Friedman® Buxom Betty Amplifier
Friedman Buxom Betty Amplifier
No: 1 Cleanish Amp Sim
Excellent, one of my go to plugins with Suhr PT100, but have to say that maybe its not usable for who would like to get pure clean sound
The clean sound of this amplifier is really nice. It is also easy to get a good overdriven sound out of it.
The Best "Blackface" style Fender Unison plugin
One of the best amp sim on the market, really responsive, the amp sounds real and it got beautiful clean Fender tones all the way thru Marshall style break up tone. Sounds killer with pedals, great pedal platform amp. All the mics and cabs sounds really alive and real, once again a killer plugin for Apollo users. I use it all the time !
fave UAD amp
go to amp for tracking EGT through a DI
Buxom Betty Tone Queen
Sounds great, fast and easy to dial in a great tone. Touch sensitive, works with all electric guitars....
Sounds great, nothing less than what I've expected.
I got this as was looking for something that I could quickly dial in a Roots Rock sound. This seems to do the job. When I miss passing my guitar through an amp & mic I can do that. But in the week or so I've had this I've been using it to good results.
Friedman Buxom Betty - Sounds like my Fender Delux
This is the best of all plugins on market. The only with the right amount of distortion and warmth. Hardware pedals sound great through this software amp.
Favorite amp…for bass
When I want that plucky, vintage bass sound, I use the Betty more often than not. The modeling of 12” speakers when used on bass really helps the whole signal even out even before compressing. I like the flavor of grind this amp brings to the highs as well.
And of course it’s great for guitar.
1st UA Amp
This is my first full UA Amp sim and I must say, it's pretty great. I've tried a bunch of other programs but this one just feels different. Not sure what I'll try next, but I'm excited at the possibilities. Super happy with my Twin X purchase along with this amp.
I have a bunch of amp sims. Guitar Rig, MOTU, Amplitude, Helix, Toontrack, etc. This is the best I've ever used for authentic-sounding clean tones. I'm a life-long Fender amp guy and prefer clean to crunchy as opposed to heavily over-driven Mesa or Marshall tones. Most amp sims struggle to reproduce the effect of playing through a real tube amp, but not this one. The realism is remarkable through my Apollo Twin X interface. The power soak is very cool. You can dial in some nice sustained lead tones too. The cab and mic positioning options are extensive. Impressive.
Best guitar amp plugin I ever tried.
Nice cleans and crunch tones. You can go from some kinda tweed to AC chimney sound.
If it only did 70s lead preset it'd be worth it!
I have, Sans Amp, Boss Gt1, Helix floor, the later causing me to sell the mesa boogie F50 as it was totally redundant for gigs and the sounds from the helix are remarkable in a mix. For convenience I have the UAD plexiglass, Vintage and metal Amp Rooms (great) but i wanted another unison amp model. So after seeing how potentially Fender and Marshall Betty could be I decided to take the plunge. The first preset 70s lead is just that, very Gary and very Moorish, see what I did there, I then tried clean FX delay, ace and then the crystal strat chords and that was great too. I have only had a chance to use this once and it sounded totally legit and mic'd cab like. I have yet to delve into all the recording path section but I will as I have done this on the helix and it is very useful. It backs off like an amp. It has the touch response of an amp, but obviously I am used to playing very finished in the mix sounds this does sound like my mesa or my Blackstar HT5 with a 57 in front and I am in the control room.
System, iMac 2020 8 core , apollo X4, monitoring through Genelecs, Technics cans Or Dynaudio Mains. Remember it's a unison plugin I see some people have way too much gain, perhaps they have placed it somewhere else in the signal path like the Vintage room.
Overall a great purchase, I only paid £57 for it but I can see it being well worth the full entry price. I have not noticed any latency issues, but you wouldn't expect to.
Bad Name, Good Amp
I have trouble finding amp sims that actually feel like playing a tube amp. But this one, in spite of its tasteless name, feels pretty good. It gets that edge of breakup sound as well as any other sim I've used.
What am I doing wrong?
Purchased this a couple days ago. Can't get a simple clean sound, even the clean presets have lots of gain. It's unusable for clean guitars. Also, the FX screen pops up everytime I change presets. Is this normal?
Is there a pdf manual for this?
Running LogicPro + Apollo Twin X on MacBookPro 2019 Mojave.
Friedman Buxom Betty Amplifier
This is a great amp indeed. In my arsenal I had already a couple of Friedman's amp sims and I gave this a try with the proposed demo just for a matter of curiosity. After 24 seconds I decided to buy it as the first strum on a clean sound offered by the first preset said it all. Highly recommended for those seeking for a low gain amp and excellent clean guitar sounds. Excellent platform also for external hardware pedals. Well done indeed.
The Buxom Betty Delivers
I am clearly a tube amp snob, and have employed many of the classic and modern tube amplifiers in performance and recording. I've also had a go with many physical models, having been part of that world through a manufacturer. In the studio I get some of my best sounds at surprisingly low volume, but naturally a tube amp will begin to open up when you give it some juice. I was looking for an amp model in the studio for doubling parts, or for late night tracking if i have to be at home. The UA Friedman Buxom Betty is something I would have complete confidence placing forward in the mix. An elusive tone in many modellers is an 'edge of breakup' tube tone. Betty nails it every time, in a variety of ways, and in convincing fashion. I hooked up a couple of my go-to pedals, and it worked well with those too. If Dave Friedman says it's good, it's good. Enjoy.
Cool and modern amp
An amp that goes well with Telecaster and Strat. This was very moving.
Almost all you need!
The presets are cool, but the joy is in starting flat and taking it from there. The clean tones are gorgeous and the overdrive is incredible, especially when using the power soak. And, please, test out all the different recording chains. The different cabinet and microphone combinations are an education unto themselves for me, a guy who really just thought the only way was to use a 57 on your Marshall cab. AND, the system resources used are minimal.
Perfect for fast paced, high sound quality guitar tracking! When I need to quickly get it from my head to the track without losing creative momentum or sacrificing sound quality, this is the one I reach for! Wow, what an inspiring plug-in…it just feels great too!