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Massive High Gain Mayhem.

Beyond the limits of traditional high gain lies the Friedman Amplification Butterslax, the brain child of Dave Friedman and Bill Kelliher of the band Mastodon. Known for their unique brand of heavy metal mayhem infused with thrash, psychedelic vibe and massive guitar tone, Mastodon has carved out a unique footprint in the world of rock and metal. Bill Kelliher had been using the Friedman Jerry Cantrell Signature Model live, and knew that when it was time to create his own signature masterpiece, long time friend and guitar amplification extraordinaire, Dave Friedman, was the man for the job.

Meet the Butterslax, a high gain goliath with fire breathing powers, forged in the depths of rock n roll purgatory by Bill Kelliher and Dave Friedman, himself. Not for the faint of heart, The Butterslax is a 100 watt beast, featuring 3 channels of primal mayhem, delivering a super high gain, ultra tight sonic personification of evil. Channel one with gain, master, bass, middle, and treble controls give players classic overdrive tones to hard rock attitude. Channel two, with the same controls takes you to where most “metal” amps leave off. The third, fire breathing channel, takes you far past the extreme into an explosion of gain, cascading into your world like a meteor shower of heavy metal madness.

Plug in and experience the pre-historic savagery of the all new Butterslax, available here at Wildwood Guitars.


• 100-Watt all tube head
• Three channels
• Hand-wired in the USA
• 4 x EL-34 power tubes
• 4 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
• Global: Presence and Thump controls
• Ch 1 - Gain 1, Master 1, Bass, Middle, Treble
• Ch 2 - Gain 2, Master 2, Bass, Middle, Treble (shared with ch 3)
• Ch 3 - Gain 3, Master 3, Bass, Middle, Treble (shared with ch 2)
• Channel select switch
• 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 LEDʼs included
• Limited lifetime warranty
• Dimensions: 9" (D) x 27.25" (W) x 11" (H)
• Weight: 42 lbs

Why Order from Wildwood Guitars?

An instrument from Wildwood isn't just an ordinary guitar. It's your guitar. Each and every instrument we sell includes a full, point by point setup, an exhaustive evaluation, and expert shipping procedures, with first class, industry leading standards from start to finish. Why? Because you deserve it.

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