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Friedman BE Mini 30 Watt guitar amplifier new

Friedman BE Mini 30 Watt guitar amplifier leaked  ·  Source: nstuffmusic.com

This new Friedman BE-MINI, 30-Watt amp head has leaked on a dealer site and it looks like this amp is potentially some form of new solid-state head, with Friedman high-gain, British-voiced preamp section. If so, then this is a whole new product range for the boutique tube amp builder.

Leak: Friedman BE-MINI 30-Watt Guitar Head

Currently, all the Friedman social media pages are teasing “Something big is on the way” and it looks like a Friedman dealer, Nstuff Music, has accidentally let the cat out of the bag this weekend. They’re isting a new Friedman BE-MINI 30-Watt Guitar Head and it appears to be solid-state, as there is no mention of tubes anywhere in the amp’s specifications.

Details

Below is exactly what is written on the dealer site and it is pretty vague of details.

The BE-MINI head combines a 30-watt power section and Dave Friedman’s famous “BE” preamp circuit. The BE-Mini has the same signature British-voiced harmonics, grind, and punch of the legendary BE amplifier’s legendary high-gain tones. The BE-MINI’s compact size, light weight and included effects loop makes the BE-MINI a killer companion whether onstage, at home or in the studio.

The BE-MINI is loaded with player-friendly features including Gain, Level, three band EQ, Presence control and powerful Cut and Tight switches. These tools allow you to tailor the BE-MINI’s character to your preferences. On the back panel, you will find a high-quality series effects loop ideal for using time-based effects with your high-gain tones. The included 24V universal-voltage power-supply means you can take your BE-MINI wherever you travel.

FEATURES:
-Authentic Friedman High-Gain, British-Voiced Tones
-30-watt Power Section is Ideal for Most Applications
-Inspired by the Friedman BE-100 Amplifier and BE-OD Overdrive Pedal
-Familiar Control Layout with Gain, Volume and Presence
-Cut and Tight Mini Toggles
-Onboard Series Effects Loop
-Signature Friedman BE Look and Style
-Compact Travel and Studio-Friendly Size
-Universal 24V Power Supply
-Dimensions: 9.5” (w) x 6.25” (d) x 5.25” (h)
-Weight: 4 lbs.

A new mini travel head?

Billed as a compact/travel head with a universal 24V power supply which gives me the impression that it is indeed a solid-state amp head, and potentially it is paired with a Friedman preamp circuit derived from one of his stompboxes. Which would make a lot of sense, as Dave Friedman is very good at getting a real amp-like tone from his line of pedals.

Controls

With controls listed as Gain, Level, three-band EQ, Presence along with Cut and Tight switches, and the mention of inspiration including the BE-OD Overdrive Pedal and the BE-100 Amplifier this hybrid amp looks like a whole new product line for the brand. They also list a Series Effects Loop in the features list.

The Price!

With a list price of $329.99 it would make it the cheapest amp in the Friedman lineup and if it has that Friedman tone, then it could make a huge impact on the boutique amp market at this low price point.

Tell us what you think in the comments section below. Would you buy a 30-Watt Friedman lightweight solid-state travel amp?

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by Jef

2 responses to “Leak: Friedman BE-MINI 30-Watt Guitar Head solid-state travel amp”

  1. William Paxson says:

    Be interesting to see where it’s made-the posting on the dealer site that might have shown the back panel seems to be scrubbed.

    • Jef says:

      That’s a good point and hopefully, Mr Friedman will add it to their official site soon, so we can see all the details.

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