When people talk about “holy grail” guitar tones, there are names that inevitably come to mind for most guitarists.  Brilliant players like Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmour, Angus and Malcolm Young, Eddie Van Halen, James Hetfield, and John Mayer have changed music as we know it not only with their undeniable skills as writers and players but also with sonic signature.

One of such brilliant players is Robben Ford.

While we have no affiliation with any of these players, their influence in our work can be seen to those attentive.

The Overtone Special FM 50 is a clone of the amplifier largely responsible for Mr. Ford’s amazing tone.  Compared to other Overtone amps, this is undoubtedly the most alive.  Playing through it is like playing another instrument, with it frequently going into harmonic overtones (even on the clean channel).  The midrange in this amplifier is incredibly fat and juicy, even when compared to our other OTS models.

Everything comes as a balance, and we want the player to be forewarned that this is a particularly bright amplifier.  In order to help manage, we recommend pairing it with a C-lator or Klein-ulator.

As with all Ceriatone amplifiers, we’ve obsessed over component selection, and it uses our specially designed, custom transformers for superior reliability, frequency response, and feel.

Feature Overview

Normal and FET input (with corresponding internal gain adjustment)
Bright, Deep, and Rock/Jazz toggle switches
Treble, Middle, Bass equalization (shared between channels)
Overdrive channel with Level and Ratio controls
Master volume and power amplifier Presence controls
Footswitch (Channel and Preamp Boost)
Rear panel OD Trim (fine tunes response of overdrive channel)
Passive effects loop
Full/Half Power switch

Power : 2 x 6L6GC
Preamp : 3 x 12AX7/ECC83
Rectifier : Solid State

OTS FM 50 Watt Configuration Options:

  • Chassis I - $1,028.50
    (Fully working chassis w/ footswitch. Tubes and cabinet not included.)
  • Chassis II - $1,109.50
    (Fully working chassis w/ tubes and footswitch. Cabinet not included)
  • Amp Head I - $1,263.50
    Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet w/ footswitch. Only tubes not included.)
  • Amp Head II - $1,344.50
    (Fully working chassis w/ faceplate and tubes installed in a head cabinet. Includes footswitch.)
  • Amp Head w/ C-lator Built In - $1,620.50
    (Fully working chassis w/ footswitch installed in a head cabinet with a C-lator. Tube driven Effect Loop Buffer built into the cabinet.)
  • 112 Combo Amp I - $1,367
    (Fully working chassis w/o tubes installed in a 1x12 combo cabinet w/ footswitch. Speaker not included.)
  • 112 Combo Amp II - $1,448
    (Fully working chassis w/ tubes installed in a 1x12 combo cabinet w/ footswitch. Speaker not included.)

Ceriatone amps are Custom-built, hand made, hand-wired amps, built to order. There is meticulous attention to detail that is second to none, and no shortcuts are taken. Each amp is 100% hand built, hand wired point to point, and then is thoroughly tested and burned in before it is shipped to you. For this reason, it takes approx. 6-8 weeks for your amp to be built and shipped. Options can add 1-2 weeks to the "standard" build time.

Prices shown on www.guitarampsusa.com includes the shipping cost to the USA only. We only ship to the USA, Canada, and Mexico. Shipping to Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands will have additional shipping. We'll invoice the difference in shipping and it is due at the time the order is placed and will be invoiced seperately.

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OTS FM 50 Watt

  • $1,028.50

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