For years, the name Friedman Amplification has conjured images of big things: big amp stacks, big sound, and big names like Eddie Van Halen and Jerry Cantrell. While it might seem like their foray into effects pedals was a bit of a departure, it’s actually a return to Dave’s roots. Before Friedman Amplification was even a gleam in his eye, an eighteen year-old Dave Friedman was working at Andy Brauer’s Studio Rentals, a haven for gearheads that procured high-end gear for professional musicians in LA. When Andy’s rackmount-unit specialist quit, Andy offered him the job, and soon Dave was learning to construct rack systems on the fly as he built signal chains for some of the biggest names in rock and metal. Since this was the eighties, rack systems were all the rage, but they were basically hidden pedalboards. So, Dave has been building effects since day one!