Anyone hear of this amp?

Anyone hear of this amp?
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#1

No, not the huge oversized Princetons props in the back…which are quite hilarious to a musician.

The real ones as Benson Chimeras. Hmmm. Was just browsing amps and ran across it. Thought it sounded interesting.


#2

Never heard of the amp, but if we assume that Chimeras is the plural of Chimera, this might shed some light on what they intended the amp to sound like:

Definitions of chimera
noun
(in Greek mythology) a fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail.
"In Greek mythology, the chimera was a fire-breathing monster that combined the parts of a goat, a lion and a serpent."
a thing that is hoped or wished for but in fact is illusory or impossible to achieve.
"the economic sovereignty you claim to defend is a chimera"
synonyms: illusion, fantasy, delusion, dream, daydream, pipe dream, figment of the/one’s imagination, castle in the air, mirage
an organism containing a mixture of genetically different tissues, formed by processes such as fusion of early embryos, grafting, or mutation.
"the sheeplike goat chimera"
a cartilaginous marine fish with a long tail, an erect spine before the first dorsal fin, and typically a forward projection from the snout.
“The group is divided into two very different subclasses, which separated very early on: the Elasmobranchii (sharks, skates and rays) and the Holocephali (the chimaeras , such as the ratfish and elephant fish).”

Examples of chimeras
Green ones with crosses, orange ones with lions and chimeras , all seemed to glow with pride in the high sun.

So there, it’s either a fish that looks like an animal … or a figment of your imagination. Ha, and you thought the Princeton’s were a decoy. :wink:


#3

A lot of Ryan’s tone comes from pedals. So he could probably use just about any clean amp really. Funny that you posted that though, I’ve been dialing in some of his tones quite a bit lately. VERY useful for a lot of music, that’s for sure!