1967 Benson amp....

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  1. rjtwangs

    rjtwangs Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Very nice article from the November issue of Vintage Guitar about a Beson amp owned by my friend Tommie. TJ has a great amp collection and knows more about tweed and brown Fenders than anyone I have ever known. Hope you folks enjoy this little bit fo amp history!!




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  2. theprofessor

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    A couple of things:

    First, are you talking about Benson amps in Portland, built by Chris Benson and co.? If so, who's Tommie, and what does 1967 mean (since Benson was founded around 2016)?

    Second, the link you offered in the post doesn't lead anywhere. Please re-post. Thanks!
     
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    prof: it may be a BESON rather than a benson unless that is a typo of his. i've never heard of either but i've found the same benson amps in portland.

    play music!
     
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    I believe rj is talking about vintage Benson amps from the 60's.
     
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  5. theprofessor

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    Got it. I'm not familiar with them. So I'd love to read what he intended to post.
     
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    I don't know why the link will NOT open....I was sent a pdf file, downloaded it but can't seem to repost the link??? But yes, it's about an amp developed by a fellow named Ron Benson who was a student of Howard Roberts. he designed the amp with constant input from Roberts. He was not an electronic guy at the start he learned as he went along....the article is from the new issue of Vintage Guitar. Tommie James is the fellow that owns this 1967 Benson Model 200. Tommie has had 9 of his amps featured in VG and Premier Guitar....sorry for the problem???


    RJ

    file:///C:/Users/rjtwa/Downloads/BENSONMODEL200HUNTERNOV2019.pdf
     
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    RJ - If you have the actual .pdf file you can upload that with a post in the same way that you can upload a photo - just click on the "Upload a File" button below the posting box, near the lower right hand corner...
     
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    Hope it works this time...
     

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    Im not overly imoresses with the innards
     
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    Worked for me - thanks, RJ - interesting story and learning experience.
     
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