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Friedman Dirty Shirley 40W Tube Guitar Head  Black 

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Dave Friedman's Dirty Shirley 40-Watt Head was designed for guitarists who want a Vintage Classic Rock tone inspired by British tube amps from the '6...Read More

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40-watt handwired head for that classic rock sound.

Dave Friedman's Dirty Shirley 40-Watt Head was designed for guitarists who want a Vintage Classic Rock tone inspired by British tube amps from the '60s and '70s. It is based on a modified JTM 45 but still delivers the signature high gain tone for which Friedman is best known. The Dirty Shirley is a 40-watt, 5881 powered, single channel amp that will give you that vintage crunch and also cleans up nicely by merely backing off the guitar's volume knob. Extremely versatile, it is capable of producing many styles of music from blues to rock and country by just adjusting the gain and master controls. The Dirty Shirley features beautiful black Tolex, tongue-and-groove Baltic Birch construction and is built to withstand the rigors of the road.

The Dirty Shirley was designed to take pedals and loves boosts, OD's, phasers, flangers, tremolos and wahs, while the brand new ultra-transparent series effects loop handles your time-based effects pedals and rack units.

The Dirty Shirley from Friedman Amplification, a real screamer that fits in your backseat.

Handwired in the USA.

Friedman History:
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. One of Friedman's mainstays has been modifying amps to each player's specific tonal palette, and to consult 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 everyday players.

Each Friedman amplifier is hand-wired in the U.S.A. using only hand selected components. You can buy with confidence because Friedman Amps are designed and built to last a lifetime.

FEATURES
  • 40-watt all-tube head
  • One channel
  • High and low sensitivity inputs
  • 2 x 5881 power tubes
  • 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • Gain, Master Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence
  • Ultra transparent series FX loop
  • 4, 8 and 16 ohm Impedance selector switch
  • Custom USA made transformers
  • Handwired in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Dimensions: 10.5" (D) x 24" (W) x 10" (H)
  • Weight: 30.5 lb.

If you're inspired by British tube amps, this head is right down your alley. Order today!

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3.0

Nice, but...

By Ardo

from NY, NY

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Warmth

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Friedman Dirty Shirley 40W Tube Guitar Head:

I compared this to a fairly recent (Sept. 2014...) Tophat Super Deluxe Mk.2. Don't get me wrong, this is a cool amp with some very nice overdrive characteristics, but overall just a bit too "gainey" for my tastes. This could be why the newest versions of the amp will feature a gain reduction switch on the front panel! As I use a Klon to hit the front-end of my amp, I just couldn't get it to stay nearly as tight and toneful (bottom-to-top) as the Super Deluxe!
Also, the Tophat is made vastly better in every way: Chasis wiring, components, cabinets (by Mojotone, I believe..), etc.
The Combo version of the Dirty Shirley is much more (!) than a SD mk.2, which is a much more versatile amp with nicer cleans!
Spend wisely: A One-Trick-Pony, IMHO...

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