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Discussion in 'The Squawk Box' started by hipofutura, Oct 1, 2009.
I had its lil bro, the AVT 20. I must concur with your appreciation of this amp line
Just brought home an Orange Micro Terror. Great crunch for something that costs as much as a decent stompbox.
Yeah... when you can buy a great small amp like the Orange Terror, Yamaha THR, Night Train, and others... for a just few hundred dollars, it really shows how crazy the prices are for stomp boxes. And when you think that some players have six, eight, ten, a dozen or more stomp boxes... sheesh. I don't get that. Give me a good compressor, a mild over drive, and a good sounding amp and I'm thrilled.
Tried the VOX AC4 and just wasn't thrilled with it. Dirty tone was just kind of muddy. Cleans were just 'ok'. Returned it and stepped up to the AC10 and MUCH happier with this amp, for not much more money. Great VOX tone.
Those are great fun. The Micro Dark is similar, but darker (more gain).
I just bought a used one today and plugged it into my used H&K cab with a 12" Celestion V-30. It sounds very expensive.
And very loud
I use mine with an Ibanez open back cabinet and a Celestion Seventy-80 speaker.
The opening list (from several years ago) seems a bit off.
I have a Dr Z Mini Z (I actually have the head and a 2 x 12 Celestion cab) and I have the Mini Z Combo and I have a Carmen Ghia.......any of them could part your hair and push your forehead back. They're not low volume heads that you could crank in an apartment.
I recently bought a 1 watt Blackstar head that I plug into a Carvin 2 x 12. The Carvin 2 x 12 is usually connected to my EVH Lunchbox. I paid $129 used - less than a good pedal!
These adorable little tube heads are $249 if you pay full retail and they have reverb and a clean and dirty channel (you can only switch channels using a finger button). They are loud for screwing around at home and they sound and tube sag is fantastic.
Yuppers, Mini Z is LOUD, even when fully attenuated. I had a CG 25th Anni w/ master volume, and to start sounding semi-hard, ya had to crank rhe master.
Blaxkstar 1 watt head really is a pretty amazing little fire-breather.
Currently GAS'ing for another Carr Raleigh. KILLER master volume.
I never took pictures of the newer little guy. It's a lot of fun.
Mighty Little Z's.
Still waiting on the Origin series to drop. Today was the original stock date I saw from AMS. The date is now 4/23.
LOVE them Mini Z's. Such a shame it has been discontinued, along with the Monza