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Friedman Brown Eye 100W 2-Channel Tube Guitar Head
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Incredible boutique tone, and stage-ready power.

The Friedman BE100 is a hand-wired, 100-watt, EL34 powered, multi-channel British-style amp. By merely adjusting the gain and master volume controls, the BE100 can produce a variety of tones, seamlessly transitioning from blues to classic rock or hard rock to metal. To say it is British-styled is just the start of describing this inspiring tone machine.

The BE100 is a critically acclaimed amplifier created for the many musicians who have longed for the Friedman sound in a 100-watt format, as seen on the stages of superstars like Alice in Chains, Pink, Bon Jovi, The Cult, and Foo Fighters.

Plug into to the BE100 and you will instantly notice the huge, tight low-end and rich harmonically detailed chords at any volume, made possible by Friedman's superior
Master Volume control.

Single notes take on that Holy Grail singing quality all guitarists strive to attain but rarely can through most amps. The BE100 cleans up remarkably well with the guitar's volume control, even with the amp on higher gain settings. For a more dramatic clean sound, switch over to the clean channel and dial in the bass, treble and three-way bright switch tone-shaping controls.

All three modes (BE, HBE, CLEAN) can be accessed from the amp's front panel or from the included two-button footswitch. The BE100 was designed to take pedals and loves boosts, ODs, phasers, flangers, tremolos and wahs, while the brand new ultra-transparent series effects loop handles your time-based effects pedals and rack units.
Play through the BE100 and you'll see why this amp has received the prestigious Editor's Pick Award from Guitar Player Magazine (Nov, 2013).

Handwired in the USA.

Dave Friedman is the man behind the signature tones of rock icons Eddie Van Halen, Steve Stevens and Jerry Cantrell. Dave Friedman has been building, modding and repairing amplifiers for many of the world's biggest stars for the past 25 years. Friedman's innovative designs and meticulous construction have made him legendary in the world of professional touring musicians while earning him a loyal clientele from all over the world. One of Friedman's mainstays has been modifying amps to each player's specific tonal palette, and to consult with other established amplifier companies to improve their own designs.

Dave Friedman's extensive knowledge and pursuit of tonal superiority inspired him to develop his own series of production amplifiers under the name Friedman Amplification. In the past, having Friedman build or modify your amp required a certain level of notoriety, but now his sonic wizardry is available to everyday players.

Each Friedman amplifier is hand-wired in the U.S.A. using only hand selected components. You can buy with confidence because Friedman Amps are designed and built to last a lifetime.

Friedman Brown Eye 100W 2-Channel Tube Guitar Head Features:

  • Power: 100W (tube)
    Three channels
    Hand-wired in the USA
    4 x EL-34 power tubes
    4 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
    Master volume and gain controls
    Full EQ consisting of bass, middle, treble and presence (BE, HBE channel)
    Clean channel featuring volume, treble, bass and 3-way bright switch
    SAT, FAT, C45 and Voice switches create a multitude of unique textures
    Line out with level control
    Ultra transparent series FX loop
    4, 8 and 16 ohm Impedance Selector Switch
    Custom USA made transformers
    Two- button footswitch with LEDs included
    Limited lifetime warranty
    Dimensions: 8.75" (D) x 29.25" (W) x 12.25" (H)
    Weight: 43 lb.
    Made in the U.S.A.

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  • The GAS ender

    As reviewed by MICHAEL on 12/16/2014

    This amp is simply incredible. I had gone through at least 10 amps this last year trying to find the perfect tone, Marshall (3 different models), Orange, Hughes and Kettner, Splawn, Blackstar, Mesa, Bogner, and then I really got a crazy idea and got an Axe FX 2 and dumped about 5-7 grand into that rig, I finally got tired of the chase and liked the Brown Eye preset on the Axe so I contacted Nashville and they had a BE 100 in stock. I ordered it and as soon as I plugged in it was heaven, perfect tone for my taste, just as good as the Phil X video if not better. Also Dave is a really good guy to work with, I had a small issue with a power tube starting to sound bad and he sent a whole new set of tubes to my tech, and even covered the labor of the repair so I didn't have to ship the amp off and be without! Great guy. All he asked is I return the old tubes. I highly recommend this amp, or the JJ also. They are similar but the JJ is a little heavier sounding and perhaps not as flexible, but I sure want one also lol. JUST BUY IT. YOU WILL NEVER GAS AGAIN.

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