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The Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive pedal brings the coveted sound of the Friedman BE-100 amplifier to the stage and studio in a rugged, pedalboard-friendly package. Designed to capture the tone that has made the BE-100 an icon. With controls for Volume, Gain, Tight, Bass, Treble and Presence, you can dial in everything from a subtle tube-like breakup to an aggressive, saturated overdrive. The Brown Eye Overdrive's responsive circuitry and premium components provide dynamic, touch-sensitive overdrive that cleans up beautifully when you roll back your guitar's volume knob.

Authentic Tube Amplifier Tone

The Brown Eye Overdrive recreates the tone and feel of Friedman's renowned BE-100 amplifier, delivering the warmth, compression and harmonically rich overdrive that tube amp enthusiasts crave. Its fully analog circuit uses high-quality components to emulate power amp and preamp tubes, capturing the natural sag, bloom and three-dimensional quality of an all-tube signal path. The Brown Eye Overdrive responds dynamically to your playing for a fluid, expressive tone that inspires creativity.

Sculpt Your Sound with Responsive Tone Controls

With six responsive knobs—Volume, Gain, Tight, Bass, Treble and Presence—the Brown Eye Overdrive provides extensive tonal control in a compact pedal. The Gain knob takes you from a hint of tube-like grit to a saturated lead tone, while the Tight control lets you tweak the low end for a focused, articulate sound or a loose, vintage vibe. The active Bass, Treble and Presence knobs allow for precise EQ shaping to suit your guitar and amp. Dial in a bold, mid-pushed tone for solos or a scooped, open sound for chords—the possibilities are nearly endless.

Road-Ready and Built to Last

The Brown Eye Overdrive is built in the USA from high-quality components selected for their durability and tone. Its rugged, powder coated enclosure is designed to stand up to years of performance use, with premium footswitches and jacks. Friedman's commitment to no-compromise tone and construction means this pedal is ready for your biggest shows and will continue to inspire for decades to come.

Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal
Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal
Friedman Brown Eye Overdrive Pedal

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  • 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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