Real Tube Tone to Match Your Style Sonzera [Portuguese]: from som (sound), meaning a cool and/ or stunning sound (in the sense of music) – a kind of slang.
The Sonzera 50 is a 50-watt combo amplifier with two independently controlled, footswitchable channels designed for maximum versatility and in the spirit of vintage amps that allowed you to control your tone instead of the amp being in control.
The clean channel delivers full, 3D tones reminiscent of American 1960’s and 70’s amplifiers. The lead channel is related to the clean channel circuit-wise, so it can be set up to act as a boosted clean channel or manipulated to make the channels sound like two completely different amps (the lead channel can be set from slight to very heavy distortion by simply using the volume and master controls).
The bright switch on the lead channel has been carefully tailored to deliver familiar high-end snap and is particularly effective on the low strings, neck pickup settings, and with singlecoils, while the low-end response of the lead channel is full, tight, and clear.
Both channels on the Sonzera are designed to maximize note clarity and definition, with bright switches per channel, a global presence control, and the tone stack allowing players to dial in bell-like chime or warmer, thicker tones.
The Sonzera 50 features independent reverb controls per channel and can be turned on and off via the footswitch. The reverb circuit is designed to enhance notes without clouding them. The addition of a built-in effects loop allows players to use all their time-based effects with ease without negatively impacting the overall tone of the amp.
In addition to its versatile tone, the Sonzera 50 is also designed for reliability and serviceability. The power tube sockets are mounted directly to the steel chassis, and no push-on connections are used – all wires are soldered.
The Sonzera 50 comes as both a head and a 1x12 combo. With robust construction, a wide range of tones, and steadfast controllability, the Sonzera 50 is a solid gig- and studio-worthy amplifier.
ELECTRONICS Wattage (Nominal)50 Watts FRONT PANEL CONTROLS Gain ChannelDrive, Level, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb, Bright SwitchClean ChannelVolume, Master, Treble, Middle, Bass, Reverb, Bright SwitchGlobalPresence BACK PANEL FEATURES InletFused Power Inlet (IEC)Effects LoopLoop Return, Loop SendBiasFixed Bias, Adjustable (bias jacks accessible from back panel)Extension Speaker Jacks5, ParallelOhm Switching4 (x2), 8 (x2), 16 (x1) OhmsChannelsGain & Clean HARDWARE Cabinet Material / ConstructionPoplar PlywoodCoveringStealthGrill ClothBlack and CreamPanel2-Button Footswitch (Channel Gain/Clean, Reverb On/Off)PipingGold
SPEAKERS Speaker(s)12” Celestion V-Type (Combo)Total Impedence16 Ohms (Combo) TUBES Power Tubes(2) EL34BHTPreamp Tubes(1) JJ ECC83S, (3)4 12AX7AC5 HG PREAMP TUBE POSITIONS & FUNCTIONS V112AX7, Common Input Gain StageV212AX7AC5, Gain ChannelV312AX7AC5, ReverbV412AX7AC5, Phase Inverter MEASUREMENTS Amp Width 24" (Combo)Amp Depth 10.5" (Combo)Amp Height 19" (ComboAmp Weight 56.6 lbs. (Combo)Total Impedence 16 Ohms (Combo) ACCESSORIES Included Accessories2-Button