Since being founded in 2016 in Portland, Oregon by amp technician and guitarist Chris Benson, Benson Amps has with warp-like speed established itself as the pinnacle of modern-day boutique tone.
Chris has over the years heavily solidified his name as one of the best and most sought-after amp builders. His beautiful Chimera and Monarch amps helped reshape and revitalize the boutique amplifier industry, so it felt natural to carry his incredible pre-amp design knowledge over to the world of pedals. In 2018, this resulted in the now iconic Benson Pre-amp pedal, which is based on the incredibly dynamic and harmonically rich front-end design of his Chimera amplifier, while 2021 saw the birth of the amazing Germanium Boost, which perfectly demonstrates how much tone shaping power a one-knob boost can hold. If you’re looking for impeccable tone, extreme touch-responsiveness and ease-of-use, then the answer is always Benson Amps.
“Every time I’ve been to NAMM, Chris Benson’s amps are cornerstones of most of the pedal booths there, and you quickly learn why… they just sound incredible! So when I heard that Chris was beginning to design pedals, I just had to get in on that. A man with an ear for dynamics and tones like that can do no wrong, and his pedals have proven to be just as amazing as his amplifiers. You gotta give the Benson Pre-Amp a go. It’ll rock you world!“