Bootlegger Blues 30 Upgraded Amplifier
This head features the same brown Tolex (Levant?) covering with white piping as the Blues 20 Special, but with a strip of white Tolex top front.
This amplifier is a simplistic straightforward amp. Nice bright sounding spring reverb for great clean jangle, with plenty of low end available.
About the Blues 30 Upgraded Amplifier
The clean tone reminds me of my favorite blackface amps of the sixties. It’s also capable of nice tweed style dirt, completely adjustable to your touch with the Gain and Volume knobs. Great for classic rock or traditional blues. The tone controls are all nicely voiced and enable you to achieve your desired tone.
Fat Switch Foot Pedal
The (foot switchable) Fat Switch is extremely useful, fattening it up just the right amount without going overboard. Can be used to achieve a nice jazz tone, or pushed, a full rock sound.
It’s a great platform for pedals, the Preamp Out and Power Amp In enhance this.
Control panel layout from L to R: Input Jack, Gain, Treble, Bass, Middle, Volume, Reverb, Presence, Power Amp in, Preamp out, Jewel light, Standby and Power switches.
Speaker / Tubes
The rear panel has Speaker Out @ 8 ohms only, and a footswitch jack for the Fat Switch.
Tube compliment: 2 6L6GC power tubes and 3 12AX7s
What You See Is What You Get
All in all, a solid, simple, WYSIWYG, traditional sounding guitar amp, with just enough modern enhancements to make it more useful in every situation. It has great tone that holds its own with any of the major brands out there.
If medium powered ’50s tweed to ’60s blackface is the sound you’re looking for, look no further than the Bootlegger Blues 30! Rex Bailey
Now with fat switch foot pedal. You can switch from fat to non fat with the included pedal.
Specifications of Blues 30 Upgraded Amplifier
Class A 30 Watt
Tank Reverb – deep reverb when you want it
Gain and volume control (crank the gain)
Mid – treble – bass – presence controls
Fat switch more low end growl Now Foot Pedal Switchable On Off
Output Power Rating: 30W rms @5%THD.8ohm load, 220 VAC
Noise: <60mV (Volume and Tone @0)
90mV (Volume and Tone @12)
Maximum Input Signal: 1000mV rms@1khz
Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes: 2 x 6L6GCR
Size 21 12 12
Pedal Effect Loop
A few reviews
You can get a higher Fender twang or a lower Marshall growl with the fat switch, but you still can find your own unique killer sound that cuts through a loud band. A Fender Tele sounds like a Tele, a Gibson Les Paul sounds like a Les Paul.
Timothy Wayne Plank
Very cool vintage style blues machine. Shipped very quick packaged with double cardboard boxes. Looking forward to sharing it with friends.
My amp arrived 3 days earlier than expected(a lot snow in N.C.). I love this amp, it’s what I was looking for a single channel 30 watt amp with 6L6GC tubes,great sounding fat switch and reverb were bonuses. Beautiful, gorgeous clean tones, (from what I hear,it’s a mix of vintage Vox and Fender),and the overdriven tones are perfect. My BOSS Metal Zone sounds great thru it.For the features,tone and power, this amp is a steal.
Jan 24th, 2018 by Timothy P.