Dave Friedman’s first signature amplifier, the SS-100 was created in 2011 to the exacting tonal demands of guitarist extraordinaire, Steve Stevens. After nearly a decade together, Steve and Dave agreed it was time for an update.
Together, they re-voiced the dirty channels to be more percussive and more dynamic while retaining the high gain plexi-like tones the original was known for. The clean channel, known for high headroom and sparkling cleans, was un-touched (perfection doesn’t need alteration!).
The hand-crafted in the USA, SS-100v2, features a fully redesigned, blacked out Baltic Birch head shell, built to withstand the rigors of the road.
On the front panel you’ll find three channels: a clean with an independent tone stack, a dirty channel and boosted channel sharing a tone stack allowing you to dial in plethora of 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 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-100v2 stands in an elite class all its own.
- 100-Watt all tube head
- Three channels
- Hand-wired in the USA
- 4 x EL-34 power tubes
- 5 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
- Master volume and gain controls per channel
- Shared EQ consisting of bass, middle, treble and fat switch (SS, SS+ channel)
- Clean channel featuring volume, treble, middle, bass and 3-way bright switch
- Global Thump, Presence and System Volume
- Ultra transparent series FX loop
- 16, 8, and 4 ohm Impedance selector switch
- Custom USA made transformers
- 2 button footswitch with LED’s included
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Dimensions: 8.75" (D) x 29.25" (W) x 12.25" (H)
- Weight: 43 lbs.
Dave Friedman has been building, modding and repairing guitar rigs and amplifiers for many of the world’s biggest stars such as Eddie Van Halen, Jerry Cantrell, and Steve Stevens 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!