Featured Amp: EMS

EMS Head - Front Panel

The EMS offers up 3 generations of classic British rock tones in one head. Using a dual EL34 power section, with a precision wound replica of a Drake output transform, the EMS spans the decades offering sounds culled from the 60s JTM 50, to the 70s JMP, all the way to the 80s JCM series.

EMS Head - Back Panel

Using the tube/solid state rectifier switch, the EMS produces either smooth, sagging saturation from it’s 5U4GB tube rectifier, or tight, thumping immediacy from the solid state rectifier.


Paired with it’s matching 2×12, the EMS kicks out a full 50 watts of authority, producing and awesome crunch that will make you think you are in front of a full stage of 4x12s. A Celestion H30 70th Anniversary speaker provides the thump and bite, while a Celestion Creamback 65M produces rich, textured midrange definition.

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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


Dr. Z is offering an official Kemper Profile Pack of 12 of our models for a total of 36 profiles. Profiled by professional studio artist and touring musician, Dave Baker, our Kemper profiles are the only authorized profiles available on the market.


Dr. Z and Dave Baker meticulously profiled 12 amplifiers, including the Z Wreck, EMS, Carmen Ghia and Z-Lux  with professional studio gear including Royer and Shure microphones, Neve and API preamps, and a UA Apollo interface into the latest ProTools software.


Kemper’s revolutionary profiling amplifier has allowed us to capture Dr. Z’s designs like never before. These official profiles offer a wide array of tones, from clean, to lightly driven, to full on overdrive. 12 amps with 36 profiles are available now at the Z-Gear Store.

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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