FRIEDMAN Vintage Plex 50W Head


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Friedman Amplification
PLEX 50-watt All-Tube Head

Dave Friedman’s personal 1968 JMP Super Lead “Plexi” kicked off his lifelong quest for tone
and inspired the entire Friedman Amplification product line. Friedman has earned the reputation
of a master amp builder and capturing the magic of this unique amplifier has been his
unrelenting passion-project for years. The Friedman PLEX head is the realization of that dream.

The PLEX is a “verbatim sonic-twin” of Dave’s all-time favorite amplifier - that special ‘68 JMP.
Sparing no expense in time and effort, Dave took great care in defining and utilizing the best
modern construction techniques, sourcing the exact parts and finding the perfect tubes to
reproduce this amp’s character. The Friedman PLEX is, in Dave’s own words “my favorite.”

The Vintage Collection
The PLEX is the first model in the Friedman Vintage Collection – a series of unique amp
designs based on the classic amplifiers that influenced and shaped Dave’s Friedman tonal
signature. The Vintage Collection captures the sonic nostalgia and authenticity of yesteryear,
while infusing decades of Dave’s knowledge into each design.

Authentic Plexi Tone
The PLEX is a 50-watt, 2-channel, EL34-driven design that meticulously captures the genuine
Plexi tone and feel of Dave's revered 1968 JMP Super Lead. Distinct Lead and Normal
channels, each equipped with their own Volume controls, replicate the non-master volume
performance of its predecessor perfectly. The harder you push these channels, the more the
amp responds with increased saturation, harmonic richness and sustained brilliance.

Internal Channel Jumpering
The Friedman PLEX features internal channel jumpering, replicating the external blending
technique used with vintage Plexi amplifiers. This feature lets you easily blend the Lead and
Normal channels to perfection with the turn of a control knob. It’s a seamless and convenient
sound-shaping method that pays homage to the amp’s history.

Friedman Post-Phase Master Volume Control
A modern twist on the PLEX's vintage heritage is Dave Friedman's master volume control. As
the Normal and Lead channels' gain increases, so does their volume. Dave’s innovative
approach lets you bring the amp back to manageable levels, without sacrificing the tone or
dynamic feel, he worked so hard to replicate. This unique post-phase master volume design
ensured that, whether you're unleashing the PLEX's full power, or dialing it down for quieter
settings, the amp's inherent character and tonal richness remains intact.

Tonal Flexibility
Completing the PLEX’s sonic palette is a vintage-style tone stack comprising of Presence, Bass,
Middle and Treble controls. This tone stack and the inclusion of Hi and Low instrument inputs
allows you to sculpt a wide range of sounds and gain levels. The 3-position Bright switch further
enhances the PLEX’s flexibility, fine-tuning the amp’s top end to different guitars, pedals, and

True to the Friedman standard, the PLEX boasts a bullet-proof design, unwavering build
integrity, and top-tier components, guaranteeing that it will be a lifelong companion on your
musical journey.

Friedman Amplification PLEX 50-watt Head Specifications
● 50-Watt All-Tube Head
● Inspired by Dave Friedman’s favorite ‘68 JMP Super Lead Plexi
● Channel 1 Volume (Lead spec channel)
● Channel 2 Volume (Normal spec channel)
● Internal Channel Jumpering
● Post-Phase Master Volume Control
● 3-Way Bright Switch Per Channel
● Bass, Middle, Treble, And Global Presence
● 2 X EL34 Power Tubes
● 3 X 12AX7 Preamp Tubes
● 4, 8, And 16-Ohm Impedance Jacks
● Custom, USA-Made Transformers
● Limited Lifetime Warranty
● Dimensions: 8.75” (D) X 24” (W) X 10” (H)
● Weight: 33.5 Lbs.
● Assembled in the USA

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