Dr. Z was contacted by Brad Paisley in 2006 to have him build a custom amp. They discussed what Brad wanted out of this amp and this led Dr. Z to contact renowned amp builder (and a friend of Z) Ken Fischer to lend a hand. Dr. Z sent the prototype to Ken and he worked a bit of his magic into it, and even named it the "Z-Wreck". After a few minor adjustments were made, Dr. Z sent it to Brad Paisley and it became Brad's main amplifier ever since.
Every aspect of the Z Wreck was carefully considered and only the highest quality components were used. At the heart of the Z Wreck is the Ken Fischer designed output transformer, also on board is the Dr. Z designed power transformer which utilises a multi tapped secondary for 2 different plate voltage settings, Comfort and Speed. Speed has a strong attack with increased clarity and dynamic headroom, it pushes every note to sing on the clean and scream when pushes to overdrive. The Comfort setting drops down the plate voltage and gives a more natural, vintage feel, with a softer response and sweetness it's a super versatile. The construction of the cabinet is from 1/2" Baltic Birch. Birch is a very resonant wood, and the cab design will play an important role in the tone of the Z-Wreck Combo.
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. The Z Wreck truly is a plug and play amp.
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