When I was a kid, you could still buy dangerous fireworks with the WARNING on the labels "Light Fuse, Stand Well Clear".. Same adage kinda applies to this amp, "Flip Standby Switch,Stand WELL Clear". Hearing this is a jaw-dropping, " can just 3 knobs & 5 valves really do that" believing experience.
The Monza continues the Dr Z tradition of simple is more. Three knobs, two 12AX7s, a pair of EL84s, and a 5AR4 are all thatís needed. The Monza is a gain and sustain monster. It excels at giving your fingers back what they put in with the feel and response of an amp 5x its power. Chords ring strong while single notes rise and bloom. Itís like harnessing the power and response of a 100 watt stack without clearing the first 20 rows. The term ďBilly in a BoxĒ has been used to describe the Monza. Itís that and so much more.
The Monza features Volume, Drive, and Tone controls. This isnít your traditional master volume set up. The volume controls the overall output while the drive adds more sustain and depth as you turn it up. Notes just keep getting bigger and bigger.