Jake E. Lee’s name is high on the list of most influential guitarists of the early 1980s, becoming the hero of a new generation of instrumentalists. Known primarily for his innovative way of playing and composing, he contributed to two of Ozzy Osbourne’s most revered albums. Whether playing for Ozzy or with his later bands (Badlands, and more recently Red Dragon Cartel), he has always left his mark based on the 70’s hard rock.
With the arrival of the Friedman JEL-100, Lee and Dave Friedman have combined their famous ears and talents to create a limited edition signature amp that delivers the best Lee-style tones in a single, hand-wired amp. As Lee himself testifies: “this amp puts the two specific tones I use to create my sound in one head: The sweetness and warmth of a classic Plexi (channel 1) and the more aggressive slant of the master volume amps of the ‘80s (channel 2) — all tweaked to my taste ”.
This, combined with one of the best amp manufacturers in history, Dave Friedman, could only result in a top-notch product. A 100W two-channel beast featuring 5 12AX7 preamp tubes and 4 EL34 power tubes. Besides, it offers enough controls to tame its sound to your liking.