The New Shape Of Tone
Maniac Music Factory are very proud to be the Authorised dealer of 3 Monkeys Amplification in Australia. This boutique guitar amplifier company build beautiful sounding gear that truly inspires its players and listeners. 3 Monkeys Amplification was created for the LOVE of sound by some very experienced and talented names in the music industry.
Greg Howard (Idea Monkey) Touring guitar tech for the last 18 years. Has worked with such artists as Aerosmith, Green Day. Linkin Park, Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes, Daryl Hall & John Oates, The Verve Pipe, Cry of Love and many others. On the road experience in gear selection, setup and onstage troubleshooting of guitar rigs. Responsible for the daily restringing, tuning, intonation and maintenance of touring guitars. Greg is a self-professed gearhead and tone seeker.
Ossie Ahsen (Design Monkey) Experienced amp tech, designer and builder for over 15 years. Has designed and built amps under the Blockhead brand name for bands such as Goo Goo Dolls, Blind Melon, Aerosmith, Green Day, etc. Oz is an avid golfer and seeker of the Les Paul grail.
Brad Whitford (Guitar Monkey) Guitarist for Aerosmith since 1971. A rock icon according to MTV and an inductee of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The guy whose albums you listened to in your formative years, or whose face adorned posters on your wall when you were a teenager. Brad is a racing fan and driver, gearhead and a rabid music fan.
Gary Poole (Marketing Monkey) Gary boasts a most impressive career that spans over 20 years in the music industry. Most recently Executive Vice President/General Manager WhizKidz Records, Gary spent many years in Los Angeles as a Senior Executive for Irving Azoff’s GIANT/Warner Bros. Records. Mr. Poole also held similar positions at Discovery/Warner Bros. Records and Restless Records. Gary has worked with artists as varied as: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Disturbed, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Steely Dan, Don Henley, Kid Rock, Incubus, Brian Wilson, POD, Queens of the Stone Age and many more.
Since the initial launch of The Orangutan in late 2008, 3 Monkeys, work on not only producing amps on a daily basis, but prototyping new circuits and updating our existing amp designs.
Find out more about 3 Monkey Amps at www.3monkeysamps.com