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The Friedman Vintage Collection PLEX 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head brings Dave Friedman's passion for vintage British tone to life. Modeled after his personal 1968 Marshall JMP Super Lead, the PLEX meticulously recreates the sound and feel of this iconic amp. With 50W of power and EL34 tubes, the PLEX captures the non-master volume performance of the era's Plexi amps. Two channels with independent volume controls provide a range of tones from clean and crisp to saturated overdrive.

Authentic Plexi Character

Dave Friedman has earned a reputation for building amplifiers with exceptional vintage tone. For the PLEX, he spared no expense in crafting an amp that reproduces the sound of his favorite vintage Marshall. From the custom transformers and caps to the tubes and tones stack, every component contributes to the PLEX's authentic vintage voice. The harder you push the Volume controls, the more the amp saturates—just like the Plexis of the late '60s.

Seamless Channel Blending

The PLEX features internal channel jumpering that lets you blend the Lead and Normal channels to perfection. With the turn of a knob, you can go from a pristine clean to a roaring overdrive. This simple yet effective design pays tribute to how players originally coaxed different tones out of their Plexi amps. The PLEX gives you this sought-after sound in a convenient, built-in fashion.

Modern Usability

While the PLEX recreates vintage amp performance, it also incorporates modern features for maximum usability. The most significant upgrade is Dave Friedman's post-phase inverter Master Volume control. As you increase the gain on the Lead and Normal channels, you can dial back the Master Volume to keep overall volume at a manageable level without sacrificing tone. This unique design lets you unleash the PLEX's full power or crank it down for home use.

Sonic Flexibility

The PLEX provides a wide range of tones thanks to its interactive tone stack and multiple inputs. Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence controls give you control over the amp's EQ for sculpting your perfect sound. The 3-position Bright switch tailors the high end to complement different guitars and pickups. High and Low instrument inputs also let you match the PLEX to either a traditional passive or modern active instrument. Overall, the PLEX delivers exceptional sonic flexibility for vintage tone in virtually any musical scenario.

Premium Components and Lifelong Reliability

From its hand-wired circuitry and military-grade components to premium EL34 power tubes and a solid pine cabinet, the PLEX is built to meet Friedman's unwavering standards of tone, quality and reliability. The PLEX's vintage-style tone stack with Presence, Bass, Middle and Treble controls provides tonal flexibility to suit any guitar and playing style. With proper care and maintenance, this handcrafted amp head will deliver decades of service, just like the vintage amps that inspired its design.

Friedman Vintage Collection PLEX 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black
Friedman Vintage Collection PLEX 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black
Friedman Vintage Collection PLEX 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

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  • 50W all-tube head with 2 channels and internal channel jumpering
  • Authentic Plexi tone from Dave Friedman's 1968 JMP Super Lead
  • Post-phase master volume control
  • Lead and Normal channels with independent volume controls
  • Internal channel jumpering blends Lead and Normal channels
  • Vintage-style tone stack and bright switch for tonal flexibility

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  • Wattage: 50W, all-tube head
  • Power tubes: 2 x EL34
  • Preamp tubes: 3 x 12AX7
  • Impedance jacks: 4, 8, and 16 ohm
  • Transformers: Custom, USA-made
  • Channel 1 volume: Lead spec channel
  • Channel 2 volume: Normal spec channel
  • Channel jumpering: Internal
  • Master volume: Post-phase control
  • Bright switch: 3-way per channel
  • Equalizers: Bass, Middle, Treble, Global Presence
  • Size: 8.75" D x 24" W x 10" H
  • Weight: 33.5 lb.
  • Assembly: Assembled in the USA

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