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Published on Nov 28, 2016
The New Dr. Z Z-Drive Pedal
Dr. Z's amplifiers have some of the most distinguished tone and stellar build quality in the world of boutique amplifiers. So when we heard that Dr. Z had created a new overdrive pedal, of course we were super excited!
The Z-Drive was designed to preserve the killer tone and craftsmanship of the Dr. Z line. Designed with the help of one of the best pedal manufactures in the business, EarthQuaker Devices and Jamie Stillman, Dr. Z has produced an amazing overdrive pedal!
The Z-Drive starts with an active global EQ and gives you a choice between two distinct sounding preamp channels (via the channel footswitch). The germanium channel uses NOS germanium diodes and is a lighter more open sounding overdrive. The mosfet channel is a more compressed, higher gain overdrive. Both gain stages use hi-fi OPA 2134 op amps. Becasue the signal goes through the EQ first, turning the EQ controls clockwise can increase overall gain/distortion.
With the Z-Drive you essentially get two pedals in one. You can use one channel as a cleaner boost and the second channel for full overdrive or dial in overdrive sounds to bring out the different characteristics of each channel. Between the two channels and the full EQ the Z-Drive will open up a world of possibilties while complementing the tone of your amp.
Specs & Features: Global EQ: Bass, middle, treble Controls Germanium Channel: Drive, Level and Cut Switch Mosfet Channel: Drive, Level and Cut Switch Foot Switches: Channel Selector and Bypass Power: 9 Volt DC, Standard 2.1mm Center Negative or 9 Volt Battery Current Draw: 30mA Dimension & Weight: 1 5⁄16” H x 4 11⁄16“ W x 3 11⁄16” D, 1 lbs.