Friedman Jake E. Lee Guitar Amplifier Head (20 Watts)

Jake E. Lee's signature Friedman amplifier is powered by a pair of EL84 power amp tubes and features a push/pull gain switch on the JEL channel.

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 combined their legendary ears and talents to create the 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 two 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 read more '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 JEL-20 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 head cabinet features beautiful red tolex, white piping and solid Baltic Birch construction.


- 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 having your speaker connected.
- Assembled in the USA
- Custom made transformers
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-Watts: 20-Watt all-tube head
-Power Tubes: 2 x EL84
-Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
-JEL Channel Settings: Gain, Master, Bass, Middle, Treble
-Impedance selector switch: 8 and 16 ohm
-Warranty: Limited 5 Year Warranty
-Dimensions: 8. 5" (D) x 18" (W) x 8.25" (H)
-Weight: 22 lbs
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 27 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 25 x 12 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): JEL-20 HEAD

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