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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We call this our Preamp because it is! The circuit is based on the our Chimera 30 watt guitar amplifier, but substitutes FET transistors for the vacuum tubes. The result is an extremely amp-like and versatile clean boost/overdrive/fuzz pedal that imparts rich harmonics and a very musical EQ to your signal chain…truly a Chimera in a box!