8. arniez

    arniez Supporting Member

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    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!
    ArnieZ
     
  9. Chadley

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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