Premier Guitar features affiliate links to help support our content. We may earn a commission on any affiliated purchases.

Heptode Introduces the Jim '81 Guitar Amp

A dual-channel rackmounted amp that aims to hit both British and American tones via a proprietary analog emulation technology.

Orsay, France (July 17, 2018) -- Heptode has introduced the new Jim ’81 guitar amp, providing a unique experience to demanding guitarists and studios.

With its small size, light weight, adjustable wattage, rugged design, rich features and awesome tones, the Jim ’81 addresses all gigging guitarists’ concerns, with no compromise.

It was made possible thanks to a new analog technology that emulates tube tone and dynamics with a level of perfection that was never reached before.

Jim ’81 highlights include:

  • Proprietary fully analog emulation technology gives the deep feeling of playing on a real tube amp
  • 2 independent channels offer legendary American and British amps tones
  • Adjustable output power from 0 up to 100 watts
  • Effects loop
  • DI output with optional built-in speaker simulator
  • 4.4lbs / 2kg rugged 1U rack-mount
  • Also available in combo and head configurations
  • Designed and built in France to the highest standards

Street price is $1590 for rack-mount version. The Jim ’81 is available at select retailers and can also be purchased directly from Heptode at

Watch the company's video demo:

For more information: