Signature Jake E Lee Model Amplifier - Two Channel - 100 Watts - Handwired;
To those paying attention, Jake E. Lee’s name ranks high on the shortlist of influential gunslinger guitarists that emerged as the heroes of a new generation in the early ‘80s. Best known for the burning guitar work and innovative songwriting he contributed to two of Ozzy Osbourne's most revered albums, 1983’s Bark at the Moon and 1986’s Ultimate Sin. Both with Ozzy, his post-Ozzy band Badlands, and most recently with his own group, Red Dragon Cartel, Lee’s playing embraced the athleticism of the ‘80s while remaining firmly rooted in the hard rock fundamentals of the ‘70s, and his tonal choices reflect that -- often providing the evolutionary glue between the sonics of those eras. With the arrival of the Friedman JEL-100, Lee and Dave Friedman have combined their legendary ears and talents to create a limited-edition signature amplifier that offers Lee’s ultimate tones in a single hand-wired package.
In Lee’s own words, “this amp puts the two specific tones I use to create my sound in one head: The sweetness and warmth of a classic Plexi (channel 1) and the more aggressive slant of the master volume amps of the ‘80s (channel 2) -- all tweaked to my taste. Dave has an innate understanding of where I’m coming from as a player and we’re alike in the way we hear tones. Dave doesn’t hear things as a technician, he hears things like a musician, and that made him really easy to work with. I grew up in the ‘70s and those muscular, articulate rock tones were the tones I always sought, but I made a name for myself in the ‘80s when you needed a little more aggression and a little more scream. I’ve always tried to retain a little of that ‘70s heart and I still do, and that’s what this amp does -- though it’s got plenty more on tap if you need it!”
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