Bourns Receives Celebrity Endorsement from Sean Silas for its Pro Audio Products

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RIVERSIDE, Calif., November 4, 2015 – Bourns, Inc., (DBA Bourns Pro Audio), a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced the endorsement of its Pro Audio products by Sean Silas, guitarist for the band Hour Eleven (HR 11). This is a strategic win for Bourns to leverage Silas’ extensive background in music from his more than 20 years of local Southern California performances. Bourns Pro Audio sought the Silas endorsement because he is known for his own unique rock/metal style. Sean stated, “I’ve patterned my guitar playing techniques from several guitar greats such as Randy Rhodes, George Lynch, Phil Collen, Eddie Van Halen, and Steve Vai.”

“Bourns Pro Audio is thrilled to have the backing of Sean for our guitar potentiometers,” said Chuck Manzano, Pro Audio Application Engineer at Bourns, Inc. “From this endorsement, Bourns is able to tap into his expertise regarding the type of options both performing guitarists and guitar designers are looking for in the areas of dynamic performance and tone. Sean has provided us with his valuable feedback in the continuing development of our guitar potentiometers, and it is an honor to work with someone of his exceptional talent.”

The band HR 11 was formed in 2010 and was recently signed to Culture Shock Original records, releasing their self-titled debut CD that features guitarist Phil Collen of the legendary band Def Leppard. HR 11 is currently preparing for a tour of the United States and Europe, and has already started work on their second CD. The band’s popularity continues to grow from the positive messages in their songs garnering a fan base of over 17,000 worldwide that is expected to grow significantly with their upcoming tour.

Bourns Pro Audio offers a wide variety of guitar potentiometers for the discerning guitarist and guitar builder. Superior design qualities and world-class manufacturing bring uncompromised reliability and value to both manufacturers and end users. Bourns Pro Audio also offers a wide range of slide potentiometers, rotary encoders, circuit protection devices, magnetics, and trimming potentiometers all suitable for use in amplification, sound processors, mixing consoles, and sound systems.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at

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