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Epiphone Blues Custom 30W 2x12 Combo Amp

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Designed and engineered in the USA by Gibson, the Blues Custom 30 combo takes the competition down at the knees with pro performance and features at a phenomenally low price. Dual-channel 30W AB operation (pentode), or 15W Class A operation (triode) plus independent or interactive tone controls and specially designed Lady Luck 12" speakers by Emine...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Designed and engineered in the USA by Gibson, the Blues Custom 30 combo takes the competition down at the knees with pro performance and features at a phenomenally low price. Dual-channel 30W AB operation (pentode), or 15W Class A operation (triode) plus independent or interactive tone controls and specially designed Lady Luck 12" speakers by Eminence are impressive enough on paper, but when you hear the tonal quality and feel the organic interactivity, you won't believe your ears. The tube rectifier provides bluesy sag while tube-driven reverb sounds incredibly natural. 3-band EQ plus added mid control on the hot channel lets you dial in hard-hitting definition. 12AX7 preamp tubes with DC powered filaments operate very quietly.


  • Designed and engineered in the USA by Gibson
  • 30W Class AB or 15W Class A switchable All-tube circuitry
  • 2 channels
  • (pentode/triode)
  • Tube rectifier
  • Mid control for channel 2
  • Dual 12" special-designed Eminence Lady Luck speakers
  • Tube-powered reverb
  • Independent/interactive EQ switch
  • Standby switch
  • Shared 3-band EQ
  • Master volume
  • Dual 4 ohm, dual 8 ohm, and 16 ohm speaker outs
  • 12AX7 preamp tubes with DC powered filaments
  • 5881 power tubes
  • Footswitch jack (switch not included)
  • High-tension fuse
  • 16-gauge bent and spot-welded chassis
  • 11-ply plywood cab construction
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(38 of 42 customers found this review helpful)


Epiphone Blues Custom 30


from bolinas, CA

I recently tryed the Epiphone Blues Custom 30 Watt 2x12 Combo Amp in my local music store. I am totally shocked what Epiphone is putting out these days. I own the Epiphone Valve Special combo and the SoCal head already but this Blues Custom really teases me.Ok I,m not thrilled these amps are made in China but whatever, they rock. The Epiphone Blues Custom 30 Watt has that cool switch mode from class A 15 watt to a 30 watt class a/b mode which gives you a lot of tonal posibilities.It sounds like Epiphone has another winner in the amp market again.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


Versitle Tone

By Bob Bayer

from St. Peters, MO.

I've had my Epiphone Blues Custom 30 for about 6 months now and it just keeps getting better. When it first arrived I was very impressed by the solid feel and enormous weight. The clean channel is just that, sparkling highs, full mids, and tight lows. Once you reach the 1 o'clock position on the volume it starts to segue into a harmonically rich break up. The drive channel is full of dirt and sweet overdrive tones. The switchable tone stack is very cool and allows for an other complete set of tonal possibilities. The mid control on the O.D. channel is great for tailoring your sound. This amp handles all types of pedals with ease. I use a Route 66 Overdrive,A Rocktron Austin Gold O.D., a Dunlop Cry Baby wah, and a Dental Labs digital delay all of which sound great through this amp. My sons Rocktron Zombie Distortion pedal turns this blues amp into a fire breathing metal monster. While a tubes that come with the amp sound very good, this amp really sings with a JJ's 12ax7 in position 1, a Tungsol 12ax7 in position 2, 2 Groove Tube 12ax7c's in positions 3 and 5, and a JAN GE 5751 in position 4, along with a matched pair of Tungsol 5881 reissues and a JJ's rectifier. With this tube compliment in my amp, everyone who hears it is floored by the tone and can't believe how little I paid. The only other suggestion I have is to have a pair of Weber Beam Blockers installed to calm some of the spikiness in the OD channel. This is one sweet amp that with a few upgrades will challenge any tube amp costing twice as much. By far the best value in the combo amp market today.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


This amp rules

By m. roz

from gainesville,fl

this might be one of the best amp i've ever played through. i sold my sovtek mig 100 in search of a combo amp that could do what i needed. this amp had everything i was looking for. the reverb sounds amazing. there's so much tone variation. it does take a little bit to mess with all of the options to find the one you're looking for, but when you find it you're set. i own several amps, but this is the only one i need.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Superb Amp!

By D.W.

from Indianapolis

Had this beauty for almost a month. Great tone palette, especially on the 15w operation. Superb clean and growly overdrive. Great headroom on the 15w. Very early breakup on the 30, but that's part of its versitility. I mainly use strats and teles and both sound excellent through this amp. My tele is custom HH with coil tap. The buckers sound good, as do the singles. This amp really allows both hummers and single coils to speak their minds. Gave it 4 stars only because it needs a footswitch included, and they're hard to find.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Oh My God!!!

By BobbyG

from Temecula, CA

What tone! What versatility! I'm playing Carvins, Fenders and Gibsons thru Fenders, Carvins, Voxs, and a few Roland solid state. This amp beats 'em all hands down! I'm gonna change the tubes to JJs and I'm sure that will change my rating to 6 stars. If you don't have one, get one. You won't be sorry. However, before you buy it, you better pump some iron cuz this baby is HEAVY!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Ok for the money, I guess

By Steve

from USA

First, they are built pretty well, very heavy, seems like it will hold up. I think the reverb is so so, you really can't turn it up past 2 or it gives you a very hollow sound. The Lady Luck Eminence speakers are ok, and will get better with time like all speakers. I think the clean channel is pretty good but the distortion could be better. I guess a tube change could fix the sound issues.


Great Amp ... if you Modify it !!

By Jorge

from Orlando , FL.

I bought one of these used, as my first Tube Amp. I found it to be very "Shrill " and " Ice pickey " . Too trebley and not enough Mid Range , unless you dialed up the Mid Range and Base up and turned the Treble down. Also the Reverb Tank would feed back pretty bad. I solved this problem by unscrewing the Reverb tank and put a thin sheet of foam from a Yoga mat under it and screwing it back down. To address the the high Trebley sound I cut 4 of the "High Filter" Caps out, which brought out the mid-range considerably and eliminated that " Shrill " sound. But it still didn;t sound warm and smooth. So I replaced the two Sovtek 6L6wxt Tubes ( Awful Sounding Tubes ) with two Groove Tube 6L6 Tubes. Now ,,, it is an Awesome sounding Combo Tube Amp !!! Sounds best in the 15W setting and is Plenty Loud !!! The Lady Luck Speakers sound Fantastic !! And I am in no hurry to replace them. Always been a big fan of Eminence Speakers. I love the Retro look of this amp. It's a Beast at 80 pounds though. Add side handles and wheels and get yourself a very large strong friend named " Olf " to help you carry it from Gig to Gig !!

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