Friedman JJ-Junior Combo
The Friedman ‘Large’ 1x12EXT is a 1×12”, open-back extension cabinet. It utilizes tongue and groove Baltic Birch construction to deliver the bass, mid response and great sound you would expect from a Friedman cab. Dave Friedman teamed up with Jerry Cantrell and captured the Alice In Chains guitarist’s iconic tone and ferocity in the Friedman JJ-100 – Cantrell’s first ever signature amp. The JJ-100 was an instant success. Not being the types to leave a great thing alone, Dave and Jerry decided to cram all that punishing tone and grind into a stage-friendly 20-watt monster. Introducing, the Friedman JJ-Junior combo amp.
The JJ-Junior still gives you the same 2-channel, EL-powered tone that has carved out a legendary place in rock. All of the saturated, complex harmonic overtones are still lurking inside, as well as the AC30-like cleans. With a 20 watt compact combo, the JJ-Junior lets you take the stage, studio, or jam session with total confidence.
The JJ Junior 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 combo cabinet features beautiful black Tolex, with Baltic Birch construction and the same grille cloth used on the original JJ-100. The JJ Junior features and 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 JJ Junior 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.
Friedman JJ-Junior combo manual here: JJ-Junior-INSTRUCTION-MANUAL-FINAL
- Jerry Cantrell (Alice In Chains) signature model
- Internal load for silent playing and recording
- Speaker-simulated XLR output
- 2 Channels
- Power: 20 Watt
- Preamp tubes: 3x 12AX7
- Output stage tubes: 2x EL84
- Speaker configuration: 1x 12″ Celestion 16 Ohm G12M
- Clean Channel controller: Volume
- Dirty Channel regulator: Gain, Master, Treble, Middle and Bass, Global Presence
- Switch: Clean Bright, JBE (more gain and harmonics)
- Serial effect sanding path
- Ultra-transparent buffering
- Input: 6.3 mm Jack
- FX Loop send & return: 2x 6.3 mm Jack
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 483 x 298 x 438 mm
- Weight: 23.6 kg
- Includes foot-switch
- Made in USA