California-based Friedman Amplification have just put up a picture on their official Facebook page of two new guitar pedals bearing their name. One looks to be a drive pedal and the other a compressor of some sort.
No more official information is as yet available on what they are, other than “Some new toys we’ve been fiddling around with for the NAMM show”. However one of them carries the name BE-OD and the other SIR-COMPRE. So it’s likely the BE-OD is a drive and will be based on their BE (Brown Eye) amp range. Which is a classic hot rodded Marshall Plexi-type clone.
The BE-OD pedal has knobs labelled Bass, Treble, Pres., Vol, Gain and Tight. The SIR-COMPRE has controls labelled Vol, Treble, Gain, Comp and Tight. Both pedals carry the Friedman logo as used on their amp range, and these are getting the guys at TGP all over-excited!
Friedman are, of course, famous – among others – their Dirty Shirley, Brown Eye, Hairy Brown Eye and Pink Taco amp heads, and are used by pro players such as Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), who both have signature guitar heads by the company.
It looks like they may have decided to go in a slightly different direction with the naming of these new products though…
Hopefully some more details will get released over the next 24 hours, as well as some audio demos.
See the pedals on second half of this video below.