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Benson Amps Earhart 15w Head and Cab (Aunt Gertie Custom Finish)

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...

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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.

* Please note this price is for the custom finish model. A standard colour Earhart will be the same price as the Monarch head and cab (currently $2995 for the head and $1350 for the 1x12 cab)

Specs

  • 2 x JJ EL84 power tubes, 2 x JJ 12AX7 preamp tubes, 5AR4 rectifier(default)
  • 13-18 watts (depending on rectifier)
  • Speaker outputs: 1 x 8 ohm, 1 x 16 ohm 
  • 240V for Australian power. This is a US$50 Upgrade, already included in the price.

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
  • Baltic birch head cabinets

   Speaker

  • Celestion G12H Giving the Earhart a nice Well-balanced sound.

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions.

If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP.

Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP!

This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment.

Just treat it nice and all will be good!

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!

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The item MUST BE sent back in the same condition it arrived in and have all the materials it arrived with (manual,warranty card,all accessories) and be packaged in the original box.

Items returned in undesired condition (scratched,chipped, etc) will be subject to a restocking charge of up to 30%. Modded items will not be refunded!

Postage must be paid by the purchaser to get the item returned to us and we will exchange at our discretion the amount of the products but not the postage costs.

Items must arrive here within 14 days of your order being placed.

Some items cannot be returned like Pedalboards you have already put velcro on, strings, pedalboard tape, Cables and DIY cable kits.

Please don't use the Manufacturers box as the packing box or you will automatically be charged a 30% restocking fee!

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