DR. Z | X-RAY Amplifier Head & 1x12 Combo Amp

See Through to Every Nuance of Your Tone with the Dr. Z X-RAY!

Conceived as an amalgamation of two amps country legend Brad Paisley helped popularize in the 2000s and 2010s—the Stang Ray and the DB4, both of which are still featured in his live backline today—the new Dr. Z X-RAY combines the best of both earlier amps, plus a few tweaks, modifications, and design evolutions from over the years.

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Fender Highways Series Event Featuring Julia Rizik

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In addition to a demonstration of the new series, guests will receive Fender-branded swag. Guests will also be invited to record themselves playing a Highway Series guitar to enter an exclusive raffle!

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The Best of Both Worlds

Powered by Dr. Z’s favorite NOS 6n14n power tubes, the X-RAY delivers an articulate, snappy, British Invasion-inspired jangle that the Fab Four would have fallen in love with. While it boasts plenty of chiming clean headroom, a clockwise twist of the knob Dr. Z X-RAY’s volume knob unleashes a rush of mid-forward saturation, combining the chewy overdrive signature of the DB4 with the Stang Ray’s snap and sparkle.

Although both its predecessors were non-master volume designs, the X-RAY delivers the same 30 Z-watts, but with a new post-phase inverter master volume to add more flexibility to the design. In addition, it features a front panel mounted half-power switch that allows the user to alter the compression and dynamics of the power amp for a smoother, silkier feel at 15 watts.

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Dr. Z X-RAY Amp Head & 1x12 Combo

Available in two configurations, the Dr. Z X-RAY amp head and 1x12 combo amp both come equipped with a tube-driven FX loop, letting users push signature voicing through the effects signal path of their choice without losing high-end, dynamics, or tone. The X-RAY 1x12 combo is outfitted with a striking quantum silver front valance and loaded with a WGS Retro 30—a 75-watt speaker that has become an overwhelming favorite in the Z test room, which was specifically chosen for this amp at the Doctor’s request.

As with all Dr. Z amplifiers, the X-RAY features a custom welded, aircraft-grade aluminum chassis, hand-selected, high-quality components, assembled in-house in Cleveland, Ohio, by technicians with a quarter-decade of experience.

Dr. Z X-Ray 30/15w Head Blackout
Dr. Z X-Ray 30/15w Head Blackout
Dr. Z X-Ray 30/15w Head Blackout
Dr. Z X-Ray 30/15w Head Blackout
Dr. Z X-Ray 30/15w Head Blackout
Dr. Z X-Ray 30/15w Head Blackout

Dr. Z X-Ray 30/15w Head Blackout

$1,899.00

The X-RAY is the long-awaited response to the demand of two different Legacy amps that were discontinued many years ago. It was conceived as an amalgamation of two amps country legend Brad Paisley helped popularize in the 2000s and 2010s, the Stang Ray and the DB4, both of which are still featured his live backline today. Over the years, a few modifications, tweaks, and design evolutions took place in both of these amps, those of which have all been included in this latest advancement.

Powered by Dr. Z’s favorite NOS 6n14n power tubes, the X-RAY models the same chiming clean headroom of the original Stang Ray, showcasing an articulate, snappy, British Invasion inspired jangle that the Fab Four would have fallen in love with. Twisting the knob clockwise unleashes a rush of mid-forward saturation, the uncanny overdrive signature provided by the 5879 pentode preamp tube featured in the X-RAY and first introduced into the Z roster by the DB4. Combining the chewy, churning overdrive of the DB4 with the snap and sparkle of the Stang Ray was the goal; evolving the design to be flexible with today’s breed of player takes the X-RAY over the top. Both of its predecessors were non-master volume designs, AKA loud! The X-RAY delivers the same 30 Z-watts of its forebearers but its new post-phase inverter master volume adds welcome flexibility to the design, pleasing sound techs, housemates, and neighbors that may be a tad volume sensitive. Further, a front panel mounted half-power switch allows the player to alter the compression and dynamics of the power amp for a smoother, silkier feel at 15 watts. Finally, Dr. Z included a tube-driven FX loop to push the X-RAY’s signature voicing through the effects signal path of your choice, with no loss in high end, dynamics, or tone.

The X-RAY is available in two configurations, head and 1×12 combo, the latter of which sports a striking quantum silver front valance and is loaded with a WGS Retro 30, a 75 watt speaker that has become an overwhelming favorite in the Z test room and was specifically stocked for this amp at the Doctor’s request. Dr. Z’s stalwarts are all present here: a custom welded, aircraft grade aluminum chassis is the skeletal structure, hand-selected, high quality components are the viscera, and all systems are sutured together in-house in Cleveland, OH by technicians with a quarter decade of experience under the proverbial knife. As usual, Heyboer Transformers are the iron heart of the X-RAY and NOS mil-spec tubes breath life into the lungs of the amp.

Output Power: 15 watts
Output Tubes: 4 – 6n14n (mil-spec EL84 variant, cathode biased)
Preamp Tubes: 1 – NOS 5879 (ruggedized pentode), 1 – 12AX7, 1 – 12AU7
Rectifier: 1 – 5AR4
Controls: Volume, Tone, Cut, Master, 1/2 Power Switch
Other: Tube-driven FX loop
Configuration: Head
Dimensions & Weight: 20 5/8”W x 9 1/2”D x 9 1/8”H, 34 lbs.

