Dr. Z M12 1x12 combo
Dr. Z Amps M12 1x12 combo
Great sounding tube guitar amplifier! 12 watts of power!
The M12 is a great choice for use with guitar effects pedals
The M12 from Dr. Z Amps is a tube guitar amplifier that provides big tone and clean headroom with 12 watts of power. Designed with the pedal board player in mind, the EF86 front end will devour your guitar effects pedals so they sound like they are built into the amp. The Dr Z M12 is an essential tool for players who love their pedals as much as their guitars and amps. The simple tone stack gets out of the way and lets your pedals do their thing.
The M12 shares the same tone stack as the Dr Z Route 66. This allows for standard treble and bass sweep up to 12:00. Beyond 12:00 the gain increases in the respective frequencies. The loudest and cleanest tones are found between 10:00 and 2:00 on the bass, treble, and volume controls. Also up front is a Hi and Lo sensitivity switch. Much like the Hi/Lo dual input on many other Dr. Z amps, this switch will yield clean sounds from hotter pickups in the Lo setting. You can also use the Lo setting for a cleaner input signal for heavy drive and modulation pedals. The Hi setting will yield the strongest dynamics and input gain.
All that being said, what happens when you get things really cooking and turn the volume and treble up past 3:00? You’ll find over the top dynamics, drive and chime without ever getting harsh. Think of the M12 as the perfect half powered offspring of the Z Wreck and Stang Ray. You get the clarity of the Stang Ray with the sweetness and ease of the Z Wreck.
Features and Specs of the M12 tube guitar amplifier from Dr. Z Amps:
- 12 Watts of power
- 2x EL-84 power tubes, cathode biased
- 1x EF-86, 1x 12AX7 preamp tubes
- 1x 5Y3 rectifier tube
- Volume, Bass, Treble controls
- 4, 8 and 16 ohm speaker outputs
Weight & Dimensions of the Dr. Z M12, 1x12 Combo:
- 23” Width
- 20 1/8” Height
- 10” Depth
- 50 lbs
This particular M12 is a 1x12 combo with a Celestion Greenback. The Dr Z Amps M12 is also available in the following configurations:
- M12 head
- M12 1x10 combo w/ Z10 speaker
- M12 1x12 combo w/ Celestion Greenback speaker
- M12 2x10 combo w/ 2x Z10 speakers
The 1x10 and 1x12 combos are great for a home and studio amp that delivers rich, full-bodied sound for recording and rocking in a compact package. Add on a Brake Lite attenuator and you’ll have a great platform for playing at home while the big rig is waiting for the next show. Put the M12 head on top of a 2x12 cabinet and you have a full balanced sound ready to take to the stage.