Friedman be-od review

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  1. Mr Insane

    Mr Insane Senior Member

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    I have a Phaez Power Train that is supposed to be based off the Friedman Pink Taco circuit.

    Sadly, it doesn't get that modern sound on it's own. I have to use an Overdrive to get the sound I'm after. I use a Fulltone OCD that gets it into the hard rock/metal territory.

    I went to Sweetwater HQ today to demo the Friedman BE-OD. I tried it with a Blackstar Artist 30 (blackstar's take on a low gain 6L6). With that amp, it sounded great. Heavy but defined. No flub. Was satisfied enough to buy it.

    Took it home to try with the Phaez. Was not a good match. Push the pedals gain too much past 8 o'clock and it just flubs out. Also hiss and noise was more than usual. I also tried it with my Hughes and Kettner, just lacked punch and depth.

    It might work okay with a Fender style amps, but didn't work for my application . I will be returning it tomorrow.
     
  2. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    Do you have a loop on the Phaez, or are you putting it in front?
     
  3. Mr Insane

    Mr Insane Senior Member

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    No loop on the amp
     
  4. flamesarewicked

    flamesarewicked Senior Member

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    I’ve used mine through the front of a 100w JCM 2000 Head.. on the clean channel .. with the gain on the clean channel turned up to about 3/4... sounds great.. just a little noisy but that’s to be expected.
     
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    bluefrog Senior Member

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    I did not like the BE OD ! because of the lack of the mids ! I found it too scooped.
    The plexi mids were missing -for my taste!!!
    the Xotic SL had "it" by nature. so the BE went back.
     
  6. LenPaul

    LenPaul Premium Member

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    First thing I did with the BE-OD was turn the internal gain pot down by about 25 %.
    I wouldn't pass on this pedal till you've tried adjusting the internal gain pot .
    changes everything, for the better, in my option.
     
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    freak Silver Supporter

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    I have a BE-OD and run it through a fender dual reverb.

    glorious.
     
  8. needlespauls

    needlespauls V.I.P. Member

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    Yup...gotta dial in the internal trim-pot to your taste. Great pedal.
     

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