Dr. Z teams up with Carol-Ann Amps for its first-ever high-gain offering, the CAZ-45

Dr. Z CAZ-45
(Image credit: Dr. Z)

Boutique amp co Dr. Z has joined forces with Alan Phillips – engineer/owner of Carol-Ann Amps – to deliver its first-ever high-gain guitar amp, the CAZ-45.

Hand-wired and assembled in Cleveland, Ohio, it features a 45-watt, 6L6-based power section – which is cathode-biased for extended harmonics and dynamic response – as well as four preamp tubes: three 12AX7s and one 12DW7.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.