DC-30 Series

This is what changed the amp world. The DC-30 was the company’s first design and still leads the lineup.

  • DC-30 Series
  • DC-30 Series

This is what changed the amp world. The DC-30 was the company’s first design and still leads the lineup.

Thirty very conservatively rated watts from a quartet of EL-84’s, through two channels, each with unique voicing and tone control layouts, produce a world of tone choices. True “Class A” configuration gives rich, complex harmonics whether played clean, mildly overdriven, or with all out power tube saturation.  This means you should sound great in any situation, in any music style.

A long list of musician designed features includes:  highly interactive tone controls and circuitries unique to each channel, bypassable master volume, individual channel effects loops, cut control for high frequency shaping, high and low (30 or 15 watt) power settings, selectable output impedance and phase inverter switches allow the use of additional speaker cabinets or amps in-phase with the DC-30.

The preamp sections are based on a layout of two 12AX7’s in Channel 1 and one EF86 in Channel 2. The two 12AX7’s in Channel 1 create a parallel-triode circuit with interactive bass and treble. The one EF86 in Channel 2 consists of a high-gain pentode coupled to a six-position tone switch. Outright benefits include quick dial-in of new tones and an easy return to the settings you prefer.  Also “high treble” cut control, master volume, with a bypass feature that offers flexible control of the power amp section. The power amp is fed by a 12AX7 phase inverter, which drives four EL84 power tubes. The rectifier circuit gives you the flexibility of using one 5AR4 for a quick attack or you can use two 5V4’s for a smooth, round response. Other professional features include an effects loop, half power-mode switch (a conservative 30 watts switching to 15 watts), output impedance selector (4, 8, 16 ohms) and a speaker phase-reverse switch.

Sound on the 212 Combo is delivered through two dissimilar Celestion speakers:  a G12H30 and a Greenback 25, each specially modified through a proprietary MATCHLESS formula.  All of this is encased in an extremely sturdy hand-made 11-ply, 3/4” Baltic birch cabinet, wrapped in richly textured black vinyl.  The finishing touch is our signature backlit nameplate and control panel, which lets you (and the audience) know when the power is on.

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DC-30
  • 30 Watts
  • 2
  • Volume, Bass, Treble
  • Volume, Tone, Cut control, Bypassable master volume
  • Reverse speaker phase, Hi-lo power, 3 Position rotary Impedance, 6 Position rotary tone
  • 4 x EL84
  • 1 x EF86, 3 x 12AX7
  • 1 x 5AR4 or 2 x 5V4G tubes
  • Dual inputs for each channel, Effects loop
  • Switchable Impedance of 4, 8, and 16 Ohms
  • 50 lbs.
  • 10.75 x 21.5 x 10.5

$3004

3004
  • 30 Watts
  • 2
  • Volume, Bass, Treble
  • Volume, Tone, Cut control, Bypassable master volume
  • Reverse speaker phase, Hi-lo power, 3 Position rotary Impedance, 6 Position rotary tone
  • 4 x EL84
  • 1 x EF86, 3 x 12AX7
  • 1 x 5AR4
  • Dual inputs for each channel, Effects loop
  • Switchable impedance of 4, 8, and 16 Ohms
  • Customized Celestion G12H30
  • 70 lbs.
  • 21 x 21.5 x 10.5

$3468

3468
  • 30 Watts
  • 2
  • Volume, Bass, Treble
  • Volume, Tone, Cut control, Bypassable master volume
  • Reverse speaker phase, Hi-lo power, 3 Position rotary impedance, 6 Position rotary tone
  • 4 x EL84
  • 1 x EF86, 3 x 12AX7
  • 1 x 5AR4
  • Dual inputs for each channel, Effects loop
  • Customized Celestion G12H30 and Celestion G12M Greenback
  • 83 lbs.
  • 21 x 27 x 10.5

$3778

3778

Reviews

  1. Conrad Abraham
    01 Feb 2014

    I plug my Strat into my C30 and that’s all I need for pure tone goodness. Love it.

  2. Chris Johnston
    03 May 2016

    I bought a DC-30 with reverb from Boston Guitar Works and I love it.  I love it so much I traded in another amp and ordered another DC-30 to make a stereo Matchless rig!  It’s the best amp I have ever played.

  3. Sozon Vlachogenis
    04 Jan 2017

    Great amp, great sound from both channels.
    The cleans are unbelievably chimey, lush and complex.
    The amp has more drive than you’d think on any of the channels, classic rock lead levels of drive, but you have to crank the volume to get that glorious sound.
    Really dynamic, can go from “little wing” chords to “Comfortably Numb” solo just with the way you pick, without even touching guitar volume control.
    Not a true class A as falsely described but cathode biased setup.
    The mismatched speaker setup is a must-have in my opinion.
    Cons:
    Single input set models cannot have an a/b box to run both channels which is by far the best sound out of it.
    The nameplate corners will easily break at screw point.
    Today’s tubes,as those supplied with it, are not of matching tonal quality.
    Not a parallel fxloop

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