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$149.00

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.

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

C. Özdemir

February 2, 2023

Authentic

Sounds amazing. Real. Authentic. It’s breathing. Feels like you’re having the amp behind you.

G. McCallum

February 2, 2023

Friedman Buxom Betty - good bang for ya bucks

I have the stock fender + Marshall sim amps and they never delivered clean tone very well. The Buxom does clean very well - and not too shabby when you wind the gain up. The noise gate works well + delay has a nice low fi vibe. Great thing is it works with my Apollo solo unlike some more hungry plugins. I have never played a real Friedman amp - so can't compare. At a fraction of the price I guess its a good deal. Kinda want a real one now.

G. McCallum

February 2, 2023

Friedman Buxom Betty - good bang for ya bucks

I have the stock fender + Marshall sim amps and they never delivered clean tone very well. The Buxom does clean very well - and not too shabby when you wind the gain up. The noise gate works well + delay has a nice low fi vibe. Great thing is it works with my Apollo solo unlike some more hungry plugins. I have never played a real Friedman amp - so can't compare. At a fraction of the price I guess its a good deal. Kinda want a real one now.

P. Manriquez

January 30, 2023

Great sound!!!

I love the clean tones .. Great sound .. !!!

A. Bennett

January 26, 2023

Love it!

Love it! Great, full-sounding plug-in!

S. Lontano

January 12, 2023

Plenty of Blues

I love how this amp reacts to my guitars. I also use it as a cab/amp simulator for my MesaBoogie Triaxis Preamp and it's fantastic.

D. Gardell

December 27, 2022

Love it!!

I've mostly been using this for the clean tones and it sounds amazing!!
Bonus for me, using an Apollo Solo, is that it is very DSP friendly! I don't have the chart in front of me, but it's the only one I can use with other DSP hungry plugins! One chain I have saved is clean Buxom, LA2A and Ocean Way Studios with the Guitar setting. The DSP is maxed out, but man it sounds sooo good!! And since you can run Buxom without a cab, you can use it as an insert in re-mic mode with Ocean Way Studios cabs, like Drew showed in one of the Office Hours, where they did a OWS deep dive.

J. Metzger

December 19, 2022

The feeling is great !

I waited a while to demo this one but what I can say is this plug in sounds phenomenal with my suhr classic t antique . I get really great tone when I crank the amp volume all
The way up then use the power soak to dial back the volume . It’s just enough dirt to help compress the notes so they don’t sound harsh or pop out . If I could only choose one uad guitar amp plug in this would be the one .

J. Dowall

December 7, 2022

Favourite UAD amp plugin

I auditioned every amp plug-in UAD did, this stood out immediately for me personally as having the best feel, responsiveness and tone, like playing through a real amp.

J. Seabrook

December 2, 2022

What a guitar toolset!!!!

I am very happy to have this unit. I'm not usually as fond of amp sims as I am of my collection of real stuff. Not because of the digital vs analog debate, but because I like to adjust mics, preamps, and blends. But this thing has a such a nice variety of cabinet/mic combos that I'm happy to use it in a pinch, and 3 projects recently, have preferred it to my collection... not to mention the extra effort.
Now, consider the built in noise gate and delay. Both super versatile and so useful. If I didn't love knobs so much, I might not need anything else.

A. Baxter

October 15, 2022

Buxom Betty

Perfect amp sim for clean to crunch, works well with pedals. Great plug-in at a reasonable price.

S. Ramsey

September 28, 2022

Nice Amp

Nice Amp wouldnt mind trying the real deal.

E. Peterson

September 2, 2022

Amazing

I am very impressed with the buxom Betty. I use a clean to just breaking up tone and Betty delivers. The effects sound great and flexible. I play rockabilly and vintage style country with a custom jazzmaster. Love this amp and can’t put it down. Very responsive to the volume control and records very well. Brings a smile to my face what more can I say. I’m in love with Betty don’t tell my girl though.

h. ilhan

July 7, 2022

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

H. Eriksson

June 2, 2022

Nice cleans.

The clean sound of this amplifier is really nice. It is also easy to get a good overdriven sound out of it.

K. Socasau

April 30, 2022

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 !

B. Kenny

April 27, 2022

fave UAD amp

go to amp for tracking EGT through a DI

M. Cahen

April 22, 2022

Buxom Betty Tone Queen

Sounds great, fast and easy to dial in a great tone. Touch sensitive, works with all electric guitars....

P. Kurek

April 1, 2022

Sounds great!

Sounds great, nothing less than what I've expected.

P. Johnson

March 2, 2022

Happy User

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.