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Friedman Pink Taco 20-Watt Hand-Wired Head Black 

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The Friedman Pink Taco is the baby sister to the critically acclaimed BE-100, created for the many musicians who have been begging for the Friedman s...Read More

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Monster tone in a tiny box.

The Friedman Pink Taco is the baby sister to the critically acclaimed BE-100, created for the many musicians who have been begging for the Friedman sound in a small, compact, lightweight, manageable format.

The Pink Taco is a super versatile hand-wired, 20-watt, EL84 powered, single channel fire breather that is capable of producing many styles of music from blues to classic rock to heavy metal by merely adjusting the gain and master controls.

Many people don’t believe a 20-watt amp can deliver the tight bottom end and midrange that a 100-watt amp can produce. The Pink Taco proves otherwise! Friedman designed this amp to sound like a 100-watt monster, utilizing custom transformers and the cleanest possible signal path.

Plug into the Pink Taco and you will instantly notice the harmonically rich detailed chords and resonating single note lines. This amp cleans up exceptionally well with the guitar’s volume knob, even with the amp on higher gain settings.

The Pink Taco was designed to take pedals well and loves boosts, OD’s, phasers, flangers, tremolos, wahs. The brand new ultra transparent series effects loop takes time-based effects pedals and rack units equally well. The handcrafted in USA Pink Taco features beautiful black tolex, tongue and groove Baltic Birch construction and built to withstand the rigors of the road.

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
  • Hand-wired in the USA
  • 20-watt all tube head
  • One channel
  • 2 x EL-84 power tubes
  • 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • Gain, Master Volume, Bass, Middle and Treble
  • Ultra transparent series FX loop
  • Speaker Outs: 1 x 16 Ohms and 2 x 8 Ohms
  • Custom USA made transformers
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Dimensions: 8.25" (D) x 18.25" (W) x 8.5" (H)
  • Weight: 20.5 lb.
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FriedmanPink Taco 20-Watt Hand-Wired Head
 
5.0

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      5.0

      Incredible Tone!

      By Duvel

      from Raleigh NC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Friedman Pink Taco 20-Watt Hand-Wired Head:

        I have been playing guitar and chasing tone for 30 years and this is the best sounding amp I have ever owned or played.. For a 20 Watt amp this thing is very loud.. It can deliver gain for days if that's want you want and cleans up nicely when you back off your volume knob. The high gain tone isn't overly compressed like some other high end amps. The tone knobs actually do something when you adjust them so there you can dial in a lot of diffent tones.. Sounds great at low volumes too but trust me.. It sounds so good it's hard not to crank it up! I'm currently running it through and old Marshall 1960a with GT75s.

        I also currently own a Soldano HR50+, Blackstar HT60 and have owned Marshall JCMs, Peavey 5150s, Mesa Dual Rect.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best of the Best

        By SeaBoss

        from Laguna Niguel California

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Brown
        • Loud
        • Loud Amazing Tone
        • Original
        • Quality
        • Real Blues Tone
        • Real Rocktone

        Cons

        • Its Perfect
        • None

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Friedman Pink Taco 20-Watt Hand-Wired Head:

        other amps i have so you get an idea that this one is at my top of the list now
        1976 Marshall
        1986 jcm 800
        1994 jcm 900
        1995 peavey 5150
        2003 Soldano hot rod 50
        2012 EvH 5150 lll
        2013 Friedman Pink Taco

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Low watter out there at any price

        By dbrocker75

        from IL

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Friedman Pink Taco 20-Watt Hand-Wired Head:

        Great amp. This is my second time owning this model. The original one was great but I really wanted 2 channels so I sold it. After failing to find anything that came close to the tone and portability of this amp, I had to get another one. It's very close to the big brother BE100 which I've also owned. Aside from the lack of a clean channel or boost, it's perfect for what it does. Everything from slightly edgy clean plexi to hot rodded 80s metal tones. It's got a thickness and warmth to the single notes that's better to me than any other hot rodded m style amp. It's also got that classic upper mid crunch that's not too brittle like some plexi style amps can be. Also very touch sensative and with the volume knob you can get a lot of tones without touching the amp. The loop is also very good and you don't miss it not having any level controls, etc.

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