Suhr Jim Kelley Power Attenuator

Suhr introduces the Jim Kelley Power Attenuator, a utility that lets you get consistent amp tones regardless of volume.


This box will tame your powerful amplifier for small venue gigs or for recording, controlling the output stage of a cranked tube amplifier, allowing you to get the tone you want at any volume level.

The Suhr Jim Kelley Power Attenuator is designed to operate with a variety of amplifiers up to 100 watts @ 4 and 8 ohm loads. To achieve transparency and compatibility with various amp settings, the Power Attenuator uses two rheostats, which in conjunction with the Treble Boost Switch, will help you preserve the natural characteristics of your tone while taming the volume.

The Power Attenuator Knob varies the amount of power attenuation applied to your amplifier’s speaker output. You can tweak this knob to to dial in the output level that matches your playing environment. The attenuator settings range from ∞ dB or muted at 0 and 0dB at 10.

The Treble Boost Switch is designed to preserve the high-end dynamics of your signal, which are naturally lost when volume is lower. You can pick the boost that you need to give your signal the same high-frequency sparkle at any volume level, as though the amp was cranked.

Other features include footswitch control for the treble boost, allowing for hands free operation when performing. It also comes with amp, speaker and external speaker outputs to accommodate various rig setups. The controls are situated in the front for easy operation.

Finally, all these nifty features are stored inside a compact and robust housing that is built for the road, and it comes with a gig bag. The MSRP for the Suhr Jim Kelley Power Attenuator is $599. You can find out more by visiting Suhr.

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