The undeniably crushing sound of Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell has sent countless guitar players on a quest to achieve his signature tone. Dave Friedman has captured lightning in a bottle in the for... Click To Read More About This Product
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The undeniably crushing sound of Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell has sent countless guitar players on a quest to achieve his signature tone. Dave Friedman has captured lightning in a bottle in the form of the Friedman JJ-100, a collaboration between Friedman and Jerry Cantrell.
The JJ-100 is a 100-watt, two channel, EL34 powered beast that takes no prisoners. Saturated, complex, harmonic overtones create a tight response to assure no notes are lost over the full spectrum. These features are paired with AC30-like cleans and an ultra dynamic response to right hand attack, beautifully recreating Cantrell's iconic Seattle sound.
Jerry Cantrell and Dave Friedman spent years perfecting the JJ-100. This is Cantrell's first ever signature amp, so he went to the best. The hand-crafted in USA head utilizes tongue and groove Baltic Birch construction and is built to withstand the rigors of the road. If you are looking for a heavy-hitting powerhouse, plug into the Friedman JJ-100W.
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.
Power: 100W (tube)
Tubes: four 12AX7 (preamp); four EL34 (power amp)
Master volume and gain controls
Dirty Channel featuring full EQ consisting of bass, middle, treble and presence
Clean channel featuring volume, treble, middle, bass and 3-way bright switch
JBE voice switch for a higher gain more saturated sound
Line out with level control
Ultra transparent series FX loop
4, 8 and 16 ohm Impedance Selector Switch
Custom USA made transformers
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Dimensions: 8.75" (D) x 29.25" (W) x 12.25" (H)
Weight: 43 lb.
Handwired in the USA
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Comments about Friedman Jerry Cantrell Signature 100W Hand Wired Tube Guitar Head:
Good articulation for lead work for a high gain amp, fun to shred with. Good for heavy rhythms. Has a compressed feel that some won't like and it doesn't give me a wow factor when you slam a power cord like I expected...not a lot of low end grunt. Sounds like some of the harsh frequencies are filtered out. I guess this is the price you pay for the articulation. Good for chimey cleans or high gain...not as much for classic sounds. Notes seem to get lost on clean side, not as cutting as I would like unless you use a heavy handed technique. Clean sounds better with single coils or at least a mix of single/hum. IMHO. Good clean headroom though. Amp seems better for band with single guitar player wanting a thick rhythm sound and good note separation on the leads. Not sure if amp will cut with 2 guitar players or not on dirty side but there is plenty of volume. Couldn't get a good clean by rolling back volume like I expected from reviews. Has to be dialed in with your guitar or it can sound too thin...so not all settings are usable in band setting. Manual helps you get a ballpark setting.
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