Get fat and driving classic rock tones with the Friedman Dirty Shirley all-tube guitar amplifier head. Based on the sought-after JTM 45 amp, the Dirty Shirley gives you a wide range of tones from smooth and clean to Friedman’s famous high-gain tones. The response and sensitivity of this amp is amazing; roll back your guitar’s volume control for clean tones and turn it up for crunch and sustain. Powered by a pair of 5881 power tubes, Friedman Amplification’s Dirty Shirley tube amp head is a must have when you need that classic rock sound.
For over 25 years, Dave Friedman has been tweaking, building, and repairing amps for some of the biggest names in music. His legendary reputation among touring musicians has gained him a loyal clientele including the likes of Eddie Van Halen, Steve Stevens, Jerry Cantrell, and more. Dave has created his own production amp line utilizing his sought-after skills and talents.
The SmallBox 50W guitar head features two footswitchable channels with separate gain and volume controls. The amp has a shared EQ and FX loop. The first channel is voiced like the classic Plexi amps of British fame. It cleans up very nicely with the guitar volume, going from clean-ish to crunch to that famous Plexi-like growl. The second channel has that famous Friedman higher-gain distortion and crunch that we all love. This is a lot of amp in a 50-watt package.
From years of amp modding and repair experience, Friedman Amplification’s BE100 (The Brown Eye) all-tube, 2-channel amplifier head brings you the best of British amps in a single package. The BE100 has all of the punch, sustain, and tone you’d expect from a vintage British amp without the harshness. The sensitivity and response of this amp will blow your mind. Powered by a quartet of EL34 power tubes, Friedman Amplification’s extremely versatile BE100 tube amp head is a must-have when you need that classic British sound.
Fender switched back to the blackface era cosmetics some time in 1980. Bassmans produced between late 1980 and 1983 have a black control panel and silver sparkle grille cloth.
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Master Volume Mod it can be done on JTM45, JTM50, 1987 Lead, JCM800 2204A(50W), JCM800 2203A(100W), TW Express, & 5E3 amplifiers.
When I had a band, I have a problem, because I didn’t have the second channel on my JCM 800, to boost my solos. We were playing 80’s metal, so gain on my Marshall was on 10, and I couldn’t get through the mix with pedals. Then I find a great solution…
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The SEL is like a juiced up rock and roll amp from the 80’s… only smaller. Like a Hi-Octane but with more power. Like a P1-eXtreme, but meaner. This is a good choice for someone who wants more distortion and has built an amp or two before.