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cherrysunburst00

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Cherry, I heard u play and nothing bad about it!!

Thanks LPD. I was feeling a little insecure after hearing a joeydego demo of a Soul Tramp amp. Hadn't felt that way in years, maybe decades!

F**k. Back to watching Dirty Shirley demos, now. :lol:

It will be a long time until I can sit in a room and play a real amp again, though. This is just virtual window shopping.

Last time I was home for an afternoon I plugged the old SG straight in to the JMP 2204, dimed the preamp, mv on 1, and rode the volume pot on the SG. It was bliss. I should have been doing 1000 other things during my limited time at home, but I just fiddled while Rome burned all around me.

Oh well, what the heck, a guy's got to take a little time to enjoy life too
 

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F**k. Back to watching Dirty Shirley demos, now. :lol:

It will be a long time until I can sit in a room and play a real amp again, though. This is just virtual window shopping.

Last time I was home for an afternoon I plugged the old SG straight in to the JMP 2204, dimed the preamp, mv on 1, and rode the volume pot on the SG. It was bliss. I should have been doing 1000 other things during my limited time at home, but I just fiddled while Rome burned all around me.

What better way to spend that time?? :)
 

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I think my days of playing Marshall style amps are winding down fast, and I still have my '72 Super Lead that roars like Zeus's anger, yet I still want a Friedman.
 

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I have a Friedman Dirty Shirley. Great Amp IMHO.

The MV & the top two positions of the that tiny 3 way Gain Switch are great.

But I also like a variety of Amps & have other options.

:cheers2:
 

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I think my days of playing Marshall style amps are winding down fast, and I still have my '72 Super Lead that roars like Zeus's anger, yet I still want a Friedman.

Aren't Friedman's "Marshall-style amps"?
Sounds to me like you're still safe at home. :)
 

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no contest. Friedman
 

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Friedman's are better quality than today's marshalls
 

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For all of you that commented, I bought the Friedman last Friday.
 

sonar

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Aren't Friedman's "Marshall-style amps"?
Sounds to me like you're still safe at home. :)

That was kind of my point.

I've played Marshall's for years, know what they can and can't do, what type of music works, etc. I'm at a point in my life where Marshall influenced music (for lack of a better term) doesn't really translate into the music I currently prefer playing.

And I'm lucky enough to own my favorite Marshall. It's big, too loud and maybe not the most reliable amp ever made, but it sings like the Gods. I really don't have much use for it anymore, but whenever I plug it in it takes me back to why I wanted to play a Les Paul or play like Hendrix, basically why I wanted to play electric guitar all those years ago. I just can't seem to let that one big, obtuse half stack Super Lead go.

And after all that I still am very intrigued by Friedman. I played the Mini PT last year and it was good. Really good. Just not quite what I wanted. I've yet to play a Dirty Shirley Mini because the Chicago dealers can't keep them in stock long enough for me to get to play one. From what I've heard and read from other players the Shirley seems really close to what I'd like, but maybe not 100%. If I'm going to buy a small watt Marshall style amp for non-band playing, I want it to be exactly what I want. The fact that Friedman is at least trying to appeal to players like me is really encouraging and hopefully something will happen soon if the Shirley Mini isn't my bag.

What ever became of the Friedman 20 watt, EL34 Mini rumor? Just a tiny bit more headroom and some bigger glass would really appeal to a lot of us Super Lead freaks.
 

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The new Friedman Amp that is due for release is the Runt, which will be available in a 20W & 50W, based on a PCB Board Layout, to keep the costs down.

FWIW, there is nothing wrong with a PCB Board if done right. Bogner Custom Shop have been doing this for years & they sound awesome.

https://www.facebook.com/FriedmanAmplification/

:cheers2:
 

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Friedman.

Why? It has an amazing master volume and It's built to extremely high standard.

Marshall is awesome and there's something cool about having that name behind you when you play a gig. But the Friedman is the more quality choice.
 

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The new Friedman Amp that is due for release is the Runt, which will be available in a 20W & 50W, based on a PCB Board Layout, to keep the costs down.

FWIW, there is nothing wrong with a PCB Board if done right. Bogner Custom Shop have been doing this for years & they sound awesome.

https://www.facebook.com/FriedmanAmplification/

:cheers2:

Per Dave, they've been making at least 100 amps a month, so PCB's make more sense.. As long as their making their boards in house, all is safe in the world.
 

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Per Dave, they've been making at least 100 amps a month, so PCB's make more sense.. As long as their making their boards in house, all is safe in the world.

I'd bet they won't be making PC Boards in House.

PCB manufacture is a whole other World & best left to companies who specialise in PCB's, especially multi layer PCB's.

The US has heaps of them to cover the Electonics, Aerospace & Defence industries.

FWIW I'd rather have them buy the right PCB than make it. They don't have that expertise IMHO.

:cheers2:
 

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With the introduction of PCB Boards, all our PTP amps will have increased in value!
 

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just seeing this thread, but I think you made the right choice.... you don't see people flipping friedman amps or saying they weren't quite happy... they all seem 100% satisfied... and from what I've seen and heard, I totally get why...

congrats on your new, awesome amp!
 

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