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Seymour Duncan PowerStage 170 170W Guitar Amp Head

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PowerStage 170 is a revolutionary pedalboard power amp designed for guitarists using pedals, modelers and effects processors to create their tone.The...Click To Read More About This Product

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Get stage-ready power from an amp that fits on your pedalboard.

PowerStage 170 is a revolutionary pedalboard power amp designed for guitarists using pedals, modelers and effects processors to create their tone.
The PowerStage 170 is a game-changing product for guitar players that have dreamed of the day their entire rig can live on their pedal board. Maybe you love your tube amp but don't want to lug it around. Or you use a modeler that has a ton of functionality but doesn't sound as good when plugged in to your amp. Do you dread fly dates or gigs because you're never sure what your backline will be?

This is a 170-watt power amp with a beautiful clean preamp section and 3-band, more global EQ, making it the perfect complement to pedalboards and digital modeling devices. It is small enough to fit directly on a pedalboard or in any gig bag, lightweight enough for fly dates and attractive enough to look great at a church or coffeehouse gig, in a home office or in a dorm room.

This is a 170-watt power amp with a beautiful clean preamp section and 3-band global EQ, making it the perfect complement to pedalboards and digital modeling devices. It is small enough to fit directly on a pedalboard or in any gig bag, lightweight enough for fly dates and attractive enough to look great at a church or coffeehouse gig, in a home office or in a dorm room.

The PowerStage 170 will give you reliable, musical power on every gig, eliminating the uncertainty that backline amps can bring. Simply bring your guitar and your pedalboard and get your tone through whatever cab is provided. The 170's intuitive 3-band analog EQ allows for quickly fine-tuning your sound for any cabinet and any venue—no need to wrestle with the cumbersome and ineffective EQs on digital gear or modify your stompbox settings. Everything you need is right there. You can even adjust the big Master Volume knob with your foot, boosting solos and controlling dynamics in real time. And when you bypass your overdrive and distortion boxes, it will function as your clean channel, with the sweet, warm sound that we associate with great amps. Not every power amp can do that.

Imagine the freedom of showing up at a gig with a streamlined, lightweight rig that you can get up and running in under five minutes, with the confidence that comes from knowing that you will have your sound, no matter what. Forget about cartage, forget about complicated setups, forget about backline issues and think about the PowerStage 170.

Think about it: a powerful, portable, musical tool that can prevent headaches and backaches, onstage and in the studio. Whether you use pedals, modelers or anything else to get your signature sound, the PowerStage 700 will let you amplify it in a clean and toneful way. This is your tone, only louder.

Like Seymour Duncan's award-winning pedals, the PowerStage 700 is designed and assembled at their Santa Barbara, Calif., factory by the same team responsible for their legendary pickups.

FEATURES
  • Power: 170W at 4 Ohms
  • Level: 0 dB to 47 dB
  • Treble control: +/- 13 dB @6.61 kHz
  • Mid control: +/- 13 dB @712 Hz
  • Bass control: +/- 13 dB @87 Hz
  • Output impedance: 4-8 Ohms
  • Dimensions: 5 in. x 5.24 in. x 2.84 in.
  • Weight: 2 lbs.

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Seymour DuncanPowerStage 170 170W Guitar Amp Head
 
4.3

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  • Portable (3)

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  • Home studio (3)

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5.0

WOW! I mean, this is CRAZY!

By Wayne Reed

from Central Ohio

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Seymour Duncan PowerStage 170 170W Guitar Amp Head:

    My rig: Seymour Duncan PowerStage 170 amp, 11 micro pedals, combination tuner/power supply, SolidGoldFx Surf Rider III Reverb, Sasori Fuzz and Micro Buffer, AB/Y switch. And (2) 2x10 speaker cabs. The whole board weighs about 11 pounds, including my guitar amp!

    Using a 2x10 open back and 2x10 closed back cab, I can toggle between either cab, or run them both at the same time. One for that Fender "sparkle" playing really clean. (Surf/Jazz, etc.) The other produces more of a Vox/Marshall sound. (heavier Blues/Latin Rock, etc.)

    Before, I could use either of the cabs, but not both at the same time. Ohms issue of running 2 8ohm cabs with an 8ohm amp. No . . . problem now!

    None of the effects "dropped out". The response was outstanding! Somehow I seemed more in control of each effect. My fat, drippy Surf set up sounded . . . well, drippy! Heavier Blues stuff. WOW. Latin Rock stuff. Nice sustain. With just the slightest effort I was able to get killer feedback, but controlled. Sweet!!! Chord melody/Jazz sounds pretty nice, even on my STRAT!!!

    This amp as 2 purposes . . . 1). It's an amp! 2). It enhances the sound coming from effects pedals! Maybe enhance is the wrong word. Maybe the amp literally does NOTHING to affect the sound of effect pedals. So each pedal can do its thing as it was designed to do, with no "influence" from the amp, except for volume. Yeah, I think that's exactly it! Transparent!

    The amp sits a little higher than my other pedals. Easy to get to. No fuss, no mess! Minor tone knob tweaks off of 12:00.

    SURF/Bues/Jazz/Latin Rock all sound great! I don't say that I love any one piece of gear very often. But I Iove my Strat. And . . . I love my amp! And it sounded great with my Gretsch Jazz box, my Airline, and so on!

    While getting familiar with the amp, I kept saying, literally out loud . . .

    This is crazy!

    I can't wait for my next gig!

    Wayne Reed

     
    4.0

    Pro quality, well built, great sound

    By Sirloin

    from Morrisville, NC

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Seymour Duncan PowerStage 170 170W Guitar Amp Head:

      Built like a tank. Metal jacks. Standard power cord. No silly outboard power supply. Yay! Sounds great with a preamp type pedal out front. Has a fan but is extremely quiet.

       
      4.0

      Great Portable Power Amp

      By MojoSupertramp

      from New Jersey

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about Seymour Duncan PowerStage 170 170W Guitar Amp Head:

        I purchased the Powerstage 170 to bring to the studio when I jam with friends. I prefer to use either my Line 6 Helix or Atomic Amplifire but didn't have a good solution to power them. Now, I set up my patches at home using the Powerstage and my 2, 16 ohm, 1x12 H&K cabs and when I go to the studio I just plug the PS170 into the cabinet there and I don't need to change my patches. Plugged into any of those solutions it is super loud. I didn't think I would use the eq on the PS170, but it's actually great to modify the sound. For some reason my cabs sounded dark, and with a couple of small adjustments to th PS's knobs and the sound was just right. This is a great grab and go solution for someone who likes to use amp modeling, but prefers the feel of a real cab.

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