Chimera 30 Watt Guitar Amplifier

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Chimera 30 Watt Guitar Amplifier

from 1,949.00

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!  

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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

 

Customizations (selectable on order form)

    Speaker

  • Celestion G12H Well-balanced…a good choice for most Chimeras
  • Weber 12A125A Darker, less efficient AlNiCo for a tweed sound

 

Jay Leonard Juatco demos the Chimera loaded with Celestion G12H030 speakers.

A video of our friend Dillan Witherow playing into the Chimera.  John Mayer Strat > Keeley Deluxe Compressor > Analog Delay > TC x4 Looper > Tall Bird > Chimera