Friedman IR-D Dual Tube Preamp Pedal

Friedman IR-D Dual Tube Preamp Pedal



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Friedman IR-D Dual Tube Preamp Pedal

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The Friedman IR-D dual-channel tube preamp pedal is a game-changer for musicians seeking authentic tube amp tones in a portable and versatile package. Designed by the legendary Dave Friedman, the IR-D brings the iconic British tones of Friedman’s Dirty Shirley/Twin Sister designs to your pedalboard.

All-Tube Preamp

Genuine Tube Circuit: Unlike many pedals that use tubes for minor enhancements, the IR-D runs on two high-voltage 12AX7 preamp tubes, delivering true Friedman tube amp tones.
Dave Friedman’s Signature Sound: Based on the classic JTM45 circuit, the IR-D delivers rich harmonic content, touch sensitivity, and the complex overtones that define Friedman amps.

Dual Independent Channels

Fully Independent Channels: Two identical foot-switchable channels allow you to switch between two distinct tones.
Independent Boosts: Each channel has its own customizable Boost circuit, effectively providing four channels of tonal options.

Impulse Response (IR) Cabinet Simulation

DSP IR Technology: Sends a studio-quality, mic’d-up tone directly to your DAW or Front-of-House, capturing the essence of a well-miked cabinet.
Pre-Loaded and Custom IRs: Includes 13 Friedman IRs, with the ability to load your own via the Friedman Editor software.

Flexible Rig Integration

Transparent Effects Loop: Easily integrate with other pedals and effects for versatile setups.
Multiple Configurations: Can be used as an all-in-one rig, a standalone preamp, or as an IR loader for other preamps.

Advanced Control Options

MIDI Compatibility: Offers expanded control with MIDI, allowing preset switching and integration with complex setups.
Editor Software: The Friedman Editor software enables deep customization of the IR-D, including power amp simulation tweaks, IR management, and MIDI presets.

Friedman IR-D Dual-Channel Tube Preamp Specifications

Channels and Controls:

  • Channels: Two fully independent channels, each with Volume, Gain, Boost Volume, Boost Gain, Bass, Middle, Treble, 2-way Bright switch, and 3-way Structure switch.
  • Power Amp Simulation: Editable Presence and Thump controls via software.
  • Footswitches: Three multi-function footswitches for channel selection, boost activation, and other programmable features.
  • Effects Loop: Ultra-transparent series FX loop, bypassable.
  • Outputs: TRS balanced output and headphone output.

Impulse Responses:

  • Factory-Loaded IRs: Includes 13 Friedman IRs such as:
  • Dave's Favorite 4x12: Fitted with 6402 Greenback speakers, captured with an SM57 and R-121.
  • Classic 1960B 80’s Cab: Fitted with 20w British Greenbacks, captured with dual SM57s and R-121.
  • Dirty Shirley 1x12: Features a G12-50GL speaker, captured with an SM57 and Soyuz 1973.

Connectivity and Dimensions:

  • MIDI: 5-pin standard connector and USB MIDI.
  • Software: USB software editor powered by SYNERGY.
  • Power Supply: Universal 12V power supply included.
  • USB Cable: 6-foot USB 2.0 A Male to B Male cable included.
  • Dimensions: 5.5” (D) x 6.5” (W) x 2.3” (H).
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs.
  • Use Cases

All-In-One Rig:

  • Turn your pedalboard into a complete rig by running dirt pedals and filters into the IR-D, and time-based effects in the loop. Send the IR-D output directly to the board for studio-quality sound without micing.

Standalone Preamp:

  • Use the IR-D’s tube preamp section with a live cabinet on stage. Connect the effects loop send to your time-based effects and then to your amp’s power section, while sending the IR output to the console.

IR Loader:

  • Utilize IR-D’s IR technology independently by plugging other preamps or pedals into its effects loop return.

The Friedman IR-D dual-channel tube preamp provides authentic Friedman tones, extensive customizability, and versatile integration options, making it a powerful tool for both live and studio applications.

More Information
Manufacturer Friedman
SKU 336895
Shipping Weight (kg) 2.000000
Effects Tube Amp
Colour black
Warranty 2 Years


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