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Friedman Pink Taco 20-Watt Hand-Wired Head
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Monster tone in a tiny box.

The Friedman Pink Taco is the baby sister to the critically acclaimed BE-100, created for the many musicians who have been begging for the Friedman sound in a small, compact, lightweight, manageable format.

The Pink Taco is a super versatile hand-wired, 20-watt, EL84 powered, single channel fire breather that is capable of producing many styles of music from blues to classic rock to heavy metal by merely adjusting the gain and master controls.

Many people don't believe a 20-watt amp can deliver the tight bottom end and midrange that a 100-watt amp can produce. The Pink Taco proves otherwise! Friedman designed this amp to sound like a 100-watt monster, utilizing custom transformers and the cleanest possible signal path.

Plug into the Pink Taco and you will instantly notice the harmonically rich detailed chords and resonating single note lines. This amp cleans up exceptionally well with the guitar's volume knob, even with the amp on higher gain settings.

The Pink Taco was designed to take pedals well and loves boosts, OD's, phasers, flangers, tremolos, wahs. The brand new ultra transparent series effects loop takes time-based effects pedals and rack units equally well. The handcrafted in USA Pink Taco features beautiful black tolex, tongue and groove Baltic Birch construction and built to withstand the rigors of the road.

Handwired in the USA.

Friedman History:
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 Pink Taco 20-Watt Hand-Wired Head Features:

  • Hand-wired in the USA
    20-watt all tube head
    One channel
    2 x EL-84 power tubes
    3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
    Gain, Master Volume, Bass, Middle and Treble
    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 lb.

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  • Racing car

    As reviewed by Mika on 1/16/2015

    Oh la la! My 30 year search of that perfect dynamic distorted tone is over! This little fella delivers it to the point. This amp is perfect for those who are looking for those legendary hard rock/heavy tones of the 70's and 80's. The first time I gigged with it I had hard time staying calm and focused since I was so thrilled with the tone that this amp delivers. It's a single channel amp, but in order to make it flexible you need only booster and reverb pedal. Rest is up to your own dynamics. You get the clean tone only by managing the intensity of your playing and adjusting the volume knob. Effects also love this amp. Best amp that I've ever owned. It's a racing car!

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  • pink taco equals happy guitar

    As reviewed by lee rosenblum on 4/23/2014

    This amp delivers the goods whether you play gibson or fender style guitars. Small and light enough to take any where with power and volume to spare. I literally stopped using any distortion pedals and am back to controling evrything from the volume knob. now my pedal board really is for effects (reverb,echo,trem and chorus). the gain is absolutely the best ive heard on any amp (I'm a touring backup guitarist and ive heard plenty). im generally a gibson guy but now im using my tele more and more as this amp really brings out the throaty chime in fenders. dont worry about the seperate amp and head as i can carry both (if i need to ) with my guitar and pedal board in one carry!!! Thing weighs maybe 12 pound (head and amp) and is louder than anything else in the room! For those of you who can't ween off pedals i suggest getting a straight clean boost with this amp as , i say once again, the distortion/gain on the amp is unbeatable. BTW, first learned about this amp watching phil x demo a 59 burst with it. he was completely blown away during the demo....i was too,,now i own one and im never going back to fender , marshall or matchless!!!!

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  • friedman pink taco 20 watt

    As reviewed by john on 12/31/2014

    what an awesome amp! i was a little reluctant at first with this 20 pound monster but by the second gig this amp is for real. it's true, you really don't need any overdrive pedals with this amp, the sound is unbelievable. it does clean up nice with the P90's when you get the right balance on the volume and gain but it screams opened up. the sound is tight and the low end punch is there . i use a boss compressor which helps to take some of the high end away and a boss SE-50 thru the effects loop for digital reverb and run it thru a marshall 2x12 slant cab. i leave my boogie mark 2IIc+ and my old deluxe reverb with all the other pedals at home. i found my sound again. thank you friedman amps!!!!

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