Friedman unveils JTM45-inspired dual-channel Twin Sister head and combo

Friedman Twin Sister
(Image credit: Friedman Amplification)

Friedman has unveiled the Twin Sister - a 40-watt, 5881-powered head or 1x12 combo based on a modified JTM45 - as per its predecessor, the Dirty Shirley.

The Twin Sister features two identical channels each with Gain, Master, Bass, Middle and Treble controls, as well as their own Bright switch and 3-position Gain Structure switch. Global presence and Deep knobs can be dialed to adjust the tone of both channels.

Each model boasts five 12AX7 preamp tubes and two 5881 power tubes,  promising to deliver "the signature British tone for which Friedman has become known for."

The amps are designed to take pedals well, and feature a transparent series effects loop intended for time-based effects like reverb and delay.

Handcrafted in the USA, the Twin Sister combo features a tongue and groove Baltic Birch construction which houses a 16 ohm, 12” Celestion G12M Creamback speaker. Incidentally, the amp includes an impedance selector switch for selecting between four, eight and 16 ohms.

The Twin Sister combo and head are available for preorder now for $2,999.99 and $2,799.99, respectively. For more information, head to Friedman Amplification (opens in new tab).

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Sam Roche

Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar (opens in new tab).