dr z - galaxie
dr z - galaxie
Power Output 40/30 Watts (pentode/triode)
Output Tubes 2 - 6L6
Preamp Tubes 3 - 12AX7
Rectifier 1 - 5U4
Controls Volume, Volume (ch 2), Treble, Bass, Master, Triode/Pentode Switch (back panel), Channel Foot Switch
Configurations Head, 2x10 and 1x12 Combos
Outputs Single 8 ohm
Colors Black, Blonde, Red
Dimensions
& Weight
Head: 19" W, 9 3/4" H, 9 1/2" D
1x12 and 2x10 Combo: 23" W, 20 1/8" H, 10" D
The Galaxie is a channel switching (via footswitch) amp that combines classic tweed clean tones and smooth modern drive sounds. The clean channel nails the sweet swirling sound of classic tweed amps that have become the foundation of electric guitar tone. The drive channel is the result of Dr Z’s 20 plus years of design experience. You’ll find it has excellent sustain and a rich open sound with plenty of gain on tap for today’s needs.

The output transformer is made by the venerable Triad company and is to the original spec found in classic tweed amps like the Super, Pro, and low powered Twin. Great care was taken to accurately reproduce this transformer. Dr Z is very excited to use the Triad transformer in this design.

The preamp consists of three 12AX7s coupled to a dual 6L6 output section and rectified by a 5U4. The Galaxie features a pentode/triode switch on the rear of the amp. This will enable 40 watts in pentode setting and 30 watts in triode.

New for 2010 we have eliminated the Presence control and added a Master Volume for the drive channel. This gives the ability to match up the output of the clean and drive channels with ease.

The sweet big bottled sounds of the Galaxie are at your command. The Galaxie is set to explore!
Stu at Fat Sound had this to say about the Galaxie:
"This is the first time I have ever heard truly Fender style cleans from a Dr Z amplifier. In attempting to solve the age old Fender problem of a flabby low end at volume, most amp designers tend to remove some of their amplifiers low mids. This tightens up the amp, but unfortunately also tends to create a more sterile tone without the bubbly percussiveness that is part of what makes the original Fenders so much fun to play and so sweet sounding. The clean channel of the Galaxie has no such compromises. You get all the reedy, sweet, percussiveness and shimmery clean of a Classic Fender *and* a tight, focused low end. The second channel is a major revelation for anyone who has desired a refined and smooth yet properly aggressive British style gain tone from a Dr Z amplifier and have either found his previous offerings not quite gainy enough or a bit too hard/revealing in the upper midrange. The gain channel of the Galaxie offers simply awesome gain tones that sing and sustain for days with the perfect amount of mid content to sit nicely in a mix, a rock-n-roll style aggression in the top end without a trace of harshness or buzz and a low end wallop that you can feel in your chest with every low note played."