Blond (VL-BB-C Blond)
The Van Laeck Butterbean is built like a tank and sounds like a tank. A pair of 12AX7’s in front of a pair of 6L6 powertubes deliver about 28 Watss of pure sonic goodness. The schematic is based on the quintessential tweed amp from the 50s: the 5E3. To polish the rather unforgiving character of this schematic, especially it’s low end, we introduced a few tweaks amongst which the biasing scheme of the powertubes. The result is an amp that, alike a it’s ancestor, stays clean until somewhere between 9 and 12 oçlock on the dial. After that it emerges into a heavenly compression that goes all the way into Marshally territories. And it does all of this without the flubby low end of the orginal which is not everyone’s cup of tea.
The Channel switch selects either the Bright channel on it’s own or the Bright plus the Normal channel together. The latter resembles the Jumper cable that most people use on the original.
The Butterbean comes with a lifelong warranty on manufacturing defects. We strongly advise the use of an attenuator to protect ears and relationships...
All pictures you see on this page are from this exact guitar. In other words, what you see is exactly what you get.
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Custom Shop Lounge is a division of GuitarKing. With over 25 years of experience, GuitarKing is undeniably one of the most specialized and experienced guitar stores in the Netherlands.
When Frans and Wilma van Dommelen established the store back in 1989 it was their dream to start a company that would offer a wide range of guitars serving every player from beginner to professional.
With the founding of Custom Shop Lounge this dream has finally fully come true and they can’t wait to welcome you with friendly advice and a warm cup of coffee.
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