Chimera 30 Watt Guitar Amplifier

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Chimera 30 Watt Guitar Amplifier

200.00

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

  • Amperian VSOP Alnico 30 Sounds pretty darn close to a vintage Jensen P12N

 

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