Custom audio 50
The 50-watt version of the OD-100 Standard+, the OD-50 still has a character of its own due to the changes in the power section (different output transformer and a pair of 5881 output tubes) and a Channel 2 that's been tweaked slightly to better match the different output section. The OD-50 was developed after requests by players who found the OD-100 too overpowering for their needs. This amp retains the renowned tonal characteristics of the OD-100 Standard+ while allowing you to push the power section a little harder and having less clean headroom in Channel 1.
Channel 1 is like a great 60's Blackface – warm, sparkling and sweet on the high end, punchy on the bottom with superb definition. Channel 2 is like the best and the biggest sounding hot-rodded British overdrive and distortion tones you've ever heard. The boosted mode of CH2 is like an additional channel and the level of boost can be adjusted with the internal trim pot. Silky smooth yet with a cutting character in the high-mids and the highs to get you heard over a dense mix, the OD-100's distortion never sounds muddy or undefined. OD-50 Standard+'s overdrive and high-gain distortion characteristics can be described as "open" with a big but unobtrusive bottom end, clear and punchy midrange, and sweet singing highs. Fast in its transient attack but not hard around the edges, it faithfully articulates all the nuances of your playing style with character and musicality.
The OD-50 Standard+ now comes with the Depth and Power Amp Presence controls on the back panel. The Depth knob is essentially a low-end boost control for the power section of the OD-50 Standard+. It will provide more bottom end while retaining overall clarity. The front panel's Presence has been changed to Brilliance and it affects Channel 2 only. The Presence knob on the back panel controls the high-end response of both channels in the power amp section, easily allowing you to adjust the brightness of the amp to the surroundings of the room you are playing in without changing the EQ of the amp on the front panel.
One overlooked aspect of the OD-50 family of amps is that Channel 1 has a wide range of overdrive sounds as well, not just the clean. Engaging the manual boost switch and turning up the gain knob will produce warm and throaty overdrive sounds that are ideal for various shades of blues, jazzy fusion, and classic rock. It loves overdrive and boost pedals of all sorts and is very sensitive to changes on the volume knob of your guitar and your picking attack. This allows you to control a very wide dynamic range from squeaky clean to bluesy crunch with just a small tweak on the guitar's volume pot and your picking hand touch. How an amp responds and feels is as important to experienced players as the tone coming out of the speakers.
Brand: Custom Audio Amplifiers
Model: OD 50 Standard +
Rectifier: Solid State
Front panel: Input & Channel Select Switch. Channel 1 (Clean): Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Level, Bright Switch, Boost Switch. Channel 2 (Overdrive): Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, Brilliance, Level, Bright Switch, Boost Switch
Back panel: Multiple Speaker Outputs (4, 8 & 16 ohm), Tube Buffered Series Effect Loop With Return Control, Presence Control, Depth Control, Footswitch Jack, Power & Standby Switches, Power Cable Recepticle & Main Fuse
Class type: AB
Number of Channels: 2 Channels With Independent EQ. Foot Switch Controls Channel Switching and Channel 2 Boost
Master volume: Independent Master Volume For Each Channel
Power Tubes: 5881 (optional EL34)
Number of Power tubes: 2
Preamp Tubes: 12AX7
Number of Preamp tubes: 6
Circuit Type: PCB
Effect loop: Tube Buffered Series Effects Loop With Return Control - Only In Circuit When Cables Are Connected
Direct out: Effects Send Jack is Always Active And May Be Used As A Low Impedance Preamp Section Line Out
Cabinet Type: Head
Cab Color: Black (Optional Custom Colors By Special Order - Call For Price )
Measurements: 28.5"W X 11.25"H X 9.5"D
Sales Price: $2,895 for OD 50 Standard + ( SE+, Classic & Classic+ may be custom ordered in 50 watt versions - Call for price)
Rental Price: $125 Per Day or $500 Per Week