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65amps Monterey 22W Tube Guitar Amp Head  

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This product has been discontinued but may be available as a Open Box item.

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An amp head that goes from classic warm and hot American tones to a wide pallet of modern, rich boutique distortions at the flip of a switch.

The Monterey 22W Tube Guitar Amp Head (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.

  • All tube amplifier with custom circuitry
  • American and British tones
  • Bump function for kicking in overdrive
  • Master Voltage circuitry allows full sound at any volume
  • Reductive Master improves tone at lower volumes

Get ready for a revelation in tube tone. Order today.


Monterey 22W Tube Guitar Amp Head Specifications:

  • Output: 22 Watts
  • Tubes: Power section 2x6V6, preamp EF86 -12AX7
  • Front Controls/Inputs: Volume, Treble, Bass, Booster, Bump™, Bump Tone™, Bump Level™, Master Voltage
  • Rear Controls/Inputs: Footswitch input, 8 & 16-ohm inputs, 2 speaker out jacks, power cord, fuses
  • Extras: Footswitch input jack, dual speaker outs, switch for 8Ω & 16Ω impedance
  • Cabinet: Finger-jointed Baltic birch
  • Dimensions: 25" L x 9" D x 11" H
  • Weight: 26.4 lbs
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