3 Monkeys Amps

3 monkeys amps3 Monkey Amps began when Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Ossie Ahsen of Blockhead Amps, and Greg Howard, Brad’s tech decided to create a company to produce original amps with sounds rooted in classic rock. Unlike the Fender, Marshall, Vox or Dumble clones, they wanted an amp that was simply unlike anything else in production. The amp was thoroughly vetted by a wide range of pro players, who provided enough feedback to refine the test models into an amp that sounded amazing while still being affordable. They created a 30 watt head with four 6V6's, built with an interesting six voicing toggle to tweak the gain and resonant peaks.

Current Production Models

The 3 Monkeys Orangutan is an incredibly dynamic amp that features a six position rotary voice switch. This lets you change the gain structure and the tone. Changes to the volume control interact with the rotary voice for shimmering cleans and smooth tube overdrive. Just toggle through the voices for a huge range of sounds. The amp features Four 6V6 Power Tubes and Three ECC83 Preamp Tubes and comes with a foot switchable boost switch. The 3 Monkeys Orangutan is inspired by the tones of classic 70's rock, while still having its own distinctive sound.

The 3 Monkeys Grease Monkey amp, on the other hand, specializes in high gain and a more aggressive sound. However, it is still super touch sensitive and has a nice dynamic range. This 30-watt amp features four EL84 tubes in the power section and three 12AX7 preamp tubes. It's a rare amp that roars like a Marshall but cleans up like a Fender, and that's one of the features that makes this amp so special. It also features a "cut control" switch that varies the amount of presence in the power amp section of the amp as well as Treble, Bass and Volume knobs. The volume controls the level of loudness and gain from the preamp. This amp kills it for slide - check out the demo video below.

The innovative features of these two amps make it clear that 3 Monkeys Amps is just getting started, and many players are anxiously awaiting future offerings.

For more information be sure to visit the 3 Monkeys Website: http://www.3monkeysamps.com/

Videos Related To 3 Monkeys Amps

3 Monkey's Grease Monkey

3 Monkey's Orangutan

March 22, 2011
Posted in 3 Monkeys Amps — anthony @ 7:59 pm

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