Originally Posted by maltone
Help please with OT and choke choices. I'm soon to be the owner of 2008, JCM 2000 DSL 100.
I'm not in any rush to replace anything inside the amp. But over a few months might opt for a new OT and choke.
Question: What sets apart upgrade replacement OT's from one another?
Example, there are several companies making OT's for Marshall amps:
Take the Mercury Fatstack for example, and compare it with the Classictone, or a Heyboer to a Dagnall.
Where do the differences lie between them - in tone, I'm not really concerned with hair splitting here.
Does the extra iron mass in the Mercury Fatstack sound different to any of the other OT's?
Does the Heyboer impart a different tonality than a Hammond?
Please explain if you can. Thanks.
I am a little biased towards our ClassicTone transformers to be able to answer this subjectively. Since this is a ClassicTone thread, I will at least comment a little on this subject. Although, I will keep most of my thoughts to myself on the competitions offerings. I will say that in my opinion, there are various degrees of marketing hype, quality, construction methods and prices offered by our competition. I will say that I do believe we have the most reasonably priced offerings on the market at this time. Also, I do believe our transformers are of high quality and vintage constructed, paper layer wound like the original Marshall transformers from the Plexi and JMP eras. Again, this is just my passionate and biased opinion on our product.
Also, I want to also give you some unsolicited quotes from some satisfied customers of our ClassicTone JCM900 & JCM2000 upgrade /general replacement transformers as follows:
"OT (ClassicTone # 40-18055) sounds great with much more dynamic organic tone and bottom end has much more clarity, very worthwhile upgrade" and continues....."I have tried one or two diferrent ots overtime and this one is the best and works very well in TSL"
"I just bought both the OT for a JCM900 4100"....."I installed the OT (ClassicTone # 40-18055) no problem and it sounds great." and continued...."I installed the PT (ClassicTone # 40-18057) last night and man what a difference, I love it. I now have that vintage tone with my 900's modern punch. Thank you for all your help and I will be purchasing your choke (ClassicTone # 40-18058) Friday, I can't wait. I have a buddy that was over last night when I got finished and now he wants me to set his 800 up."
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