Friedman® Buxom Betty Amplifier

Friedman® Buxom Betty Amplifier

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$149.00

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$149.00
4.8/5
(72 reviews)

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Get a boutique blend of classic American and British amp tones.

The 50-watt Friedman Buxom Betty is what guitar amp fantasies are made of — a gorgeous, hand-wired single-channel amp that delivers the dynamic shimmer of American vintage tube combos as well as the comely roar of classic British stacks.

Developed by Brainworx, and officially endorsed by Friedman Amplifiers, the Friedman Buxom Betty Amplifier plug-in masterfully emulates this 50-watt, dual EL34 jaw dropper, exclusively for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces.

Now You Can:

Use your UA Interface to track through the Friedman Buxom Betty — with no latency

Audition 100 separate high-end recording chains, featuring multiple cabinets and classic microphones

Shape tones further with FX Rack’s Vintage Delay, noise gate, high/low filters, and more

Easily dial in dynamic, medium gain tones and snarling overdrive textures just by using your guitar's volume control

Take a Listen

Take a Listen
Run the Gamut

Run the Gamut

From punchy chicken-pickin’ to lush clean chords to classic in-your-face rock and roll raunch, the Friedman Buxom Betty delivers. By perfectly capturing its tastefully voiced EQ and three-position bright switch — as well as its dynamic, touch-sensitive feel — the Friedman Buxom Betty plug-in lets you organically vary your tones, simply by using your guitar’s volume control. Choose between high/low inputs for even more textures, and revel in how easy it is to conjure satisfying, clanging clean tones and rich harmonic distortions.

Friedman FX Rack

Friedman FX Rack

The Friedman Buxom Betty plug-in offers additional control over your tones via the Brainworx FX Rack. It features a Noise Gate, switchable high and low-pass filters, and a Power Soak circuit that allows you to dial in as much overdrive as you want, without having to crank the output gain.

The Friedman Buxom Betty also includes 100 impulse response Recording Chains that were perfectly captured from several boutique cabinets and recorded through Brainworx's vintage Neve console with an array of high-end and vintage microphones and outboard gear, giving you "record ready" tones, instantly.

Unison<sup>™</sup> Technology for UA Audio Interfaces

Unison Technology for UA Audio Interfaces

Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the Friedman Buxom Betty plug-in gives you the impedance, gain staging, and circuit behaviors that have contributed to making it one of Friedman’s most popular designs.

Key Features

Exacting emulation of the original EL34-powered Buxom Betty from Friedman Amplification

Fully licensed by Friedman Amp founder, Dave Friedman

100 Recording Chains featuring impulse responses from several boutique guitar cabinets, recorded through an array of vintage and modern microphones, and processed with high-end outboard gear before hitting Brainworx's vintage Neve VXS™ console

FX Rack includes host-syncable Vintage Delay unit, Noise Gate, Tight/Smooth filters, Power Soak, preamp and power amp bypass

Unison™ technology with UA audio interfaces models the same tonal response as plugging into the physical guitar amp

Customer Reviews

Friedman® Buxom Betty Amplifier

Overall Rating

4.8/5
(72 reviews)

B. Hill

July 17, 2018

Stunning cleans - loves my pedals

I have a large collection of quality dirt pedals, and wanted something that could really bring them to life in recording. This is that something. Great feel, great tone, great texture. Outstanding.

C. Umberger

July 17, 2018

The best by far!

This amp sounds incredible. For an amp. Not “sounds good for a plug-in”. This plug-in sounds good enough to think of it as an amp, because that’s what you’re getting. Had a client who is hard core real amps and pedals and has a really nice and expensive collection actually record for the first time through a sound he liked in a plug-in, using this. But it. It also takes pedals like an amp does.

E. FRASIAK

July 17, 2018

Very nice

Marvellous plugin... Nice sound...

J. Russell

July 15, 2018

This amp inspires...

This Friedman Buxom Betty plug in really inspired me right off the bat. I put together an instrumental track the same day that I purchased this plug in.
Works very well with all of my guitars; SCs, HBs, P90s and my Filtertrons.
The extra control in the FX rack really helps to customize the sound.
As always you get the quality that we’ve come to expect from UA. Great job!

R. Khan

July 13, 2018

Buxom Betty - Versatile and great sounding!

So I've just begun using UAD products here in 2018 but they're every bit as good as everyone told me and all the reviews state. Now let me add my raving and praise. I needed a guitar amp plug-in and wanted something that had a bit of versatility in the rock genre, going heavier or lighter as I wanted. This fits that bill perfectly and the fact that it's soooo SOOO great sounding on top, just makes this a brilliant buy.
If I have a wish to propose to UAD, it would be for them to do another amp, namely, a Vox AC30. "If you build it, they'll buy it," myself included. Thanks for amazing products!

N. Jeremic

July 13, 2018

Killer tube sound!!!

From clean to crunch, this thing makes my guitar sounds like a proper blues and southern rock axe. :) Love the clean sounds in combination with a bit of delay. It's my go-to clean sound from now on when it comes to my film and game scores. My Strat finally got that thick mid-range definition I heard on countless blues legend recordings! :)

C. Pihl

July 11, 2018

Good Amp!

