Friedman Golden Pearl Overdrive Pedal




When players think about Dave Friedman, they often think of the savage high-gain amplifiers he’s designed for some of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll. But plug in the Friedman Golden Pearl overdrive, and you’ll quickly realize he knows just as much about subtlety and transparent grit. Whether you want to run the Golden Pearl as an always-on tonal enhancer (a favorite method around Sweetwater), a way to give your amp that edge-of-breakup sound at low volumes, or are utilizing its onboard Hi Cut and Voice toggles to push your amp even harder, you’ll find the Friedman Golden Pearl a perfect addition to your rig.

  • Low-gain overdrive that’s perfect for tonal enhancement
  • Transparent character keeps your amp’s tone intact
  • 3-position Voice toggle changes the pedal’s clipping
  • 3-position Hi Cut toggle tailors the pedal to your rig
  • True bypass switching



Dave Friedman is the man behind the signature tones of rock icons Eddie Van Halen, Steve Stevens and Jerry Cantrell. Dave has been building, modding and repairing amplifiers for many of the world’s biggest stars for the past 25 years. Friedman’s innovative designs and meticulous construction have made him legendary in the world of professional touring musicians while earning him a loyal clientele from all over the world. One of Friedman’s mainstays has been modifying amps to each player’s specific tonal palette, and to consult with other established amplifier companies to improve their own designs. Dave Friedman’s extensive knowledge and pursuit of tonal superiority inspired him to develop his own series of production amplifiers under the name Friedman Amplification. In the past, having Friedman build or modify your amp required a certain level of notoriety, but now his sonic wizardry is available to everyday players. Each Friedman amplifier is built in the U.S.A. to Dave's exacting standards using hand selected components. After a rigorous burn in process, Dave inspects, tubes, plays and signs the chassis of every amplifier before shipping.


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