Hot off the Paul Reed Smith News Line: After nearly four years of close collaboration with master amp designer Doug Sewell, PRS Guitars has introduced the highly anticipated PRS tube amp line.
“I met Doug Sewell at the Dallas International Guitar Show several years ago and needed an amp for that evening’s performance, so I borrowed one of his and was floored,” said Paul Smith. “We started working on this series and tried every conceivable component and circuit combination. Derek Trucks, David Grissom and several other known amp tone artists are now using this new amplifier line both live and in the studio. We’re pleased to be working with Doug and to have him leading the PRS amp team.”
Guitarists seeking classic British and American tones with what Doug Sewell calls “Texas attitude” will likely latch on to the Blue Sierra. With gain structured for equally great cleans to medium gain overdrive tones, the Blue Sierra works well with both single coils and humbuckers. Medium gain settings allow aggressive cleans to crunch easily and are controllable with pick attack.
Recalling ‘50’s American amps but with very wide gain structure, the Original Sewell model PRS amp provides expressive tone centering in the medium to medium high range. Tones are warm and harmonically rich giving an expressive quality to lead work. Smoothness is emphasized with sweet highs and tight lows surrounding a fat, warm midrange.