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For over a decade Dave Friedman's "BE" circuit has been hailed as the epitome of British tone. In recent years, this tonal infusion has made the BE-100 the most popular and sought after 100 Watt boutique amp by a mile. The new BE-100 Deluxe, like its little brother the BE-50 Deluxe, takes this BE circuit to a whole new level.
All of the astoundingly flexible and gorgeous-sounding tonal characteristics of the original BE-100 are on tap with the new deluxe model. The deluxe version is now a fully featured three channel amp. An additional gain and master for the HBE channel; a new plexi clean channel borrowed from the coveted Smallbox amp; and new tone shaping tools including a response switch, thump frequency switch and thump knob are just some of the features at your disposal with Dave's new flagship amp.
BE and HBE overdrive channels
Friedman’s BE and HBE drive channels have earned their reputation for high-gain crunch, clarity and nuance. The deluxe model doubles this up with two separate gain and masters, allowing you to explore the wide spectrum of each circuit.
Smallbox Plexi Channel
The BE-100 Deluxe boasts a completely new clean channel inspired by the plexi channel of the Smallbox amp. Not only does it clean up nicely, but it can bring out that iconic plexi grit which can be shaped using the gain, volume and three band EQ controls.
Flexible master section
The BE-100 Deluxe not only grants you complete control of the three pre-amp channels, but the critical power section as well. This astounding flexibility starts on the front panel where you’re able to tune the amp’s overall character with a presence knob, three position switches for frequency and response, as well as a thump knob control. Every player is different in a variety of unique ways. These tools allow you to finely sculpt the overall tone of the power section to YOUR liking - think of it as an EQ for your power amp.
Transparent Effects Loop
Effects loops can be suck tone. Dave has un-sucked this problem with the most transparent effects loop in the business. Plug into it and you won't even know it's there!
100 Watt all-tube head
Handwired in the USA
Custom USA made transformers
4 x EL34 power tubes
5 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
BE channel - Gain, Master, Bass, Middle, Treble (shared with the HBE channel)
HBE channel - Gain, Master, Bass, Middle, Treble (shared with the BE channel)
Plexi channel - Gain, Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble and fat switch
Saturation switch - adds saturation
Voice switch - varies top end response
Gain Structure switch - Lowers gain of BE / HBE channel
Ultra-transparent series effects loop
Response switch - varies negative feedback
Frequency switch – changes frequency of the Thump knob
Thump knob - varies lowered response of amp
Two button foot switch for channel selections
4, 8 and 16 ohm Impedance selector switch
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Dimensions: 8.75" (D) x 29.25" (W) x 12.25" (H)
Weight: 43 lbs.
Dave Friedman is the man behind the signature tones of rock icons Eddie Van Halen, Steve Stevens and Jerry Cantrell. Dave Friedman has been building, modding and repairing amplifiers for many of the world’s biggest stars for the past 25 years. Friedman’s innovative designs and meticulous construction have made him legendary in the world of professional touring musicians, while earning him a loyal clientele from all over the world. Friedman’s mainstays have been modifying amps to each player’s specific tonal palette, and consulting with other established amplifier companies to improve their own designs.
Dave Friedman’s extensive knowledge and pursuit of tonal superiority inspired him to develop his own series of production amplifiers under the name Friedman Amplification. In the past, having Friedman build, or modify your amp, required a certain level of notoriety, but now his sonic wizardry is available to all players. Each Friedman amplifier is hand-wired in the U.S.A. using hand selected components. You can buy with confidence because Friedman Amps are designed and built to last a lifetime. We guarantee it!
In recent years Friedman has expanded his range of boutique products to include solid body electric guitars built by the legendary Grover Jackson, guitar effects pedals, pedal boards, power supply, wah pedal and active monitors. All of these innovative products have been accepted and hailed the world over for their quality, performance and reliability.