Z-LUX

“The Z-LUX is the best amp I own!” – Joe Walsh

Specifications

Power Output20/40 Watts
Output Tubes4 – 6V6 (cathode biased)
Preamp Tubes4 – 12AX7, 1 – NOS 6201
RectifierSolid State
ControlsVolume, Treble, Mid, Bass, Master, Reverb, Speed, Depth
ConfigurationsHead, 1×12 Combo
Other20/40 Half/Full power switch
Footswitchable reverb, tremolo and variable boost (Footswitches supplied)
Dimensions & WeightHead: 22 3/4” W x 10 1/2” H x 10” D, 35 lbs.
Combo: 22 1/2” W x 191/4” H x 10 1/2” D, 42 lbs.
Owners ManualDownload

General Information

Dr. Z has always said that his next design will be the best. Well, his next design is here. We are proud to add the Z-LUX to our line. The Z-LUX delivers that big, warm vintage tone of a true hand-wired tube amp. It’s a design that not only integrates favorite features from our entire line but also includes new ones of its own. Half/Full power switch, foot-switchable boost, master volume, reverb, tremolo, you name it…this amp has it. Every component was painstakingly selected to achieve the highest quality standards for both sound and durability.

The Z-LUX starts with the front end of the MAZ design and uses a combination of hand-rolled Jupiter caps, Mallory 150s, and classic Orange Drop caps specifically selected for each stage of the preamp. We also included the foot-switchable EQ bypass boost but softened it a bit for a smoother overdrive. The power section is driven by 6V6 power tubes, switchable between 2 tubes (20 watts) or 4 tubes (40 watts) via the half-power switch. The tube driven tremolo will give you deep pulsating swells of rich tone you can’t get from an effects pedal and when combined with the lush, tube driven spring reverb… you won’t be able to put the guitar down. The sound of this amp will push your creativity to the max!

We completely re-designed the build and makeup of our cabinets for this amp and were able to achieve stunning full-bodied sounds in a sturdy yet ultra-light combo cab weighing in at a back-saving 42 lbs! We also teamed up with Eminence to design a new 12” speaker. The new Z-12 is an American-voiced 50 watt speaker designed to complement the vibrant tones of the Z-LUX. Designing a cab and a speaker at the same time allowed us to have complete control over the quality of every component, truly achieving vintage tone for today.

Magazine Reviews

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The Z-LUX earns a Premier Gear Award and an excellent review from Premier Guitar Magazine.

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The Z-LUX earns an Editors’ Pick Award as well as a great review from Guitar Player magazine.

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The editors of Guitar Player select the Z-LUX as the 2015 Hall of Fame Award winner in the Maximum Gear: Amp category

Excellent review of the Z-LUX from Guitar & Bass magazine

Videos

  • Dr. Z Z-LUX demo - Dave Baker
  • Dr. Z Z-Lux Blonde 1x12 Combo Amp Demo
  • Dr. Z Z-Lux demo with Nash S57 & Anderson Angel guitars
  • Dr. Z Z-Lux Amp
  • Dr. Z Z-Lux Combo Amp Demo - Fred's Music Shop - Guitmasters.com
  • Review Demo - Dr.Z Z-Lux
  • Dr. Z Z-Lux Clean Tone w/ Carl Verheyen
  • Joe Walsh Performs

Testimonials

“I just wanted to say how happy I am with my new Z Lux amp I bought over a week ago. I wanted a 1×12 amp for rehearsing and studio work. This amp was the perfecr fit for me! Played many, many amps Goodsells, Carrs, Matchless, etc…. thick, with great mid and low end break up, by far the best amp I’ve played through. Sounds great with single coils and humbuckers. Although I don’t care a lot about cosmetics, it also looks great. Thanks Dr. Z!”

Mark Cerneka

After gigging for 20+ years in the Austin scene, I can honestly say the Z-Lux is the best club and recording amp I’ve ever owned.

Scott Unzicker
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