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Chimera Guitar Amplifier - Benson Amps

30 Watt Guitar Amplifier.

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Chimera Guitar Amplifier - Benson Amps Chimera Guitar Amplifier - Benson Amps

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! 



  • 4 x JJ 6V6, 2 x JJ 12AX7 preamp tubes, 5AR4 rectifier
  • 30 watts  
  • Speaker outputs: 1 x 8 ohm, 1 x 16 ohm


  • Head 18.5”W 8”H 8”D 22 lbs
  • Cabinet 18.5”W 34”H 10”D 35 lbs


  • 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)


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