guitarboy_02451 Posted July 13, 2019 Share Posted July 13, 2019 I run two Dr Z amps (old MAZ 38) and an old Carmen Ghia. The CG is basic, two knobs... The old MAZ has a master vol / pre volume as well as an unbuffered fx loop which is its downfall. My pedal board is simple and linear. Wampler Comp -> Peppermint Fuzz -> Zen Drive -> Xotic AC -> Xotic BB -> Fulltone Supatrem -> Maxon AD 999 Delay. So crazy heavy on various gain stages, lean on ethereal modulation/special sounds. All effects run into front of amp. In my experience DrZ’s don’t like unbuffered pedals, nor cheap pedals. A non boutique will have evident signal loss. Same with cables, the Z’s are picky. I have a DAW and an Eleven Rack. I’ve used L6 since POD 1.0.... I hate playing through studio monitors. I haven’t played live in nearly 10 years and have no plans at present. Stomp gives all cool effects + cabs and amps. Lean on pedal control, but you don’t need to run cabs and amps.... And, I can add my existing board into the chain. HX FX gives all the same FX, sans amps and cabs. Lots of routing (which I don’t need cause my amps are old school). With each one would have to spend thousands of dollars to get the same high quality fx in individual boutique stomp pedals. So, I love playing the Z’s (Maz 38 is loud but I have a Z-Brake) but would love to get a low power thing (think 5 watts...) maybe two... Think Swart... or Champs. And Stereo! So I’m torn..... is any one else on the fence between the two? Also, both true bypass???? The Z’s will chew them up if they’re not. Thanks in advance. pg Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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