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PostPosted: Wed, Nov 28, 2018 5:32pm 
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So I'm going to say it...
I didn't like my BE-50 Deluxe as well as I did my BE-100. :confused:

A "WTB" popped up for a BE-50 and I sold it. :)

First time in YEARS, I've been without a FRIEDMAN. :cry:

I'm having withdrawals, I've even thought about picking up a used Small Box to hold me over! Never have got to play one and I'm curious! :D

Waiting for the NAMM Show to hear the details on the BE 100 Deluxe. I'll pick one of those up or look for a bargain on a BE-100....

First World Problems. :lol: :LOL: :lol: :LOL:

DAVE -> Sweetwater only again or is everybody going to get the BE-100 Deluxe?


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What year BE100 did you have? There's a BE100 in the Classifieds now that is a crazy good deal. Check it out.


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PostPosted: Wed, Nov 28, 2018 7:14pm 
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Ya not buying a BE100 now. Small Box maybe...

I think we will see non-deluxe BE100's below 2K once the new one hits the street....especially in this market. ;)

But I'm not even considering it until I get to play the Deluxe. I loved - BE and HBE on the 100, if it gets a lush clean channel? I may have to GO BIG. :D


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Rango wrote:
Ya not buying a BE100 now. Small Box maybe...

I think we will see non-deluxe BE100's below 2K once the new one hits the street....especially in this market. ;)

But I'm not even considering it until I get to play the Deluxe. I loved - BE and HBE on the 100, if it gets a lush clean channel? I may have to GO BIG. :D

Just an FYI: it's dead simple to convert the AC30-ish clean channel on a BE100 to Fender Blackface values. You won't have a mid pot, but just use a 6.8k resistor.

Maybe it's just me, but those older 2015/2016 BE100's have some serious mojo. If the prices drop a little on those after NAMM, you'll be in good shape.

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Man...I would never get rid of my BE-50 Deluxe, not even for the 100W version. I love this amp more than any I have ever owned. It has been uber-reliable for me gig after gig and I am more than a year into owning it.

Truly the greatest sounding amp (to my ears at least) that I have ever owned.

My BE-212 is amazing as well.

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Glad you like yours :thumbsup:

For me there's something "special" in the BE-100. :D

Everybody's ears are different and it's a good thing we DON't all like the same stuff - we gotta keep Dave in Tequila and Sushi! :D :rock:


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From the hour or so I put into the Deluxe and the BE, I also preferred the BE. Don’t get me wrong, the Deluxe is one of the rippinest amps I’ve played. I just jive with the BE and I prefer the thicker sounding clean

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misterspockyall wrote:
From the hour or so I put into the Deluxe and the BE, I also preferred the BE. Don’t get me wrong, the Deluxe is one of the rippinest amps I’ve played. I just jive with the BE and I prefer the thicker sounding clean


So what did you guys not like about the BE50? I'd love a BE100. Are you guys favoring the 2016+ BE100?

I love the features, flexibility, and tone of the BE50. Would love to have a BE100 DLX, but perhaps a regular ole BE100 would suit.


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Junk Yard Dog wrote:
So what did you guys not like about the BE50? I'd love a BE100. Are you guys favoring the 2016+ BE100?

I love the features, flexibility, and tone of the BE50. Would love to have a BE100 DLX, but perhaps a regular ole BE100 would suit.


The 50 Deluxe is killer, a great amp and I'd be proud to have it. The clean was very nice but I found the cleans on BE100's and Tacos to feel a little thicker maybe in the mids? Is juicy an ok adjective to use here?

Owners with more hours will have better input. My main BE experience is with a 2018. BOTH are killer amps. It's like splitting hairs between two super hot women when I'd be smitten with either.

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It’s all in what your ears like to hear as well. There is nothing wrong with liking one or the other. It’s a Friedman and thus, an awesome amp! I had a BE-100 the previous year and it was very nice as well. What I wanted was a smaller head shell with a lighter weight, a bit more more pissed off tone as well as a bit more bottom end thump and that is what the 60 does for me in spades!

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I’ve also had the BE-50 (and every 40, 50 and 100w Friedman that exists). I still have my BE-100. And a Buxom Betty, but I use that for pedals. My BE has a 50/100watt switch and Depth and Response knobs, among other mods by Dave. The BE-50 got sold off. BE-100 stays.

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Rango wrote:
Glad you like yours :thumbsup:

For me there's something "special" in the BE-100. :D

Everybody's ears are different and it's a good thing we DON't all like the same stuff - we gotta keep Dave in Tequila and Sushi! :D :rock:

I absolutely Love my BE-100 (2015) though Dave did a number of modifications, very reliable and sounds amazing. I sold my BE-50 Deluxe because it "Does Have" Many tonal options but side by side with my BE-100, there is just this Greatness that the 50 doesn't have (IMO)
From Fender/Vox Clean to one of the best "High-Gain" Modified Marshall tones (better than my Arrendondo, Jackson and Cameron modded Marshall's) Love it in live or IR situations!

Still the BE-50 Deluxe is a very good amp and I'm sure the 100w version will follow.


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RedPlated, your BE-100 looks beautiful! I've always loved the Marshall-like look, Dave's amps are truly inspirational.


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I'm looking forward to the 100 Deluxe... :) I generally a sucker for


SQUIRREL!!!! :D :D :D

Oh sorry, a sucker for new and shiny. :lol: :LOL:
I'll give the new BE-100 Deluxe a listen - I hope there's a demo that starts off - "Here's the settings that replicate a stock Non-Deluxe BE-100" :thumbsup:
THEN starts twisting knobs to show me what you can do with the additional controls. ;) :D

...then I'll pick. ;) Either way I hope Dave sells a BUNCH of of the new stuff! :thumbsup:


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I briefly had a BE-50 Deluxe. I thought the thump knob and fat switch did a VERY good job of compensating for the difference in feel between a 50 and 100 watt power section on the BE and HBE channels. I ended up returning it solely because the clean channel broke up too early for my liking. I will be ordering a 100 Deluxe once they are released.

Aside from wanting a little more clean headroom though, the 50 Deluxe is a fantastic amp and could hang with any 100-watter IMO


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lukeburke1 wrote:
I briefly had a BE-50 Deluxe. I thought the thump knob and fat switch did a VERY good job of compensating for the difference in feel between a 50 and 100 watt power section on the BE and HBE channels. I ended up returning it solely because the clean channel broke up too early for my liking. I will be ordering a 100 Deluxe once they are released.

Aside from wanting a little more clean headroom though, the 50 Deluxe is a fantastic amp and could hang with any 100-watter IMO

Somethings not right here. It stays clean for days with tons of headroom. :confused:


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MantraSky wrote:
RedPlated, your BE-100 looks beautiful! I've always loved the Marshall-like look, Dave's amps are truly inspirational.


Thanks!

It's the one amp I can never sell. It'll be with me for a long time...!


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