AMS is Proud to Welcome Friedman Amps to the Family

Friedman Amps is a company that has been behind the signature tone of numerous rock icons throughout the years. Artists including Eddie Van Halen, Steve Stevens, and Jerry Cantrell. Dave Friedman is the madman behind the scenes of the amps delivering those signature tones of rock icons. Dave is an absolute master of his craft and has spent a good majority of his life building, modding and repairing amps for the worlds biggest names.

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Friedman Amps offers innovative designs and meticulous construction that pays close attention to detail. This is one of the reasons he is a legend in the world of professional touring musicians. Additionally, that attention to detail has earned him a loyal clientele from all over the world. What is that old adage? Don’t fix it if it’s not broke. Friedman Amps are not broke, so there is nothing to fix or change. One of Friedman’s cornerstones has been modifying amps to each player’s specific tonal palette. Dave will consult with other established amplifier companies as well to improve their own designs.

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Welcome to the Family

AMS is thrilled to welcome Friedman Amps to our overgrowing family! We have a whole slew of SKU’s we have added to the site that we are sure you will want to check out. Additionally, we have several Friedman pedals and cabinets as well that are worth taking a peek at. Dave Friedman is a mad scientist when it comes to designing and wiring amps. Dave Friedman’s extensive knowledge and the pursuit of total tonal superiority inspired him to develop his own series of production amplifiers under the name Friedman Amplification. In years past, having a Friedman build or modified amp was only available to those select few that reached a certain level of notoriety. Those days are over now his sonic wizardry is available to everyday players. Dave really puts the unique in boutique.

Friedman AmpsBE-50 Deluxe

The BE-50 Deluxe is a 3 channel, 50 watts, handwired powerhouse! Dave combined the tonal pallet of the BE and HBE circuits with the sparkling cleans of the Buxom Betty to create the BE-50 Deluxe. By far the most flexible design yet, this amp is chock full of tone-shaping possibilities and power.

Specifications

  • 50/25-Watt all tube head
  • Three channels
  • Handwired in the USA
  • 2 x EL34 power tubes
  • 4 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • SAT, FAT, Bright, and Voice switches create a multitude of unique textures
  • Gain Structure switch lowers overall gain
  • Clean Ch – Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble
  • BE Ch – Gain 1, Master 1, Bass, Middle, Treble (shared with HBE Ch)
  • HBE Ch – Gain 2, Master 2, Bass, Middle, Treble (shared with ch BE Ch)
  • Ultra-transparent series FX loop
  • 4, 8 and 16-ohm Impedance selector switch
  • Custom USA made transformers
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Dimensions: 8.75″ (D) x 26.75″ (W) x 11″ (H)
  • Weight: 30.5 lbs.

 

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Pink Taco

Want Friedman sound in a small, compact and lightweight format?! Well my friends, look no further. I would like to introduce to you the Pink Taco. This 20 Watt head is a single channel fire breather. Play numerous styles ranging from blues all the way to heavy metal. Tight bottom end and mid-range the likes of a much larger amp.

Specifications

  • 20 watt All-Tube Head
  • Single Channel
  • Hand-wired in the USA
  • Preamp Tubes: 12AX7
  • Power Tubes: 2x EL84
  • EQ: Bass, Middle, Treble, Master, Gain
  • Speaker Outs: 1×16 ohm, 2×8 ohm
  • Ultra Transparent Series Effects Loop
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Size: 8.5″(H), 18″ (W) , 8″ (D)
  • Weight: 19.6 lbs.

 

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Runt 20 & Runt 20 Combo

The Runt 20 like all Friedman Amps deliver an exceptionally tight bottom end and a mid-range normally found in higher wattage amps. You will instantly notice rich detailed chords as well as striking single note lines that cut through the mix. If you are more of a combo amp person do not fret, there is also the Runt 20 Combo.

Specifications

  • 20-Watt all tube amplifier
  • Two channels
  • 2 x EL-84 power tubes
  • 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • Clean channel with Volume and Bright switch
  • Lead channel with Volume, Gain, three-band EQ, and a boost switch.
  • XLR Cab Simulated output with Ground Lift, Axis and Level Switches. You can record without having your speaker connected (Run-20 only)
  • Ultra-transparent series FX loop
  • 8 and 16-ohm impedance selector
  • Single button footswitch

 

 

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Small Box

With 2 channels and 50 watts, the Small Box head was designed for the guitarist that wants to keep their tone classic. Vintage plexis coupled with Friedman’s modern high gain offering make this amp a real screamer. But with the simple twist of the volume knob, you can go from clean to crunch.

Specifications

  • 50-Watt all tube head
  • Two channels
  • Handwired in the USA
  • 2 x EL-34 power tubes
  • 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • Two master volumes and two gain controls
  • Shared channel EQ consisting of bass, middle, treble and presence
  • Clean channel (think Plexi) has a 3 position bright switch
  • Line out with level control
  • Ultra-transparent series FX Loop
  • 4, 8 and 16-ohm impedance Selector Switch
  • Custom USA made transformers
  • Single button footswitch with LED
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Dimensions: 8.75″ (D) x 24″ (W) x 10″ (H)
  • Weight: 33.5 lbs.

 

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Dirty Shirley and Mini Dirty Shirley

Vintage Classic Rock tone that will deliver you the tones that came straight out of tube amps in the ’60s and ’70s. The Dirty Shirley is your best friend if you love vintage tube amps.  If you want something that is slightly smaller and more portable, or if you just want something that you can rock easier in your apartment go for the Mini Dirty Shirley. Both of these amps love boosts, gains, and distortion.

 

Dirty Shirley

Specifications

  • 40-Watt all tube head
  • Single channel
  • Handwired in the USA
  • High and low sensitivity inputs
  • 2 x 5881 power tubes
  • 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • Gain, Master Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence
  • Ultra-transparent series FX loop
  • 4, 8 and 16-ohm Impedance selector switch
  • Custom USA made transformers
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Dimensions: 8.5″ (D) x 24″ (W) x 10″ (H)
  • Weight: 30.5 lbs.

Mini Dirty Shirley

Specifications

  • 20-Watt all tube head
  • Single channel
  • Hand-wired in the USA
  • 2 x EL84 power tubes
  • 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • Gain, Master Volume, Bass, Middle and Treble
  • Three position gain structure switch
  • Ultra transparent series FX loop
  • Speaker Outs: 1 x 16 Ohms and 2 x 8 Ohms
  • Custom USA made transformers
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Dimensions: 8.25″ (D) x 18.25″ (W) x 8.5″ (H)
  • Weight: 20.5 lbs

Friedman Finale

So getting down to brass tax, if you are interested in any of the models we will be stocking: BE-50 Deluxe, Pink Taco, Runt 20, Small Box, Dirty Shirley Mini, Runt 20 Combo, and Dirty Shirley please go to our site to order. Each Friedman amp is built in the U.S.A. Precision and attention to detail are key, exacting standards using hand selected components. Most importantly, Dave inspects, tubes, plays and signs the chassis of every amplifier before shipping, therefore, ensuring quality.

 

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