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Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal  

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The BE-OD overdrive pedal captures the tone of the now legendary Friedman BE-100 amplifier which has graced the stages of world class musicians the world over. The BE-OD delivers authentic tube amplif... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The BE-OD overdrive pedal captures the tone of the now legendary Friedman BE-100 amplifier which has graced the stages of world class musicians the world over. The BE-OD delivers authentic tube amplifier sound from a compact pedal with the controls needed to shape your tone including volume, gain, tight, bass, treble and presence. These responsive knobs will take you from light, slightly broken up overdrives to straight up gain nirvana. Built in the USA and designed to withstands decades of abuse the BE-OD is a must have pedals for any tone enthusiast.

Features

  • Authentic British overdrive tones
  • Volume, Gain, Tight, Bass, Treble and Presence
  • True bypass switching
  • Can be powered between 9-18VDC (no battery)
  • Assembled in USA
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FriedmanBrown Eye Overdrive Pedal
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (9)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Compact (4)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (6)
  • Performances (6)
  • Professional recording (5)
  • Amateur recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9)

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(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It really IS that good...

By Igor

from Schererville , IN

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal:

      Friedman "brown eye" overdrive.. I have not heard a pedal sound this amp-like, ever. And not just any amp but a roaring hot rodded Marshall jcm800. Just put it in front of a super clean tube amp and rock out. This is a special pedal.. I would also like to add that the Guitar Center and the crew in Hobart Indiana are awesome at what they do. Thank you guys :)

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great pedal !

      By Erik

      from Long Island NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal:

        Great sounding pedal I have many distortion and overdrive pedals and this one is has it dialed in ! It has tons of gain , I turned down the trim pot to 9:30- 10 :00 from the factory setting , and the gain dial is a lot more friendly / usable . If you have a decent amp this will turn it into a beast , it was a perfect match for my 2204 with no effects loop was thinking of modding it (loop and gain mod) now I don't need to ! thanks Friedman it has great dynamics and touch and feel , glassy , sag , etc... well worth it get one you'll be happy you did !

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Friedman products totally rock.

        By John

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal:

        This pedal sounded so good that I went out and bought a Friedman amp and matching cabinet. This pedal is worth the money if you can't afford the amp.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        WOW....KILLER

        By Ricky J

        from Mission Viejo, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal:

          I've never heard a pedal like this.....it turns any amp in to a $3000 amp....KILLER SOUND

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          F'A this thing is the best dirt pedal ever!!

          By Scott

          from Charlotte N.C.

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal:

              Just dont forget to turn down the internal gaun knob. A noise gate pedal quiets it all up.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              stunning

              By Xande

              from St Paul, MN

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal:

                i would sleep with this pedal, and do terrible, terrible, things to its slots, but it would definitely void the amazing 3 year warranty you get with this bad mother. the harmonic structure of the gain is beautiful and it instantly turns any amp into a tone monster.

                 
                5.0

                Buying a 2nd back up unit for my mini pedal board.

                By John

                from undisclosed

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                Comments about Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal:

                Pro musicician for over 40 years and I have had at least 2 dozen OD and Distortion pedals. This is the by and far the best ever. The amount of gain and tonal characteristics of this pedal make it a must have for any player. Look no further and buy it with confidence. Totally Killer Tone!

                 
                5.0

                Might be the last OD pedal I purchase!

                By Jeff the Trumpet Player

                from Los Angeles, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive

                Cons

                • Jacks are placed low on the pedal
                • Switch button a little stiff.

