Friedman Small Box 50w 1x12 Handwired Tube Combo
Handcrafted in the USA
2 Channel - 50 Watts - Handwired
Dave Friedman’s Small Box 50 Watt 1×12″ Combo was designed for guitarists that want the classic tones reminiscent of great vintage plexis as well as Friedman’s more modern high gain offerings.
The Small Box combo features two channels, the first giving you those classic plexi tones that clean up nicely with just a twist of the guitar’s volume knob. It goes from clean to crunch to that full-blown plexi roar. The second channel features the modern high gain tone on which Friedman has built his reputation. This hand crafted in the USA combo features beautiful Tolex encasing tongue and groove Baltic Birch construction built to withstand the rigors of the road.
At the heart of the Small Box combo is a 16 ohm, 12” Celestion G12M Creamback speaker which delivers the bass, mid response and signature sound you would expect from a Friedman amp.
The Small Box combo was designed to take pedals and loves boosts, OD’s, phasers, flangers, tremolos and wahs, while the brand new ultra-transparent series effects loop handles your time-based effects pedals and rack units.
The Friedman Small Box delivers all of these remarkable features into a mind-blowing 50-watt 1×12″ combo package.
- 50-Watt all tube 1x12" combo
- Two channels
- 2 x EL-34 power tubes
- 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
- Celestion 16 Ohm G12M 12" Creamback speaker
- Two master volumes and two gain controls
- Shared channel EQ consisting of bass, middle, treble and presence
- Clean channel (think Plexi) has a 3 position bright switch
- Line out with level control
- Ultra transparent series FX Loop
- 4, 8 and 16 ohm Impedance Selector Switch
- Custom USA made transformers
- Single button footswitch with LED
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Dimensions: 9.5" (D) x 24.25" (W) x 22" (H)
- Weight: 52.5 lbs.
Dave Friedman is the man behind the signature tones of rock icons Eddie Van Halen, Steve Stevens and Jerry Cantrell. Dave 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 built in the U.S.A. to Dave's exacting standards using hand selected components. After a rigorous burn in process, Dave inspects, tubes, plays and signs the chassis of every amplifier before shipping.
ROOTS IN DETROIT
David Friedman was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. On a recent trip home, the Friedman crew shot some footage, we’d like to share with you. Detroit is a city with a rich history, not exclusively, but especially, when it comes to music. So it’s no surprise that while growing up there David Friedman was inspired by Detroit’s heady music scene and it’s legacy. Detroit has been the seat for so many iconic musicians that represent a wealth of genres, from the soul and R&B artists that gave it the nickname Motown, to blues, punk, hip hop, pop, rock and it’s even been cited as the birthplace of (believe it or not) electronic dance music. I n fact, it’s impossible to talk about American music history without prominently featuring Detroit. In recent decades Detroit has fallen into decay and disrepair. But the heart and soul of Detroit are it’s people, who are unwavering in the task of rebuilding it, and who are certain that it can return to the greatness for which it was once known. This video includes shots of downtown Detroit, including the community-based art installation the Heidelberg project and , Motor City Guitar in Waterford, MI, which is owned by Dave’s childhood best friend. Beyond the images of deteriorating and forgotten places, you can see the gleam of hope, nowhere does it shine brighter than in Detroit. After all it’s the place whose motto, written in 1805, is: “Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus”.
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