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Hand Crafted


ALL ORIGINAL VINTAGE VOICED DESIGNS

BULLETPROOF CONSTRUCTION

PREMIUM COMPONENTS

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Hand Crafted


ALL ORIGINAL VINTAGE VOICED DESIGNS

BULLETPROOF CONSTRUCTION

PREMIUM COMPONENTS

 

"Builder Chris Benson’s Monarch is one of the most tactile, responsive, and just plain exciting combos I’ve ever had the pleasure of punishing" Joe Gore, Premier Guitar Magazine, Dec 2015

 

"I played this for the first time in Tucker Martine's studio.  This interesting and attractive amp called my name from the corner stack of gear.   I'm using it on almost every song The Decemberists are tracking for our new record.  Beyond that I love the way the reverb tank interacts with the head, like another level of tone and overdrive control.  A truly versatile amp combination!" - Chris Funk (guitarist for The Decemberists, Black Prairie)

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on tour with Ryan Adams


on tour with Ryan Adams


Ryan says "I didn't think it was possible, but these amps are the best I've ever heard. Beasts. Best reverb. It's shocking."

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About Benson Amps


About Benson Amps


Mass produced amplifiers can get you part of the way, but a hand built heirloom quality amplifier will give you a signature tone that’s all your own. We use the highest quality and best sounding components to implement our meticulously designed circuits that offer unmatched clarity and harmonics when clean, and the smoothest transition into pushed amp sounds you are likely to hear. Our goal is to deliver the last amplifier you will ever want to buy.

Benson Amps grew primarily out of Christopher Benson’s obsession with sound.  The products are deceptively simple...but every nudge of the controls of the simple tone controls of the Monarch or the Chimera does something musical...a feat most three band EQs aspire to.  The Tall Bird tube reverb unit has the ability to be used completely wet, or conversely, to drive the front end of an amp with a large boost driven by a tube output buffer.  Every detail has been scrutinized and obsessed over.

Benson Amps are UNIQUE DESIGNS, not mere clones or near-clones of vintage amps from the 50s and 60s. Armed with ears, knowledge, and taste only an experienced musician and builder can possess, Chris continues to make design choices that produce unmatched sound quality and tone.

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