Dr. Z Stang Ray

Dr. Z Stang Ray The Dr. Z Stang Ray premiered in 2006, and within no time was already a good-to amp for a number of players.  One of the key features of the Stang Ray is it's ability to deliver a fat tone that is also still quite articulate.  It has a very full and defined sound with a nice, deep sustain.  The mids are very strong and aren’t pinched off at all, while the low end is rich warm and defined.

The Stang Ray (once named the Mantaray) is the result of Dr. Z collaborating with country superstar Brad Paisley.  The two had previously worked together on the Prescription Extra Strength, and they were eager to partner up again.  They set out to create an amp that provides a great pallet of great tonal possibilities and works along with the Prescription Extra Strength.  The output transformer was designed by Trainwreck’s Ken Fischer, who had worked with Dr. Z before on the Airbrake.  The amp gets at the classic British sound, but also has its own voice that is unique and different. (more...)

May 30, 2010
Posted in Dr. Z Amps — anthony @ 3:05 pm

Fairfield Circuitry Barbershop Overdrive Pedal

Fairfield Circuitry Barbershop Overdrive PedalLooking for an incredibly responsive overdrive with a sweet warm tone?  Need this overdrive to be versatile enough to pair with any amp or guitar?  If so, then you need a Fairfield Circuitry Barbershop Overdrive Pedal.  This pedal keeps it's signature vintage sound with added gain, and it is super responsive.  The pedal will responds to the nuances of your pick attack, and it breaks up naturally, like a tube amp.  If you ease back on your picking, the pedal can be more transparent and just add some fatness so that the natural tone of the guitar will really come through.

The overdrive features a Sag knob to mimic tube rectifier sag.  By simulating Sag on an amp, the knob opens up many overdrive possibilities.  If you want spongey tones, just roll the Sag knob back a bit.  The more it’s turned, the tighter and more compressed your sound will become.  This pedal is all about subtlety and can really add variety and unique tonal shapes to your sound.  The entire pedal is made from a thick, unfinished metal case that is incredibly durable.  It’s powered by a 9 volt dc.  With this great amount of variety, you may think the Fairfield Circuitry Barbershop Overdrive Pedal will cost a lot, but it’s only $160. (more...)

May 24, 2010
Posted in Fairfield — anthony @ 12:37 pm

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