Balthazar Amps

Balthazar de Ley is a Chicago-based studio technician for the Smashing Pumpkins who grew fascinated with the 50’s and 60’s era Selmer amps from the UK.  These long-forgotten and often quirky amp designs were Balthazar’s inspiration for his first commercial release, the Film Noir 50 head and cab, which earned him a Premier Guitar Premier Gear award.  The Cabaret 13 is his latest release, a hand-wired, turret board, 1x10”, EL84, 13 watt combo loosely based on the Vox Cambridge.