Benson Chimera Reverb Combo – Black Ostrich


The 30 Watt Chimera Combo is for players who love the unique tone and bread-and-butter simplicity of the Monarch, but need it in a louder package for the big stage. Like other Bensons, it is fully hand-wired point to point on terminal strips using premium components and Mercury Magnetic transformers. Instead of a British-American switch, the Chimera has a bass control that takes the differences between the voices of the Monarch and makes them variable. The tone controls are musical and versatile…it is hard to find a harsh sound!


4 x JJ 6V6, 2 x JJ 12X7 preamp tubes, 5AR4 rectifier
30 watts
Speaker outputs: 1 x 8 ohm, 1 x 16 ohm

27″ wide 20″ tall 10″ deep 50 lbs

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