PRS unveils new amps with curly maple panels for 2011
(John Gorbe | Posted 2011-01-25)
When you think of Paul Reed Smith you conjure up images of electric guitars with highly figured maple tops and birds flying up the fingerboard. But 2011 is the year that PRS hope sto be recognized for quality amplifiers.
PRS amp designer Doug Sewell's love for single-channel amps guided his project from start to finish regarding the 2-channel “C” and “H” amplifiers. Doug worked hard on allowing each channel to stand on its own short of building two separate amps in one box and kept it as simple and intuitive to use as possible.
These amps are handmade in Stevensville, Maryland, and have 50 watts of tube power. They feature two channels of independent master volume, treble, mid, bass and gain controls with global reverb.
The “C” amplifier is perfect for those craving a vintage tone in an EL34 package. For guitarists looking for a modern tone with 6L6’s, PRS offers the “H” amp. The “H” is also available as a combo. Both amps include effects loops with adjustable send and return and are fixed bias.
Custom Amp Designs
Doug Sewell is doing even more this year, and PRS is happy to announce the launch of its custom amp program for 2011. The program allows for the customer to work closely with their dealer and the PRS team to create the most personalized amps ever produced by PRS.
Amps can be built with special colors, speakers, components and can even bring discontinued models back to life. Sewell, along with his talented team, will work in tandem with an authorized PRS dealer to create a one-of-a-kind amplifier based on any current production or previous model.
For recording, PRS’s Recording Amp is available for those who want a high-end and cosmetically beautiful amplifier in their studio. The amp and cabinet are available in two covering options: Stealth (black Tolex) and Paisley. Both options come standard with distinctive curly maple panels.
•Treble and bass channel volumes
•Treble, mid, bass, master, and reverb knobs
•Bright, overall gain, high cut and power amp extra gain switches
•Five output jacks (two 4-ohm, two 8-ohm, and one 16-ohm)
2x12 closed back with two Celestion Vintage 30 speakers in either Stealth or Paisley covering options.
From a press release and information on the PRS website: www.prsguitars.com.