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Benson Earhart Head and Cabinet Violet Craft Premium "Bridgetown" Finish

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"I recently had the opportunity to collab on a project with two inspiring local businesses. I’m in love with how my Portland bridges artwork looks on the @bensonamps Earhart." - Violet Craft (Violet Craft Designs)

"This guitar amp is visual and audible art. Our three Portland area small businesses coming together resulted in a bold example of our community ties and also one heck of a good looking and sounding unique creation that warms my heart." - Jeep Simonet ( Five Star Guitars) 

One of a Kind Benson Earhart Head and Cabinet Violet Craft Premium "Bridgetown" Finish

Benson says: The 15 watt Earhart is our side hug to the top boost style of amplifier.  Not being into the whole clone thing, we took part of the tone stack from the original 60s design, modified it, and dovetailed into the Monarch platform retaining some of the trickery that contribute to that platform’s touch sensitivity and harmonic characteristics.  The Earhart also utilizes EL84 power tubes biased into class A.  The result is a dream come true for those seeking a top boost type sound with better clarity, harmonics and a three dimensional feel.

The Earhart features Volume, Tone, and a Normal/Top Boost switch that adds to the versatility of the circuit.  Normal takes away the chime and make the Earhart behave as a well balanced very good sounding amp much like the Monarch design.  The top boost setting adds the chime on top.  In both modes the tone knob control controls the balance between bass and treble frequencies…utilizing that in tandem with the volume can control the “tilt” of the frequencies allowing for many different sounds from a two knob amplifier.  The midrange is very slightly scooped, but not as scooped as the original top boost style amps lending a satisfying sweetness to the sound.

Specs

  • 2 x JJ EL84 power tubes, 2 x JJ 12AX7 preamp tubes, JJ 5AR4 rectifier(default)

  • 13-18 watts (depending on rectifier)

  • Speaker outputs: 1 x 8 ohm, 1 x 16 ohm

Dimensions/weight:

  • Head 13.5”W 8”H 8.25”D 16 lbs

  • 1x12 Cabinet 17”W 18.5”H 10”D 20-23 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

   Speaker

  • Benson Custom Ceramic - Well balanced, punchy and warm ceramic tone

Serial# 082119N Benson amplifiers amps
EARHART Head and Cabinet with custom Premium finish

Violet Craft Waterfront collection pattern “Bridgetown” in Black
Rectifier: 1x JJ 5AR4
Power: 2x JJ EL84
Pre: 2x JJ 12AX7
8ohm or 16 ohm 1/4" outputs

1x12 Open Back Cab with 30 Watt 8 Ohm Benson Amps Custom Ceramic Speaker in Cab




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