The Creme Brulee Lunchbox is a custom hand-built, Ceriatone designed, 7/15 watt amp boutique guitar amp. Though based on the Matchless DC-30, it's not quite as powerful (which is good and bad), but this makes the master volume quite usable. The half-power setting doesn't sound thin or anemic, and the full power sounds...well simply incredible. We all know the timeless Matchless DC30 and its tone. The cleans are spanky and articulate, very touch sensitive. It has a smooth breakup and a wonderful gainy crunch. This amp, though not a one-trick pony, isn't for everyone. It is a one input amp, and is one of the best one input amps around, bar none. 

Q: What would you call a Matchless DC30 that you could play at tolerable volume levels?
A: Ceriatone Créme Brulee

There are a few design changes to the Creme Brulee Lunchbox over the original.

  • Bright switch added
  • Removed Boost function. Pedals work/sound better.
  • Master Defeat is on a switch
  • MV is PPIMV but Cross-Line type

Current lead times are listed on the main page at

BLACK TOLEX is Standard on the Creme Brulee. Custom tolex shown in photos.

Power: 7/15 watts
Tubes: EL84 x 2, 12AX7 x 1, GZ34 x 1, EF86 x 1
1/2 Power Switch: Standard
Impedance Selector: (4 / 8 / 16 ohms)
Head Dimensions: 15.75" x 9.35" x 10"
Weight: Actual 28.6 lbs. / 13kg  (Shipping Weight: 35.2 lbs. / 16kg)

Creme Brulee Lunchbox Configuration Options:

  • Chassis I - $734
    (Fully working chassis. Tubes not included. No cabinet.)
  • Chassis II - $828.50
    (Fully working chassis w/tubes installed and biased. No cabinet.)
  • Amp Head I - $903
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet w/ black tolex. Tubes not included.)
  • Amp Head II - $997.50
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet w/ black tolex, tubes installed and biased)
  • 112 Combo Amp - $1,201.50
    (Fully working chassis installed in a 112 Combo cabinet w/ black tolex, tubes installed and biased. Speaker not included.)

Main photo is for illustrative purposes only and advertised base pricing is for Chassis I without tubes. Photos may include options that are not included if you order the standard version of the amp or don't order all options available. We also may not offer all options available and/or shown in main illustrative photos. Photos are of products assembled by Ceriatone. We no longer sell kits. Black Tolex is standard on all amps unless otherwise stated in product description.

Ceriatone amps are custom made, 100% hand-built, point-to-point hand-wired amplifiers using the highest quality components and custom wound transformers. Each amp is thoroughly tested and burned in before it is shipped to you. Even with long lead times Ceriatone takes no shortcuts or makes any changes to their build standards in the production of their hand-built amps. This is Ceriatone quality.

Pricing shown on includes the shipping cost to the USA only. We only ship to the USA, Canada and Mexico. Shipping to Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands will have additional shipping. We'll invoice the difference in shipping and it is due at the time the order is placed.

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Creme Brulee Lunchbox

  • $734.00

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