One things certainly for
sure... The Dr. Z Airbrake has
become one of the most popular amplifier accessories that we sell!
The versatility of
this attenuator has made it a favorite for all
players wether they're in the studio, stage, or simply at home jamming.
the stage, the Air Brake is a very useful tool to
reduce the overall dB level during a performance.
You know how sound guys are these days... Always
wanting you to turn down. Don't they know good tube amps
really start to cook when crunk up on high? Well, here's the
the beginning of the night (when the club isn't full) click the Air
Brake to a level of attenuation to allow for smooth tone at a lower
volume level. As the night progresses, reach back and remove degrees of
attenuation until the desired level is reached. This will allow you to
manage your amp's overall volume without varying from your amp's
home or in the studio, the Air Brake comes in handy for reducing the
volume while still letting your amp do what it does best, run the tubes
nice and hot allowing for full output tube distortion. The Air
a "bedroom" level control that, when selected, will allow for fine
adjustment and maximum attenuation down to 1 watt.
The Z Air Brake is built under license agreement with Trainwreck .
Any Amp 100 Watts or Less
Different Attenuation Settings: Off, 1, 2, 3,
Level Fine Tune Adjustment
6" x 9" x 3.75"
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.
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