This Dr. Z 25th Anniversary Carmen Ghia Head is number 25 of 50 in a special limited run that features this modern classic's original look—with a few choice updates. New features include a 16 ohm speaker output jack and a post phase inverter Master Volume. This gives you more control over volume levels without sacrificing any tone, as well as more usable clean headroom. Dial the Master Volume all the way up and you’ll be taking it completely out of the circuit. Very cool, and it adds a new level of flexibility to this already tried-and-true design.
This head is a little guy at a mere 13 in. wide and 18 lb. The size is a lot like the old Hammond reverb unit enclosures that housed the originals. However the tone is anything but little. The variety of sounds found in this amp will simply blow you away. The clean notes come out with warmth, complexity, and sustain. Every note has a hugeness to it that seems far beyond an 18 watt head. And this is all before the amp really starts to sing—turn the Volume clockwise, and the fun factor increases. The big clean notes get even bigger, sustain becomes even more smooth and musical, and notes seem to sing forever.
Every Dr. Z 25th Anniversary Carmen Ghia Head is signed by the good Doctor himself and comes with a 25th anniversary badge indicating which number it is in this limited series. Here's your chance to grab a piece of history!
||Volume, Tone, Master Volume
||Power tubes: 2 EL84; Preamp tubes: 1 5751, 1 12ax7; Rectifier tube: 1 5Y3
||13" W x 8 1/2" H x 8" D