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Rating and Reviews: Friedman BE-OD Overdrive Pedal

Modeled after Friedman's BE-100 amplifier, the BE-OD provides tight, heavy distortion that can easily find its way into the classic "brown sound" territory.

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"WOW! This pedal is the real deal. " submitted September 25, 2017

By A M in Flint, MI
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Musical Background: Over 20 years of experience playing guitar.
Music Style: I play rock, blues, and a touch of metal.
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Overall: Best overdrive I've ever heard. I did dial the gain trim pot inside the pedal to 9 o'clock as suggested on many internet blogs. No tools are needed to do this and it's why Dave Friedman put it in the pedal so that people could dial in their tone to their likings. It's not a modification. t comes set at 12 o'clock but that's a ton of gain. Most people that reviewed this pedal overwhelming endorse it as awesome. I completely agree. It reminds me of the JVM Marshall I had. I highly recommend this pedal.
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"Not bad" submitted October 8, 2017

By Lawrence B in Town Bluff, TX
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Musical Background: 25+ years playing guitar
Music Style: Whatever I can get away with.
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Overall: Make no mistake, even with the internal gain control turned all the way down, this is no traditional overdrive, this is a high-gain, amp-in-box, distortion pedal. It definitely does have that Friedman "modded Marshall" type sound. The sound of this thing with a Les Paul in the neck position is just ridiculously awesome,.. it will make you want to play the intro to "Sweet Child of Mine" for the first time in 20 years! Ha! If you are the type of player who uses a good clean pedal friendly tube amp (Fender) and uses various dirt pedals, I would absolutely recommend checking this pedal out. If you have the option, try it out on 18 volts, I think it sounds much better that way. Also, keep in mind that it will sound much more convincing through a closed back 4X12 than an open-back combo. I like it, it replaced a Mesa Throttle Box (muddy) on my board. Ultimately though, it is no real replacement for a decent tube amp, so if your looking to make a cheap solid state or (shudder) digital combo amp sound like a 100 watt half stack, prepare for disappointment.
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"BEST OD/DIST PEDAL EVER!!!" submitted August 14, 2017

By Ken M in Las Vegas, NV
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Musical Background: Jam at home mostly, but have started recording original songs recently
Music Style: Rock, metal, classic, blues, thrash
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Overall: I highly recommend this pedal. If you play metal, or like a powerful, clear, chunky tone, there is no better pedal. The Presence and Tightness knobs really help customize your
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