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Durham Electronics Zia Drive question

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by randysmojo, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. randysmojo

    randysmojo Tele-Afflicted

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    I found a Zia Drive for a really good price but don't have the means to test it to see if I will like it. Now it's cheap enough that if I don't like it, I can probably make a profit off of reselling it so I'm not worried there. My question is the discription says it can make a 6L6 amps sound like EL84. Now I don't think it will do that really, but does it give some of the jangle to a fender type amp? They,say for rhythm players but I'm thinking more for a low gain pedal to use for lead stuff.
     
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    As with most manufacturers descriptions, take it at face value only. You already know this to be true. And as far as the jangle factor is concerned, that's kind of a wide-open topic. What kind of Fender-type amp? Deluxe Reverb? Twin? Champ? Machete (do they even still make those?)? If you're confident you make your money back or more, I'd say go for it. Sometimes a fat "rhythm" sound is a perfect choice for a "lead".
     
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    As far as Fender, I mean black face cleans, twin reverb in particular. I'll get it and try to do a good run through and give my thoughts and maybe sound samples so you guys can see what you think.
     
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    Fantastic rhythm pedal as that is what its meant to be. I suppose one could use it or leads but it isn't a tube screamer / mucho boosto. I use it for rhythm (using a Tele Custom through a Vox AC30) and its fabulous. The Zia can provide a fat rhythm and the low gain is just right. I use it with the Durham Sex Drive and presently that's it... no other pedals necessary for what I play. Very happy with both.
     
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