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October 18, 2011 - Wilco Plays ZT At NPR's Tiny Desk Concert!

Wilco just played a live NPR Tiny Desk Concert "armed with tiny amps" - ZT Lunchbox amps, of course, three of them...and probably the cutest drum kit ever created.

Check it out to hear songs from their new album, and, as Nels wrote to us, "let's play Spot The Lunchboxes!"

September 26, 2011 - Winner of Autographed Wilco Single Announced

Congratulations to Reuben Levine, of Woodmere, NY - Winner of the ZT Amplifiers Giveaway of a signed 7" clear vinyl single, "I Might", from Wilco!

September 15, 2011 - Nels Cline Autographed ZT Lunchbox Winner

Congratulations to Charlie Bacinelli, of Madison Township, PA, for winning the Nels Cline autographed ZT Lunchbox amp via our giveaway on GuitarPlayer.com. With his blue Sharpie, Nels has made this SG one happy guitar!

September 7, 2011 - John Oates Named as Endorsing Artist for ZT Amplifiers

ZT Amplifiers is very happy to welcome John Oates (Hall & Oates) to its Artist Endorsement roster.

John began using both ZT Lunchbox Acoustic and Club amps on his summer solo tour, and says, "The ZT series is one of the coolest, most portable high quality modern amps I've ever used."

His latest solo release, Mississippi Mile, is a mix of original and classic tunes reworked to become his own. From Hall & Oates' string of gold and platinum albums and countless hit singles to this raw, roots-focused solo project, John has shown himself as an amazing talent. We are honored he has chosen our amps.

April 12 2011 - ZT Artists Scott Amendola And Nels Cline To Perform with Oakland Symphony

S.F. Bay Area drummer/composer Scott Amendola presents his new composition Fade To Orange on Friday, April 15, at the Paramount Theater in Oakland, California. Scott is joined by guitarist and fellow ZT aficionado Nels Cline, bassist Trevor Dunn, and the Oakland East Bay Symphony with conductor Michael Morgan. Scott uses two ZT Lunchbox amps for electronic effects to complement his drum kit, and Nels will be using a ZT Club amp. If you are in the area, don't miss this one!

April 2011 - ZT At Musikmesse Frankfurt

ZT will be showing at the world's largest MI trade show Musikmesse in Frankfurt April 6-9, in Hall 4.0, booth D54. In addition to ZT's current products, there will be the new Ghost guitar amp, a full Bass amp stack consisting of the Bass combo amp sitting atop a powered cabinet (yes, it is amazing), and also a stand for the ZT Lunchbox line of amps, a nice alternative to putting it on a chair. If you're there, stop by and see us.

April 2011 - The ZT Bass Stack Unveiled

ZT's team of scientists and craftsmen have built the ZT Bass Stack, consisting of the soon-to-be-released (ok, late summer) Bass combo amp sitting atop a powered cabinet. Sure, it looks cool. But better than that, it will set a new standard for compact, lightweight bass rigs. Bassists, get ready to nevermore dread loading your gear.

January 18, 2011 - The Ghost Introduced / NAMM 2011

ZT introduced its newest guitar amplifier, the Ghost, at the 2011 NAMM Show.  ZT's most compact amp to date, the Ghost combines high style with classic Rock & Roll tone and 35 watts of ZT power. Look for the Ghost later this Spring.

ZT also showed its first, and much anticipated, bass amp (yet to be named, though Bass Amp worked just fine for the show) - a 400 watt powerhouse in a compact 35 pound cabinet that will replace any 4x10 cabinet/head combo.  The ZT bass amp will hit the streets later this summer.

The Ghost

January 18, 2011 - Two Legends

Taj Mahal and Marlo Henderson played through a ZT Lunchbox Acoustic amp in the Guitars JC booth at the 2011 NAMM Show. We're honored.

January 11, 2011 -ZT at The 2011 NAMM Show

ZT's full product line and some intriguing new models will appear at the 2011 NAMM Show, January 13-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center (Booth 5975, Hall B). If you're there, stop by and see us and some cool new ZT amps!

October 29, 2010 - ZT Joins Rock Supergroup In Studio

Jason Newsted is collaborating with Ian Gillan, Jon Lord, Tony Iommi, and Nicko McBrain under the band name Who Cares, and they're currently recording a song called 'Out of my Mind' for the benefit of the music school to be built in Gyumri, Armenia – a project Ian has been working on for many years. Read more here.

