#173638  by PaulReed69
In the market, the a new amp for a Dead tribute I've been playing in. I currently have a VOX15ac, Helix LT (with a power cab) and a Germino Lead 55 with 2x12 cab. Surprisingly, I think the Germino does the best with the clean glass tones bobby does.
Ideally, I'd like to use something that more of an easy combo to bring out to shows the a head and a cab. Here are some thoughts:
1) Vox 30 Hardwired
2) Fender Twin (although they are very heavy)
3) Get a better FRFR and just use the Helix
4) Mesa Boogie 5:50 Plus Express (there is one for sale around here)
5) Suck it up and just use the Germino if it sounds good....
6) What haven't I thought of?????

Ideally, I would like loud, but not crazy heavy but also do want to alway have to mike the amp at shows....
 #173640  by lbpesq
Light, loud, clean, easy to interface with PA at live gigs? Sounds like my Quilter Aviator Mach 3 which has accounted for itself quite well when I take the Bobby chair in various GD jams.

Bill, tgo
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 #173642  by strumminsix
Dr Z Maz 18. Voxy pre, Fendery power. Pretty much sums up Bobby tone of the last 25 years.

And easy covers his GD tones. And pure joy to play thru.
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 #173689  by strumminsix
PaulReed69 wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 10:14 am Dr Z Maz incoming :rockon:
WOOHOO!!! Details? What setup/config???

BTW, approach the tonestack with a fresh mind. It's similar to Fender, but different. I appreciate how the mid and bass don't impact each other so much on the Z compared to Fenders. But it did take me a minute :)

The boost footswitch is awesome! It bypasses the preamp EQ (which really only cuts signal) for a very raw yet musical gain!!