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Friedman Jerry Cantrell Signature 100W Hand Wired Tube Guitar Head  

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The undeniably crushing sound of Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell has sent countless guitar players on a quest to achieve his signature tone. Dave Fri...Read More

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Crushing tone made for the Man in the Box.

The undeniably crushing sound of Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell has sent countless guitar players on a quest to achieve his signature tone. Dave Friedman has captured lightning in a bottle in the form of the Friedman JJ-100, a collaboration between Friedman and Jerry Cantrell.

The JJ-100 is a 100-watt, two channel, EL34 powered beast that takes no prisoners. Saturated, complex, harmonic overtones create a tight response to assure no notes are lost over the full spectrum. These features are paired with AC30-like cleans and an ultra dynamic response to right hand attack, beautifully recreating Cantrell's iconic Seattle sound.

Jerry Cantrell and Dave Friedman spent years perfecting the JJ-100. This is Cantrell's first ever signature amp, so he went to the best. The hand-crafted in USA head utilizes tongue and groove Baltic Birch construction and is built to withstand the rigors of the road. If you are looking for a heavy-hitting powerhouse, plug into the Friedman JJ-100W.

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
  • Power: 100W (tube)
  • Tubes: four 12AX7 (preamp); four EL34 (power amp)
  • Two channels
  • Master volume and gain controls
  • Dirty Channel featuring full EQ consisting of bass, middle, treble and presence
  • Clean channel featuring volume, treble, middle, bass and 3-way bright switch
  • JBE voice switch for a higher gain more saturated sound
  • Line out with level control
  • Ultra transparent series FX loop
  • 4, 8 and 16 ohm Impedance Selector Switch
  • Custom USA made transformers
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Dimensions: 8.75" (D) x 29.25" (W) x 12.25" (H)
  • Weight: 43 lb.
  • Hand-wired
  • Handwired in the USA

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FriedmanJerry Cantrell Signature 100W Hand Wired Tube Guitar Head
 
5.0

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        5.0

        Absolutly Amazing Tone Monster

        By Vegavex

        from Winthrop, MA

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Friedman Jerry Cantrell Signature 100W Hand Wired Tube Guitar Head:

          Sold my other amps this is the only one you need. Make sure you get the Friedman Cab to get the full potential. Beautiful clean tones and beautiful distorted tones from blues to metal. I cannot express how happy I am and the tone is so cool its already got me making up new song ideas. I will never own another amp. You like Metal get some emg 81 85 (which I just installed in my axe) and you can sound like a metal god too ;)

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          5.0

          An amplifier for guitar aficionados!

          By Jeff

          from Glastonbury, CT

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Extremely Versatile
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Friedman Jerry Cantrell Signature 100W Hand Wired Tube Guitar Head:

          This amp is the best of the best all in one and truly suited for guitar aficionados. This is not a "one trick pony" that only nails AIC tone (and it does perfectly by the way). Minutes after unpacking and plugging into it, I was cranking out Van Halen and ACDC tones easily with all the knobs at 12 o'clock. Turn up the bass and gain and you get into thrash metal territory. Back off the gain and you get one of the best classic rock tones ever. Roll back the volume knob on your guitar and switch to your neck pickup and now you're in blues/rock territory. Upon switching to the clean channel I was pleasantly surprised to hear Vox AC30/Fender Twin tones. I love this amp!

          If I were to describe the amp in one word, it would have to be "dynamic". The tone spectrum is very wide and a slight turn of a knob can change the sound significantly. All the while, the punch and tightness never fades. It never gets dark and muddy or on the other end, buzzy or piercing. I've owned Mesa, Marshall, Orange, Fender and many more. This amp puts them all to shame right out of the box. It's well worth the money because it's better than the rest and probably the last amp you'll ever need to buy.

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          5.0

          Probably the best Tube Head I've played

          By JC-Tonequest

          from San Antonio, TX

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          Pros

          • Great clarity

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

            Comments about Friedman Jerry Cantrell Signature 100W Hand Wired Tube Guitar Head:

            Great clarity and not separation even at the highest gain settings. Responds well to picking dynamics. The FX loop is very transparent and the Master Volume works great allowing the amp to sound good at bedroom volume. The clean channel was also a pleasant surprise. It's very clean and chimey. Overall probably the funnest amp I've played. It puts a smile on my face every time I plug in. The only complaint I have is I wish the BE and JBE Modes were footswitchable with their own master and and gains.

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