The Dr. Z Airbrake is in stock right now!
The Airbrake has no doubt become one of the most popular amplifier accessories that we sell. The versatility of this attenuator has made it a favorite for all players whether they're in the studio, stage, or simply at home jamming.
On 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 solution!
Example: 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 favorite settings.
At home or in the studio, Dr. Z 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 Brake has a "bedroom" level control that, when selected, will
allow for fine adjustment and maximum attenuation down to 1 watt.
- Rating: Any
Amp 100 Watts or Less
- 6 Different
Attenuation Settings: Off, 1, 2, 3, 4, Bedroom
- Bedroom Level Fine
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
DR. Z AMPLIFIERS - 3 YEAR
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!