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Balch Custom, Deposit

Balch Custom, Deposit

The Balch Custom is all killer no filler and the weapon of choice from Fu Manchu’s lead crusher, Bob Balch.

This beast is based off the original British flame thrower of the early 80’s but with a few tweaks that help it cover a broader range of music styles. Check out the many YouTube demos and Fu Manchu shows with Bob and his signature Rola.

The cabinet is perfectly wrapped in a leather style tolex with a black/red cloth front panel. You pick the colors. Metal corners and a leather handle with four mounting screws make it extra durable. Chassis mounting hardware is ¼ stainless steel.

The Balch Custom and all Rola Amplifiers are hand made in the Pacific Northwest and built to last a lifetime.

As with all Rola Custom Shop amps, each Balch Custom is a build to order project.

100/50 (KT88) watt head, $2700

50/25 (EL34) watt head, $2200

10/20 (6V6) watt head, $1900

Free shipping. A $1500 deposit gets it started and the rest is due upon completion. Lead time is four to eight weeks depending on backlog. If you desire different output power, no problem. Price remains the same. If you have more questions, please contact Derek directly at or 253-380-0564


All Tube Head

Handwired in the USA

Custom USA made Mercury Magnetics transformers

Military spec switches

2 power tubes

3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes

Top shelf parts include Sozo and FnT caps, Belton sockets and Cliff jacks

LarMar post master volume

Full EQ consisting of bass, middle, treble and cut

Half power switch for pentode and triode output

Line out with level control

Buffered FX loop

4, 8 and 16 ohm Impedance selector switch

Turret board construction and limited lifetime warranty

Dimensions: 9.34" (D) x 24" (W) x 10" (H)

Padded slip cover

Weight: 41 lbs.

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