“Pristine with warmth and definition… and the output level was more than loud enough for club stages”: Seymour Duncan PowerStage 100 Stereo review

Meet the pedalboard power amp with ample power for gigs, an excellent EQ, and everything you need to live your stereo wet/dry/wet live rig dreams

Seymour Duncan PowerStage 100 Stereo
(Image: © Seymour Duncan)

Guitar World Verdict

The Seymour Duncan PowerStage 100 Stereo is a truly pedalboard-friendly power amp that’s ideal for any guitarist who wants to use stereo modelers and/or effects or configure a wet/dry/wet rig that doesn’t require unwieldy racks and delivers pristine sound quality.


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    Compact pedalboard-friendly design.

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    Stereo guitar inputs, speaker outputs and balanced XLR outputs.

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    Cab simulation.

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    Powerful 5-band EQ section individually switchable for speaker and balanced outputs.


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    Some users may prefer more power output.

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    Cabinet simulator provides only one cab tone.

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Guitarists interested in building a custom stereo rig based on preamps and/or modeling devices or who would like to explore using a wet/dry/wet setup often reconsider once they realize they’ll probably need a separate power amp. 

This is because they’re afraid that their rig will grow into an unwieldy monster, requiring refrigerator-sized racks, a dedicated tech to load and set it up and a van to haul everything around. 

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.