Keep seeing this. I don't know what it is. What is it?
Jose Arredondo, one of the 'big names' in LA during the eighties that modded amps for people. Added more gain to old Plexis, etc etc.
Popular legend says he modded EVH's amps back in the day, but some believe that Eddie simply mentioned his friend Jose in interviews to give the guy some more business, and that he never actually touched Ed's amps at all.
This is a really great video on a super famous example of his work, an amp that was modified for Steve Vai during the Dave Lee Roth days. It's worth a watch for Pete's playing and the interviews with Dave Friedman and Steve himself:
A BE-100 DLX is on my amp bucket list for sure.Some guy in the 80s pissed on a Marshall and made it sound decent. In short……just buy a Friedman if that’s what you’re after. You’ll save yourself a lot of trial and error because Dave’s amps are great from the start. Unless you personally like tinkering with amps. Then go for it.
That’s right where you want to be. Doesn’t have to be the latest and greatest. A used regular BE100 sounds amazing too. I have a 2016 ish one here and it’s a GREAT amp. He really gets the modded Marshall sound right. Maybe better than right.A BE-100 DLX is on my amp bucket list for sure.
I love my BE100, definitely one of my favourites. But it doesn't beat the rawness of a Marshall, its just its own great sound.
It all comes down to monitoring. The Friedmans happen to have a fantastic MV. But every amp live can basically sound fantastic one night and awful the next by moving a mic 1/4” and standing a foot in the other direction.I think the Friedman sound is great in a bedroom or studio setting. The Marshall sound, when mixed right live, sounds great.
I’d love to see a BE-100 DLX Jr. Full blown copy. My JJ Jr’s are killer. Hoping my man Dave, chooses to release a SS V2 Jr.. I have a PT V2 head on the way once they catch up in prod.A BE-100 DLX is on my amp bucket list for sure.
Said it before and stand by it: the best Marshalls say Friedman on them.I’d love to see a BE-100 DLX Jr. Full blown copy. My JJ Jr’s are killer. Hoping my man Dave, chooses to release a SS V2 Jr.. I have a PT V2 head on the way once they catch up in prod.
Man I wish I had listened to my Sweetwater rep years ago. Friedman is the Marshall I wanted from the beginning.