Yorkville: Guitar Combos
Custom Special 50 - 50-watt All Tube / 12-inch
The Custom Special 50 is the ideal all tube combo for
any player looking for maximum versatility in a compact package.
Capable of operating in either a 50-watt Class-AB mode or a
more manageable 15-watt pure Class-A mode the Custom Special
50 can easily deliver enough volume for the live stage in
the 50-watt setting, or allow the player to find super saturated
lead & blues tones in the 15-watt mode for club and studio gigs.
Loaded with a proven single 12-inch Celestion Vintage30™
speaker in a solid plywood cabinet, the Custom Special 50
is a full two-channel amplifier with completely independent
gain, and fully separate EQ’s for clean and lead channels.
Maximum versatility in the clean channel is ensured by the
innovative Brit / USA channel voicing switch unique to the
Traynor Custom Special Series. This USA / Brit switch actually
relocates the tone stack relative to the gain stages in the
clean channel, allowing the Custom Special series EQ section to
respond with either a crisp ‘American’ style tube amp, for
clarity and definition, or with a grittier, more ‘spongy’
‘British’ flavor associated with the great UK amps of the 60s
An Expander circuit that first appeared on Traynor’s popular
Custom Valve 80 has been included on the Custom
Special 50’s rhythm channel allowing the amp to deliver an
almost acoustic-like tone when required.
The Custom Special 50’s lead channel offers more
flexibility and a wider tone pallet than competitive tube amps
in its class. Modern and Scoop switches offer the player a
choice of ‘vintage’ tube drive or a more aggressive ‘scooped’
guitar tone. A solo boost level on the lead channel offers easy
access to an additional gain stage, allowing the amp to deliver
a clean, crunch and lead tone from the simple two-button
Accutronics spring reverb, separate parallel effects loop
with send and return for external side chain effects like chorus
and delays, as well as an in-line loop through for EQ’s,
Compressors or other effects, a master volume, Presence and
Resonance controls are all included on the Custom Special 50.
As an additional feature the Presence and Resonance can be
removed from the circuit with a simple touch of a switch on the
front panel, shorting the signal path and delivering a truly
vintage tube sound for the tone purist.
|Selectable 50-watt Class-AB / 15-watt Class-A output
|1x12-inch Celestion Vintage30™ Speaker
|Footswitchable full Two Channel Configuration
|Brit / USA Voicing Switch on Clean Channel
|Modern & Scoop Voicing Switches on Lead Channel
|Parallel and Loop-thru Effects Sends and Returns
|Vintage style Accutronics Long-Spring Reverb
|Master Volume, Defeatable Presence and Resonance
|Solid Plywood Cabinet Construction
|Aluminum chassis |
Guitar Combos Overiew
North American built all-tube Traynor guitar amplifier combos
deliver maximum versatility and superior all tube tone. Careful
attention to detail during the design stage and quality
component selection during manufacturing ensures years of
unmatched reliability and sonic versatility.
Traynor guitar combos are made with a solid plywood cabinet
construction. We believe MDF (medium density fiberboard) or
particleboard often used by other manufacturers can’t deliver
great guitar tone or a long rattle-free life. A full metal
grille under our grille cloths protect the Celestion™ speakers.
Heavy gauge all-metal box chassis protect electronic components
in every model.
We’re so sure of the design and our manufacturing prowess
that all Traynor guitar amplifiers are covered with a two-year
*Two-Year Unlimited Warranty valid in Canada and U.S.