Hello guitar enthusiasts!

Dave Friedman, owner of Friedman Amplification, amplifier guru & circuit wizard extraordinaire is responsible for the tones of the world’s biggest stars for the past 25 years including Eddie Van Halen, Steve Stevens and Jerry Cantrell. New 2016 Friedman Amplification gear include a new Amplifier line & pedals.  Dave’s extensive knowledge, meticulous construction and pursuit of tonal superiority is the reason why Friedman’s amps are the undisputed best on the planet, hands down!

Dave Friedman

New 2016 Friedman Amplification

The Friedman Runt is the all new, handmade small amplifier line from Friedman Amplification. The all valve amp is configured in either 20 or 50 watt models and is available in either a head or a 1×12″ combo with a 16-ohm, 12″ Celestion G12M 65 Creamback speaker that delivers the goods housed in a Baltic Burch constructed cabinet. These 2 channel firebreathers were designed after the legendary Friedman BE-100 Brown Eye.

Friedman Runt 50 watt Head Image

The Friedman Runt 20 watt amplifier uses a pair of EL-84’s and a trio of 12AX7’s in the pre-amp while the Runt 50 watt amplifier uses a pair of EL-34’s and a quartet of 12AX7’s in the pre-amp.

It has a dedicated, American inspired clean channel with a 3-position bright switch that delivers anything from pristine cleans to a slightly broken-up blues/country tone. There is a gain boost on the overdrive channel for a ferocious blistering growl while soloing and is foot-switchable!

The heart and soul of the Friedman Runt is the overdrive channel, which gives that legendary Friedman overdrive that ranges from vintage rock crunch to modern high gain tones. Use the Boost switch and Gain knob to dial in the perfect amount of overdrive. A global presence control shapes the high-frequency response of the Runt’s power section.

Like all of Friedman’s offerings, the Runt has a ultra – transparent buffered Series FX Loop and loves pedals. Front end pre-amp effects such as overdrives, wahs, phasers, boosts, ect… sound great & the transparent, buffered Series FX Loop handles your time based effects (delay, reverb, chorus, ect…) beautifully with no tone loss or degradation.

Very excited about the first Cab Sim Record Out Friedman Amplification has ever made. Dave invested a lot of time perfecting this part of the amp to ensure it faithfully replicates what is coming from the amp itself and is very usable. With an XLR out, you can confidently run direct to FOH with outstanding results. The Cab Sim Record XLR out includes a ground-lift switch, level and center/edge of speaker cone simulation switches.

The new totally affordable Runt family of Friedman amplifiers are built right here in the USA by hand using PCB (printed circuit board) construction keeping the price tag low enough for all guitar playing mortals to afford!

They are estimated to arrive in mid to late August! PRE-ORDER yours today to be an owner of our initial shipment of these sonic beauties!


New 2016 Friedman Amplification – all new Friedman BE-OD Overdrive pedal from Friedman Amplification simulates and totally nails the tones of the legendary Friedman BE-100 Brown Eye amplifier in a pedal and ideally suited for any clean platform amplifier.



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