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal:

                I'm a pretty simple guitar player. I'm a trumpet player by profession and trade but guitar has always been a fun hobby to dabble in (and dream to tour with). Other effects are fun to tinker with but I'm all about a great warm amp and some killer over drive pedals. I really liked (and I know how it sounds) the "solo/lead" distortion on the Crate FX120. However the clean tone was very bland (solid state amp). I couldn't have one without the other so it's been rough. I bought a Vox AC15 and fell in love with the tubes and sound. Next I had both my DS-1 and MD-2 Modded to increase the sound quality. Both had improvements but still weren't quite there. I asked some former GC associates who worked with the products (I had worked operations) for some recommendations based on what I felt was missing from these pedals that would work with my amp. I was then directed to the Friedman Brown eye. It was love at first chord. I read that you could adjust the internal gain but have yet to tinker with that. I haven't felt the need yet. I've used it with my Epi LP Custom with Invader bridge and burstbucker neck, Epi ES339 with Dirty Fingers bridge and 57 Classic+ neck, stock Fender Jaguar Special, Stock MIM Fender Tele, and my Squier Strat with EMG-HZ Single Coils and they all sound amazing with the pedal and amp combo. This will very likely be the last distortion/over drive pedal I ever need to buy.

                 
                5.0

                great pedal.

                By keith

                from undisclosed

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                Comments about Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal:

                Sounds great.

                 
                5.0

                BEST OD/DIRT Pedal, hands down!

                By Fer Jr.

                from SoCal

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal:

                    This pedal just roars! I was running a Fulltone OCD for the last year or so and I was always trying to get more out of it in terms of that hot-rodded Marshall bite. I had a Maxon OD 808 in front of the OCD to give it a little more, even threw in a Maxon Compressor in front of all that. The sound was there but I knew I could do better. Enter the world of the BE-OD! This things just kills! All the knobs are usable, I especially love the tight knob. It works very well in conjunction with the bass knob, you can go from a looser heavy crunch to something real tight for faster palm mute stuff. I have it powered @ 18V. Being that it's called the BE-"OD", I assumed it was going to be just that, WRONG! This is a full fledged distortion pedal! I have the internal gain knob at 9:30 rather than the stock setting of 12 o clock and there is a ton of gain still. I have the main gain knob @ 12:30 and it's Brownsound on steroids.Even with the gain ALL the way down it's Thin Lizzy's "Jailbreak" all day with harmonics all over the place. My fingers are sore as I type this review, I haven't played my axe this much in a long time, the BE-OD has inspired me.

                     
                    5.0

                    The notes will just sing

                    By Glenn

                    from undisclosed

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal:

                    Gain for days. The best od pedal I have ever played. I used it with my Classic 30, Classic 50 and JTM 45. The notes will just sing.

                     
                    5.0

                    The Search is Over

                    By Guitar Man

                    from York, Pa

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Responsive

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal:

                      This thing is absolutely amazing !!! I foresee this pedal becoming a legend, for all of your tube amp lovers you have got to get this pedal.my personal Holy Grail of tone in a pedal. This will inspire your playing. I give this pedal a 5 out of 5 but actually it is a perfect 10

                       
                      4.0

                      Excellent Pedal

                      By morty5150

                      from Lebanon, NJ

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Excellent Sound Quality
                      • Responsive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal:

                          Only had the pedal for 2 days, 1st impression awesome pedal for rock n roll! The gain straight outta the box is a ton, I would say that is the only drawback that it offers too much gain even at lower settings. I have not yet tried to dial it back using the trim pot and find for me that leaving the gain between 9-12 o clock is perfect. I am running it into the clean channel on an older JCM 2000 DSL, not the new ones, and I have to say that the tone coming out of it is amazing, it sounds like a hot rodded ripping Marshall, I have heard demos of the BE 100, never played one and to me they sound similar in tone. I would highly recommend this pedal, I would give 5 stars but because I think it is strictly for hot lead/rhythm rock guitars it is bit limited. I was able to dial in a good tone in about 10 seconds, it is not a pedal you need to fuss with to get good sounds out of, probably on any setting it will sound great.

                           
                          4.0

                          Very nice Pedal

                          By Spacekat69

                          from Miami, Fl

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Excellent Sound Quality
                          • Good Selection Of Effects
                          • Responsive
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Performances

                            Comments about Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal:

                            I find this to be a great pedal on its own but in a band situation at least until now it doesn't cut through the mix. I am still tweeting it. I will say this , it has a lot of gain . I had to bring down the gain trim pot that is inside the pedal to be able to cut down on the compression. I love it so far just need to find a sweet spot so it cuts through the mix with a loud bass player and a second guitarist

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