DR. Z DB4
RRP: $2,899 (head) / $3,449 (1x12” combo) $4,549 (2x12” combo) | xincaudio.com.au
The DB4 is the fourth collaboration between Dr. Z and Brad Paisley. Paisley asked for a rich and warm sounding British-voiced amp; Z started with a clean sheet of paper. The input of the amp uses a 5879 US-made pentode preamp tube – this was the tube selected by Les Paul to be used in his Gibson GA-40 Les Paul amp. The full-bodied and silky tones of the 5879 are then driven into a rotatory frequency filter. This control selects between jangly brilliance, deep and full resonant tones, and everything in-between. To help fine-tune the hue of delivered frequency to the four EL84 output tubes is a cut control; think of this as a tone control for your output tubes. This original amp design has its own voice – one that doesn’t sound like any EL84 amp you have ever heard. It will be offered as a head, a 1×12 ‘Classic-Lite’ combo loaded with a Celestion Alnico Gold speaker, and a 2×12 ‘Bluesbreaker’ combo loaded with two Celestion Alnico Blue speakers.