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Friedman Amplification


Friedman Amplification Launches the Sir-Compre Pedal

October 18, 2016
Compression and gain in a single stompbox.
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Friedman Amplification Unveils the BE-OD

August 26, 2016
A new stompbox based on the legendary Friedman BE-100 amp.
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Rig Rundown: The Darkness

May 18, 2016
Fueled by a pair of brothers rocking Les Pauls and the bass rumbling thanks to Gibson Thunderbirds, this U.K. outfit is here to rock and roll.
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NAMM '16 - Friedman BE-OD, Sir-Compre, Fuzz Fiend, and MC Drive Demos

February 25, 2016
The amp builder breaks into the pedal world with four new stomps—two overdrives, a compressor, and a gnarly fuzz.
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NAMM '16 - Friedman Bill Kelliher Signature Amp Demo

January 24, 2016
The Mastodon guitarist talks about and plays through his labor of love with amp guru Dave Friedman.
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The Year in Gear 2015

November 24, 2015
Our favorite guitars, basses, amps, effects, and accessories from the last 12 months.
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Crushing Heads: High-Gain Amp Review Roundup

March 2, 2015
Four brutal amps from Mesa/Boogie, Friedman, Randall, and Engl go through the Premier Guitar roundup wringer.
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NAMM '15 - Friedman Jerry Cantrell Signature Amp, Phil X Signature Amp, & Custom Guitar Demos

February 13, 2015
The amp master creates three new rock boxes and unveils a new handmade collection of 6-strings.
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Steve Stevens: Vital to Idol

October 2, 2014
Billy Idol’s riff master talks about recording Kings & Queens of the Underground, developing a signature vibrato, and getting spit on at early Idol gigs.
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Mastodon: A Year in the Life of the Sludge Metal Lords

August 1, 2014
Riffmeisters Bill Kelliher and Brent Hinds play for the song on the quartet’s sixth album, Once More ’Round the Sun.
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Musikmesse '14 - Friedman Amplification Small Box & Jerry Cantrell Signature Demos

March 25, 2014
See and hear Dave Friedman's newest Marshall-inspired amps.
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GALLERY: Musikmesse 2014 - Amps

March 17, 2014
From low-watt heads to high-powered, fire-breathing monsters, here are some of the amps we caught at Musikmesse.
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Gallery: 2013 L.A. Amp Show

October 7, 2013
A look at some of the hottest new boutique guitars, amps, and pedals from the Oct. 5-6 show in Van Nuys, California.
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Rig Rundown - Billy Idol's Steve Stevens

August 21, 2013
Steve Stevens shows us his entire Billy Idol live setup, including his signature Knaggs guitars and Friedman amps, as well as the toy ray gun he modified for the "Rebel Yell" solo.
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NAMM '13 - Friedman Amplification SS-100 Steve Stevens Signature Amp Demo

January 27, 2013
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location at the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the Friedman Amplification booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest amp -- the Steve Stevens' Signature SS-100 head.

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LA Amp Show '11 - Luxxtone Guitars El Machete, Chopper Series, Friedman Amplification Cab Demos

November 1, 2011
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Van Nuys, CA, for the 2011 LA Amp Show where he visits the Luxxtone Guitars and Friedman Amplification room. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of Luxxtone Guitars El Machete model, Chopper Series, Friedman Amplifiers Naked, Dirty Shirley, and Speaker Cabinets.
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LA Amp Show '10 - Friedman Amps Dirty Shirley Demo

October 11, 2010
PG's Chris Kies is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he swings by the Friedman Amplification room. In this video segment, we get to check out Friedman's Dirty Shirley and Naked heads. The Dirty Shirley sounds like Jimmy Page on the early Zeppelin records. Watch our video demo and decide just how accurate that statement is. (We have a mountain of editing to do... keep an eye out, that video is coming soon!)The Dirty Shirley is a 6L6-based head with a tube rectifier. Friedman describes the amp as being loosely based on a JTM45 platform, but the amp does have a Gain control and Master Volume, too. In comparison to a lot of Friedman's other popular amps (Naked, Brown Eye), the Dirty Shirley is a little more "classic" and has no switches and no effects loop—just great rockin' tone.
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