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When you're setting your sights on stardom, it's a good idea to look for guidance from artists who have already gotten there. Check out the amplifiers you see onstage with the world's greatest guitar heroes, and Friedman is a name you're going to see often. The list of musicians with Friedman amps in their credits reads like a "who's who" of the guitar scene, including the likes of Dave Grohl, Neil Schon, Richie Sambora, Joe Perry, John Rzeznik, Jim Root and Dexter Holland. Just reading those names should be enough to get you excited, but even if it isn't, all you have to do is take a look at the amps themselves and you'll definitely get there.
In fact, Friedman even has a few signature amplifiers under its belt if you really want to go the whole nine yards to follow in your favorite guitar legend's footsteps. Just have a look at the Jerry Cantrell, Phil X or Steve Stevens Signature Tube Guitar Heads and the inspiration will start to flow. Each of these heads is hand-wired and produces a solid 100W of power, enough to drive full-sized speaker cabinets for the biggest gigs of your career.
Speaking of cabinets, there are plenty of those available from Friedman to go with their world-class heads. Choosing one of these is going to depend on the sound you want, since they're loaded with different drivers - for example, the White Tolex Vintage 4x12 Guitar Speaker Cab features a pair of 16-Ohm Celestion G12M-25 Greenbacks paired with two Celestion Vintage 30s. The result is a tone that's as punchy or crunchy as you want it, with tons of vintage character. The Steve Stevens Signature 4x12 Closed-Back Guitar Cabinet, on the other hand, uses four V30s to max out its complex overtones, warm low end and legendary mid-range.
Friedman amplifiers and cabinets make perfect partners, since the speakers are designed to extract all the complexities and details from the heads' hand-wired boutique construction. You can even get all-in-one units like the Small Box 50W 1x12 Hand Wired Tube Guitar Combo, which puts the two together in one ultra-portable package. To put it simply, if you're looking for amps and cabinets that have as much soul as the music you play on them, Friedman is the way to go.
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