Friedman releases the BE-OD Deluxe and the Golden Pearl

The boutique amp builders have two new overdrive pedals in the offing.

Friedman BE OE Deluxe
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Friedman has announced two new additions to its overdrive range: the BE-OD Deluxe and the Golden Pearl. The former – an expanded version of the original BE-OD – is an overdrive pedal modelled after the brand’s iconic BE-100 amp. The latter produces a clear, lower-gain intended to push amps.

BE-OD Deluxe

Up first is the BE-OD Deluxe, which houses the same circuit as the popular BE-OD pedal, but has an added channel and midrange controls.

The new pedal boasts two channels: a high-gain channel identical to the original BE-OD and a lower gain channel. Both of these can be toggled via a “Channel” footswitch.

Each channel is governed by a dedicated set of controls, much like a dual-channel amp. Controls include “Volume”, “Gain” and “Presence” knobs, a three-band EQ and a three-position “Tight” switch. The upper row of controls manages the high-gain channel while the bottom row sculpts the lower gain channel.

Check out the BE-OD in action here:

Retails at $269.99.

Golden Pearl

Friedman Golden Pearl

The Golden Pearl is an overdrive pedal that delivers subtle overdrive. Friedman encourages you to place it in front of an overdriven amp for more push, or pair it with a clean amp to produce a semi-broken-up tone.

In terms of controls, the stompbox sports a simple layout: its “Volume”, “Gain” and “Tone” knobs need little introduction. There’s also a three-position “Hi Cut” switch that helps even out the high frequencies and a three-way “Voice” switch that selects between LED, diode, or no-clipping voice options.

Check out the Golden Pearl in action here:

Retails at $169.99.

More information at friedmanamplification.com.

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