65 Amps Monterrey / Memphis

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  1. gtrfinder

    gtrfinder Member

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    Does anyone here own a 65 Amps Monterrey (formerly Memphis)?
    Do any dealers have them in stock?
    Love my London, but just curious as to other options.
    Thanks
     
  2. ahardmark

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    Willcutt has one in stock, and so does Eddie's the last time I checked.
     
  3. JohnM

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    Funny you mentioned that amp...I had it at my house a couple of days ago.

    Very cool sounds...the options are a bit confusing at first, with the reductive master vol and bump feature, but it sounded great.
    I was listening to it alongside my 65 fndr twin and suhr od-50 classic.
    The monterrey had a nice clean sound with all the bump and master stuff turned off...sort of fenderish but the top end had a vox-like peak to the upper mids and trebles...I guess because it's an EF86 front-end. The tone control is very responsive though.
    Once you engage the bump you can beef up the mids quite a bit via the rotary switch that contours the input stage I guess. You can footswitch the bump switch.

    To get it to overdrive, you engage the master volume switch, which adds a master vol to the circuit, so you can get saturated tone at lower volume. Definitely leaning more toward the vintage overdrive tones, not really modern distortions. think cranked plexi-ish tone. Still had a bit of vox character too.
    It also has a half power option, which is obviously quieter, pretty handy too.
    Definitely an impressive amp, but a bit complicated at first.
     
  4. gtrfinder

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    Thanks very much for an informative review.
    Now does anyone want to trade me one for my London?:rolleyes:
     
  5. Hoople

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    Martin Music in Memphis had one when I was in there this Monday. Not sure if it's gone yet or not.

    And it actually was a Memphis, not Marquis.
     
  6. gtrfinder

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    bump for any new info
     
  7. gtrfinder

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    one last bump before I let the thread die
     
  8. s_brink

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    The Memphis is still at Martin Music. Saw it there yesterday.
     

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