The LS30 design came from the idea of taking the red channel of my LS100G3 (the lower gain section of the distortion channel) and make a one channel, lower wattage, EL34 powered amp out of it. With the help of Musical Power Supply’s custom transformers, I went to work on the project.
Once the prototype was built (always having versatility in mind) I couldn't resist dividing the “one channel” into two channels with a shared tone stack....just to see how it would work. As it turned out, it worked better than I expected! Together with the bright switches, separate gain controls and master volumes on both channels, they work together very nicely.
So here is the LS30 that developed from that original idea...30 watts of EL34 goodness:
Goes from beautiful clean to moderately overdriven. Switchable bright cap that works with the gain control
This has two levels of gain (accessible by a foot switch) for rhythm and lead. Plus, a three-way bright switch.
Tube buffered transparent effects loop and a digital reverb.
This is a great little amp for just about any gig. At only 26.6 lbs - you can carry it anywhere!
two channels: clean & distortion
a separate gain & master volume control for each channel
EL34 power tubes
2-way bright switch for the clean channel
3-way bright switch for the distortion channel
tube-buffered effects loop
master volume on each channel