Dr. Z EMS Head & Cabinet, Black
Dr. Z EMS Head & Cabinet Amplifier, Black
Replay Guitar Exchange proudly offers the amazing Dr. Z EMS Head & Cabinet amplifier — producing the essential sounds of three generations of classic British amps. Starting with the mid-60s JTM 50 variant, this amp combines a dual EL-34 power section with a tube rectified power supply, available by selecting tube via the rectifier switch on the back panel. Along with the tube rectifier setting the EMS' sensitivity switch to low and Touch response to the down position, this combination will produce the bloom and feel of the early American tweed amps but with the British charm of EL-34 output tubes.
Flashing forward to the 70s, the essence of the small box JMP amp is available in the EMS by selecting the solid state rectifier via the back panel, selecting low sensitivity, and using the Touch switch to match the amplifier with your choice of guitar. Using the same circuit topography of the JTM series, only with a more powerful solid state power supply, this sound is noted for its lightning quick response and cutting kerrang in the upper midrange.
Lastly, the EMS incorporates the cascaded gain stage design found in the 80s JCM series. By using the high sensitivity switch on the front panel, and selecting solid state rectification, hard rock and classic metal tones with tight bass response and singing gain will come screaming out of your guitar. The circuit has been massaged to remove some of the annoying, persistent high-treble this era of amplifier has been maligned for and the gain has been boosted a bit further so that more modern drive tones are available higher on the gain knob.
The EMS, like all Dr. Z amplifiers, is 100% hand-wired in Maple Heights, OH using select components throughout its stages and built on a custom rolled aluminum chassis. It has a precise copy of the Drake 784-139 50-watt output transformer for authentic British crunch. For a perfect match to the EMS small box head, the 2x12 cabinet is included, loaded with a Celestion Creamback 65M speaker and a Celestion G12 H30 70th Anniversary speaker hand wired in series for 16 ohm. As a combo, the EMS will rock your stage with pure tone and clear, cutting dynamics.
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