Dave Friedman’s first signature amplifier, the SS-100 was created to the exacting tonal demands of guitarist extraordinaire, Steve Stevens. The result of this collaborationis a 100-watt, EL34 powered, high gain tone machine.
Stevens’ must-have list included not only high gain plexi-like tones, but also sparkling clean tones, capable of producing a whole palette of styles. Dave was up for the task and delivered a two-channeled beast truly worthy of rock royalty.
The hand crafted in the USA, SS-100, features beautiful black Tolex, a salt and pepper grill cloth and Steve Stevens’ signature Ray Gun logo for an unmistakable look. It utilizes tongue and groove Baltic Birch construction, built to withstand the rigors of the road.
On the front panel you’ll find two channels featuring independent tone stacks, allowing you to dial in completely different voicings. Channel switching and boosts are accessed via the front panel or the footswitch jack on the rear panel. That’s also where you will find the superb ultra transparent effects loop.
By far the highlight of this amplifier is its sound. From the gorgeous shimmering cleans to the high gain monster tone that put Steve Stevens on the map, the Friedman SS-100 stands in an elite class all its own.
100-Watt all tube head
Hand-wired in the USA
4 x EL-34 power tubes
4 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
Master volume and gain controls
Full EQ consisting of bass, middle, treble and presence (SS, SS+ channel)
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. We guarantee it!