I wrote about the new Friedman BE-100 Deluxe back during Winter NAMM back in January of this year. Now it’s finally out and you can hear it in action in the official video below.
Friedman BE-100 Deluxe
First off, let’s be clear about one thing: Dave Friedman can wire a mean amp. If you need a classic vintage ‘British’ Marshall Plexi tone, then Friedman mps are the way forward.
The two gain channels are based on the BE (Brown Eye) and HBE (Hairy Brown Eye). But now each has separate gain and master controls to give you more flexibility. Both channels share an EQ with treble, mid and bass controls.
The BE-100 Deluxe also has a the new Plexi Clean channel inspired by Friedman’s Smallbox amp. This channel does cleans, yet should be able to muster some gain when needed, too, via its gain, volume and three-band EQ controls.
The new Thump control uses a three-way frequency switch and a system volume knob. This knob lets you adjust the low-end response of the amp while the switch alters the attenuated frequency.
The BE-100 Deluxe also has a global master volume control for each channels. That’s a first for the BE range and gives you full output adjustment on all three channels. You also get Friedman’s super transparent FX loop, perfect for all you effect pedal needs.
This 100 Watt all-tube head is a tone beast, powered by 4 x EL34 power tubes and 5 x 12AX7 preamp tubes. This monster is made for gigging musicians who can make the most of all that power and headroom.
RRP – TBC