Benson Chimera Amp & 1 x 12 Cab (Second Hand)

$4,800.00 was $5,400.00

  • Benson Chimera Amp & 1 x 12 Cab (Second Hand)
  • Benson Chimera Amp & 1 x 12 Cab (Second Hand)
  • Benson Chimera Amp & 1 x 12 Cab (Second Hand)
  • Benson Chimera Amp & 1 x 12 Cab (Second Hand)
  • Benson Chimera Amp & 1 x 12 Cab (Second Hand)
  • Benson Chimera Amp & 1 x 12 Cab (Second Hand)
  • Benson Chimera Amp & 1 x 12 Cab (Second Hand)
  • Benson Chimera Amp & 1 x 12 Cab (Second Hand)

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These don’t come up often on the second hand market. A Benson Chimera 30 Watt Head with matching 1x12 Cab loaded with a 90watt Celestion Alnico Cream speaker.

The amp is in great condition with only a few small blemishes on the Benson logo.

please feel free to call if you have any questions or if your near the area arrange a time to come in and try it out.

The Chimera was designed to fulfill the needs of players who:

  • Enjoy a Tweed Deluxe but find it could be lacking in punch and versatility
  • Enjoy a Top Boost AC15 or 30 but find the upper frequencies a little quacky and grating
  • Enjoy a Supro Thunderbolt but want more clarity and better harmonics
  • Think some boutique amps they have tried are too bright and/or lacking a certain something…what is it called…tone that satisfies.

 

Specs

  • 4 x JJ 6V6 power tubes, 2 x JJ 12AX7 preamp tubes, rectifier
  • 30watts
  • Speaker outputs: 1 x 8 ohm, 1 x 16 ohm 

 

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!  

Dimensions/weight

  • Head 47cm W 20cm H 20cm D 10 kgs

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

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