Way back in 2018, in the before times, PRS Senior Amp Designer Doug Sewell headed out to The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA to study one of the touring amps used by Jimi Hendrix. Now three years later, Sewell and PRS have introduced the world to their Hendrix-inspired PRS HX amp series.
The PRS HX amp series features the PRS HX100 and HX50 heads, as well as the HX 2×12 or HX 4×12 cabinets. The series centers around a newly-documented Hendrix Touring Circuit designed to push a clear high-end that still allows for aggression that can be backed off for smooth, sweet tones.
The PRS HX100 is driven by four EL34EH power tubes and a custom-designed Straight Edge output transformer. The HX100 also features a 3-band TMB tone stack, 3-way bright switch, high-mid gain switch, and presence controls. Then there’s the HX50, which is driven by a pair of EL34EH power tubes and a custom-designed Straight Edge output transformer. Much like its HX100 counterpart, the HX50 features a 3-band TMB tone stack, 3-way bright switch, high-mid gain switch, and presence controls. The PRS HX50 retails for $2,900, and the PRS HX100 retails for $3,150.
As for the closed-back cabinets, both come loaded with Celestion G12H-75 Creamback speakers and look great with their black tolex-wrapped poplar plywood and salt and pepper British-style knitted weave grill cloth. The 130W HX 2×12 retails for $899, while the 260W HX 4×12 retails for $1,199.