Friedman offers up a small high-gain wonder with the BE Mini amp

Friedman BE Mini
(Image credit: Friedman Amplification)

Friedman recently crammed its Smallbox amp head into an impressive pedal design, and now the beloved amp company has introduced another small wonder: the BE Mini head, a tiny (9.5” x 6.25” x 5.25") solid-state version of its famed BE circuit in an enclosure that weighs in at just four pounds.

The new guitar amp boasts all the classic signature Friedman high-gain, British-voiced tones, with a 30-watt power section, gain, level and presence controls, a three-band EQ and Cut and Tight switches on the front panel. There's also a series effects loop and two speaker outputs on the rear.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.