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Friedman Runt 50 - 50W 1x12" Guitar Combo Amp

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2-Channel, 50-Watt All Tube Guitar Combo Amplifier with Boost, Bright Switch, and XLR Cab Simulated Output - Celestion G12M Creamback Speaker, Single Button Footswitch - 2 x EL-34 Power Tubes and 4 x 12AX7 Preamp Tubes

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The Runt-50 is a versatile, 50-watt all tube 1x12" Combo that delivers Friedman's legendary tone from a versatile 2-channel amp. The Runt power section is driven by two EL-34s, with four 12AX7s in the preamp. The American-inspired clean channel features volume, bass, treble, and a three-position bright switch that delivers anything from pristine cleans to a slightly broken-up tone blues/country tone. The heart and soul of the Runt is the overdrive channel, which will take you from classic rock to all-out assault. Use the Boost switch and Gain knob to dial in the perfect amount of overdrive. A global presence control shapes the high-frequency response of the Runts power section.

The Runt delivers the tight bottom end and midrange that is typically only found in much higher-wattage amps by utilizing custom transformers and the cleanest signal path possible. The Runt is ideal for many styles of music from blues to classic rock and heavy metal by merely adjusting the gain and master controls.

Plugging into the Runt, you will instantly notice the harmonically rich detailed chords and resonating single note lines. This amp cleans up exceptionally well with the guitar’s volume knob, even with the amp on higher gain settings.

Friedman Runt 50 1x12" Guitar Combo Amp Features:

  • 50-Watt all tube amplifier / two channels
  • Rich, sparkling American-style clean channel
  • Overdrive channel delivers legendary Friedman lead tone
  • XLR cabinet simulated output

Cab-Simulated XLR Output

This is the first amp Dave Friedman has ever made with a 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 XLR output includes a ground-lift, level, and center/edge of speaker cone simulation switches.

Celestion G12M-65 Creamback Speaker

The Runt-50 combo houses a 16-ohm, 12” Celestion G12M 65 Creamback speaker that delivers the bass, mid response, and signature sound you would expect from a Friedman amp.

Designed to Take Pedals and Built to Last

This Runt was designed to take pedals well and loves boosts, ODs, phasers, flangers, tremolos, and wahs. The ultra-transparent no tone loss, buffered, series effects loop takes time-based effects pedals and rack units equally well. The head cabinet features beautiful black Tolex, with Baltic birch construction, and is built to withstand the rigors of the road.

Product Specifications:

Type: Tube
Number of Channels: 2
Total Power: 50W
Speaker Size: 1x12" Celestion G12M-65 Creamback
EQ: 3-Band
Preamp Tubes: 4 x 12AX7
Power Tubes: 2 x EL-44
Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (Instrument)
Outputs: 2 x 1/4" (Speaker Out), 1 x XLR (Direct Out)
Footswitch I/O: Yes
Effects Loop: Yes
Height: 19.25"
Width: 22.5"
Depth: 11.5"
Weight: 51.50 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number: RUNT50