Friedman releases BE-OD Deluxe & Golden Pearl pedals!

Because what’s better than one BE-OD? Right, two BE-ODs!

Friedman released news about two new pedals joining the line-up. The one that really got me all excited was the new BE-OD Deluxe, which will be priced at $269.99 MAP/MSRP in the US.

This “BE” dual overdrive pedal captures the tone of the now legendary Friedman BE-100 amplifier, which has graced the stages of world class musicians the world over.  The original Friedman BE-OD single channel pedal took the industry by storm. Tens of thousands of pedals sold worldwide and it’s still going strong!  This new BE-OD Deluxe pedal employs the exact same circuit but adds another channel and dual midrange controls. The top row (Channel 1) is identical to the original BE-OD pedal while Dave voiced the bottom row (Channel 2) with slightly lower gain.  Dual “BE” channels in your arsenal allow you to perfectly set both your rhythm and lead sounds.  The BE-OD Deluxe delivers authentic tube amplifier sound with the controls needed to shape your tone. Controls include: 3 position tight switch, volume, gain, bass, middle, treble and presence knobs.

Friedman BE-OD Deluxe angle

Features:

  • Authentic British Overdrive Tones based on the Legendary “BE-100” tube head 
  • Dual Channels with Volume, Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence.
  • Three Position Tight Switch (per channel)
  • Includes Splitter Cable for 18V Operation (connect to power supply via 2 x 9V isolated outputs)
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Powered by 9-18VDC (no battery). 18VDC = Greater Headroom
  • Assembled in USA

 

Friedman BE-OD Deluxe back

 

For more info, visit Friedman’s website here!

 

 

 

 

 

Sometimes you just want to be more…transparent!

Dave Friedman’s second release is the Golden Pearl, a rather lower-gain tool that is designed to push your slightly overdrive amp into saturation. This versatile pedal can also be used into a clean amp to achieve that elusive semi-broken up tone. Designed to please the ultimate tone connoisseur, the responsive controls along with the three-position high-frequency cut switch, let you custom tailor the pedal to your amp. Even greater refinement is available via the tri-mode clipping voice switch, which provides LED, diode, or no clipping voice options. Built in the USA, and designed to withstand decades of abuse, the Golden Pearl is a must have pedal for any guitar player.

FRIEDMAN Golden Pearl main

Friedman Golden Pearl angle

Friedman Golden Pearl back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features:

  • Transparent Lower Gain Overdrive.
  • Volume, Gain, and Tone Knobs.
  • Three Position High-Frequency Cut Switch 
  • Tri-mode Clipping Voice Switch
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Can be powered between 9-18VDC (no battery)
  • Assembled in USA

 

 

The Golden Pearl will be available for a sporty $169.99 MAP/MSRP in the US. Both pedals will be officially released on Monday, 19th of November and I will have the pleasure to deep dive into both models for a video review, so stay tuned for more!

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