PRS Releases New Guitar Amp: PRS 30 Combo
(Press Release | Posted 2009-12-20)
Known for its top-of-the-line guitars, PRS Guitars are now manufacturing professional tube amps. PRS actually produced a series of short-lived and now-highly-collectible solid-state amps back in the '80s. Just like the company's guitars are a mix of Gibson and Fender, the amps are a mix of the British bite of Marshall with the California sound of Fender amps. Check out the PRS website for sound samples, but in the meantime, here's the release:
Described as an English sound with an American twist, PRS’s newest amplifier package, the PRS 30 Combo is the first 30 Watt cathode biased combo in a series of lower wattage amps. The series kicked off with the PRS Sweet 16 model earlier this year. The new 30 Watt Combo features a quartet of EL84 tubes with a control layout similar to PRS’s Dallas model and an ET65 WGS 12" speaker.
"The PRS 30 combo offers classic EL 84 tones with some special tweaks to the EQ section that give it a character all of its own. All this in a compact but powerful package... the PRS 30 Combo excels at everything from Country to Classic Rock to Blues," said PRS Amplifier Business Unit Manager Michael Clark.
PRS 30 Combos are handmade in Stevensville, Maryland. Other features include reverb, bright switch and a special master volume that is dialed out of the circuit as the amp’s volume is at max setting.
"We married the Sweet 16 Combo and the Dallas Amp in a 30 Watt version. Gigging musicians looking for both a broad range of genre and broad tonal range will appreciate the versatility of this amp in many different venue settings," said Paul Reed Smith.
Other features include reverb, bright switch and a special master volume that is dialed out of the circuit as the amp’s volume is at max setting.
The PRS 30 Combo is available now at authorized PRS Signature Dealers and PRS Amp dealers nationwide.
*Currently available in US and Canada only.
Available configurations•1 x 12 with WGS ET-65 Speaker
Features•EL84 Power Tubes
•Dimensions: 27in X 25in X 9.75in
•Weight: 42 lbs (19kg)