The Dizzy 30 is a Custom-built Ceriatone tribute to the wonderful Matchless DC30 boutique guitar amplifier. The cleans are spanky and articulate and very touch sensitive. It has very smooth breakup and a wonderful gainy crunch. This amp, though not a one-trick pony. The half-power setting doesn't sound thin or anemic, and the full power sounds...well simply incredible. 

This is the amplifier that changed the amp world. The DC-30 was the first Matchless design and still leads their lineup. Thirty very conservatively rated watts from a quartet of EL-84’s, through two channels, each with unique voicing and tone control layouts, produce a world of tone choices. True “Class A” configuration gives rich, complex harmonics whether played clean, mildly overdriven, or with all out power tube saturation. This means you should sound great in any situation, in any music style.


A long list of musician designed features includes: highly interactive tone controls and circuitries unique to each channel, bypassable master volume, individual channel effects loops, cut control for high frequency shaping, high and low (30 or 15 watt) power settings, selectable output impedance and phase inverter switches allow the use of additional speaker cabinets or amps in-phase with the DC-30.


The preamp sections are based on a layout of two 12AX7's in Channel 1 and one EF86 in Channel 2. The two 12AX7's in Channel 1 create a parallel-triode circuit with interactive bass and treble. The one EF86 in Channel 2 consists of a high-gain pentode coupled to a six-position tone switch. Outright benefits include quick dial-in of new tones and an easy return to the settings you prefer. Also "high treble" cut control, master volume, with a bypass feature that offers flexible control of the power amp section. The power amp is fed by a 12AX7 phase inverter, which drives four EL84 power tubes. The rectifier circuit gives you great control using one GZ34 for a quick attack and a smooth, round response. Other professional features include a passive effects loop, half power-mode switch (a conservative 30 watts switching to 15 watts), output impedance selector (4, 8, 16 ohms) and a speaker phase-reverse switch.

Black tolex is standard. 



Power: 30 Watts

Channels: Two Channels

Controls Ch.1: Volume, Bass, Treble

Controls Ch.2: Volume, Tone, Cut control, Bypassable Master Volume

Switches: Reverse Speaker Phase, Hi-lo power, 3 Position Rotary Impedance, 6 Position Rotary Tone

1/2 Power Switch Standard

PPIMV Standard

Power Tubes: 4 x EL84

Preamp Tubes: 1 x EF86, 3 x 12AX7

Rectifier Tube: 1 x GZ34

Dual inputs for each channel, Effects Loop

Speaker Output: 4 / 8 / 16 Ω Switchable


Dizzy 30 Configuration Options:

  • Chassis I - $819.50
    (Fully working chassis. Tubes not included. Cabinet not included.)
  • Chassis II - $941
    (Fully working chassis. Tubes included. Cabinet not included.)
  • Amp Head I - $1,065.50
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet. Tubes not included.)
  • Amp Head II - $1,187
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet. Tubes included.)
  • 112 Combo Amp I - $1,293
    (Fully working chassis installed in a 112 combo cabinet. Tubes included. 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.

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DZ 30

  • $819.50

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