In 2009 Dr Z created the Remedy expressly for those seeking the full on assault and sweet crunch of a Plexi style circuit . Using four 6V6s and coming in at 40 watts it has all the spit and growl required for everything from burning your guitar at...
In 2009 Dr Z created the Remedy expressly for those seeking the full on assault and sweet crunch of a Plexi style circuit . Using four 6V6s and coming in at 40 watts it has all the spit and growl required for everything from burning your guitar at Monterey to blasting High Voltage rock and roll. There’s more… the Remedy features a one of a kind 1/2 power switch. Flip the switch on the rear panel and go from 40 watts to 20 watts with no alteration to your sound. You’ll experience the same sonic joy and touch sensitive response in either setting. Beginning in 2013 the Remedy has been updated with a post phase inverter master volume and footswitchable EQ bypass giving the player even more gain, tone and volume options.
On the front panel the Remedy features a blended volume configuration. Both the High and Normal volumes are always at your disposal. You can dial in clear top end and full bodied roundness for any size room. No need to jumper the inputs, the Dr has already taken care of it. Also available for dialing in your desired sound is a full EQ compliment of Treble, Middle, Bass as well as the master volume. Should you feel the need to go to 11 the EQ bypass footswitch is there to help you make the leap from Malcom to Angus. Even without EQ the High/Normal volumes afford the user a substantial amount of tone adjustment.
The back panel includes 4,8 and 16 ohm outputs, the half power switch and the EQ bypass footswitch jack.
That's right! For 2013, Dr. Z has added a very effective PPIMV (post phase inverter master volume) to the Remedy, as well as a footswitchable EQ/Tonestack Bypass. We're assuming you know what a Master Volume is, but in case you're wondering about the EQ Bypass, this allows you to take the EQ curcuit (Bass, Middle, Treble) out of the circuit by using the supplied footswitch. This will make your signal hotter, giving a bit of a volume boost as well as noticeably increasing the gain. Your mids will also be increased giving a bit of a thicker midrange tone. The only caveat is you'll not have tone controls while the bypass is enabled.
Winner of the 2010 Guitar Player Editor's Pick Award, The Dr Z Remedy Head is one of the most in demand amps out there. If you're looking for the unmistakenable tone of a all-tube hand-wired Plexi style circuit, then you've found it. Dr. Z chose a 4 x 6V6 power section running at a LOUD 40 watts to deliver the goods to you and everyone in a ten mile vicinity! Nah, it's not that loud, but trust us, you WILL NOT be begging for more. In fact, The good Dr. even included a half power switch (drops to 20 watts) to reduce the bleeding. After all, he is a Doctor, right?
Anyway, the Dr. Z Remedy uses a "blended volume" layout as opposed to a Gain/Master Volume you see on most amps. Remember the old Marshall Plexi heads with multiple inputs that you would jumper to get the tone and crunch you were looking for? Well, no worries here since Dr. Z has taken care of that internally. This setup is MUCH easier to work with. In fact, it could be argued that it's the way Marshall should have done it back in the day, but we'll save that argument for Facebook or the like.