Pre-Owned Dr. Z Z Wreck Head and 2x12 Cabinet with Z Verb Quantum Silver Amp
Over the past few years the Z Wreck was mentioned by Brad in various interviews and appeared on a few TV shows and of course quite a few album tracks. Dr. Z got numerous requests to put the amp into production, but always declined. Fast forward to May 5th 2010 and the Nashville flood. Brad’s original Z Wreck was not harmed in the flood, but all of his road amps were destroyed. Dr. Z quickly built 2 replacement Z Wrecks for Brad, as the show must go on. This got him thinking…why should such a fine sounding amp be left only for one person to play? With encouragement from Brad to release the amp, Dr. Z went over the notes he and Ken had exchanged via fax. Dr. Z took into account all of the layout and design tweaks he could incorporate and laid the amp out on a clean sheet of paper with an all new aluminum chassis and birch head cabinet. Click here to view the fax.
Every component on the Z Wreck was placed with the utmost attention to short wire lengths and increased separation between the front end and the output section. The heart of the amp is the output transformer designed by Ken for Dr. Z in the early 2000s. Also on board is a newly designed power transformer which incorporates a multi tapped secondary that allows for 2 different plate voltage settings: Comfort and Speed. Speed yields a strong attack with increased clarity and dynamic headroom. Every note rings clear in the clean settings and they absolutely scream when the amp is pushed to its natural overdriven voice. The comfort setting drops the plate voltage down for more of a vintage feel. The softer response and overall sweetness of the comfort setting really makes it difficult to put the guitar down.
The touch response of the Z Wreck is unequaled. Settings below 12:00 on the volume yield a rich clean sound with no signs of harshness. A 12 string Ric will be right at home for mid 60s Liverpool bliss. Once past 12:00 on the volume you can dial in excellent crunch all the way up to full blooming sustained drive sounds. Does the Z Wreck ROCK? YES!!! Does the Z Wreck TWANG? YES!!! The Z Wreck will deliver exactly what your hands and guitar give it. With the amp volume past noon you can roll your guitar volume back for articulate full bodied clean sounds and turn it up full for excellent drive. The Z Wreck truly is a plug-and-play amp.
You may be asking “why the matching 2×12 cab?” As stated earlier the Z Wreck was designed on a clean sheet of paper and the cab is no exception. The included 2×12 open back cab comes standard with a Celestion Blue and Celestion Gold wired in series at 16 ohms. This speaker combination in an open back 16 OHM 2×12 is the true voice of the Z Wreck.
Other standard features include a matching set of covers from Studio Slips with the Z Wreck logo embroidered in the lower corner. Dr. Z has acquired a massive amount of NOS Russian 6n14n (EL84) tubes to use in the Z Wreck. These output tubes were chosen because of their superior sonic qualities and extended life span.
|Power Output||30 Watts (optional 1/2 power switch)|
|Output Tubes||4 – 6n14n (EL84), Cathode Biased|
|Preamp Tubes||3 – 12AX7|
|Rectifier||1 – 5AR4
|Controls||Volume, Bass, Treble, Cut|
|Configurations||Quantum Silver Set, Head & 2×12 Cab w/ Celestion Blue/Gold speakers
Black 1×12 Combo w/ Celestion Gold
Head, stand alone
|Colors||Quantum Silver Set : silver tolex with hardwood fronts.
1×12 Combo: black
Head (Stand Alone): black
|Dimensions & Weight||Head: 20 5/8”W x 9 1/2”D x 9 1/8”H, 38 lbs.
2×12 Cab: 27 1/2”W x 10”D x 21 1/2”H, 61 lbs.
Speed/Comfort voltage tap switch
Bust out the surfboards boys and girls…time to ride the crest of the Z-Verb! Dr. Z’s first all tube spring reverb unit is finally here. The Z-Verb will handle all of your reverberation needs. Anything from subtle ambience to full on space exploration…the Z-Verb can do it. With a classic 3 knob set up (Dwell, Mix, and Tone) you can control all parameters of your reverb. The included footswitch let’s you turn the unit on and off when needed. The Z-Verb is equally at home with a Dr. Z Amp as it is paired with another fine company’s amp. You’ll find it works exceptionally well with the built in effects loop on some Z models as well as plugged into the front end. All hand wired right here in Cleveland, Ohio, the Z-Verb is a must for any true connoisseur of fine tube-driven spring reverb.
|Output Tubes||1 – 6V6|
|Preamp Tubes||1 – 12AX7, 1 – 12AT7|
|Controls||Dwell, Mix, Tone, Ground Lift|
|Dimensions & Weight||17 3/4″ W, 10″ H, 9 3/4″ D; 19lbs.|