“The realization of a lifelong tone quest”: Friedman's PLEX is a “sonic twin” of the amp that kickstarted Dave Friedman's tone obsession – with a sneaky modern twist

Friedman Amps Plexi
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Friedman has returned to its roots with the PLEX – a 50-watt, two-channel tube amp head that is the “sonic twin” of brand mastermind Dave Friedman’s favorite amp. 

It was Friedman's personal 1968 Marshall JMP Super Lead amp that kickstarted his “lifelong quest for tone”. 14 years later, the PLEX represents the “realization of that dream”. 

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.