Jason laid down his bass tracks at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, CA, and a ZT Lunchbox was one of three amps he chose for his tracks. Yes, for bass. He sent us a nice photo with said Lunchbox and his new ZT Club amp in which he is clearly overtaken by the rock.

The band plans to continue this generous mission to help with many causes. And when former members of Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden decide to do something, we bet they mean business.

October 6, 2010 - Mavis Staples on Letterman and Colbert Report with ZT Amps

Mavis Staples and her band (including Wilco's Jeff Tweedy) gave truly outstanding performances on both David Letterman last night and The Colbert Report tonight. We think they're on to something. Drummer Stephen Hodges had his ZT Lunchbox on stage for a drum monitor! Click on the image to read more.

October 7, 2010 - Ronny North Tracking with his ZT Lunchbox

Ronny North is a very talented guitarist living in the Los Angeles. He was kind enough to send us one of his songs where he recorded all his guitar parts exclusively with the ZT Lunchbox. Check out the song here. Click on the image of Ronny to hear more of his music.

October 7, 2010 - In the "RENT pit" with Dale Herr Nashville Session Player

Dale Herr, an extremely talented performer/composer is using THREE Lunchbox amps in the pit for the musical production RENT. Dale uses one amp for electric guitar, one for acoustic and another for keyboards. Dale says on our Facebook page: "Getting great rock tones for this show, and the FOH loves it." (FOH stands for Front of House engineer.)

Funny Picture from the Band Jail Weddings

To highlight the fact that the ZT Lunchbox is one loud little amp the LA based band Jail Weddings sent us a humorous picture. Click on the image for a larger version. To check out more on the band click here.

October 6, 2010 - ZT Contest Winner Announced!

The ZT Amps contest to win an American Standard Stratocaster has ended. We had thousands of entries and we appreciate everyone who participated. Thank you all. Unfortunately there can be only one winner (at least for this contest).

Bryan Rosengarten is the lucky recipient of the prize. Bryan is a semi-professional singer/songwriter who is in to blues, rock, country and folk music. Congratulations Bryan. Maybe you should go to Vegas for the weekend!

Check out our Facebook page for our next contest coming very soon.

September 17, 2010 - ZT Appears On 2010 Canadian Country Music Awards Show

Gord Bamford’s band played during the Canadian Country Music Awards Show on September 12 which was broadcast live on CBC (with encore broadcasts on CMT). The band received three awards. Both guitarists, Matt McKay and Real Fagnan used ZT Club amps for the performance. Check out the custom grills created by ZT’s Jim Haas!

September 15, 2010 - ZT T-Shirts Are Here!!!

Finally, after literally millions and millions (ok, maybe a hundred) requests, ZT has finally made our t-shirts available for purchase at our online store here. Now you can show your ZT pride at places like the grocery store, the park, a restaurant, you know, places everyone goes. Enjoy!

September 15, 2010 - Club Amps Power Philippino Death Metal Band Mass Defect

ZT artists Mass Defect are currently finishing guitar tracks for their upcoming full length album due in December. Guitarist/vocalist Alessandro Queri wrote to ZT, "We used the Clubs all throughout the recording and it has been really great! We have uploaded two new songs on our Myspace page www.myspace.com/massdefectph. They are still test mixes but they sound really good. The recording was made DIY and raw. The guitar tone is HUGE! Thanks to the Clubs!" The band will play with legends Dying Fetus on September 14 in Quezon City.

May 27, 2010 - 10 Year Old Shredder And His Lunchbox

ZT Amps created alot of buzz in the Philippines when a 10 year old Luis Metal Kid gigged with a Lunchbox at the Earth Day Jam. This kid can shred.

In this clip, Luis plays Steve Vai’s Tender Surrender... so well, in fact, that Steve himself has favorite the video and praised the performance on his facebook page.

And more, Luis (still 9 here) plays Scarified by Paul Gilbert through his Lunchbox.

