Suhr SE100 Amplifier

Suhr SE100 Amplifier

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Record through Suhr's original high-gain amplifier.

The Suhr® SE100 amplifier was one of John Suhr’s first designs; a hand-wired, single-channel specimen that took the “modded Marshall” concept a step further, with unprecedented touch sensitivity and unrelenting amounts of gain.

Developed by Brainworx — and fully endorsed by John Suhr — the Suhr SE100 Amplifier plug-in perfectly captures the original amplifier's tonal array, expertly emulating its custom "plexi-style" transformers and EL34-powered output section. And it’s available exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces.

Now You Can:

Use your UA Interface to track through the Suhr SE100 — with no latency

Audition 120 high-end recording chains, featuring multiple cabinets and classic microphones

Shape tones further with FX Rack’s Vintage Delay, noise gate, high/low filters, and more

Easily craft dynamic clean, crunch, and hot-rodded British tones with exquisitely-voiced tone controls

Take a Listen

Take a Listen
Single-Channel Madness

Single-Channel Madness

The Suhr SE100 began its life as a highly lusted after preamp mod for vintage Marshalls. Soon after, the circuit found its way into the legendary CAA 3+ preamp used by Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, Scott Henderson, and Eddie Van Halen on VH’s 1991, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album. Soon after, Suhr incorporated the design into the EL34-powered SE100 amplifier.

Designed with Suhr SE100 power user, and rock specialist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), the Suhr SE100 plug-in artfully captures the original hardware’s copious amount of gain, touch-sensitive response, and 100-watt aggression for rock tones that are truly earth shaking.

Suhr SE100 FX Rack

Suhr SE100 FX Rack

The Suhr SE100 plug-in offers additional control over your tones via the Brainworx FX Rack. It features a Noise Gate, switchable high and low-pass filters, and a Power Soak circuit that allows you to dial in as much power amp goodness as you want, without having to crank the output gain.

The Suhr SE100 also includes 120 impulse response Recording Chains that were captured from several boutique cabinets and recorded through Brainworx's vintage Neve console with an array of high-end and vintage microphones and outboard gear, giving you "record ready" tones, instantly.

Unison<sup>™</sup> Technology for UA Audio Interfaces

Unison Technology for UA Audio Interfaces

Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the Suhr SE100 amplifier plug-in gives you the impedance, gain staging, and circuit behaviors that have contributed to making it a modern classic amongst tonal glitterati.

Key Features

Exacting emulation of the original Suhr SE100 tube amp, authenticated and endorsed by John Suhr and Doug Aldrich

Three-Band EQ

120 advanced Impulse Responses (IR) to catch all styles and genres from high-gain to creamy-clean sounds

FX Rack includes host-syncable lo-fi delay, noise gate, tight and smooth filters, and power soak with pre and power amp bypass

Physical input impedance and hands-on control of Gain staging with Unison™ technology

Customer Reviews

Suhr SE100 Amplifier

Overall Rating

(58 reviews)

R. Campo

May 21, 2020


This amp is a beast!!!

M. Moreno

May 14, 2020

Great amp sim!

I had demoed this plugin a couple of times in the past, and was always floored. Recently got a load box to play my amps without a cabinet and this holds up in tone and in feel, which most sims don't even get close. Well done

W. Yang

April 29, 2020

A great amp that is underrated!

A great amp that is underrated!

m. oda

March 15, 2020

Really really good

Really really good

I bought this one also the fender and the Fuchs and all of them are incredible, there are no better amps than UA, I have tried all of the other plugins, ALL OF THEM, and UA are the best ones ever

b. lamar

March 5, 2020

Really really good

I bought this one also the fender and the Fuchs and all of them are incredible, there are no better amps than UA, I have tried all of the other plugins, ALL OF THEM, and UA are the best ones ever

b. lamar

March 5, 2020

Really really good

I bought this one also the fender and the Fuchs and all of them are incredible, there are no better amps than UA, I have tried all of the other plugins, ALL OF THEM, and UA are the best ones ever

UAD User

January 28, 2020

Best AMP sim I have ever used

This is one really does it for me, especially on a clean-ish crunch sound with gradual breakup. I have not enjoyed using any amp sim plugin or pedal as much as this one.

P. Jacobsson

January 14, 2020


Very powerful amp! From now it is my favourite amp, I highly recommend it.

K. Péter

January 14, 2020

Really great

It is really great and sounds veeery well. For me, the sustain is a littlebit short, and the - how to say - the dimension feeling is not really enough, the sound is a bit cold. The rest is veeery good, it is far the best amp plug I ever tried - but still I can make a bit better sounding record with any of my real tube amps /fender, mesa, marshall/ and an u47-re20 combo through the ssl xlogic channels.

s. yang

December 28, 2019

It is a real amplifier.

This amp is a lively amplifier.
I love Johnser's amp very much, but the sound is heavy, sharp and wild.

If you are looking for a live amplifier plug-in, this is the answer.

If there's a downside, there's a little bit of unknown noise that comes behind when you're producing a clear sound. If this is my electrical problem, I'm glad, but if not, please fix it.

I am very happy with this amplifier.

J. Callahan

December 18, 2019


Fantastic sounding amp especially in Unison mode!

K. Harancher

December 16, 2019

As Real as it Gets

This is simply one of the best rock guitar amp plugins I have played through. The response and sound hooked me right from the start. Try it you might like it.

乌. 包

November 22, 2019



t. yu

August 9, 2019

Love it!

So i have two shur amp sim. Love both pt100 and this

M. Matzke

July 2, 2019

Power and warmth

I’m not a guitar player and I can’t judge the feeling: All I was looking for is a warm power chord sound for a guitar that we recorded for reamping in a symphonic rock arrangement. I tried all the UA Amps and in the end it was Friedman vs. Suhr. This one compliments the strings so well and adds beautiful warmth to the arrangement! I would immediately buy it again for this purpose!

j. sakamoto

June 30, 2019

great plugin!!!

my best rock amp plugin.

C. Jaeggi

May 31, 2019

Very interesting..

Ok, I don't do a lot of distortion, I strum open chords, country style, G D C F etc.
On a Telecaster, so twang is what I need.

Thus, the breaking up is paramount. And not have those screaming, glassy tones.
A good Twin Reverb is what I need, and a Royer 121, or a Shure SM57.

This can actually do that quite well, and I've tried 'em all. The break up dies a little too soon for me. So it helps to compress it a little with my Faitchild Limiter (because I have that now, because I'm not stupid LOL).

I know it can be done because Kemper has done it. For 1600 Dollars though!

I like that sound much better at this price hehe. And if you wanna rock more, with more dist, it's almost too simple to get it right with this one.

Thanks again for the great deals, your hard work, and last but not least, Just for being!

G. McTaggart

May 23, 2019

My favorite amp sim!

This is by far the closest to what I want to hear out of an amp sim plugin.

Brainworx, now that we have this, would be fantastic to also get either a Suhr SL67 or S68 plug-in. The existing Marshall Plexi plugin doesn’t cut it for cranked tones.

H. Sörensen

May 21, 2019

Incredible realistic

just blown away, great sim ;-)

P. Jonsson

April 20, 2019

A Classic

That great modded Marshall sound at your disposal - Awesome