Good Amp with loads of tones. Great with both tele and Les Paul. The softube marshalls have the edge tho...

T. Buhr

July 5, 2018

So good.

I don't have a lot of experience with virtual amps, but the Betty has been one of the most dynamic and authentic sounding ones I've worked with so far. It has the characteristic of a great amp where you get killer tone no matter what setting you land on. I'm excited to keep exploring what this thing can do.

J. Marvel

June 28, 2018

Sounds great. Turn it into a rock machine with the Brainworx FX Rack

This modeled amp comes with a unique signature but also plays well with pedals. In addition, if you want a wooly fuzzy overdriven tone use the FX Rack. You can drive the signal into the amp with clean boost to the limit while Power Soaking the power section. If the amp gets a little too fat simply control your instruments bass at input also in the FX. This amp looks like a simple but has awesome tone. Tweakers will get a nice variety that sounds nothing like the other Friedman amps.

C. Wandzilak

June 25, 2018

Betty got back, I mean bottom!

Unbelievably sounds like the real deal. Granted, I’ve never played through a Freidman but I have played through VOX, Marshall, and several Fenders and with regard to tone and saturation this is LEGIT which you just know when you plug in and start thumbing through the presets. You can carve out just about any tone you can think of and all of it sound great. I see other complaints about AMP sim’s not living up to the real deal but come on folks, you know you couldn’t tell the difference with your eyes closed. I have a feeling there are some salty peeps that paid a ton for the actual hardware to find UAD makes a realistic plugin version for a FRACTION of the cost. I recommend demoing it since strings, guitars, pickups, cables, pedals, and so many other factors contribute to how this amp will sound with particular setup. No more lugging gear or noise complaints from the neighbors. No more phase issues when recording or microphone limitations. I mean, really…where’s the easy button? This is plug and play at its finest. I bet you can play up against any record and tweak this amp to match the sound of the guitar in any particular song. I’ve only spent a few hours tinkering with this plug but the sky is the limit. Picked it up during this blowout sale. The DEMO made me do it.

UAD User

June 23, 2018

Sounds great

Early days with the Betty but already impressed with what it can do. Lots of control over your sound. V. Pleased!

N. Brooks

June 22, 2018

Very nice tone

This is one of the best all-around amps in plugin world. It's very easy to get amazing British and American tube amp sounds. It's not one of those "jack of all trades/master of none" types of things, either. It's pretty much a master at getting both sounds nailed right on. I also really like the included delay. Using this with a Les Paul or Telecaster is simply perfect.

P. Sunesson

June 21, 2018

Nice Friedman amp

Ever since I got this super nice amp, I have used on several occasion. This one hold it´s place together with my Fender Tweed and the Marshall Plexi, so now I am very satisfied I have fullfilled my needs – at least for now ;-) . Since I mostly use humbucker guitars I have come to love this one with my 335 – sounds really great. However, alla my plug-in amps work super nice and I have come to the conclusion that the simplicity and versatility is the way to go. And the sounds they produce really hits me. I love 'em and will go for a nice bass amp next.

J. Fritsch

June 18, 2018

Useful and a wide spektra of sounds

I needed a clear tone whit a strata for a production but none af my plug-ins could produce what I whanted. Freidmans shure did! The broad spektra of Tones you are able to get from this plugin is impressive.

J. Schwab

June 3, 2018

Strat-Heaven

At first I hesitated to even demo this one, as I'm not a fan of the other Friedman amps. But my American Strat loves the Buxom Betty: clean sparkle with lots of twang and warm breakup. Together with an LA2A and the AKG springverb this is really fun.

D. Wallace

June 2, 2018

Very versitle plugin!

I really seriously love this plugin! I spent the morning setting up a custom setting for use with my Tele as I can see this becoming a "go-to" amp to record with. I use it with an API 560 EQ and find that I can get any genre sound I need, be it jazz, blues, pop, or R & R. The presets gave me a good start on finding the tone I was looking for and I've been using it all AM for gtr practice. I highly recommend you give this a try!

R. Rivas

June 1, 2018

Love it!!

My Fav so far!!

C. Hook

May 27, 2018

Love it.

I didn't expect to like this one. I really like the Dirty Shirley (just brought the real amp i liked it so much) and thought this would be too tame or just not different enough, but it's really got its own vibe and some really nice lush semi-broken up sounds. I ended up buying it a few days into the demo. Great amp/plugin.

C. Pinto Barrosa

May 18, 2018

Simple, working amp sim

From clean to crunch, it’s very easy to get great tones out of this one. I might go for the other Friedman’s soon...

D. Wallace

May 17, 2018

Impressive!

First of all, it isn't gonna respond like a tube amp. I didn't expect it to. But I gotta say thwt overall I'm impressed. I particularly like the way my Nash Strat sounds with it. I like the FX that are thrown in with the plugin. Delay, reverb sounds OK. Speaker selection surprised me when I looked into it. All the American 4x10 cabs were recorded using a Boogie cab so the only real selection there is what chain was used. Still getting used to the settings on dialing in my own sound with it but the presets are OK. I got it on sale ($99) with a $25 coupon to use so for me at $74 it was a no brainer. Check it out!