Featured Amp: Z-PLUS

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The Z-PLUS is a Class A, single-ended amplifier bursting full of harmonics and sustain, unlike anything you have played before. This design produces a sparkling and satisfying tone with the full range of 2nd and 4th order harmonics with clarity akin to an full bodied, acoustic guitar. The clean tone is rich, and the overdrive laden with detail and texture.

The Z-PLUS is available with either a Eminence Z12 ceramic speaker for a smoother, full-bodied sound or a Celestion Alnico Blue speaker with bell-like chime and bouncy response. Our smaller Studio cab is suggested for a smaller footprint, great for grab-n-go gigs, or the Z-PLUS can be fitted in our more traditionally sized, light weight 1×12 cabinet.

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After Joe Walsh approached Dr. Z for a new amp for his tour with the Eagles, Dr. Z looked back to the old single tube Tweed combos Joe used on his early recordings. Though, never one to be satisfied with rehashing old designs, Dr. Z upped the ante by looking to hi-fi audio amplifier designs; from this the Z-PLUS was born.

CURE: Guitar Player Magazine Editors’ Pick!

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Guitar Player reviews the new CURE and chooses it as this month’s Editors’ Pick!

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Dr. Z Official
Kemper Profiler Pack 2

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With the resounding success of the last Official Dr. Z Kemper Profile Pack, Dr. Z and Nashville guitarist Dave Baker were excited to collaborate again on new pack of profiles featuring more of Dr. Z’s lauded line up of amplifiers.

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This pack includes 28 profiles of 9 amplifiers including an exclusive amplifier that has yet to be released to the public: the class A, parallel single-ended Z-PLUS.

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Kemper’s revolutionary profiling amplifier has again allowed us to capture Dr. Z’s designs in stunning detail. This Kemper pack marks the “debut” of the Z-PLUS to guitarists worldwide in front of the physical release of the amp, which is slated for late-2017.

EMS “Bluesbreaker” Combo

The new EMS is now in a classic JTM-style “Bluesbreaker” 2×12 cabinet. Fitted with two Celestion Greenbacks, count on the ultimate in classic British gain. From “Beano” to “Back In Black,” the EMS covers it via two gain options, a “touch” response switch, and a switchable tube or solid state rectifier.

Dave Baker demos the EMS

In a 2 part demo, Dave Baker runs the EMS through it’s paces. From clean to mean, there’s a lot to explore, so strap in.

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