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.

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

NOTE: Black Tolex is STANDARD on this amp. Photo shown with custom Cream tolex option, a $35 upgrade. Custom color available, menu on right.

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. 

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

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 - $625
    (Fully working chassis. Tubes not included. No cabinet.)
  • Chassis II - $706
    (Fully working chassis w/tubes installed and biased. No cabinet.)
  • Amp Head I - $757
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet w/ black tolex. Tubes not included.)
  • Amp Head II - $838
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet w/ black tolex, tubes installed and biased)
  • 112 Combo Amp - $1,050
    (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 base pricing is for Chassis I. 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. You must order all kits direct from Ceriatone Malaysia.

Ceriatone amps are custom made, 100% hand-built, point to point hand-wired amplifiers. Each amp is thoroughly tested and burned in before it is shipped to you. For this reason, the build lead time is approx. 11-14 weeks for custom hand-built amplifiers and 5-10 days for pedals and buffered effects loops.

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.

Note: We ONLY ship to PayPal verified addresses if paying via PayPal. No exceptions.

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Creme Brulee Lunchbox

  • $625.00

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