Friedman IR-X Preamp

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Experience pure tube bliss!

The Friedman IR-X tube preamp isn't just another pedal; it's your ticket to iconic all-tube tones in a pedalboard-friendly package.

With two high-voltage 12AX7 preamp tubes at its core, each channel captures the unmistakable harmonic richness and touch response of Dave Friedman's renowned amplifier designs.

Forget complex menus and lengthy manuals. The IR-X offers intuitive controls that let you harness the true essence of Friedman tone without the hassle. It's designed to provide an authentic all-tube experience effortlessly.


Two channels, infinite possibilities!

With two fully independent channels, the IR-X opens up a world of tonal possibilities.

Channel one takes you from classic British-voiced cleans to a roaring Plexi-style crunch.

Switch to channel two, and you're in for Friedman's signature higher-gain voice with incredible punch, note clarity, and sustain.


Boost your creativity.

Both channels feature their own independent and highly customizable boost circuits.

This means you essentially have four channels at your disposal, all accessible with a simple tap of your foot.

It's like having your own amp collection in one pedal!


Impulse Response magic!

Great tube amps deserve great speaker cabinets, and the IR-X doesn't disappoint.

It comes loaded with Dave Friedman's favorite IRs for an authentic cabinet and power amp simulation.

You can select IRs per channel via the convenient 3-way toggle switches or load your own seamlessly through the IR-X's editing software.

Plus, you can bypass the onboard IRs to use your preferred IR loader.


Unleash your creativity.

The IR-X's included Friedman IR-X Editor software takes your tonal control to a new level.

It lets you fine-tune each channel's power amp simulation with thump and presence controls, load your favorite IRs, activate the Boost Lock feature, and toggle the loop ON/OFF. You can save it all to 128 MIDI presets, providing you with unmatched flexibility.


Friedman IR-X Tube Preamp pedal features:

• All-tube high-voltage preamp with DI capabilities.

• 2 x 12AX7 preamp tubes.

• Two fully independent channels with boost.

• Channel 1 for clean to gritty tones.

• Channel 2 for high-gain drive.

• Individual Volume and Gain controls for each channel.

• Full EQ with Bass, Middle, and Treble (per channel).

• 3-way Bright switch for Channel 1.

• 2-way Tight switch for Channel 2.

• MIDI programmable for easy integration into your setup.

• Three-position CAB/IR select switch per channel (programmable via software).

• Ultra-transparent series FX loop (bypassable).

• TRS balanced output.

• Convenient headphone output.

• USB software editor powered by Synergy.

• Dimensions: 5.5” x 6.5” x 2.3”



Type Preamp
Condition New
Power 9 - 12V DC
Current Draw 800mA
Power supply included Yes
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years
Shipping & Return


  • Free shipping within Canada.
  • Free shipping to the USA.
  • Free shipping on international orders over 399$.

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Fast Delivery

  • Canada : 1 - 2 business days
  • USA : 1 - 2 business days
  • Rest of the world: 3 - 5 business days.

Hassle-Free Returns

You have 45 days to test your new gear.
If you choose to return it, we’ll send a full refund.
It’s that simple: no bogus restocking fees or charges.

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    Shipping to the rest of the world is free on orders over 399$US.

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    A : We ship with UPS.

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    A : We accept credit cards and Paypal.

  • Q : Do you charge sales taxes to Canadians? +

    A : Canadian residents are asked to pay sales taxes:

    Alberta: 5%.

    British Columbia: 5%.

    Manitoba: 5%.

    New Brunswick: 15%.

    Newfoundland and Labrador: 15%.

    Northwest Territories: 5%.

    Nova Scotia: 15%.

    Nunavut: 5%.

    Ontario: 13%.

    Prince Edward Island: 15%.

    Quebec: 14.975%.

    Saskatchewan: 5%.

    Yukon: 5%.

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    A : No. Canadian customers will not be charged import fees.

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    A : No. USA residents will not be charged import fees.

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    Customers outside of Canada and the USA are responsible for duties and taxes.

    Orders that come back to the shop as refused by the customer will be refunded minus shipping.

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    A : We understand that import fees are an annoying part of international purchases.

    However, we cannot offer to declare a lower value on customs forms.

    Customers outside of Canada and the USA are responsible for any fees that may be charged by their government.