The Runt-20 is a 20-watt all tube head that delivers Friedman's legendary tone and versatility in a compact 2-channel amp. The Runt-20’s power section is driven by two EL-84s, with three 12AX7s in the preamp. The "simple" clean channel features a volume knob and 3-position bright switch that delivers anything from pristine cleans to a slightly broken-up tone, which is great for blues and country.
But clean is boring. Let's talk about the overdrive channel, which takes you from classic rock to all-out brutality. Use the Boost switch and Gain knob to dial in the perfect amount of overdrive. A global presence control shapes the high-frequency response of the Runts power section.
This amp has a tight bottom end and midrange that is typically only found in much higher-wattage amps. It'll take you from blues to classic rock and heavy metal and back again.
This is the first amp Dave Friedman has ever made with an internal load and cab-simulated XLR output. Comparing this analog circuit to some of the most intricate computer-based IRs, Dave achieved a direct output you can proudly send to front of house or use in the studio. The Runt also allows you to play "silently," meaning you can safely play the amp WITHOUT having a speaker cabinet connected. The XLR output includes a ground-lift, level, and center/edge of speaker cone simulation switches.
And on top of all this it takes pedals extremely well (which we always love about Friedman stuff).
This amp is incredibly clean and lightly used. It'll ship out super fast and super safe.