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

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

OTS FM 50 Watt Configuration Options:

  • Chassis I - $1,180
    (Fully working chassis. Includes footswitch. Tubes and cabinet not included.)
  • Chassis II - $1,288
    (Fully working chassis w/ tubes. Includes footswitch. Cabinet not included)
  • Amp Head I - $1,435
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet. Includes footswitch. Tubes not included.)
  • Amp Head II - $1,543
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet. Includes footswitch.)
  • 112 Combo Amp - $1,676.50
    (Fully working chassis w/ tubes installed in a 1x12 combo cabinet. Includes footswitch. Speaker not included.)
  • Amp Head w/ C-lator Built In - $1,843.50
    (Fully working chassis installed in a head cabinet with a C-lator Tube Driven Effect Loop Buffer built into the cabinet.) Includes footswitch.)

Main photo is for illustrative purposes only and advertised base pricing is for Chassis I w/o tubes. Photos may include options that are not included if you order the standard version of the amp or don't order all options available. We also may not offer all options available and/or shown in main illustrative photos. Photos are of products assembled by Ceriatone. We no longer sell kits. Black Tolex is standard on all amps unless otherwise stated in product description.

Ceriatone amps are custom made, 100% hand-built, point-to-point hand-wired amplifiers using the highest quality components and custom wound transformers. Each amp is thoroughly tested and burned in before it is shipped to you. Even with long lead times (due to a large number of guitarists ordering Ceriatone amps and the Covid-19 pandemic), Ceriatone will take no shortcuts or change their build standards in the production of their hand-built amps. Lead times listed are approximate.

Current lead times are listed on the main page at www.guitarampsusa.com and are approximate.

Pricing 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. Paypal is our payment processor and you do not need a Paypal account to check out.

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OTS FM 50 Watt

  • $1,180.00


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