Friedman Amplification BE-100
The Holy Grail of Hot-Rodded British Tone
Wildwood Guitars is honored to showcase the BE-100, the crown jewel of the Friedman line. The BE-100 is a fire-breathing 100-watt monster that swiftly became Friedman's flagship amp, and for good reason! If you're into massive, juicy, hot-rodded British tone, there's nothing quite like playing through a BE-100.
The Friedman BE-100 may very well be the ultimate hand-wired, 100-watt, EL34-powered, multi-channel British-style amp. With a few adjustments of the gain and master volume controls, the BE-100 can seamlessly transition from blues to classic rock to hard rock to metal. So, it's a British-style amp, sure, but that only scratches the surface of what this behemoth is capable of--just ask superstar users like Alice in Chains, Pink, Bon Jovi, The Cult, and the Foo Fighters.
Plug into to the BE100, and the first thing you will notice is the huge, tight low-end. You will also be pleased by how rich and harmonically-detailed chords sound at any volume thanks to Friedman’s superior Master Volume control. You will also be delighted to find that single notes take on that Holy Grail singing quality all guitarists spend their lives questing for.
The BE100 cleans up remarkably well with the guitar’s volume control, even with the amp on higher gain settings. For a more dramatic clean sound, switch over to the clean channel and dial in the bass, treble and three-way bright switch tone-shaping controls.
All 3 modes (BE, HBE, CLEAN) can be accessed from the amp’s front panel or from the included 2-button footswitch. The BE100 was designed to take pedals and loves boosts, overdrives, phasers, flangers, tremolos and wahs, while the brand-new ultra-transparent series effects loop handles your time-based effects pedals and rack units.
• 100-Watt all tube head
• Three channels
• Hand-wired in the USA
• 4 x EL-34 power tubes
• 4 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
• Master volume and gain controls
• Full EQ consisting of bass, middle, treble and presence (BE, HBE channel)
• Clean channel featuring volume, treble, bass and 3-way bright switch
• SAT, FAT, C45 and Voice switches create a multitude of unique textures
• Line out with level control
• Ultra transparent series FX loop
• 4, 8 and 16 ohm Impedance Selector Switch
• Custom USA made transformers
• 2 button footswitch with LED’s included
• Limited lifetime warranty
• Dimensions: 8.75" (D) x 29.25" (W) x 12.25" (H)
• Weight: 43 lbs.
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