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Benson Amps Chimera Head Aunt Gertie

Regular price $2,125

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Benson Amps Chimera Head 30W Guitar Amplifier in Aunt Gertie finish.
Includes power cable.

You can purchase Head and Cab separately or together.
Pictures shown with cab are for reference only. This item includes only the head.
Benson Amps Chimera 2x12 Cab in matching Aunt Gertie finish is available here

Want a different finish? Contact us to order your custom Benson Amp!
Chimera 30 Watt Guitar Amplifier

This 30 watt head and 2x12 companion speaker cabinet is for players who love the unique tone and bread-and-butter simplicity of the Monarch, but need it in a louder package for the big stage. Like other Bensons, it is fully hand-wired point to point on terminal strips using premium components and Mercury Magnetics transformers.  Instead of a British-American switch, the Chimera has a bass control that takes the differences between the voices of the Monarch and makes them variable.  The tone controls are musical and versatile… it is hard to find a harsh sound! 
Specs
4 x JJ 6V6, 2 x JJ 12AX7 preamp tubes, 5AR4 rectifier
30 watts  
Speaker outputs: 1 x 8 ohm, 1 x 16 ohm

Dimensions/weight
Head 18.5”W 8”H 8”D 22 lbs
Cabinet 18.5”W 34”H 10”D 35 lbs

Build
Point to point construction on terminal strips *no circuit, eyelet or turret board*
Mercury Magnetics transformers
Carbon Comp resistors
Jupiter Capacitors
DC filments for low noise
Dovetailed pine speaker cabinets
Baltic birch head cabinet
 
Speaker Customizations
Celestion G12H Well-balanced…a good choice for most Chimeras
Weber 12A125A Darker, less efficient AlNiCo for a tweed sound
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