Combine the vintage tube driven sound with the versatility of modern high-end amps
With the blessing of Dave Friedman himself, Buxom Betty has joined our guitar amp hall of fame. This is a stunning, hand-wired, single-channel amp, famous for its creamy clean American and crunchy British tones. Famously versatile this is also an excellent amp for blues, country and jazz musicians. You can shift from medium gain tones to snarling overdrive textures just by adjusting your guitar's volume control. 

All the tube-driven glory of the original
The sound of the Buxom Betty amp plugin comes from painstakingly modeling the impedance, gain staging, and circuit behaviors of the original hand-wired tube amp. In this guitar plugin you can hear the unique combination of Blackface and Plexy-Style circuitry including EL34 tubes.

Take your pro-quality gig amp anywhere
Brainworx has captured all the dynamics and responsiveness of the original Buxom Betty amp with zero latency, making it the perfect vintage amp plugin for jamming and professional recording. Always get the perfect tone in your recordings and performances with this modern tube-driven legend.

Outstanding FX rack for full control over your tones
Buxom Betty includes a killer FX rack, featuring switchable high and low-pass filters, Noise Gate, and Vintage Delay. The Power Soak circuit gives you as much overdrive as you want without needing to crank the output gain, allowing this plugin to delivers incredible tone even at low volume levels.

A studio sound created by the best studio equipment in the business 
Buxom Betty features 100 stunningly realistic recording chains from boutique cabinets and vintage mics, pedals and outboard gear, all mixed through a NEVE VXS 72 console to give you studio-ready guitar tones for capturing the perfect performance.


  • The sound of a legendary studio recording amp straight out of your DAW
  • Amp plugin approved by the creator of the original Dave Friedman
  • FX Rack with Vintage Delay, noise gate, high/low filters, and more

  • 100 stunningly realistic recording chains for capturing the perfect performance. 

  • Studio-quality sound created with Neve VXS 72 console

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Sammy Boller

    Sammy Boller

    Guitarist & Candyrat Recording Artist

    Plugin Alliance continues to make my favorite amp plugins. The new Friedman Buxom Betty plugin sounds incredible!

Customer Reviews

  • Surprising!

    by Frank Zippo
    This amp does not sound like your average Marshall. It's nice to have a modeling of something a little bit different.
  • Sound

    by Luu
    Musik machen bedeutet heutzutage auch,das zu nutzen,was schon da ist...und der sound ist halt mit diesem tool schon da!
  • Good, if properly adjusted

    by Faydit
    First I was a little disappointed, the amp offers nice clean sounds, of course, but higher volume / gain settings gave me a much too loose, fuzzy sounding bass, at least for my taste.
    But I… Read More
  • Great Sound!

    by tbonehood
    I own most of the amp sims from PA. This one is easily becoming my favorite raw crunch amp! Awesome job!
  • Friedman Buxom Betty so funky!!!

    by Amid
    After I had been watching this plugintester video on youtube, I had to buy it immeditalely. Great for Strats and funky !


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 14 down to macOS 11
Windows 11 down to Windows 10

Intel, or Apple Silicon

x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM


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Buxom Betty

Friedman Buxom Betty - Changelog

Version 1.2.1 (Oct 9, 2023)
- General: fixed CPU spikes on Mac OS

Version 1.2.0 (Aug 15, 2023)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for AAX
- General: added macOS Ventura support
- General: improved plugin loading time in the DAW
- General: fixed issue causing Logic to crash when closing the plugin UI
- General: improved font drawing behavior

Version 1.1 (Mar 15, 2022)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for VST3, VST2 and AU
- General: added macOS Monterey support
- General: added Windows 11 and Windows 10 21H1 support
- General: discontinued Windows 7 support
- General: discontinued macOS 10.9 and 10.11 support
- General: fixed metering behavior in block sizes of 2048 samples and higher

Version 1.0 (Nov 25, 2021)
- Release version