18 Dec

The Friedman BE-100 Deluxe, the “epitome of British tone” by many or the “all-in-one” for others. Integrating the popular BE circuit that has made itself rapidly and widely known via the famous be-od pedals, the amp is clearly one of the most versatile amps with many rare features like voicing and saturation switches, and even a gain structure switch that lowers the channel’s gain. What else? An ultra-transparent series effects loop that as D. Friedman declares is the most transparent effects loop in the business and response-frequency (controls Thump) switches too!

The amp features three distinct channels that cover literally any music style. It’s no secret that the Friedman BE-100 Deluxe can offer from ultra vintage to ultra modern tones. And for doing so, the Plexi channel (which is the clean channel) cleans up really nicely for a clear more modern approach while cranking the gain brings out that iconic plexi grit. Moreover a bright switch gives brightness and life to any muddy pickup.

Channels BE and HBE are the overdrive channels. From classic british tones to modern hi-gain. The BE channel is more close to the popular be-od pedal while the HBE is its heavy loud brother. Another unique feature is the amount of control that the amp offers over its power section. Presence, frequency and response can be used as an EQ to the power amp and sculpt the overall tone of the power section. And if that’s not enough, you could always… give it a Thump!

Download Friedman BE-100 Deluxe tone capture for the Mooer Preamp Live

The tone captures for the Friedman BE-100 Deluxe include:

  • Plexi Channel, clean sound
  • Plexi Channel, clean sound, BRIGHT ON
  • Plexi Channel, breakup sound
  • Plexi Channel, breakup sound, BRIGHT ON
  • BE Channel, crunch sound
  • BE Channel, overdrive sound
  • HBE Channel, distortion sound

SPECS TAKEN FROM THE INTERNET (Usually from the manufacturer’s page):

  • 100 Watt all-tube head
  • Three channels
  • 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
  • C45 voicing switch (BE / HBE channel)
  • 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
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