Yamaha SPX50D


Yamaha changed everything with the launch of the SPX90 – here, for the first time, was a multi-function effects unit at an affordable price, with great audio quality and well-judged presets

Hot on the heels of the SPX90 came the SPX50D, virtually identical but with an effects loop, front panel loop-through input for a guitar tuner and distortion as an added effect

Despite its age, the SPX is still full of great effects: Pitch Change C and Symphonic are legendary presets that are still used every day

This SPX50D is a rare survivor of the eighties – it’s basically unmarked, the rack ears are not bent and the front panel looks almost like new. The internal backup battery has been replaced and the unit reset to factory settings

Yamaha SPX50D Digital Reverb / Effects #3