Video: Friedman's IR-D Is a High-Gain Tube Rig, in a Box

Like last year's best-selling IR-X, the new Friedman IR-D could be called an "all-tube preamp" with versatile IR cab and power amp simulation, or a "tube-powered direct solution" for short, but perhaps it's best to put it like this: It's like a meticulously designed Friedman amp rig from the renowned builder, but compact enough to fit on a pedalboard.

The new IR-D is based on Friedman's Dirty Shirley/Twin Sister circuits, which included his own modifications of a Marshall JTM45. So if high-gain British tone is what you're after, the IR-D offers it in spades, thanks to two high-voltage 12AX7 preamp tubes, two independent channels, and enough DSP IR cabs, power amp sims, a emulated mics to match an array of classic setups and configurations, bringing studio-grade sound to any gig.

The features of the Friedman IR-D include:

  • Two independent identical channels + boost, based on Friedman’s Legendary Dirty Shirley/Twin Sister design
  • MIDI programmable features: Channel select / boost, IR Select, Thump and Presence – three-way switch per channel, Effects Loop On/Off, Boost Lock
  • Power amp simulation with software editable Presence and Thump (per channel)
  • Three position CAB/IR select switch per channel (programmable via software)
  • 13 free Friedman IRs or load your own
  • 2-way Bright/Tight switch (per channel)
  • 3-way Structure switch (per channel)
  • Three multi-function foot switches
  • Ultra-transparent series FX loop (bypassable)
  • TRS balanced output
  • Headphone output
  • USB software editor - powered by SYNERGY
  • Limited 3-year warranty

Get the Reverb exclusive red IR-D or the standard-production black IR-D now.

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