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For all your tubular medical needs, Midwood is proud to offer Dr. Z amps. Based in Ohio, Dr. Z amps are producing high-quality, hand-wired tube amps that are built to shred. We’re proud to be an official Dr. Z dealer, and would love to help you find the perfect head, cabinet, or combo amp. Stop by the shop or contact us today if you have any questions, or need help finding the perfect Dr. Z amp for you.

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  • Dr. Z Brake-Lite Install 45-Watt Attenuator

    Dr. Z Brake-Lite Install 45-Watt Attenuator

    Dr. Z Brake-Lite Install 45-Watt Attenuator From Dr. Z The new Z Brake Lite Attenuator will be right at home mounted inside your combo amp. Like the Airbrake, there is no sacrifice in tone. Perfect for dialing in your combo to it’s sweet spot...

    $399.00
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    Dr. Z Brake-Lite Stand Alone Attenuator

    Dr. Z Brake-Lite Stand Alone Attenuator From Dr. Z: You asked for for it and we listened…Introducing the fully enclosed Brake Lite SA (Stand Alone.) Same guts as the combo mount Brake Lite, but able to be tossed in the gig bag for use with many...

    $399.00
  • Dr. Z NOVA 2-Channel Head - Black Dr. Z NOVA 2-Channel Head - Black Dr. Z NOVA 2-Channel Head - Black Dr. Z NOVA 2-Channel Head - Black Dr. Z NOVA 2-Channel Head - Black

    Dr. Z NOVA 2-Channel Head - Black

    Dr. Z NOVA 2-Channel Head - Black Here we have the super versatile NOVA from Dr. Z! This 2-channel head can cover just about any style -  Everything from clean country pickin' to all out rock! The clean channel has a nice vintage voice while the...

    $2,359.00
  • Dr. Z Z Wreck Jr. 15w 1x12 Combo - 2022 Dr. Z Z Wreck Jr. 15w 1x12 Combo - 2022 Dr. Z Z Wreck Jr. 15w 1x12 Combo - 2022 Dr. Z Z Wreck Jr. 15w 1x12 Combo - 2022 Dr. Z Z Wreck Jr. 15w 1x12 Combo - 2022

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    Dr. Z Z Wreck Jr. 15w 1x12 Combo - 2022

    Dr. Z Z Wreck Jr. 15w 1x12 Combo In stock and ready to ship!  Our first Z Wreck Junior of 2022! We're huge fans of the original Z-Wreck and couldn't be more excited that they're now offering a 15w version!  It's portable, has a highly...

    $2,399.00
  • Dr. Z Cure 15w 1x12 Studio - Black/Z-Wreck Dr. Z Cure 15w 1x12 Studio - Black/Z-Wreck Dr. Z Cure 15w 1x12 Studio - Black/Z-Wreck Dr. Z Cure 15w 1x12 Studio - Black/Z-Wreck Dr. Z Cure 15w 1x12 Studio - Black/Z-Wreck

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    Dr. Z Cure 15w 1x12 Studio - Black/Z-Wreck

    Dr. Z Cure 15w 1x12 Studio - Black/Z-Wreck The Dr. Z Cure takes the everything you know and love from Z-Lux and simplifies it to a portable and gig-ready combo.  The rich 6V6 American tones are still very much present, as well as the quality and...

    $1,879.00
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About Dr. Z Amps

As the son of a 1950s television repairman, Michael Zaite grew up surrounded by vacuum tubes. As a teen, he was a drummer in garage bands, and performed modifications on his bandmates amps. He went on to pursue a career in electronics, focusing on medical equipment (thus the “Dr.” moniker). Though the technology of his day was largely transistor-based, Zaite still harbored a more-than-sentimental attachment to tubes, especially in a musical context.


In the late 80s, he began repairing and modifying amplifiers for blues musicians in the Cleveland area, and before long, he developed his own prototype out of a former Hammond organ reverb amp. Through a mutual friendship, Zaite conveyed one of his amps to Joe Walsh of The Eagles around 1990. It’s clear, articulate, Vox-inspired tone won him over and it became his go-to touring amp. Dr. Z was in business! 


It is a combination of simplicity and originality that makes Dr. Z so special. For example, the first amp to bear his name, the Carmen Gia, is an 18-watt, EL-84 masterpiece with nothing but a tone and volume knob. A broad dynamic range is hidden within these simple controls. The louder it gets, the more each note blooms. It retains complexity while cutting beautifully through a mix. What more do you need? 


Inspired by the success of the Carmen Gia, Dr. Z gradually expanded his company into a dedicated team of amp-smiths building 14 different models. They also boast a back catalogue of designs that they occasionally resurrect upon request. Each builder specializes in certain models to increase efficiency and keep costs low. They are still located in Cleveland, Ohio.


One of Midwoods’s favorite Dr. Z amps is the Jetta. This amp uniquely features 7591 power tubes, the kind they put in old Ampegs. It’s voicing is remarkably hi-fi, foregrounding and fortifying your guitar’s natural tone. It’s also the most affordable amp in the Dr. Z line. 


No stranger to artist endorsement and collaboration, Dr. Z also makes an amp designed for Brad Paisley that he conceived of with the late founder of Trainwreck amps, Ken Fischer. Upon Fischer’s death, he shelved the “Z-Wreck” as a production unit, but the 2010 Nashville flood destroyed the original, and the good doctor was obliged to build another one for Mr. Paisley. At that point, he decided to start building them for the public as well. Two of the Z-Wreck’s most desirable features are a comfort/speed voltage tap switch and rare NOS 6n14n power tubes, which are long-lasting, sweet, and articulate drop-ins for EL-84s.


These are amps that draw from tube-amp history while still being uniquely themselves. Our shared values and insatiable appetites for tonal invention make Dr. Z and Midwood a perfectly matched pair. Stop by and play one today!