Here's a killer amp setup - a nearly new Friedman Twin Sister head and matching cabinet.
The hand-wired head is clearly well made, from the impeccable wiring to the cabinet's fit and finish.
I love this circuit, and the fact that the amp has two identical, switchable channels. Dial one in for clean, one for overdrive and you've got all the bases covered with 40 watts of output that'll fill any club without destroying everyone therein. I dig the 2x12" cab too - get that closed-back punch without the space issues you have with a 4x12.
Here is Friedman's description of this tone machine - I put their specs below ours at the bottom of this listing:
"Friedman’s popular Dirty Shirley Head was designed for guitarists that wanted a Vintage Classic Rock tone inspired by British tube amps from the 60’s and 70’s. And what’s better than one Dirty Shirley? TWO DIRTY SHIRLEYS! Introducing the Twin Sister!
The Twin Sister is a 40-watt, 5881 powered, dual-channel head based on a modified JTM 45 but still delivers the signature British tone for which Friedman has become known for. The amp features two identical channels that can give you everything from gorgeous sparkling cleans to a glorious vintage crunch and beyond! Extremely versatile, the Twin Sister can produce many styles of music from blues to rock and country by just adjusting the structure, gain and master controls.
The Twin Sister features all the beautiful finishing and solid construction that you would expect from a Friedman amplifier. Designed to take pedals and loves boosts, OD’s, phasers, flangers, tremolos and wahs, while the ultra-transparent series effects loop handles your time-based effects pedals and rack units.
The Twin Sister from Friedman Amplification, a real screamer and she fits in your backseat!"
Friedman's description of the cabinet:
The Friedman vertical 2x12” extension cabinet features a rear-ported, closed-back design that utilizes tongue and groove Baltic birch construction to deliver the bass, mid response and great sound you would expect from a Friedman cab.
The vertical cabinet design solves the problem-plagued by traditional low-profile cabinets whose speakers fire too low to the ground. With the Friedman vertical cab, the bottom speaker faces outward, while the top speaker is angled slightly upward, making it easier to hear over a full band.
At the heart of the cab are two Celestion Vintage 30 speakers which mate perfectly with any Friedman amplifier. The V30's sound has been captured on thousands of recordings from a diverse range of notable players. It features enormously detailed and complex overtones, a warm low-end, a famously rich vocal mid-range and a beautifully detailed top-end. This cab delivers a wonderfully intricate Vintage 30 crunch, revealing the complexities found in hand-wired boutique amps.
As with all Friedman cabinets, oversized 12-gauge speaker wire is soldered between the speaker and terminal, assuring you capture every ounce of valuable tone. The Friedman 2x12 EXT is handcrafted with pride in the U.S.A. and designed to withstand the rigors of the road. "
A word on the history of Friedman:
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!
- Color: Black
- Dimensions (HxWxD): Head:21"x27"x10.25" Speaker cab 29.75"x24"x14"
- Weight: Head: 32lbs Cab 64lbs
- Watts: 40
- Date: 04/21
- Where date is noted: Serial Number
- Speaker One Brand/Model: Celestion Vintage 30
- Speaker One Code: 53H1777
- Speaker Two Brand/Model: Celestion Vintage 30
- Speaker Two Code: illegible
- Extension Speaker Out?: Yes
- FX Loop: Yes
- Reverb Or Other Effects: No
- Rectifier Tube: 5AR4
- Power Tubes: (2)x5881
- Pre-Amp Tubes: (6)x7025
- Pedal: Yes
- Pots: Original
- Tolex: Original
- Grille: Original
- Knobs: Original
- Handle: Original
- Power Cord: IEC Original
- Notes: Soft Cover For The Head
Friedma's specs on the amp head:
- Hand-wired in the USA
- 40-Watt all tube head
- Bright Switch and 3-position Gain Switch per Channel
- 2 x 5881 power tubes
- 5 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
- Gain, Master, Bass, Middle, Treble per channel
- Global Presence and Deep knobs
- Three-position gain structure switch
- Ultra transparent series FX loop
- 4, 8 and 16 ohm Impedance selector switch
- Custom USA made transformers
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Dimensions: 8.5" (D) x 24" (W) x 9.5" (H)
- Weight: 32 lbs.
Friedman's specs on the cab:
- Hand-crafted in the USA
- 2 x Celestion 12" Vintage 30
- Nominal impedance - 8 Ohms
- Closed-back, rear-ported cab design
- Limited lifetime warranty
- Dimensions: 14” (D) x 24" (W) x 28” (H)
- Weight: 64 lbs