Monterey


Description :

The Monterey (formerly the Memphis) was created with the desire to maximize the potential of the classic American 2x6V6 format. The 65-Monterey is designed with the purpose of delivering classis American amp tones with a greatly enhanced vocabulary that extends across the Atlantic to Britain.
The Monterey can go from classic warm & hot American tones to a wide pallet of modern, rich boutique distortions at the flip of a switch. All of this 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, along with our SoHo amps, employs our trademarked Bump™ control. The Bump™ control is a much more effective alternative to traditional channel switching. The Bump™ allows the user to 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 2 amps in one.
Lastly, we've included a bypassable Master Volume that we call a "Reductive Master™". When the Reductive 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 Reductive Master™ is bypassed, the entire Reductive Master™ circuit is completely removed, leaving only the pure guitar signal to flow unfettered through the circuit.
Two versions were available: a 22 Watt version and a "high power" (HP) 35 Watt version. Introduced in 2007.

Specifications 22 Watt version:

  • Cathode Follower with Bump™ circuit and Defeatable Master Volume
  • Pre-amp tubes: 1 x EF86, 2 x 12AX7
  • Power tubes: 2 x 6V6
  • Tube rectified: 5AR4 / GZ34
  • Panel controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Bump™ switch, Bump Tone™, Bump Level™, Master Volume, Master switch, ON/OFF, Standby, Full range +/- switch (or "cut switch"; expands the frequency spectrum)
  • Extras: Footswitch jack, dual speaker outs, switch for 8Ω & 16Ω impedance
  • Accessories: Footswitch included
  • Cabinet: Finger-jointed Baltic birch

List prices back in the days (2008):

  • Combo - $3,095    
  • Head - $2,395

Specifications HP 38 Watt version:

  • Cathode Follower with BumpTM circuit and Defeatable Mastre Volume
  • Pre-amp tubes: 1x EF86, 2 x 12AX7
  • Power tubes: 4 x 6V6
  • Tube rectified: 5AR4 / GZ34
  • Panel controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Bump™ switch, Bump Tone™, Bump Level™, Master Volume, Master switch, ON/OFF, Standby/Half/Full, Full range +/- switch (or "cut switch"; expands the frequency spectrum)
  • Extras: Footswitch jack, dual speaker outs, switch for 8Ω & 16Ω impedance
  • Accessories: Footswitch included
  • Cabinet: Finger-jointed Baltic birch

List prices back in the days (2008):

  • Combo - $3,550
  • Head - $2,995

User manuals:

The user manual .pdf's you can download below.