Four EL84 power tubes pushing out 30-watts in a 2 x 12 combo… the concept will be familiar to any Vox fans. But of the hundreds of AC30-inspired boutique circuits, the Matchless DC-30 is the über-sophisticated king.
Famed for its three-dimensional tone, with a price tag that places it out of the reach of most apart from touring professionals and well-heeled amateurs, it’s the perfect amplifier to give voice to those hard time investment portfolio blues. As is customary, Matchless offers various configurations and custom cosmetics.
More affordable EL84-powered options with retro blues tone aplenty are available in abundance from Egnater, Orange, Blackstar and Vox amongst others. If money isn’t an issue, check out the EL34-powered Matchless King Cobra. It’s a beautiful-sounding amp with glorious dynamics and a gorgeous onboard tremolo circuit.