Dr. Z Route 66 Head (Discontinued)
The Dr. Z Route 66 was an all original Dr.Z design based on the incredible KT-66 tube originally built by Genelex. This tube generates the "Milkshake Thick" tones, as heard on John Mayall's "Bluesbreaker" album featuring Eric Clapton (the "Beano Album" as it is known to many).
This was not a duplicate of the Marshall JTM-45, but completely original spin with new tonal end results. The "Route 66" has an EF86 front-end. For those not familiar with this tube, it is a 9 pin pentode , offering incredible gain and input dynamics. It is normally used in high-end stereos, most often for its accurate transfer of input signal, balance, and headroom.
The amp featured a deceptively simple tone stack, consisting of Volume, Bass, and Treble, which feds a non-negative feedback Phase Inverter, for true harmonic content and full output tube dynamics. It had a GZ34 Tube Rectifier to complete the round enveloped tone. The amp had piano-like clarity with endless sustain, even at low volumes. Its 32 watts truly sung when driven hard in a focused, thick distortion, with the tightest bass response you'd ever heard.
The Route 66 received the first ever "Editors' Pick Award" from Guitar Player Magazine.
Power Output: 32 Watts
Output Tubes: 2 x KT66
Preamp Tubes: 1 x EF86, 1 x 12AX7
Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass
Dimensions: 17 1/2" Width, 9 7/8" Height, 9 1/2" Depth
Weight: 35 lbs