Electronics enthusiast and audio equipment designer Jim Hagerman has created a new boutique guitar amplifier in the form of the SE2 which is now available to back via Kickstarter with early bird pledges available from $440 or roughly £346. The SE2 is a fully built and tested amplifier, designed to perfectly fit into the very popular Tweed Deluxe cabinet clone. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the unique guitar amplifier.
Its creator explains more about the inspiration behind the SE2 guitar amplifier and its features . “Hi, I’m Jim Hagerman and can’t play guitar for beans. But that’s ok! I’m not a musician pretending to be an electronics guru, I am an electronics guru, and I’ve designed a new studio amp for anyone seeking warm, thick, lush, weighty, solid, and responsive tone. This is not your father’s amp. I do not copy, clone, or tweak other designs. I create all my circuits from scratch. They are not based on Fender, Marshall, or anyone else.”
“Today I introduce the SE2, a boutique two watt practice / studio / small gig amplifier. What makes it different? Well, besides being hand-built here in the USA, it’s a single-ended zero-feedback triode-strapped low output impedance circuit with an inductively rectified power supply tuned to match. That’s a bunch of wacky technical jargon, which basically translates into warm musicality with superb touch, control and an organic growl. The SE2 also has super low noise, with no hum or buzz, critical for studio work. It was not easy and I have been working on this for years. Did I mention it also has a headphone jack?”
The SE2 is a fully built and tested amplifier, designed to perfectly fit into the very popular Tweed Deluxe cabinet clone, available from many sources. It’s a simple proposition: buy my amp, a cabinet & speaker of your choice, and you can bolt together a very fine custom rig, all without having to assemble one of those crazy kit amps, which require seriously good DIY skills. I’m even throwing in this speaker cable, so you don’t have to do any soldering. Just fasten the pieces together and you’re done. “