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NZD...Dr Z Nova

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by dburns, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. dburns

    dburns Friend of Leo's

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    Somebody was a good boy this year!

    Just came in from Sweetwater. Had a previous post how I was between a Z Wreck Jr and a ‘57 Custom Deluxe. Came upon the Nova, and after reading about it and listening to clips I couldn’t imagine going with a different amp.

    Since I just got it and haven’t been able to turn it up yet I’m going to hold off on going overboard with heaping praise, but it has definitely made a great first impression. We all talk about amps being touch sensitive and whatnot but this one is really next level in that regard...and this is with having the master barely on.

    Also, the clean and OD channel are very well balanced, at least easy to be adjusted so...and like a “transparent” OD pedal, stepping on the foot switch retains the same tone but with just more gain blended in, which is what I really like. Relatively quiet for a tube amp too, and the OD channel may even be a little quieter than the normal...it’s at least the same, and there’s definitely no added hum when engaging the foot switch.

    Scheduled to have a band rehearsal this Wednesday. Can’t wait to open it up volume-wise and report back. Really have a good feeling about this one, I think it’s going to be everything I wanted and more. Here’s a few pics and I’ll eventually get around to posting some video clips. 29F48DE7-6B10-41D2-BC3D-F034F51AFEC3.jpeg E7A57474-0E0B-4715-A206-9F452ADFBDDB.jpeg 192090AF-CDD2-4690-BD70-53DFCDF863CE.jpeg
     
  2. Rocky058

    Rocky058 Tele-Holic

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    Something tells me I will not be seeing one of these under my Festivus pole this year:(
     
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  3. dburns

    dburns Friend of Leo's

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    Not that anyone cares, but I was able to play the Nova out at a small gig last night. Sounds great.
     
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  4. DrPepper

    DrPepper Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Congrats, Z builds nice stuff.
     
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