*Note: production of this amp ended in Feb. 2018.
“If you are tired of thinking of ways to win the volume wars with sound guys, club owners, and recording engineers the MAZ 8 is the solution.” – Dr. Z
|Power Output||8 Watts|
|Output Tubes||1 – 6N14N (EL84)|
|Preamp Tubes||4 – 12AX7, 1-12AU7|
|Rectifier||1 – 5AR4|
|Controls||Volume, Treble, Mid, Bass, Cut, Reverb, Master Volume, Pentode/Triode switch|
|Other||4, 8, 16 Ohm|
EQ Bypass (New variable boost footswitch included)
|Configurations||Head, 1×12 Studio Combo, 1×12 Ultra Lite Combo, 2×10 Ultra Lite Combo|
|Colors||Black, Blonde, Red|
|Dimensions & Weight||Head: 19” W, 9 3/4” H, 9 1/2” D; 32 lbs.|
1×12 Studio Combo: 19 ¼” W, 19 ½” H, 10 ½ ” D; 38 lbs.
1×12 LT Combo: 22 1/2” W, 20 1/8” H, 10” D; 40 lbs.
2×10 LT Combo: 22 1/2” W, 20 1/8” H, 10” D; 45 lbs.
Updated for 2016! Improved Master Volume circuitry, improved Reverb circuit, and new variable boost footswitch. All Maz 8 amps come stock with a NOS Russian mil-spec 6n14n power tube, as used in the Maz 18 and Z Wreck.), improved Reverb circuit, and new variable boost footswitch. All Maz 8 amps come stock with a NOS Russian mil-spec 6n14n power tube, as used in the Maz 18 and Z Wreck.
Based on the modern day classic Maz 18 platform, the Maz 8 is set to become the new standard in single ended class A amps. If you are tired of thinking of ways to win the volume wars with sound guys, club owners, and recording engineers the Maz 8 is the solution. The Maz 8 is a full featured 8 watt amp that will give you an incredible range of shimmering cleans to full on rock action at reasonable volume levels.
The Maz 8 gives you the true class A experience. The single 6n14n (EL84) output section can be run in Pentode or Triode mode. In Pentode mode you get the sonic signature of the Maz 18. The chimey top end and sweet low end bloom are all there, but at a significantly lower volume. The pentode setting gives you plenty of dynamic range for clean country picking to grinding riff rock bliss. You can even take it a step beyond with the footswitchable EQ bypass function. This gives you a great gain boost for effortless leads that will sustain for days. The Maz 8 takes on a much different tone dialect in triode mode with more of a vintage feel and sound. In triode, the volume level drops back and the tone fattens up making you think you plugged into a lost gem from the 1950s. Kicking on the EQ bypass in triode mode will have you reaching for your slide in no time.
The front panel features Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb, Master, and the ever versatile cut control. Think of the cut control as a tone knob for the output section. The back panel features a 4, 8, and 16 ohm speaker out. An effects loop and EQ bypass are standard. The back panel also has the pentode/triode switch. The Maz 8 is available as a head, 2×10, and 1×12 combo. The 1×12 comes standard with a Celestion H30 speaker. You get a choice of our new smaller 1×12 Studio combo cab or the standard size 1×12. The 1×12 Studio cab makes for a great grab and go amp.
Premier Guitar magazine reviews the MAZ 8
“Just wanted to say I recently was finally able to buy used MAZ 8 which is not that easy in eastern Europe:) I’ve been looking to buy it for several years now. I’m absolutely overwhelmed by the structure and dynamics of the sound I get from my MAZ. It is exactly the kind of tone I need for playing funk, some RnB or bluesy/fusiony stuff. Couldn’t be more happy with the control I get over it with just pick attack. Although it’s 8watts it fits all my needs perfectly – whether for home playing or rehearsals since we play in rather low-to-mid dynamics range. With 2×12 cab I rarely get it past noon on master with drums, while at home I’m able to achieve superb sound as well. If only those would be more popular in Europe, haha:)
Thanks for the amp, Doc!” – A.