Orange CS50 Custom Shop 50-watt Tube Head

50W/30W Guitar Amp Head with Switchable Class A and Class A/B Function
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Orange CS50 Custom Shop 50-watt Tube Head image 1
$2,799.00
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Orange CS50 Custom Shop 50-watt Tube Head
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The Best of Class A and Class A/B

Orange launches their new Custom Shop Series with the CS50 amp head. Switch between 50 watts of Class A/B and 30 watts of Class A power for a wide range of British rock tones. Also, the HF drive (from the OR Series) adds an extra dimension to your sound. There's even a footswitchable sustain boost for epic solos.

Orange CS50H Guitar Amplifier Head Features:
  • Switchable between 50 watts of Class A/B power and 30 watts of Class A power
  • HF drive adds an extra dimension to your tone
  • 3-band EQ
  • Optional footswitchable sustain boost

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A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Guitar Amp Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Total Power 50W/30W
EQ 3-band
Preamp Tubes 2 x ECC83/12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x EL34
Inputs 2 x TS
Outputs 2 x TS (8-ohm), 1 x TS (16-ohm)
Footswitch I/O Yes
Height 10.63"
Width 21.65"
Depth 9.45"
Weight 40.9 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number CS50

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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4.5/5

Now This, Is Orange

I own a Custom Shop AD50 and it's the precursor to this amp. Had a chance to play the CS 50 at length through a matching Orange 4x12. Fantastic clean to rock single channel amp. Has a master but only sounds better in a non-master type way as you crank it up. This is not a bedroom amp unless you had a good quality attenuator. Still sounds fine using the Master lower but glorious if you turn it up. Presence knob has a subtle sweep and didn't notice it getting noticeably more aggressive above 8 as Orange says it would. The amp has plenty of top end with humbuckers so it wasn't really an issue. I see a lot of demo's where they crank the gain but don't lower or kill the bass to tighten it up. It can get wooly with the bass up but if you have the Master and gain high, kill the bass and you have a nice, tight and percussive rock tone with plenty of body. I didn't try the boost but imagine it's the same tone stack lift my AD50 has, which sounds OK for higher string leads but gets a little muddy for low string riffing. If I didn't have the AD50 I would be all over this amp and honestly may still get one anyway. Highly recommend it to anyone wanting a dynamic, plug in and go rock machine.
4.5/5

Great classic amp!

This is an excellent amp. Hand wired and you can tell that it's had extra attention and quality parts. This amp has great punch and clarity, it's extremely simple yet surprisingly versatile for a single channel. The class A switch gives the amp a whole new chapter and sound to work with. It's very dynamic and touch sensitive. It's not a lot better than the orange production models but it has that little something special. As always Ben at sweetwater did a fantastic Job!
Music background: Semi Pro
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