Friedman JJ Junior Combo
Friedman JJ Junior Combo
Friedman JJ Junior Combo
Friedman JJ Junior Combo
Friedman JJ Junior Combo
Friedman JJ Junior Combo
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Friedman JJ Junior Combo

Regular price $1,699.00

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JERRY CANTRELL SIGNATURE - 2 Channel - 20 Watt - 1x12" Combo1 Channel - 20 Watts

 

Dave Friedman teamed up with Jerry Cantrell and captured the Alice In Chains guitarist’s iconic tone and ferocity in the Friedman JJ-100 - Cantrell's first ever signature amp. The JJ-100 was an instant success.  Not being the types to leave a great thing alone, Dave and Jerry decided to cram all that punishing tone and grind into a stage-friendly 20-watt monster. Introducing, the Friedman JJ-Junior combo amp.

The JJ-Junior still gives you the same 2-channel, EL-powered tone that has carved out a legendary place in rock. All of the saturated, complex harmonic overtones are still lurking inside, as well as the AC30-like cleans.  With a 20 watt compact combo, the JJ-Junior lets you take the stage, studio, or jam session with total confidence.

Jerry and Dave spent years perfecting the "JJ" sound.  Now, you can have the same tonal experience, in a smaller format, without sacrificing the attention to detail that goes into every Friedman amplifier.

At the heart of the JJ Junior combo is a 16-ohm, 12” Celestion G12M 65 Creamback speaker that delivers the bass, mid response and signature tone of Jerry Cantrell.

The JJ Junior features and 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 JJ Junior 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 JJ Junior was specifically designed to take pedals well 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 combo cabinet features beautiful black Tolex, with Baltic Birch construction and the same grille cloth used on the original JJ-100.

  Features:

  • Jerry Cantrell’s signature grind in a compact tube head
  • 20-watt EL84 power section, perfect for most stages, studios and rehearsals
  • Dirty and clean channels serve up Cantrell gain and AC-like chime
  • JBE switch unleashes even more gain and harmonic content
  • Ultra-transparent series FX loop

SPECIFICATIONS

  • 20-Watt - all-tube - 1x12" Combo
  • Two channels
  • 2 x EL84 power tubes
  • 3 x 12AX7 preamp tubes
  • 1x12" Celestion 16-ohm G12M Creamback
  • JBE voicing switch for a higher gain more saturated sound
  • Clean channel: single volume knob with bright switch
  • Dirty channel: gain, master, treble, middle, and bass
  • Global presence knob
  • XLR Cab Simulated output with Ground Lift, Axis and Level switches. You can record without having your speaker connected 
  • 8 and 16 ohm impedance selector
  • Single button footswitch (included)
  • Ultra-transparent series effects loop
  • Warranty: 5 Years
  • Dimensions: 16.75" (H) x 18.75" (W) x 11.5" (D)
  • Weight: 41.5 lbs.



Actual tonal possibilities are very extensive and it produces loud output volumes not normally associated with a 15 watt rating.

The Pro-grade single channel preamp with its interactive tone controls is coupled to a serious dual-EL84 power section with a tube rectifier. All models have active EQ to attain an excellent array of complex tones. User controls include Volume, Interactive Bass & Treble, and Master Volume.

Notes and tips from Phil Jamison:

“The tone stage is based off the early Top Boost circuit with some modifications unique to the Lightning. The Bass control will add a heavier sound and increase the midrange as you turn it up. This is very beneficial with different styles of pickup that have a thinner sound, or fatter pickups that need the Bass rolled off for more clarity. The Treble control will do two things in this type of circuit, first it will of course add more top end and brightness, and subsequently it will decrease the midrange. This is can be a very important feature to help tailor the sound of your pickup.

For a cleaner sound it’s always best to turn up the Master Volume, and keep the Input Volume around the 8 to 9 o’clock position. The foundation of the Lightning is to produce a flawless clean sound, but as you increase the volume control you will start to get into clean and dynamic front end breakup. Turning the volume control all the up will give a perfect distortion sound without over saturation. This is ideal for a hard rock sound where clarity and presence is needed.”

  • 15 Watts
  • 1
  • Volume, Interactive Bass, Treble, Master Volume, Reverb
  • 2 x EL84
  • 3 x 12AX7
  • 1 x 5AR4
  •  Reverb Footswitch Input
  • One 4 and one 8 Ohm out
  • 45 lbs.
  • 18 x 25 x 9
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