Dr. Z Z-28 1x12 Lite Combo - Surf Green
The Dr. Z Z-28 amplifier is a 6V6 based circuit that utilizes the preamp format of the Route 66. That is, an EF86 preamp, a unique Volume, Bass, and Treble full drive tone stack, and a tube rectified power supply. The Z-28 is rated at approximately 22 watts, so it fits under the Route 66 in terms of output.
It has a more American type tone, which some have described as "Brown Tolexed Deluxe". The sweet sparkle of the 6V6 is ever present, along with a smooth full distortion at a very useable volume level. This Dr. Z design has maintained a very tight bottom end, something that has been lacking in some 6V6 designs.
Like Dr. Z's other 3 knob amps, the treble and bass function normally until 12:00 and dial in gain once turned past noon. The stout, tube rectified power supply gives the Z28 a tight low end and makes it very pedal friendly.
Power Output: 22 Watts
Output Tubes: 2 - 6V6EH
Preamp Tubes: 1 - EF86, 1 - 5751/12AX7
Rectifier: 1 - 5AR4
Controls: Volume, Bass, Treble
Configuration: 1x12 w/ Celestion Creamback
Dimensions and Weight: 23" W, 20 1/8" H, 10" D - 48 lbs