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PostPosted: Sun, Mar 01, 2020 1:45pm 
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I have had my Dirty Shirley for about a year now and every time I play it I fall in love all over again. It sounds like I always wanted a Plexi to sound, with a little bit more gain and a little bit more body and less harsh highs, though I can make the Dirty Shirley sound nearly overly bright like a plexi and have less Bass, I find on the highest gain setting with all the EQ knobs between 4 and 6 except for the mids which is it 8 and the gain at just under eight, it Nails AC DC ZZ Top and Led Zeppelin tones with my Les Pauls Bridge pickup rolled down to around 8/8.5, then when I roll the volume all the way up on My Guitar it's like having a solo boost, when dimed like that it has enough gain to cop Alice in Chains tones with no problem, then if I switch to the neck pickup enroll the volume down to about three I get lovely Jimi Hendrix clean tones, think Wind Cries Mary, so basically I have a 1 channel amp that nails tones ranging from clean to Alice in Chains heavy gain by using only the guitar controls...... It has a vintage vibe to it in the way it sounds and feels but incorporates modern benefits such as a great fx loop and the best master volume I've ever used as well as having more or as much gain as a jcm 800...... Tonally it sits on between a jtm 45 and a jcm800 or plexi so it's versatile enough to lean towards the super full fender Bassman side of things or the mid forward plexi side of things...... Truly a work of art...... One simple channel that can cover just about any style of music ranging from reggae to metal with only a delay and boost pedal...... Amazing..... Just amazing..... The only amp ever to capture the sound in my head..... It is also the most inspirational piece of gear I have ever owned.... Just by looking at it I think of riffs and ideas for songs...... Absolutely stellar work Mr. Friedman!


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PostPosted: Sun, Mar 01, 2020 6:02pm 
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No one else loves the Shirley?


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PostPosted: Mon, Mar 16, 2020 5:02pm 
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I love her! Had a mini, and have the module sitting in my syn30 right now-I've said it's one of the modules that make the syn30 worth on it's own.

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PostPosted: Wed, Mar 18, 2020 7:53am 
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I have had the big one in a head format for about a year, and I'm beginning to realize the honeymoon period is never ending....... I love it more now then I did when I first got it...... Truly an amazing amp, I'd be willing to bet that there isn't another single channel amp on the planet as versatile as the dirty shirley
..... One channel that do beautiful cleans, spot on zz top Zeppelin and acdc crunch, and high gain Alice in chains riffs by using only guitar controls


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PostPosted: Mon, Mar 23, 2020 1:05pm 
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Happy owner of the 40w DS since 2015 and I have to admit it's been the main amp GAS killer of the last decade.

it's the only amp I never thought about selling for a single minute!

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Guitars:
Gibson Les Paul Custom black CS (2005)
Fender Stratocaster CS MCB 50th ed. LTD NOS 1962 Reissue (2012)
Fender Stratocaster CS Lush Closet Classic 1956 Reissue (2018)
Fender Esquire CS Closet Classic 1959 Reissue (2013)
Jackson KE2 Black w/ white bevels USA (2003)
Jackson DK2 HT Custom Shop (2016)
Ibanez Prestige RG3120 MIJ Customized (2006)
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Mesa Boogie Mark IV (B) small head custom headshell (2008)
Friedman Dirty Shirley Head (2014)
Friedman 2x12 w/ celestion Neo Creambacks


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PostPosted: Fri, Mar 27, 2020 7:09pm 
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I bet man..... It's my dream amp come to life lol


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