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 make it difficult to put the guitar down.
The touch response of the Z Wreck is unequalled. 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 2x12 cab?" As stated earlier the Z Wreck was designed on a clean sheet of paper and the cab is no exception. The included 2x12 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 2x12 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 6P14P-EV 7189 (EL84) tubes to use in the Z Wreck. These output tubes were chosen because of their superior sonic qualities and excellent life span. A speaker cable and AC cord are also included with the Z Wreck.
||4 -7189 (EL84) Cathode Biased
||1 - 5AR4
||Volume, Bass, Treble, Cut
||Quantum Silver Set (Head & 2x12 Cab - Celestion Blue/Gold standard), Navy Blue 1x12 Combo (Celestion Gold), Stand Alone Head is also available.
||Quantum Silver Set : silver tolex with hardwood fronts. 1x12 Combo: navy blue. Head (Stand Alone): red, blonde, black.
|Dimensions & Weight
||Head: 20 5/8”W x 9 1/2”D x 9 1/8”H, 38 lbs. 2x12 Cab: 27 1/2”W x 10”D x 21 1/2”H, 61 lbs. 1x12 Combo: 22 1/2"W x 10 1/2"D x 20"H, 53 lbs.
||Covers with Z Wreck logo come standard with Quantum Silver Set and 1x12 Combo.