Dr. Z’s new Z Wreck Jr. offers “chiming clean and blooming overdrive” in a powerful low-watt package

(Image credit: Dr. Z)

Dr. Z has shrunk down its legendary Z Wreck guitar amp, developed in conjunction with late amp guru Ken Fischer of Trainwreck Amps and Brad Paisley, into the new Z Wreck Jr., offering the original’s non-master-volume power and dynamics in a more compact 15-watt package. 

The new amp is loaded with three 12AX7 preamp tubes, a pair of 6n14n power tubes and one 5Y3 rectifier tube. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.