Benson Monarch Reverb Plus Black Tolex/Oxblood Grille
The new Benson Monarch with Reverb and Power Scaling!
The Benson Monarch Reverb Plus is the most complete Monarch that Chris Benson ever built. Just like the original Monarch, this model is the absolute creme de la creme of what can be found in the Boutique amplifier field. The amplifier and speaker are truly matched down to the last detail for the perfect voicing . This makes the Monarch equally suitable for both single coils and humbuckers - in all situations you retain an incredible amount of detail without bunching up in certain frequency ranges. In addition, you can use the amplifier tonally in several ways. Depending on where you place the volume control, the Monarch can do just about anything, from crystal clear cleans to hyper-saturated, tweed-like overdrive. The Monarch Plus adds a powerful power scaling feature that allows you to reduce the wattage. This way you can now use the Monarch at living room volume for the first time and it also means that you can overdrive the amplifier without having to play very loudly.
2 x JJ 6V6 power tubes, 2 x JJ 12AX7 preamp tubes, JJ 12DW7 reverb driver and a JJ 6L6GC set up as a voltage regulator for power scaling.
Speaker outputs: 1 x 8 ohms
Foot switchable reverb
Point to point construction on terminal strips - no circuit, eyelet or turret board
Custom Soursound transformers
Mallory 150M capacitors
Dovetailed pine cabinet
Benson Custom Ceramic Speaker
23.5”W 17.5”H 10”D 39 lbs