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Friedman Dirty Shirley 1 Channel Mini 20W Head  

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Dave Friedman’s Dirty Shirley Mini is a 20-watt head version of the popular full-sized Dirty Shirley, which was designed for guitarists that want a vintage “Classic Rock” tone inspired by British tube... Click To Read More About This Product

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Dave Friedman’s Dirty Shirley Mini is a 20-watt head version of the popular full-sized Dirty Shirley, which was designed for guitarists that want a vintage “Classic Rock” tone inspired by British tube amps from the '60s and '70s, but in a compact size and weight. The Dirty Shirley Mini is fueled by a pair of EL84 power tubes and includes a three-position gain structure switch. This little beast delivers vintage crunch and cleans up nicely by simply backing off the guitar’s volume knob. Extremely versatile, this amp is capable of producing many styles of music from blues to rock and country by adjusting the gain knob, structure switch and master controls. The Dirty Shirley Mini was designed to take pedals well and loves boosts, ODs, phasers, flangers, tremolos and wahs. The ultra-transparent series effects loop takes time-based effects pedals and rack units equally well. The handcrafted in USA Dirty Shirley Mini features beautiful black Tolex, tongue and groove Baltic Birch construction and built to withstand the rigors of the road.

  • Power: 20W (tube)
  • Tubes: three 12AX7 (preamp); two EL84 (power amp)
  • Single channel
  • Impedance: 4, 8, 16 ohms
  • Controls: Gain, Master Volume, 3-band EQ, three-position gain structure switch
  • Ultra transparent series FX loop
  • Custom USA-made transformers
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Dimensions: 8.25 in. x 18.25 in. x 8.5 in.
  • Weight: 20.5 lbs.

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Surprisingly versatile, great cleans to killer hard rock

By Primal

from Raleigh, NC

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  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
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    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Friedman Dirty Shirley 1 Channel Mini 20W Head:

    Was really expecting this amp to be strictly a classic rock amp, in line with AC/DC, Zeppelin.

    While it nails those two, it can do so much more.

    1st, those of you familiar with 20 watt amps know they can lack low end and sound small. Somehow, this amp is different. Im not sure how he did it, but Dave made this amp sound HUGE. Has a big low end without getting flubby.

    The 3 position gain switch is awesome. I own a 1989 JCM 800 2204, and I would say the gain on that amp lies somewhere between the lowest gain setting (middle position) and the medium gain setting (bottom position)

    Put the gain around noon, switch over to your neck pickup, turn your guitar volume down to about half, and you have beautiful chimey cleans, even with the toggle switch in the highest gain setting.

    Switch to the bridge, guitar volume all the way up and the gain around 3 o'clock, and you have a hard Rock machine.

    Need those metal tones, throw an overdrive in front (I use a cheap MXR), set the gain to just a smidge to barely add a slight boost, and you've got thick muted palm chug. And that REALLY works with this amp given the incredible low end.



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    Comments about Friedman Dirty Shirley 1 Channel Mini 20W Head:

    Simply the real deal. Very dynamic amp, covers a lot of tones in a small amp platform. You would not believe the bottom end that this amp delivers. Dave Friedman rocks the amp world once again!

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