NAMM 2017: Black Country Customs LA100BL and TI-BOOST

Black Country Customs have announced the LA100BL, an recreation of the amp used by Tony Iommi on the first Black Sabbath album. Alongside the amp, the Laney-owned brand have also unveiled the TI-BOOST, which takes its inspiration from the Rangemaster pedal favoured by Iommi.

The LA100BL head & LA412 are a faithful, hand built, point-to-point wired, reissue of the original amp and cab Tony used at the beginning of his Black Sabbath career. Everything in the amp is as it was in the original. From the hand drilled turret board, the parts list, the authentic hand wiring process and the original box frame styled output transformer. It is as close to the real thing as buying an original LA100BL.

The TI-BOOST functions in the same way as Iommi's legendary modified Range master – with a significant bass cut and mid boost, but Black Country Customs have included a little more gain and EQ options to make it more appealing to more players looking to find their own sounds.

Check out Laney's demo of the rig below: