Black Country Customs - LA30BL
“Sometime in 1968 we experimented with a few different designs using the LA100BL idea. We had already been selling both 200-Watt and 60-Watt versions and these were used for vocal, bass and organ as well as lead guitar. I felt that there was demand for a smaller version and one 30-Watt prototype we made sounded great – sweet and warm. However, it was a different time with little or no volume restrictions at venues and generally very limited public-address systems. Also at that time keeping production course was proving very difficult – I was wiring amps on my kitchen table at night after work to catch up! So, events overtook us and the 30- watt never got started. There was only one prototype ever built but this was lost in a burglary at our premises in the mid 70’s.
All these years later James & I are stood at the NAMM show for our 50th looking at the LA100BL, and I recalled fond memories of this special 30-Watt. I suppose as the product never made it into official production the ‘baby brother’ is more of a ‘bastard son’!!!!
But it was a real passion project, so we recreated it and I am proud to say this lovely amp, that has been waiting in the wings for 50 years, is now here”.
- Dual Channel
- 2 X EL34 Power tubes
- 2 X 12AX7 Preamp tubes
- 3-band EQ & presence controls
- 2 gain controls
- 2 X treble inputs
- 2 X bass inputs
- Custom-made vintage design box frame output transformer
- 4, 8 or 16 OHM outputs