May 27, 2010 - New ZT Artists

ZT continues to become a favorite of professional working musicians, and we're happy to announce the latest group of official ZT Artists:

  • Rob Marshall (from the UK’s Exit Calm)
  • Alex Kane (from the irreverent AntiProduct and also Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg)
  • Randy Jackson (of power trio Zebra), Julian Camaz (Florida-based pro)
  • Eddie Wagner (of Germany’s Captain Twang and his Rhythm Cat)

Get the lowdown on our Artists page.

May 15, 2010 - Club Amp review by Premier Guitar

ZT's new 12" combo Club Amp received a killer review by Premier Guitar - read it here.

April 2, 2010 - The Lunchbox Acoustic is Now Available!

Check out the review on 300guitars.com and learn more about the Lunchbox Acoustic here.

Welcome to the The Club

It's here! The Club is ZT Amplifiers’ premium, stage-ready musical instrument amplifier. It offers a no-compromise output level and frequency range while remaining true to the ZT design spirit of compact and lightweight gear for the real world. Check out more here and get yours today!

2/28/10 - Joe Walla Band rocks The Club!

Joe Walla found ZT at the 2010 NAMM show and impressed with his enthusiasm, good nature, and of course some serious skills. The Joe Walla Band is billed as “American Rock ‘N’ Roll”, they’re ferocious, and if you’ve got a Harley and find yourself at a party in the desert there’s a good chance Joe’s band will be there tearing it up. He’s now armed with two ZT Club amps and we think there’s a good chance he’s playing them louder than anyone.

2/7/10 - ZT at NAMM 2010

Big names and familiar faces visited the ZT Booth at this year's NAMM, where ZT's product line was the talk of the show , including the debut of the brand new Lunchbox Acoustic. Check out video clips from the show, like Hunter Perrin's Sweet Guitar Sounds at the ZT Booth.

And don't miss Gearwire.com reviews from the show of the Lunchbox Cab and The Club.

2/5/10 - Phoenix Benjamin joins the ZT roster!

L.A.-based Phoenix Benjamin is a singer/songwriter/guitarist whose career as a solo artist is complemented by gigs at industry-sponsored mega-events (from the NME Music Awards to the pre-Super Bowl Saturday Night Spectacular). Phoenix picked up his first Lunchbox late 2009, loved it, and visited ZT during the 2010 NAMM Show. As a frequent traveler, ZT amps have made his life a lot easier, and now he’s also found a mate for his custom-made 9-string acoustic guitar in the ZT Lunchbox Acoustic.

Phoenix Benjamin

2/5/10 - ZT's new products featured on Premier Guitar

ZT's Luncbox Cab, Club, and Lunchbox Acoustic are featured here.

2/4/10 - Lunchbox Saves New Year's Eve!

ZT customer named Gavin was with New Zealand singer/songwriter Dave Dobbyn just before his New Year Eve show was about to begin. Dave's usual giggling amp had developed a nasty crackle so Gavin lent him his Lunchbox. Dave took it onstage in front of 2000+ people and everyone was blown away. "This amp has the midas touch" says Gavin about the Lunchbox, "everyone who hears it or plays it just thinks it's gold." See the video...

1/22/10 - View our new YouTube Channel

See our collection of featured and favorite videos at www.youtube.com/user/ZTAmplifiers. This is your chance to tell the world about your ZT Amplifier. Thank you to our customers who have already submitted videos.

1/12/10 - Lunchbox Review by Guitar Edge Magazine

Some big things come in small pack- ages, right? Well, ZT Amplifiers is poised to give that old cliché some new life. The one-year-old company has been busy blazing new trails in the small-amp-big-sound arena, introduc- ing a series of pint-sized amps that deliver an incredibly huge wallop.
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01/09/10 - Lunchbox Acoustic at NAMM

The wait is over! Don’t miss out on the public debut of the new Lunchbox Acoustic at NAMM January 14 – 17th. Stop by booth #5996 to meet the Lunchbox Acoustic and see the whole ZT product line in action!

Lunchbox Acoustic

 

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"This is the neatest, niftiest, and nastiest guitar amp I've heard. Two hundred watts of pure punch from a Class A/B output stage with unregulated linear supply. Analog front ent and diode overdrive capability. Crunch or sweetness at up to 125 decibels. But here's the shocker: it weighs less than 10 pounds and is the size of, you guessed it, a lunchbox." - Scott G Winter NAMM 2009 Show Report
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