Stevensville, MD(January 14, 2010) -- PRS has announced details on the latest additions to their amplifier line: the Texaplex II, Dallas II, Paul Reed Smith Signature Model, 25th Anniversary Amplifier and Super Dallas.
Joining PRS' family of lower wattage amps
alongside the Sweet 16 and the PRS 30, the new Texaplex II and the
Dallas II round out the “tuxedo” line of amplifiers by providing new
50-watt options. Models have also evolved from the original line of
paisley amps. These newly developed hand-wired amps include the Paul
Reed Smith Signature amplifier, the Super Dallas and the 25th
The new Texaplex II is a 50-watt tube amp pumping out fat, British
inspired notes that bloom and perfectly blend smooth and crunch and
offer what can feel like days of sustain. The prototype for this amp,
essentially created when Paul Reed Smith and Doug Sewell first met
during the Dallas Vintage Guitar Show in 2004, appeals to “fewer knobs
the better” players and players that like a quick set up time.
“This amplifier is the PRS interpretation of one of my favorite Sewell
designs that allowed me to achieve all of my favorite rock tones,” said
PRS amp designer Doug Sewell.
On the other hand, the Dallas II is a 50-watt
boutique amp well suited for the working musician. The half hand-wired
and half P.C. construction allows for the quality and sound of PRS’s
original Paisley line Dallas, but at a player’s price point. This model
lends itself to single coils, with the classic, balanced sounds derived
from two 6L6 tubes.
“We have taken advantage of all the manufacturing and
sourcing techniques developed at PRS over the past year to offer what
we feel is a great value without sacrificing any of the features or
tone of our initial Dallas model,” said Doug Sewell.
Paul Reed Smith Signature Model
Further refinement of PRS’s
Original Sewell amp tweaked to Paul Reed Smith’s specifications gave
rise to the Paul Reed Smith Signature model 50-watt tube amp. The
reverse engineered cinemag 50 output transformer, all carbon composite
resistors, two EL34 and 3 12AX7 tubes along with input, bright switch,
treble, bass, and master volume are at home in an amp designed to meet
Paul Reed Smith’s on stage amplifier needs. It will have a brand new
covering, setting it apart from the paisley predecessor, and Paul will
be signing the back plates.
“This amp is the Original Sewell on steroids with one less
gain stage. It is my amp. It is what I play. I just turn it all the way
up and smile,” said Paul Reed Smith.
25th Anniversary Amplifier
Designed around the Cinemag 50
output transformer with carbon resistors and audio signal locations,
the 25th Anniversary Amplifier perked up the ears of many a open house
guest during Experience PRS 2009 in September. When pushed hard, the
high frequencies are naturally sweetened, and two internally bridged
separately controlled channels provide maximum utility. The spec run
down includes 50-watts, 2 EL34 and 12AX7 tubes, single input, treble
gain, bass gain, treble, mid, bass, presence and a six position
attenuator switch that allows you to incrementally reduce output.
Think of mid ‘60s British iconic amps when you think of this
amp. PRS analyzed and faithfully recreated the inaccuracies of the
original transformer that benefited and created the trademark British
tone. The first 100 will be hand-wired on in-house constructed circuit
boards and will have a very unique covering selected by Paul Reed
Smith. The limited run will be followed by a hybrid-construction
version with a new covering.
Think of the Dallas model with hot-rodded
circuitry for more gain, and you have the new Super Dallas model. These
50-watt models can stay clean but go to a healthy distortion.
With 50 watts of power, two EL34 tubes, and reverb, artists are dialing in.
“This is the first amp I custom designed with specific artists
in mind. Due to the positive feedback we received, we are proud to
bring it to market as its own model,” said Doug Sewell.
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