DRZ AMPS DB4
RRP: $2,899 (head) / $3,449 (1x12-inch combo) / $4,549 (2x12-inch combo) Xinc Audio | 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, so Z started with a clean sheet of paper. The input of the amp uses a US-made NOS 5879 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 silky tones of the 5879 are then driven into a rotatory frequency filter. This control selects everything from jangly brilliance to deep and full resonant tones, and everything in-between. To help adjust 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’s offered as a head, 1×12-inch Classic-Lite combo loaded with a Celestion Alnico Gold speakers, and a 2×12-inch Bluesbreaker combo loaded with two Celestion Alnico Blue speakers.