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2015 Monkeymatic Trinity #2

The Monkeymatic Trinity is a hand crafted, tweed style combo in a solid pine cabinet, with two 12AX7s and a pair of cathode-biased 6L6 power tubes pushing 15 watts into a 12″ Jensen Nighthawk speaker. Variable voltage power scaling makes

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2015 Monkeymatic NDS #1

The Monkeymatic NDS (no-overdrive special) is the clean channel of a D’Lite. A vintage 80s Schumacher output transformer and a pair of EL34s delivers 40 watts of clean power, making this a perfect pedal platform, with plenty of delicious harmonics

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2014 Monkeymatic Blackbox

Blackbox is as pure and direct as it gets. Designed as my gigging amp, this low-wattage, 12″ combo is perfect for adding warm, tube character while keeping stage volumes manageable. Featuring a simplified Princeton circuit, with Treble/Bass tone stack and

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2010 Monkeymatic Firefly

Here it is. This was my first amp build from scratch. Based on the one-watt Firefly design from ax84.com, this is a great practice and recording amp. A Boost switch enables a second, cascaded stage, for a surprising amount of

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Mitchell PRO-100

Monkey-modified! The Mitchell PRO-100 is a Mesa Boogie clone, made in the 80s in Southern California, with a Fendery tone stack, and a WIDE variety of tones available by switching four cascaded gain stages in and out of the signal

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2015 Monkeymatic Mac Pro 2203

This computer served me well for six years. How could I possibly throw it out? Just look at that chassis—heavy, precision machined aluminum, highly designed, custom fasteners. Well, good news, it makes a GREAT amp chassis, and now it will

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2012 Monkeymatic Rocket Dog #2

Thirty watts, all tube, hand-built beauty You know those special amps you say you’ll never sell? This custom-built Rocket Dog is based on the venerable Vox AC30, made famous by Brian May, The Beatles, Tom Petty, and many others. This single-channel

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2014 Monkeymatic 18 TMB #3

This screamer is an 18-watt, Marshall inspired build, featuring 4U4GB tube rectifier, three 12AX7s and a pair of 1960s EL84s, using vintage Hammond organ transformers. A custom MOSFET B+ voltage limiter is set to put 350v on the plates, the

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2014 Monkeymatic Eico 377 #2

Check out this repurposed 1950s sine-wave generator! It now proudly houses a souped-up tweed-style, singled-ended, three-watt guitar amplifier. Controls include a sweepable bright control, a cathode-bypass boost switch, and a volume control. This is the perfect practice or recording amp–dime

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2014 Monkeymatic S’express

This is a unique, lightweight and portable, small Express (“S’express”) named Tetragrammaton, based on Ken Fischer’s design. She puts out 25 watts of clean power before clipping, using Rivera-era Fender transformers and vintage Hammond (made in Holland) EL84 power tubes.

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