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Friedman Brown Eye 100W 2-Channel Tube Guitar Head Black

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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, seamless... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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.

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.

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.
  • Hand-wired
  • Made in the U.S.A.
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FriedmanBrown Eye 100W 2-Channel Tube Guitar Head
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
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    • Experienced (3)

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ho Lee Fudge

By Will Sync™

from Monroe,WI.

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • 10 feels like 11...no heaven.
  • Big smile on my face. : ) Just yes.
  • Easy To Use
  • Em Kay...a super model wants to bone you. You in
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • I just jizzed
  • I just jizzed...again.
  • Killer tone. Sonic insperation.
  • Portable
  • Powerful
  • So worth it brah.
  • tottaly rocking dude.

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily addiction.
    • Performances

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

    I only tried this amp twice for a short time. I knew it instantly! perfection! My balls ache that I don't own it. It hurts me. Inside. This amp just kicks every kind of buttocks. This is the sonic golden age. Right this second. This amp is proof. Does it get better? IDK and I don't care. I know where my amp money is going.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This product is fantastic!

    By Rob Perkins

    from Burlington New Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Powerful
    • The best amp ever!

    Cons

    • None....

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

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

    Hands down the best amp ever.....From crystal clear cleans to the depths of metal this amp does it all. thank you Dave Friedman!

     
    5.0

    Best amp I have ever owned

    By Mike

    from Ontario CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

      • fx loop volume should be on the front

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

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

      Awesome amp!! Great tone, works best thru a cab with v 30 speakers, only complaint is the fx return volume
      should be in the front and 1 of the voicing switches were on the footswitch

       
      5.0

      Go to amp

      By Ross

      from Cali

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

      exceptional amp clean and dirty will bee my go to amp.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Tried it, loved it...had to have it. I'd do it again.

      By Dave S.

      from North San Diego

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

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

        I tried this amp in Las Vegas Guitar Center. They had another boutique amp and the salesman asked, "Have you tried the Friedman?" I plugged in and lost my mind. It sounded pure bliss. Like the best Marshall I ever heard with a great Fender clean channel. As much as I dug it, the price tag scared me some. I still remember thinking, "I need one of these."

        I'm a big fan of 50 watt heads, but after playing the Small Box 50, there is no comparison. You have to pay the extra and get the BE100.

        Several months later, I was at the San Marcos, CA Guitar Center and I ran into another BE 100. I played it again, went home and picked some gear to sell and within a week or so, I had my own. This summer will be two years together and I have no regrets. It is still the best amp I've ever owned, and there have been a lot of others. Fortunately, I've re-joined another band. I can't wait to use this sweet baby live.

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