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Friedman Small Box 50W 2-Channel Tube Guitar Amp Head

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The SmallBox 50W guitar head features two footswitchable channels with separate gain and volume controls. The amp has a shared EQ and FX loop. The first channel is voiced like the classic Plexi amps o... Read More

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The SmallBox 50W guitar head features two footswitchable channels with separate gain and volume controls. The amp has a shared EQ and FX loop. The first channel is voiced like the classic Plexi amps of British fame. It cleans up very nicely with the guitar volume, going from clean-ish to crunch to that famous Plexi-like growl. The second channel has that famous Friedman higher-gain distortion and crunch that we all love. This is a lot of amp in a 50-watt package.

The SmallBox takes pedals very well and loves boosts, overdrives, phasers, flangers, tremolos, wahs, etc. It also has ultra transparent series FX loop that takes time-based FX pedals and rack units equally well.

Handwired in the USA.

  • Power: 50W (tube)
  • Tubes: three 12AX7 (preamp); two EL34 (power amp)
  • Two footswitchable channels
  • Controls: Bass, middle, treble, presence, three-way bright switch (universal)
  • Two speaker outs
  • Series FX loop
  • Handwired in the USA

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Best 50 watt head available


from Northern California

I've almost had or played every guitar head out there, Bogner, Diezel, Engl, Mesa, etc. This head is in a league of its own. It's a very easy and simple amp to dial in. I LOVE the clean (plexi) channel. It's so natural sounding and gives you the perfect combination of clean to just enough dirt. Add a Tube Screamer and you get this beautiful vintage Hendrix tone. Channel two puts you in Nirvana, from AC/DC to old Van Halen. This head loves foot pedals, very transparent and perfectly mixed. I highly recommend this head for almost every genre of music.

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Nearest thing to the Holy Grail of tone.

By Michael JA

from New York, NY

Came in to find a JTM but Keith said try this as I don't buy without touching usually. He brought a Fender Strat Standard and when I first plugged it in I said WOW! I did not even use any special settings but tried channel 1 and 2 and played with gain. He said one of the guitarists from Steely Dan came in and got the Brown Eye 100. 50 is all I need and low volume did not hurt the tone. Soon I'll buy one.

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