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I saw some amps labeled Dr Z a few days back in a local guitar shop and i was wondering if this company made good amps?
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Yea, they make great sounding amps. They're not really high gain or anything but they give awesome vintage style tones.
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They make FANTASTIC amps.
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Yea, they make great sounding amps. They're not really high gain or anything but they give awesome vintage style tones.


Oh thats amazing, thats exactly the kind of sound i'm looking for

Anyone know if they're comparable with Orange amps? i've been checking out the rocker 30/rockerverb 50 lately
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Oh thats amazing, thats exactly the kind of sound i'm looking for

Anyone know if they're comparable with Orange amps? i've been checking out the rocker 30/rockerverb 50 lately


I prefer the Dr Zs over the Oranges but my experience with both amps is kind of limited to a few hours. I didn't really get to turn either one up that loud either but the Oranges sounded good too, just to me the Dr Zs were better. And yes, many internet forum members worship them but I don't think they're that good. But they are great.
EDIT: They're website has many demos too so if you don't have time to try them all out it may be a reference point as to the ones you do want to try out and the ones you don't really want.
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#9
Well, brad paisley, only plays them...so they gotta be good at least for country
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Well, brad paisley, only plays them...so they gotta be good at least for country

I think he also uses a Hermida Zendrive, IMO one of the best pedals ever for low to medium gain.
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the Z's are great sounding amps IMO. I have a friend with a prescription ES, and that thing just smokes. We pay alot for Orange in the US, but I wouldn't put them in the same class. Don't get me wrong, the Orange are cool sounding amps. However, the Z's are hand wired point-to-point amps, with high quality parts and everything chassis mounted. The Orange are production line PCB amps at this point.

this is a $2k USD AD30TC
http://i16.tinypic.com/62daf7k.jpg

this is what a Z looks like inside.
http://www.drzamps.com/images/inards2.jpg
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Awesome
Which specific Dr. Z amps do you recommend? Something that will give me that classic overdrive, hot-rodded marshall kind of sound.
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I don't know, but if you want a prime example of what they sound like, look up some of Brad Paisley's instrumentals. Not only is his guitar work awesome, but his tone blows me away.
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If you can tolerate the volume or use an attenuator, the Maserati GT is awesome. The KT-45 is cool too. The Remedy is supposed to be Plexi like but I haven't tried it. I also haven't tried the SRZ-65 but it's also supposed to do a similar thing, but with modern sounds too.
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How heavy can these amps go?
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Not heavy. It seems a ton of poeple lately want orange, marshalls, in the case Dr. Z, all to be capable of higher gain. Orange has the rockerverb, which gets damn heavy, and the thuderverb is massive sounding, but those are exceptions. Dr. Z to the best of my knowledge doesnt make a heavy voiced amp.

Not trying to single you out by the way, its just a bit of a rant. Just seems people who want high gain dont buy high gain amps anymore? Maybe it went out of fashion haha.
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I played a Dr. Z Route 66 that was a nice amp.
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Not heavy. It seems a ton of poeple lately want orange, marshalls, in the case Dr. Z, all to be capable of higher gain. Orange has the rockerverb, which gets damn heavy, and the thuderverb is massive sounding, but those are exceptions. Dr. Z to the best of my knowledge doesnt make a heavy voiced amp.

Not trying to single you out by the way, its just a bit of a rant. Just seems people who want high gain dont buy high gain amps anymore? Maybe it went out of fashion haha.

Maybe it's because all of those metalheads who used to just want t3h br00talZ are starting to branch out into other (and in my opinion, better) genres.
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Maybe it's because all of those metalheads who used to just want t3h br00talZ are starting to branch out into other (and in my opinion, better) genres.


The thing is, people ask.."can an orange rocker 30 do pantera?"

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#21
Yes, a little common sense would be nice.

You have to deal with it in every forum though. All of the "HEY LOOK AT THIS IBANEZ ACOUSTIC" threads in A&C drive me crazy. We need to have a big disclaimer that says "IBANEZ, DEAN, FENDER, AND SCHECTER ACOUSTICS SHOULD BE AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS" on the top of the forum.
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Not heavy. It seems a ton of poeple lately want orange, marshalls, in the case Dr. Z, all to be capable of higher gain. Orange has the rockerverb, which gets damn heavy, and the thuderverb is massive sounding, but those are exceptions. Dr. Z to the best of my knowledge doesnt make a heavy voiced amp.

Not trying to single you out by the way, its just a bit of a rant. Just seems people who want high gain dont buy high gain amps anymore? Maybe it went out of fashion haha.


I was actually like this for a while. I almost bought a Fuchs to use most of the time and just use a pedal to get some higher gain tones when I needed them but then I realized I could get a Boogie and use a Zendrive for Dumble-esque tones without screwing up the tone like a high gain pedal on a Fuchs would. Now I just gotta wait until the MK V starts shipping.
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I was actually like this for a while. I almost bought a Fuchs to use most of the time and just use a pedal to get some higher gain tones when I needed them but then I realized I could get a Boogie and use a Zendrive for Dumble-esque tones without screwing up the tone like a high gain pedal on a Fuchs would. Now I just gotta wait until the MK V starts shipping.


I tried Mike Stones (queensryce) Fuchs, the are serisouly great amps. Recording some of the parts of my bands new album with it.
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