PRS Guitars is proud to officially announce a new line of PRS SE amplifiers that expands the company’s two channel amp offerings to include boutique attitude at a price every guitarist can afford. In the spirit of the acclaimed PRS SE line of guitars, these new amps continue the concept of providing affordable musical instruments and equipment without sacrificing tone, usability, or quality. The lineup, scheduled to start shipping this fall, includes the PRS SE 20 featuring 6V6 tubes, PRS SE 30 featuring 5881’s, and PRS SE 50 featuring EL34’s– all of which are offered as closed back 1x12 combos or as heads. A PRS SE 2x12 cabinet is available as well. All of the amps in this family feature two channels with separate EQ, an effects loop, and reverb. Each amp also boasts custom wound transformers, 0.090 aluminum chassis, high-end “on-on-on” selector switches, only the best NNS tubes, custom-voiced speakers, custom knobs, and more.
PRS Amp Designer Doug Sewell spearheaded this project and worked with the company’s amp team to design and build a hand-wired prototype with high-end components. Using this as the tonal and functional quality baseline for this project, the team then worked with expert consultants to develop the final family of SE amps. “I cannot effectively describe the sense of teamwork, passion, and hard work associated with this endeavor, but I feel it is very evident in the final product…I personally cannot wait until I can purchase my own, or more realistically, one of each!” said Sewell. This endeavor succeeded in part by looking to the tried and true PRS SE guitar line model. The highly-praised line of SE guitars is endorsed by such musicians as Carlos Santana, Orianthi, Mikael Akerfeldt and Fredrik Akesson of Opeth, Tim Mahoney of 311, and Mark Tremonti of Creed and Alterbridge. This new PRS SE amplifier line offers the same quality and versatility that attracted these renowned guitarists at an irresistible price.
PRS premiered these amps at an invite only event in early August at the Ottobar, a popular music venue in Baltimore, Maryland. With the support of National Bohemian beer (affectionately dubbed “Natty Boh”), local musicians, promoters, club and studio owners, and press were invited to come be the first to check out these amps. Among the guests was Joey Santiago of the Pixies (already an endorser of PRS Mira and Starla guitars). After trying the 30, Joey said, “Great 2 channel amp. The clean channel is nice and clear. The high end is very pleasant. The overdrive channel has a great crunch and punch.” Overall, the premier was a great way to reach out to the music community and ask for their feedback, and as the night ended, it was clear PRS had a great new product. To learn more about the PRS amplifier line, visit www.prsguitars.com/amplifiers.