SEGAS Sneak Peek

Here’s a photo of something interesting we’re working on for the Southeast Guitar and Amp Show this weekend Sept 24th and 25th at the Raleigh Convention Center.

What could this be? A departure for 3 Monkeys? A return to Oz’ roots? Be sure to come to the show this weekend to find out. Details here. And don’t miss our clinic with fellow monkey Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford.


Wired.com Review

Woke up this morning to a nice review of the 1×12 Orangutan on Wired.com. Check it out…

Full review here.


Next Week Sept 24 & 25 — 3 Monkeys at SEGAS

A little over a week away from SEGAS here in Raleigh. Don’t miss our clinic with Brad Whitford at 5:30pm on Saturday.

Come down and see us at the Southeast Guitar and Amp Show at the Raleigh Convention Center. Last year we won Best in Show. We’re cooking up some new stuff to try and win it again this year!! Sneak peeks of the new stuff coming on this page next week.


Just in from the Printer…

Stopped by our printer this morning and picked up our new hang tags, business cards, and door hangers.

These were printed on French Paper by our favorite local printer Barefoot Press. It’s like Christmas morning to this designer…


Walter Becker on tour

This just in from Premier Guitar, photos of Walter Becker of Steely Dan’s touring gear. Walter uses a plethora of amps including a 3 Monkeys Virgil (seen here in Surf Green).

Also in his stable is a 3 Monkeys Grease Monkey II and 2×12. We delivered these amps to Walter at Steely’s show in Durham, NC last month and he’s been using them ever since. Read the entire article here.


Joe Perry in the Studio

We recently made a custom amp for Joe Perry to use on the new Aerosmith album. Dubbed the JP18, it’s an 18 watter with the circuit simplified for purer tone. Joe’s tech Trace said he loves it and is recording with it, Joe also plans to take it out on tour in October.

We built the JP18 into one of our 1×12 combo cabs and did the faceplates simply in black lettering on white panels. We’re proud to have both Joe and Brad using 3 Monkeys in the studio and on tour. Joe had previously recorded with an Orangutan on his last solo record.


Brad Whitford in the Studio

What does Brad Whitford do in between takes at Pandora’s Box (Aerosmith’s studio)? Why he checks out the new 3 Monkeys ad in Premier Guitar!!

Currently in the studio recording with the bad boys from Boston, Brad is using Virgil and Grease Monkey II heads along with a vintage Hiwatt to get his tones. (ed. note: photo was edited so it would look correct on our home page).


New Virgil Video Demo

Our test pilot monkey, Pete Petty, came by the shop last week to check out the Virgil. So we decided to shoot some video…

Pete (who is one of my favorite players) has been playing an Orangutan as his main amp for over a year now. He wanted to see how a Virgil could be incorporated into his existing rig. Also, he wanted to try some cabinet options, so we whipped up a couple of our new square cabinets, one with a 2×12 baffle and one with a 4×10 baffle. He brought some Eminence Tone Spotters (12″) and Ragin Cajuns (10″) with him to load up for the demos. This is the first of the video clips from Pete we will be posting. View video here.


Couture Supertang 100W Orangutan

We recently had fun building this custom four EL34 version of the Super Orangutan for a friend in the ‘biz’.

He wanted the head in red tolex, so we decided to make the panels in silver plexi with red lettering. It turned out sexier than we could have imagined… More photos here.


3 Monkeys featured on WoodyTone!!

Not one, but two articles on WoodyTone.com this week.

Read the articles here. Thanks Jay.