My Friedman DS 40 may be getting a brother soon!

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  1. skunizzi

    skunizzi Member

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    I hear rumours that Dave Friedman is working on a new DS amp. Does anyone have any other information on this? I would be very interested on how Dave would make this amp better than it already is. It's my absolute favourite sounding amp at the moment, and besides adding another switchable channel to it, it is perfect as is.
     
  2. timmat

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    In the Jake E. Lee amp live stream, he mentioned a new 40 watt amp, but gave no other details outside of it sounded like it would be announced at NAMM.
     
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  3. jimijimmyjeffy

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    We're all just guessing. Won't be long now. Some kind of tricked out version?
     
  4. PBGas

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    A nicely boosted DS would be a pretty fine setup. Great amps all around!
     
  5. a1briz

    a1briz Silver Supporting Member

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    Would love a DS with an BE/HBE channel. Or a DS with a Fender like clean channel. DS40-Deluxe ?? Just guessing here...
     
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  6. Ryno1331

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    The DS has such a gorgeous clean that I would love 2 cloned channels or one with the BE HBE like you mentioned.
     
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  7. JackButler

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    I’d like a DS mini with just the two low gain channels foot switchable.
    Done
     
  8. marshall2553

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    Yeah, I'd be happy with a second set of master/gain controls that are footswtichable like the Smallbox.
     
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    Yeah the amp seems to be so versatile and sound so good with all the range of gain that a second set of master and gain from the same channel would be enough
     
  10. Mike Lenning

    Mike Lenning Silver Supporting Member

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    I believe it is just a DS40 with an added clean channel of some sort. Would make for a killer amp for the guys that like having that separate clean channel plus the amazing gain structure of the DS.
     
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    Phil McKnight also mentioned a new DS, in his recent video, but didn't give any particulars.
     
  12. jimijimmyjeffy

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    Going from the lowest gain to second lowest is just a totally flat boost, but high voltage within the amp. You can approximate that stepping on a klone with no gain, or with any other high voltage clean boost. A Koko will do that too, for example. There's no EQ change.

    That's theoretically even better than a footswitch, as you can vary the amount of boost to taste.
     
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  13. jimijimmyjeffy

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    I can see maybe a variable feedback control, since the mini has no feeback but the DS40 does. I can see a foot switchable simple clean, or just a second master and gain control. I can see a SS/tube rectifier switch.
     
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    Looks like two identical channels to me
     
  15. jimijimmyjeffy

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    At first glance, would agree. Nice find!
     
  16. Ryno1331

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    Perfect!
     
  17. marshall2553

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    And a slant 2x12 maybe?
     
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    I like the stacked look on the smaller box head.
     
  19. jimijimmyjeffy

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    Is that a new cab? Looks cool! I love my cab but it ain't as cool looking as that one!
     
  20. Daprofessor

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    I really don’t know how you can improve this amp? Kinda like the single channel only version. A Buxom Betty clean?
     
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