Think Hotel California, Hurricane or that signature Keith Richards crunch. J. Rockett Audio Design’s new Monkey Man emulates the ‘classic tweed sound,’ found in Fender amps from the ’50s.
Tweed amplifiers are hailed for their rich cleans, warm and crunchy breakup, natural compression and all the dynamic playing feel your fingers will ever ask for.
If you’re looking for that ‘classic tweed sound’ in a more affordable and portable package, J. Rockett Audio Design’s Monkey Man has got you covered.
So why ‘Monkey Man’? Well, it could be assumed that J Rockett is alluding to Richard’s choppy playing on the song of the same name from 1969’s Let it Bleed. The Stones rhythm player is a fabled tweed user, so for anyone with a Telecaster looking for that distinct crackling clean, this one for you.
J Rockett has kept it pretty simple, with a ‘Volume’, ‘Speaker Breakup’ and a ‘Spring Reverb’, which wasn’t actually found on the original line of amplifiers but is surely an added bonus.
“I would never use the word pretty to describe the Monkeyman because it is pure grit and amazing feel. It is not an Overdrive, not a Boost and not a Fuzz……it is all of them with reverb,” states J Rockett.
For more information take a look at the J Rocket Audio Designs product page.