Dr. Z Maz 38 SR NR 2x12 - Black

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Dr.Z MAZ-38 Senior 2x12 *without Reverb* in Black w/ Tan Grill

Latest version which includes the new EQ Tone Bypass switching!

After a successful eight year production run, Dr. Z upgraded and enhanced the classic tone of the MAZ-38. The updates include additional front-end gain (for a bit more drive at lower volumes), a larger output transformer for a wider bandwidth with clear lows and a less compressed sound. By incorporating the phase inverter design from the MAZ 18 Jr.,  the MAZ 38 Sr. now uses no negative feedback which provides "more, more, more..." More "thickness" more harmonic content, and more sustain. We have also replaced the presence control with the extremely useful "Cut" control, another innovation of the MAZ 18 Jr. So the child reshaped the father, and the MAZ 38 Senior is the result.

The combination of all these improvements "adds some cholesterol" to the notes. This amp allows you to hear everything: pickups, wood, fretboard material, strings, pick attack. Tones are clear, crisp, and responsive to every one of the guitar player's nuances. The design improvements give you all this along with a little more drive and sustain. The new transformer keeps the bass tight, focused, and punchy to give you a great "3-D" clean tone.

Its distortion is described as smooth-as-satin, and it is truly unique. Want to add even more depth to its already luscious tone? Crank on Dr. Z's specially designed Z-verb, and hear the biggest sounding reverb to ever reach your ears.

The Dr. Z MAZ-38 is a truly versatile amp for the working or studio musician. Whether your forte' is Blues, Country, Roots, or Rock, The MAZ 38 Senior will fit the bill.

Power Output: 38 Watts
Output Tubes: 4 - EL-84
Preamp Tubes: 4 - 12AX7, 1 - 12AT7
Rectifier: 1 - GZ34
Controls: Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass, Master Volume, Cut
Configuration: 2x12
Color: Black

Dimensions and Weight: 23" W, 20 1/8" H, 10" - 47 lbs.

If you're not sure the MAZ 8 is the right MAZ for you, please check out our Dr. Z MAZ Buyers Guide.

Dr Z UL Certified

Dr Z Amps are officially UL/CSA certified!  They're also CE certified for the rest of the world.  To our knowledge, they are the only boutique amp manufacturer with models that are UL certified. It's a very long and expensive ordeal and rightfully so, they are quite proud to offer amps that are tested and certified for safety, reliability, and durability.

Dr. Z Amplification are tested and spot checked quarterly by ETL to insure their building methods and materials meet the strict requirements for certification.

Other than safety, why is this important?
  UL Certification also requires a manufacturer to build for durability and reliability.  The chassis, solder points, transformers, etc have to meet certain criteria, such as:

Vibration :  Such as withstanding a bumpy road in the back of your car.
Shock Resistance #1 : Shock, as in impact, not electricity.  Not all amps survive a fall or accidental drop.
Shock Resistance #2 :  Ok, now it's about electricity!  :)
And the list goes on, but you get the picture.

The point is, it's truly rare, if not non-existant, that a hand-wired custom amplifier company puts themselves out there to be scrutinized by firms who literally spcialize in looking for reasons to shut them down.  In our opinion, that speaks volumes about Dr. Z and their build quality.  It gives us confidence in them, and in our opinion, it should you as well.

If you would like more information about Dr. Z's certification, please click the image below to read the report.

- Humbucker Music

d. z ul certification number


All Dr. Z Amps come with a 3 year limited warranty.  This warranty covers any defects in manufacturing, and/or internal components.  Like all amp builders, items such as tubes and speakers aren't covered for the full duration, but those do come with a 90 day warranty.

For more information concerning Dr. Z Amplifiers and their warranty, feel free to contact us.  We'll be happy to assist!