Chimey, harmonically rich cleans and a tasty vintage crunch! Before crafting your ideal signal chain, it is essential to have a solid foundation. This single channel amp is an amazing platform to shape your tone. The overdrive sounds like the equivalent of a Plexi stack combined with a cranked AC30! Furthermore, when you crank the gain and turn down the master, you've still got that same responsive, super-dynamic drive that stays punchy and articulate at low volumes. It *never* gets mushy nor does it sound like digital clipping.
"Dave Friedman's Dirty Shirley 40-Watt Head was designed for guitarists who want a Vintage Classic Rock tone inspired by British tube amps from the '60s and '70s. It is based on a modified JTM 45 but still delivers the signature high gain tone for which Friedman is best known. The Dirty Shirley is a 40-watt, 5881 powered, single channel amp that will give you that vintage crunch and also cleans up nicely by merely backing off the guitar's volume knob. Extremely versatile, it is capable of producing many styles of music from blues to rock and country by just adjusting the gain and master controls. The Dirty Shirley features beautiful black Tolex, tongue-and-groove Baltic Birch construction and is built to withstand the rigors of the road."
40-watt all-tube head
High and low sensitivity inputs
2 x 5881 power tubes
3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
Gain, Master Volume, Bass, Middle, Treble and Presence
Ultra transparent series FX loop
4, 8 and 16 ohm Impedance selector switch
Custom USA made transformers
Handwired in the USA