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ZT Amplifiers


Summer NAMM 2019: ZT Amps Lunchbox Reverb & Jazz Club Demos

July 21, 2019
Take a look at a revamped mini amp that comes in it at 100 watts, and a custom-shop combo aimed at jazzers.
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ZT Amplifiers Introduces Lunchbox Reverb Combo Amp & Cab II

June 9, 2019
Their new flagship compact combo is a complete redesign, with increased output, expanded tone controls, the addition of reverb, and a fresh look featuring the trademark “swoop” grill of the ZT Custom Shop line.
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ZT Amplifiers Announces the Custom Shop Jazz Club Amp

December 7, 2018
The model was developed with input from several prominent jazz guitarists including Vic Juris, Dave Stryker, Charlie Apicella, and Randy Vincent.
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The Year in Gear 2018

November 20, 2018
Step inside Premier Guitar’s magical, miraculous time machine and revisit the gear that stood head and shoulders above the rest as Premier Gear Award winners in 2018.
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ZT Custom Shop Lee Ranaldo Club Review

October 18, 2018
Small, light, and super-powerful, this solid-state amp is a blank slate that brims with character.
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Rig Rundown: The Mattson 2

May 2, 2018
Go inside the psych-jazz stylings of Jared Mattson and check out his wacky Japanese doubleneck that provides the midrange buzz and low-end thump for the duo.
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NAMM '17 - ZT Amplifiers Jazz Club Demo

February 6, 2017
The amp-on-the-go brand launches both a custom shop and its first 1x12 option, a combo that cranks out 220 watts of solid-state power.
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ZT Extortion Expressive Distortion Pedal Review

June 10, 2013
The ZT Extortion Expressive Distortion is an exceptional overdrive/distortion combo that gives you a ton of tone combinations under one roof.
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ZT Amplifiers Releases Extortion Expressive Distortion

January 15, 2013
The Extortion Expressive Distortion offers both pure analog and DSP-enhanced signals in one pedal.
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ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Junior Amp Review

December 10, 2012
Weighing only five pounds and armed with a couldn’t-be-easier control set, the solid-state ZT Junior sounds deceptively tube-like in terms of response and warmth.
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ZT Amplifiers Introduces the ZT Junior Amp

August 21, 2012
A highly portable 5-pound, 35-watt amp
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ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Acoustic Amp Review

June 16, 2010
A small-but-loud affordable acoustic amp for small-to-medium-sized gigs.
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Video Review - ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Acoustic

June 15, 2010
PG's Acoustic Editor Gayla Drake Paul walks us through her latest review of the ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Acoustic, which is featured in the July 2010 issue.

The Lunchbox Acoustic is ZT's first two-channel amp that features a top quality, dedicated microphone channel and separate instrument channel each sport the individual controls. It's loaded supported by 200W of clean amplifier power, anti-feedback circuitry, a pro-grade reverb and a highly flexible signal I/O.

The amp's controls are Gain, Bass Treble, and Reverb for each channel, a Master Volume, and a three-position anti-feedback control. It houses a 6.5" speaker and weighs about 12 pounds.
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ZT Amplifiers The Club Amp Review

May 7, 2010
The ZT Club packs a punch in an affordably priced, giggable package
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Video Review - ZT Amplifiers Club

May 6, 2010
PG's Pat Smith walks us through his Web Exclusive review of the ZT Amplifiers' Club combo (the full review can be found on

The ZT Club is a solid-state combo that rocks out an incredible 200 watts of Class A/B power.Sharing the same proprietary electronics design of the Lunchbox amp, the Club is capable of delivering 200 watts with output over 130dB at only 22 pounds and just a few inches bigger than the custom 12 driver inside. The Club expands on the ZT Lunchbox platform by featuring separate Bass and Treble controls, an effects loop, and a traditional Reverb control.

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