The Runt-20 is a 20-watt all tube head that delivers Friedman's legendary tone and versatility in a compact 2-channel amp. The Runt-20’s power section is driven by two EL-84s, with three 12AX7s in the preamp. The "simple" clean channel features a volume knob and 3-position bright switch that delivers anything from pristine cleans to a slightly broken-up tone, which is great for blues and country. The heart and soul of the Runt-20 is the overdrive channel, which takes you from classic rock to all-out assault. Use the Boost switch and Gain knob to dial in the perfect amount of overdrive. A global presence control shapes the high-frequency response of the Runts power section.
The Runt delivers the tight bottom end and midrange that is typically only found in much higher-wattage amps by utilizing custom transformers and the cleanest signal path possible. The Runt is ideal for many styles of music from blues to classic rock and heavy metal by merely adjusting the gain and master controls.
Plugging into the Runt, you will instantly notice the harmonically rich detailed chords and resonating single note lines. This amp cleans up exceptionally well with the guitar’s volume knob, even with the amp on higher gain settings.
20-Watt all tube amplifier
2 x EL-84 power tubes
3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
Clean channel with Volume and Bright switch
Lead channel with Volume, Gain, three-band EQ and a boost switch.
XLR Cab Simulated output with Ground Lift, Axis and Level switches. You can record without having your speaker connected (Run-20 only)
Ultra transparent series FX loop
8 and 16 ohm impedance selector
Single button footswitch
Dimensions 18" (W) x 8.75" (D) x 8.25" (H)