We have transformed the classic 50W head into a leader to offer guitar players more versatility and a wide tone palette dialed into very few controls, this all point-to-point amp features meticulous original style hand-wiring plus additional modern features like EFFECTS LOOP and LINE OUTPUT. This 50 Watt Head is made entirely in the UK with the best available components for those guitar players that want a pure and classic Hylight sound in a 50W format, along with the extra modern features.
The VR504H features a pioneering design in response to a high demand for a standard format amplifier with features for the modern player, and incorporates 2 x EL34 valves in the power stage which defines the Holy Grail sound of British Amplification. This is the most sought after Class A/B amp in our Custom Shop range, which produces uneven harmonics, but with a renowned attack and clarity.
Hylight Electronics made high quality amps during the 60's, along with other well known manufactures of the period, that were largely responsible for shaping the sound of British rock during the 60's, 70's and beyond. Bands such as Pink Floyd, the Moody Blues, the Rolling Stones, and The Who have all used Hylight made amps to help create their legendary sounds. With their military-spec chassis, point-to-point wiring, and marine-grade cabinets, Hylight amps are also known for being very solidly built.
The VR504 Head can produce bright clean sounds through blending the Normal & Bright Channels to rich medium gain: this amplifier is very special and probably unique in the world! The bass, middle, treble and presence controls offer a wide frequency range that any guitar player would dearly want. The smooth EQ curves are part of a special design-tone network, which is very musical and easy to control. Less is more! High & low sensitivity inputs. Gain & Master volume controls. 4, 8 & 16 ohm selector for matching to any cabinet.
It is powered by 2 x EL34 valves in the power stage, with 3 x ECC83 in the preamplifier stage. The VR504 head employs the original Partridge designed transformers, 4, 8 & 16 Ohm output impedance and the option to select from 100, 115, 230 and 240 volt sources. The pre-amp has high & low sensitivity inputs. Add your favourite pedals to create your own personalised sound. There is simply no better sounding, looking or engineered 50W head in the world! This amplifier will last a lifetime!
Front Panel Controls: NORMAL HI VOL, NORMAL LOW VOL, BRIGHT HI VOL, BRIGHT LOW VOL, BASS, TREBLE, MIDDLE, PRESENCE, MASTER VOLUME, STANDBY, MAINS SWITCH
Back Panel Features: VOLTAGE SELECTOR; EFFECT LOOP SEND & RETURN, LINE OUT, IMPEDANCE SELECTOR, SPEAKER OUTPUTS
Output Power: 50W. Please note this is an All Purpose (AP) amplifier, which can be used for bass guitar and even keyboards.
Valves: 2 x EL34’s, 3 x ECC83/12AX7’s
Dimensions (Unboxed) L x H x D: 63 x 28 x 28 cm
Weight (Unboxed): 19 kg
Colour Options: custom colours are available on request: White, Wine Red, Racing Green, Dark Brown and others.
Options (Sold Separately): External Cabinets: VE212F/C – VE412F/C. F=Fane Loaded Cabinet. C=Celestion Loaded Cabinet. (Fanes & Celestions manufactured in England).
UK RRP: £2699 (incl. VAT)
EU RRP: €2589 (ex. VAT)
US RRP: $3039 (ex. Tax)