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Benson Amps Earhart Head Aunt Gertie

Regular price $1,849

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Benson Amps Earhart Head 15W Guitar Amplifier in Aunt Gertie finish.
Includes power cable.

You can purchase Head and Cab separately or together.
This item includes only the head.
Benson Amps Earhart 1x12 Cab in matching Aunt Gertie finish is available here

Want a different finish? Contact us to order your custom Benson Amp!
Earhart 15 Watt Guitar Amplifier

We consistently get emails asking if the Monarch or Chimera amps can do the Vox top boost sounds…it does a lot of things but we’ve always had to say “no, sorry”. With the introduction of the Earhart we can now say “no, but…”

The 15 watt Earhart is our side hug to the top boost style of amplifier.  Not being into the whole clone thing, we took part of the tone stack from the original 60s design, modified it, and dovetailed into the Monarch platform retaining some of the trickery that contribute to that platform’s touch sensitivity and harmonic characteristics.  The Earhart also utilizes EL84 power tubes biased into class A.  The result is a dream come true for those seeking a top boost type sound with better clarity, harmonics and a three dimensional feel.

The Earhart features Volume, Tone, and a Normal/Top Boost switch that adds to the versatility of the circuit.  Normal takes away the chime and make the Earhart behave as a well balanced very good sounding amp much like the Monarch design.  The top boost setting adds the chime on top.  In both modes the tone knob control controls the balance between bass and treble frequencies…utilizing that in tandem with the volume can control the “tilt” of the frequencies allowing for many different sounds from a two knob amplifier.  The midrange is very slightly scooped, but not as scooped as the original top boost style amps lending a satisfying sweetness to the sound.
Specs
2 x JJ EL84 power tubes, 2 x JJ 12AX7 preamp tubes, 5AR4 rectifier(default)
13-18 watts (depending on rectifier)
Speaker outputs: 1 x 8 ohm, 1 x 16 ohm

Dimensions/weight:
Head 13.5”W 8”H 8.25”D 16 lbs
1x12 Cabinet 17”W 18.5”H 10”D 20-23 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 cabinets

Speaker
Celestion G12H Well-balanced… a great choice for most Earharts
Weber 12A125A Darker, less efficient AlNiCo for a tweed sound
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