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SE-5a 5W British overdrive amplifier

Archive page for the SE-5a amplifier (2005-2013)

Note: You can no longer buy this amp kit! But don't panic, all of the good stuff from the SE-5a is now available in the new version, the N5X. After 8 years of steady sales, talking to customers about what they liked and wanted to see in the future, the SE-5a got a top-to-bottom makeover, and a change of name. New features include built-in VVR, swappable power valves, more gain, lower noise and a wider tonal range.
      I'm leaving this page as an archive page, to allow customers to find the relevant build guides and info/tips links.

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SE-5a sound clips (MP3 format)
The SE-5a has a surprising amount of gain on tap, as well as a sweet 'British' clean tone:
Chunky (280KB): Tokai Telecaster, both pickups, amp settings: 10, 10, 10, 5, 7.
Clean (296KB): Tokai Telecaster, both pickups, amp settings: 10, 10, 10, 5, 7.
Britpoppish (180KB): Gibson LP, both pickups, amp settings: 10, 8, 10, 9, 4.
Edgy Blues Rock (233KB): Gibson LP, bridge pickup, amp settings: 10, 8, 0, 7, 8.
Semi Crunchy (213KB): Gibson ES-335, bridge pickup, amp settings: 10, 10, 7, 10, 8.
Dimed Crunch (101KB): Gibson LP, bridge pickup, amp settings: 10, 10, 10, 10, 10.

Amp settings: Master, Bass, Middle, Treble, Gain.

Price: £999.99
inc VAT
Quantity
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