Friedman | Jake E. Lee Signature Amplifier

The Newest Signature Amp from One of the '80s Biggest Guitar Heroes!

Get ready to bark at the moon all over again! Dave Friedman and Jake E. Lee have reunited to bring YOU a fire breather of an amp in a compact package: The Friedman Jake E. Lee Signature 20-Watt All-Tube Head, and a matching 1x12” Extension Cab! After the massive success of the Jake E. Lee-100 Signature head, this new pairing features a smaller setup with no loss of tonal ferocity, and includes the modern features that players demand of their amplifiers. “This amp puts the two specific tones I use to create my sound in one head” says Lee of this amp: “the sweetness and warmth of a classic Plexi and the more aggressive slant of the master volume amps of the ‘80s, all tweaked to my taste”.

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In addition to the tones you would expect resulting from the marriage of Lee and Friedman, the Jake E. Lee 20 features plenty of modern amenities that make it an excellent choice for players of all stripes: an internal load and cab-simulated XLR output not only adds the ability to send the amp’s signal to a soundboard or interface, but allows neighborly-minded players the ability to crank their favorite tones silently! Not only that, but Dave Friedman’s ultra-transparent FX loop can be found in the Jake E. Lee 20, meaning that while you are able to channel the sounds of classic amps, you can effortlessly add your favorite effects.

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QUICK SPECS

  • 20-watt All-Tube Head
  • 2 x EL84 Power Tubes
  • 3 x 12AX7 Preamp Tubes
  • Push-Pull Hi/Lo Gain Switch
  • XLR Cab Simulated Output providing the ability to play “silently”
  • SAT Switch adds gain, compression & saturation
  • Matching 1x12” Cabinet with Celestion Creamback speaker, sold seperately
Friedman Jake E. Lee 20 2 Channel Tube Amp Head Amps / Guitar Heads
Friedman Jake E. Lee 20 2 Channel Tube Amp Head Amps / Guitar Heads
Friedman Jake E. Lee 20 2 Channel Tube Amp Head Amps / Guitar Heads
Friedman Jake E. Lee 20 2 Channel Tube Amp Head Amps / Guitar Heads

Friedman Jake E. Lee 20 2 Channel Tube Amp Head

$2,373.00

Jake E. Lee ranks high on the shortlist of influential gunslinger guitarists that emerged as the heroes of a new generation in the early ‘80s.  Best known for the burning guitar work and innovative songwriting, Lee contributed to two of Ozzy Osbourne's most revered albums, 1983’s Bark at the Moon and 1986’s Ultimate Sin.

With Ozzy, his post-Ozzy band, Badlands and most recently, with his own group, Red Dragon Cartel, Lee’s playing embraced the athleticism of the ‘80s while remaining firmly rooted in the hard rock fundamentals of the ‘70s.  Jake’s tonal choices provide the evolutionary glue between the sonics of those two great eras.

Following the massively successful release of the limited edition JEL-100 signature head, Jake E Lee and Dave Friedman have teamed-up again again combined their legendary ears and talents to create the new Jake E. Lee 20 Head, a signature amplifier that offers Lee’s ultimate tones in a compact 20-watt package.  

The JEL-20 is a 2-channel, EL-84 powered all-tube fire breather.  In Lee’s own words, “this amp puts the two specific tones I use to create my sound in one head: The sweetness and warmth of a classic Plexi and the more aggressive slant of the master volume amps of the ‘80s -- all tweaked to my taste. Dave has an innate understanding of where I’m coming from as a player and we’re alike in the way we hear tones. Dave doesn’t hear things as a technician, he hears things like a musician, and that made him really easy to work with. I grew up in the ‘70s and those muscular, articulate rock tones were the tones I always sought, but I made a name for myself in the ‘80s when you needed a little more aggression and a little more scream. I’ve always tried to retain a little of that ‘70s heart and I still do, and that’s what this amp does -- though it’s got plenty more on tap if you need it!”

