Friedman® Buxom Betty Amplifier

Friedman® Buxom Betty Amplifier

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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

A. Deherder

March 16, 2019


Given a second chance, I would skip this one. I like the tweed much better. On it's own, I can't really see using the Friedman. Mixed with the tweed, it is okay. I will probably opt for the Suhr over this one. Just my opinion, others seem to like it.

M. Filowitz

March 16, 2019

Beautiful Tonage!!!

Great sounding plugin!!! Beautiful Tonage!!!!

J. Burdick

March 15, 2019

Update to my previous review

I would just like to add that I now HAVE tried situating the Buxom Betty in a real-band, full mix, and it fared exceptionally well. I am genuinely excited about this tool.

J. Burdick

March 14, 2019

Game changer if you've got Unison

I am a working guitarist and am simply not a fan of amp sims. My experience isn't all that wide, but I have spent time with many UA models including the ballyhoo'd tweed, I spent enough time with a Kemper and an Axe FX to turn away in disgust, and of course have on occasion reached for Amplitube and Guitar Rig models for a laugh. Oh yeah, and I had a Pod 2.0 years ago.

For reference, my current gigging amps are a Gries 35 (blackface clone) and as a backup a Reverend Hellhound 60/40. The '64 Princeton Reverb is probably my holy grail amp. I am not a roots player, something more like "progressive pop" tho I do plenty of soloing. Enough about me.

I have NEVER been moved by an amp sim as I have by my first 30m with this one. Really lovely, thrtee dimensional tone and touch responsiveness better than any I have experienced in a model (again there are many I haven't tried, and it seems like maybe that has been an area of improvement in the modeling field overall). Seems super versatile within limits that are fine by me. it is time to start taking Brainworx very very seriously.

Caveat: Haven't tried situating it yet in a full, real-band mix, and that is a traditional point of failure for sims, IMO. But AS A PRACTICE AMP ALONE (yes, I have an Apollo) this thing is a game changer for me and I am hopeful and optimistic about how it is going to fare as a real world tracking tool. As I suggested above, I am 30 minutes into my 14 day demo and reaching for my wallet.

UAD User

March 11, 2019

This amp keeps me from buying a Kemper.

Even though I love to take time and experiment with sounds, as a music producer, sometimes you have to get things done quickly. This amp emulation is perfect for that but also gives you tools to get creative. As sin as you plug your guitar it sounds great. However, you have a ton of tonal possibilities with different mics, pres, EQ's, cabs, etc. Is the perfect tool for a great tone and keep you work flow going. Its sou great sounding that I have stall my intention of spending 2k on a Kemper.

G. Booker

March 2, 2019

Great all around amp!!!!

I've messed around with this amp for a week and I personally love it, it's a whole other story when I'm pressed into replacing an amp when in the middle of a session!!! They brought a certain amp that had a color in the tangerine family, and it was just to sharp, nasally and had a wicked sharp tone. In general everyone hated it. They had a DI track and asked to replace the sound with something "Better". This was the first thing I plugged in, and in less than 2 minuets had a working substitute, Yes I tweaked it from there, but truth be told IT WORKED!!! I got messages today thanking me for working it out. This is now my go to amp and I will learn all it can do in the coming weeks. Betty is Beautiful! Thanks Mr. Friedman, I'll be buying all your other amps!!!

R. Goins

March 2, 2019

Amazing clean tones

Play this one with a Fender and you'll love it for the natural clean tones. Also can get dirty when you want it.

K. Meyer

February 16, 2019

A big step forward

Usually I record guitars with my Marshall recording channel. But I don’t like the cabinet emulation. Using the Friedmann Plugin additional and then maybe bypass the pre or power amp gives me more options the achieve a good guitar sound.


February 15, 2019

Great not only on Strings....

You have a Lifeless mono saw playing......just put this thing on it....:-)


February 15, 2019

Very nice !!!!

A little Big amp !!! It fits my Strat perfectly, very nice natural comp, from clean to crunch the sound is very good !!!

B. Rico

February 15, 2019

Great Amp!

I'm loving all the flavors and tones UA keeps putting out with each new release. Another great amp added to the lineup. Definitely try out the demo and see what you think.

K. Lima

February 14, 2019

Warm tone, little drive...nice...

Love it!!! clean and warm if you want...

D. Muir

February 13, 2019

The Best Software Amp I've Ever Played

I use a lot of software amps in my work and have encountered some great ones such as the UA Marshall Plexi Super Lead but this one stands out. It sounds great, has heaps of features and is super easy to use. Now I want to go out and get a real one of these but you can't beat the price of the plug-in.

t. barkman

February 10, 2019

Love this amp.

I think this is the first amp sim I’ve tried that can make a noise like a clean tube amp without sounding artificial.
If you are a roots/classic rock type player I don’t think there is a tone you need that you can’t get with buxom betty. The high/low input and the 3 position bright switch make her surprisingly versatile.
Wish I had a hardware one now.

L. Brusved

February 10, 2019

Just love it

Find the Buxom Betty easy to use and with a fantastic sound. Just love it. It goes well with all my guitars.

P. Kelly

February 10, 2019

buxom Betty

worth every penny

K. Ludwig

February 8, 2019

Great Plug-in

I purchased this amp because the sounds of my ENGL, Marschall and even the Fender could not convince me, with my 12 string semi acoustic electric guitar. So I gave it a try and I love it.

K. Ludwig

February 8, 2019

Great Plug-in

I purchased this amp because the sounds of my ENGL, Marschall and even the Fender could not convince me, with my 12 string semi acoustic electric guitar. So I gave it a try and I love it.

R. Robertson

February 6, 2019

Friedman Buxom Betty Amplifier

This software Amplifier has many microphone and cabinet settings.
I like the microphone pictures and the itemizing of the chain of connections.
The pre-sets are choice! --- "and tweak-able" ! - if you feel the need to fine tune the set up of the patch you picked it's easy.
There are some really inspiring sounds (patches) to work with.
A good cross section of choice sounds to help many different players styles.

R. Macfarlaine

February 5, 2019

Friedman Amp

great simulation and tonal qualities - love it