Own the sound of the legendary SE 3+ pre mod preamp for vintage Marshalls that shaped the sounds of rock, pop and country royalty including Eddie Van Halen, Steve Lukather (Toto and Michael Jackson), Michael Landau (Joni Mitchell and Tim McGraw), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, DIO, Dead Daisies).

Get the plexi-style tube-driven sound of the Suhr SE100 amp anywhere
Faithful emulation of the SUHR SE100’s 68 plexi transformers and EL34-powered output section has transformed John Suhr’s classic design into a guitar amp plugin that produces the Suhr SE100's iconic and irresistible sound straight out of your DAW.

Studio quality guitar tones in your home
The must-have guitar amp plugin for serious rock guitarist who needs a vintage rock-legend always within reach. Jam in real time with the Suhr SE100’s famous, copious gain, touch-sensitive response, and 100-watt punch.

Add professional effects with the FX Rack
A fantastic amp plugin for recording in any genre: get rich, smooth, clean tones, the hot-rodded British sound, as well as the classic crunchy rock tone we all know and love. 

Use the FX Rack to add Delay, noise gate, high/low filters, and more. No Suhr SE100 plugin would be complete without the Power Soak Circuit. Dial in as much power as you want, without cranking the output gain and get that unmistakable fat sound at lower volumes.

The perfect guitar plugin for studio quality recording
The Suhr SE100 Amp plugin is an excellent choice for anyone looking for the sound of a studio-quality tube amp for recording. Capture the professional guitar tone you need with options generated by 120 impulse responses from boutique cabinets, vintage mics, high-end consoles, pedals, and outboard gear.

The history of the Suhr SE100 amp
John Suhr built the first SE100 for Steve Lukather and Michael Landau in 1991. It was an instant classic, playing a big role in establishing Suhr's name as a master of his craft. John became the Master Builder at Fender and then went on to launch his coveted brand of Suhr guitars and amplifiers we know and love today. John Suhr personally approved this Suhr SE100 amp plugin.


  • Peerless emulation of legendary SE100 Tube Guitar Amp
  • Amp plugin approved by original creator John Suhr and guitar virtuoso Doug Aldrich
  • Faithful recreation of the hand-wired sound of the SE 3+pre-amp mod paired with a finely tuned 68 output section
  • 120 impulse responses from boutique cabinets, vintage mics, high end consoles, pedals, and outboard gear
  • FX Rack with host-syncable lo-fi, delay, noise gate, tight and smooth filters, power soak, pre and power amp bypass

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Doug Aldrich

    Doug Aldrich

    Guitarist (Whitesnake, DIO, Dead Daisies)

    Since the early 90‘s I‘ve been using a modded Marshall that John Suhr created for the original CAE OD 100. Ive used that amp on every recording and every tour since. Through Dio, Whitesnake… Read More

  • Mendel bij de Leij

    Mendel bij de Leij

    Composer, Musician, Mix & Mastering Engineer

    The Suhr SE100 is a very versatile amp, I was amazed to be honest. From clean bluesy stuff to punishing metal: It can handle it all!

Customer Reviews

  • Incredibly Accurate

    by Saturn Voyager
    I can´t be more happier with this soft amp, it sounds and behaves pretty realistic
  • It's a Gem

    by Yael Hidalgo
    I love this Amp I use it a lot for my rhythm Metal Guitars along with the FUCHS Train II
  • Plex In The Box

    by MS
    One of the best Plex type sims out there imo with the following caveat. Lowering the input gain (on the fx panel) quite a bit is required for good "cool Plex" type sounds. When set to 0dB it… Read More
  • Sounds great!

    by Winter
    Genuinely blown away by how good this sounds. Not only this but all of PA's guitar amp emulations. I can't believe I was sleeping on these! Note: Maybe sure you run these through a touch of room… Read More
  • No real Plexi, but at least close

    by Faydit
    Good sounding and working interpretation of the Plexi-theme with some own character.
    On the one hand nice 1980's (hot-rod-)Plexi tones, on the other hand, for my taste a little bit too… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 14 down to macOS 11
Windows 11 down to Windows 10

Intel, or Apple Silicon

x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM


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Suhr SE100 - Changelog

Version 1.2.1 (Oct 9, 2023)
- General: fixed CPU spikes on Mac OS

Version 1.2.0 (Aug 15, 2023)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for AAX
- General: added macOS Ventura support
- General: improved plugin loading time in the DAW
- General: fixed issue causing Logic to crash when closing the plugin UI
- General: improved font drawing behavior

Version 1.1.1 (Apr 13, 2022)
- General: fixed an issue with VST2 in FL Studio
- General: fixed an issue when closing the plugin on Windows
- General: fixed an issue with value indicators
- General: fixed an issue which caused blacklisting for VST2 in Cubase 11/12

Version 1.1 (Mar 15, 2022)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for VST3, VST2 and AU
- General: added macOS Monterey support
- General: added Windows 11 and Windows 10 21H1 support
- General: discontinued Windows 7 support
- General: discontinued macOS 10.9 and 10.11 support
- General: fixed metering behavior in block sizes of 2048 samples and higher

Version 1.0 (Nov 8, 2021)
- Initial release