The Jake E. Lee 20 Head features an internal load and cab-simulated XLR output. Comparing this analog circuit to some of the most intricate computer-based IRs, Dave achieved a direct output you can proudly send to front of house or use in the studio. The JEL-20 also allows you to play "silently," meaning you can safely play the amp WITHOUT having a speaker cabinet connected. The XLR output includes a ground-lift, level, and center/edge of speaker cone simulation switches.

The Jake E. Lee effects loop was designed to was specifically designed to take pedals wel,, especially boosts, ODs, phasers, flangers, tremolos, and wahs. The ultra-transparent buffered, series effects loop takes time-based effects pedals and rack units equally well. This is the exact same FX loop Friedman uses on all its amplifiers including the legendary BE-100. The rigid Baltic birch head cabinet is presented in a beautiful signature red Tolex with contrasting white piping.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • 20-Watt All-Tube Head
  • Two Channels – Foot Switchable
  • Assembled in the USA
  • Custom Made Transformers
  • 2 x EL84 Power Tubes
  • 3 x 12AX7 Preamp Tubes
  • JEL Channel - Gain, Master, Bass, Middle, Treble
  • Push-Pull Hi/Lo Gain switch (JEL Channel Only)
  • Plexi channel - Gain, Volume, Shared EQ and Bright Switch
  • Global Presence Control
  • Ultra-Transparent Series Effects Loop
  • XLR Cab Simulated Output with Ground Lift, Axis and Level Switches
  • You Can Record Without Your Speaker Connected.
  • SAT Switch Adds Gain, Compression & Saturation
  • Single Button Foot Switch for Channel Selections
  • 8  & 16 ohm Impedance Selector Switch
  • Limited 5 Year Warranty
  • Dimensions: 8. 5" (D) x 18" (W) x 8.25" (H)
  • Weight: 22 lbs
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Friedman Jake E. Lee Junior 1x12 Closed Back Guitar Amp Cabinet Amps / Guitar Cabinets
Friedman Jake E. Lee Junior 1x12 Closed Back Guitar Amp Cabinet Amps / Guitar Cabinets
Friedman Jake E. Lee Junior 1x12 Closed Back Guitar Amp Cabinet Amps / Guitar Cabinets
Friedman Jake E. Lee Junior 1x12 Closed Back Guitar Amp Cabinet Amps / Guitar Cabinets

Friedman Jake E. Lee Junior 1x12 Closed Back Guitar Amp Cabinet

$977.00

The Friedman JEL 1x12” is a closed-back extension cabinet which utilizes tongue and groove Baltic Birch construction to deliver the bass, mid response and great sound you would expect from a Friedman cab.   The JEL 112 Cab features red tolex, white piping and black grille cloth, designed to cosmetically match the Friedman Signature Jake E Lee 20 head.

At the heart of the cab is a Celestion G12M-65 Creamback 16 Ohm speaker. The G12M Creamback is perhaps the definitive vintage Celestion ceramic magnet guitar speaker. Developed in the mid-sixties, it was quickly adopted by players like Hendrix, Beck and Page, who typified the louder and more aggressive blues-rock playing styles that came to characterize that era. The higher power handling G12M-65 Creamback used in the JEL 1x12 produces that familiar woody tone, making it ideally suited when both vintage and modern tones are desired. The increased power handling brings with-it low-end grunt complementing the warm and vocal mid-range, crunchy upper mids and sweet, refined highs.

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. This compact little monster not only excels in the studio, but also is the perfect complement for any stereo or wet/dry/wet rig. The Friedman JEL 112 is handcrafted with pride in the U.S.A. and designed to withstand the rigors of the road.  

Features:

  • Hand crafted in USA
  • Cosmetics to match the Jake E Lee – 20w Signature Head
  • Celestion G12M 12" Creamback 12” Speaker
  • Nominal impedance - 16 Ohms
  • Closed back - front ported cabinet design
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Dimensions: 12" (D) x 19" (W) x 16.75" (H) 
  • Weight: 26 lbs. 
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To instantly tap into a sonic onslaught, grab your Friedman Jake E. Lee 20 2 Channel Tube Amp Head and matching 1x12” Extension Cabinet today at Chicago Music Exchange!

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