Our Custom Shop Series represents over forty years of craftsmanship, creating some of world’s very finest amps in limited numbers.
Combining a beautifully straightforward front panel, elegant construction and exquisite Blues-Rock tones, the Custom Shop 50 is the quintessential ‘player’s’ amp. Meticulously hand wired using premium grade components and heavy gauge copper wire, the internals are nothing short of a work of art.
Sonically, this single channel gem caters for those guitarists pursuing pure and unadulterated tonal refinement. Switching from 30 Watts Class A or 50 Watts Class A/B output alters the amp’s feel and response, with a wonderfully sensitive chime in Class A mode. In the Class A/B setting, the mids open up, for a warmer, full-bodied kick.
The EQ section is highly responsive, and interacts brilliantly with the Gain control, going from round and smooth, to bold and snarly. Our unique HF Drive control allows for fine tuning of the upper harmonics. As the HF Drive reaches 3 o’clock on the dial, it adds negative feedback at the output stage for a rich, thick overdrive which sails through any mix. A footswitchable EQ lift provides an awe-inspiring canvas for lead work, adding fullness and singing sustain. For classic British tone, it doesn’t get any better than the Custom Shop 50.
Handwired, single channel:
“Old School” Tonal purity.
50W Class A/B & 30W Class A modes:
Brighter & Sweeter in 30W. More ‘girth’/low mids in 50W
HF Drive Control:
Fine tune the upper mids and saturate the output valves. Works particularly at high volumes (negative feedback)
Footswitchable EQ Lift:
Providing an awe-inspiring canvas for lead work, adding fullness and a singing sustain.
|Features||Single channel hand wired head, 50W Class A/B and 30W Class A modes, footswitchable EQ defeat and HF Drive control.|
|Front Panel Controls (Right to Left)||Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, HF Drive, Master Volume|
|Rear Panel Controls||50W Class A/B / 30W Class A switch|
|Valves||2 x ECC83/12AX7 | 2 x EL34|
|Speaker Output Options||1×16Ω, 1×8Ω or 2×16Ω|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||55×27x24cm (21.65×10.63×9.45in)|
This level of care and workmanship is rare, but more importantly, it’s done so that your amp can outlast you and a lifetime of pro use.
The thick, juicy overdriven tones that this beast of a head kicks out are some of the most satisfying we’ve heard from any amp.
The CS 50 stands proudly and resolutely unique, and for that we like it a lot. In fact, we might just love it.
It sounds, in a word, Orange: big, loud and solid, with a strong, oaky ‘clonk’ in the midrange and plenty of clarity at the top.
The first thing you’ll notice about the CS50 when you see one is the bulletproof construction and and superb build quality.
The detail and pick response is nothing short of astounding and makes you play better as you listen much more to your sound and the way it is interpreted by the amplifier.