Dr. Z Air Brake - Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
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AIR BRAKE

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The Z Air Brake has two major applications: one is for stage use, the other is for studio or home use.

For stage use, the Z Air Brake is a useful tool to limit your overall dB level at any time during a performance. Example: the beginning of the night (when the club isn't full) click the Air Brake to a level of attenuation to allow for smooth tone at a lower volume level. As the night progresses, reach back and remove degrees of attenuation until the desired level is reached. This will allow you to manage your amp's overall volume without varying from your amp's favorite settings.

At home, the Air Brake is useful for lower volume while still allowing for full output tube distortion. The Air Brake has a "bedroom" level control that, when selected, will allow for fine adjustment and maximum attenuation down to 1 watt (with amps less than 100 watts.)

Dr.Z Cured My Amp1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
Does just as it says, tamed my Fender 65 twin custom 15 amp down to bedroom levels and does not compromise tone. I could not be happier with the performance of this unit. Bedroom quite to balls out loud, all at the turn of a knob. Thanks to Kyle at South Long and mcquade.
Posted by Anonymous on Jun 21, 2020
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Closest StoreToronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
WIthin 6-weeks, two of these products brokedown...very disapointed in the lack of quality from thsi pricey product!
Posted by Jacob Charendoff on Nov 22, 2017
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Dr.z antidote...45 watts tube, definatley need this air brake!!!1 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
The air brake is the only way I'd b able to practice on this amp. It's only 45 w but it's super loud and i love the natural break up the amp without a distortion pedal, thnx... Kirk
Posted by Kirk Sinanan on Aug 31, 2014
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Awesome! Can't live without it0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
I run a 50 watt Marshall Plexi and this is a live saver in terms of playing this amp anywhere I want with no complaints of turning down my amp. I suggest with an amp like mine is to mismatch the load and treat it like a cab. Run the head at 8 ohms into the attenuator into a 16 ohm cab. Sounds great! Also saves on wear and tear with the head with the mismatch
Posted by Matty B on Nov 3, 2013
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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
I use it with a DR.Z Z WRECK amp and its wonderful....great to tame the amp down for at home playing without the tone loss... *****
Posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2012
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best attenuator out there
Posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2012
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instrument or piece of studio gear, however, many people want to have the peace of mind in knowing that their investment will be protected should the product no longer be performing at 100%.

Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

How does the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty differ from most manufacturers' warranties?

Performance Guarantee - normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage.

Product Replacement - if your product cannot be fixed or costs too much to fix, we will replace it with the equivalent model for no additional charge. If this is not possible, a full refund will be provided.

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Loaners Available - a loaner product may be given while the product is being repaired.

Power Surge Protection - your product is covered even if damaged from a power surge.

Accessory Coverage - any peripheral devices or accessories that come with your product (i.e. foot pedal, case) are also covered.

Commercial Use Coverage - music and recording professionals who purchase gear for “heavy-use” commercial purposes will still be covered.
 

Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty.Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, woodwind pads, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Accidental or cosmetic damage is not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

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Purchasing additional years of coverage

If you are interested in receiving this coverage for longer than one year, you have the option of purchasing additional years of the Performance Warranty. The pricing is as follows:

NEW products: 4% of selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year.

USED products: 4% of selling price to increase the warranty from 3 months to 1 year. 4% for each additional year. Pricing for used electronic products is 4% of the original new selling price.

GUITARS: 4% of selling price to double the warranty from 1 year to 2 years. 4% for each additional year. $45 maximum. An additional free setup is not included with additional purchased years of Performance Warranty.

BAND and ORCHESTRAL instruments: $40 up to $2,000 selling price. BRASS and STRINGS: 2% of the selling price after $2,000. WOODWINDS: 4% of the selling price after $2,000.

Some manufacturers provide warranties for longer than 1 year; however, these are usually limited warranties that do not provide the same coverage as the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Customers interested in more complete and convenient (but not necessarily longer) coverage are still able to purchase additional years of the Performance Warranty.