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Dr. Z X-Ray 1x12 30/15w Combo Amp Black w/ Z Wreck Grill Amps / Guitar Combos
Dr. Z X-Ray 1x12 30/15w Combo Amp Black w/ Z Wreck Grill Amps / Guitar Combos
Dr. Z X-Ray 1x12 30/15w Combo Amp Black w/ Z Wreck Grill Amps / Guitar Combos
Dr. Z X-Ray 1x12 30/15w Combo Amp Black w/ Z Wreck Grill Amps / Guitar Combos
Dr. Z X-Ray 1x12 30/15w Combo Amp Black w/ Z Wreck Grill Amps / Guitar Combos
Dr. Z X-Ray 1x12 30/15w Combo Amp Black w/ Z Wreck Grill Amps / Guitar Combos
Dr. Z X-Ray 1x12 30/15w Combo Amp Black w/ Z Wreck Grill Amps / Guitar Combos
Dr. Z X-Ray 1x12 30/15w Combo Amp Black w/ Z Wreck Grill Amps / Guitar Combos

Dr. Z X-Ray 1x12 30/15w Combo Amp Black w/ Z Wreck Grill

$2,299.00

The X-RAY is the long-awaited response to the demand of two different Legacy amps that were discontinued many years ago. It was conceived as an amalgamation of two amps country legend Brad Paisley helped popularize in the 2000s and 2010s, the Stang Ray and the DB4, both of which are still featured his live backline today. Over the years, a few modifications, tweaks, and design evolutions took place in both of these amps, those of which have all been included in this latest advancement.

Powered by Dr. Z’s favorite NOS 6n14n power tubes, the X-RAY models the same chiming clean headroom of the original Stang Ray, showcasing an articulate, snappy, British Invasion inspired jangle that the Fab Four would have fallen in love with. Twisting the knob clockwise unleashes a rush of mid-forward saturation, the uncanny overdrive signature provided by the 5879 pentode preamp tube featured in the X-RAY and first introduced into the Z roster by the DB4. Combining the chewy, churning overdrive of the DB4 with the snap and sparkle of the Stang Ray was the goal; evolving the design to be flexible with today’s breed of player takes the X-RAY over the top. Both of its predecessors were non-master volume designs, AKA loud! The X-RAY delivers the same 30 Z-watts of its forebearers but its new post-phase inverter master volume adds welcome flexibility to the design, pleasing sound techs, housemates, and neighbors that may be a tad volume sensitive. Further, a front panel mounted half-power switch allows the player to alter the compression and dynamics of the power amp for a smoother, silkier feel at 15 watts. Finally, Dr. Z included a tube-driven FX loop to push the X-RAY’s signature voicing through the effects signal path of your choice, with no loss in high end, dynamics, or tone.

The X-RAY is available in two configurations, head and 1×12 combo, the latter of which sports a striking quantum silver front valance and is loaded with a WGS Retro 30, a 75 watt speaker that has become an overwhelming favorite in the Z test room and was specifically stocked for this amp at the Doctor’s request. Dr. Z’s stalwarts are all present here: a custom welded, aircraft grade aluminum chassis is the skeletal structure, hand-selected, high quality components are the viscera, and all systems are sutured together in-house in Cleveland, OH by technicians with a quarter decade of experience under the proverbial knife. As usual, Heyboer Transformers are the iron heart of the X-RAY and NOS mil-spec tubes breath life into the lungs of the amp.

Output Power: 15 watts
Output Tubes: 4 – 6n14n (mil-spec EL84 variant, cathode biased)
Preamp Tubes: 1 – NOS 5879 (ruggedized pentode), 1 – 12AX7, 1 – 12AU7
Rectifier: 1 – 5AR4
Controls: Volume, Tone, Cut, Master, 1/2 Power Switch
Other: Tube-driven FX loop
Configuration: 1×12 Combo w/ WGS Retro 30
Dimensions & Weight: 1×12 Combo: 22 1/2″W x 10 1/2″D x 20″H, 48 lbs.

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To hear the best of both Dr. Z sonic signatures in one amp that goes from jangly, high-headroom twang to transparent harmonic saturation, come plug your preferred guitar into the new X-RAY amp head or combo amps now available at Chicago Music Exchange!

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Dr. Z X-Ray 30/15w Head Blackout
Dr. Z X-Ray 30/15w Head Blackout
Dr. Z X-Ray 30/15w Head Blackout
Dr. Z X-Ray 30/15w Head Blackout

Dr. Z X-Ray 30/15w Head Blackout

$1,899.00
Dr. Z X-Ray 1x12 30/15w Combo Amp Black w/ Z Wreck Grill Amps / Guitar Combos
Dr. Z X-Ray 1x12 30/15w Combo Amp Black w/ Z Wreck Grill Amps / Guitar Combos
Dr. Z X-Ray 1x12 30/15w Combo Amp Black w/ Z Wreck Grill Amps / Guitar Combos
Dr. Z X-Ray 1x12 30/15w Combo Amp Black w/ Z Wreck Grill Amps / Guitar Combos
Dr. Z X-Ray 1x12 30/15w Combo Amp Black w/ Z Wreck Grill Amps / Guitar Combos

Dr. Z X-Ray 1x12 30/15w Combo Amp Black w/ Z Wreck Grill

$2,299.00
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Dr. Z NOVA 1x12 LT Combo 32W Black w/Celestion H30 Speaker Amps / Guitar Combos
Dr. Z NOVA 1x12 LT Combo 32W Black w/Celestion H30 Speaker Amps / Guitar Combos

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