The Monterey 22W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp (formerly the Memphis) was created with the desire to maximize the potential of the classic American 2x6V6 format. The Monterey is designed with the purpose... Read More
The Monterey 22W 2x12 Tube Guitar Combo Amp (formerly the Memphis) was created with the desire to maximize the potential of the classic American 2x6V6 format. The Monterey is designed with the purpose of delivering classic American amp tones with a greatly enhanced vocabulary that extends across the Atlantic to Britain. The Monterey can go from classic warm and hot American tones to a wide pallet of modern, rich boutique distortions at the flip of a switch.
All of this is done without the normal sacrifices that one associates with classic American amps. The bass response stays tight and composed throughout the tonal spectrum of the amp. Distortion is robust, complex and unhampered by the normal shortcomings of traditional circuits. This means: no flabby low-end, no shrill top-end; a pleasant, detailed rendition of your favorite 6V6 vocabulary with many new voices, American and British, added.
The Monterey employs our trademarked Bump control. The Bump control is a much more effective alternative to traditional channel switching. The Bump allows the user gain-up and re-slope the amp's tone stack allowing much more midrange to flow through the circuit; thereby gaining up the entire amp naturally and not inducing false preamp gain that creates fizz and buzz. The end result is the effect of having two amps in one.
The Monterey also includes an exclusive "Master Voltage" knob that reduces the B+ voltage and output in the amp in a unique way. It keeps the internal tube relationships perfect while keeping the filament voltage up. After seeing all other power schemes' shortcomings, 65amps came at this from a different angle. You can dial this amp down to 3 watts output WITHOUT losing tone, feel, vocabulary, authority, etc.
Lastly, 65amps included a bypassable Master Volume that's called a "Reductive Master". When the Master is rolled down, the tone-stack is re-sloped to emphasize the frequencies that our ears hear better at high-volumes. The end result is the impression of a large amp blasting, but at bedroom or small-gig volumes. When the Master is bypassed, the entire Master circuit is completely removed, leaving only the pure guitar signal to flow unfettered through the circuit.
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