ClassicTone Transformers By Magnetic Components *Sponsor*

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  1. ClassicTone

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    Thanks O'Rourke!

    Our aim at ClassicTone is to bring you high quality, affordable, vintage constructed transformers. I realize times are tough and we all work hard for our money. Why ovepay for marketing hype? I am happy to provide in my opinion, a better and more reasonably priced option for amplifier transformers than our competitors.

    Your business is appreciated! :dude:

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  2. surreal amplification

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    These trannies are great. Ive got them in several builds now.
     
  3. American Viking

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    Thanks for building the 900/2000 output transformer, now how about the power section? I would definitely get both if they're available. I think changing the power transformer in one of my other amps seemed to make the biggest and most positive difference. I think you guys are making a great product.
     
  4. ClassicTone

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    Yes, the JCM900 100W PT will be available early next week through our distributors. I'll let you all know when they are available at that time.

    I am very pleased to hear all of the positive feedback on these trannies. Thanks everyone for being supportive and purchasing our ClassicTone transformers! :cheers:
     
  5. surreal amplification

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    Thanks for the shirt :dude:
     
  6. ClassicTone

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    You are very welcome! Glad you like it!

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  7. ClassicTone

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    Now I can begin my work...

    Thanks dude!
     
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    Man, if you made a 401 OT/PT I'd be all over it.
     
  10. TheLoudness!!

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    So the output transformer is the same for the 900 and JCM2000? (DSL?)

    I sold the 900 :(..but I guess this means that it is time to grab a DSL and an output transformer!
     
  11. ClassicTone

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    Yes, I verified that the 100W JCM900 & JCM2000 have the same OT from the Marshall amplifier schematics. As mention earlier, ours is a bit different than the original Dagnall tranny since it is paper layer wound when the original was nylon bobbin wound. It should give you more of a Plexi tone. :)

    Following is the link to our web page with info on this item:

    Marshall Style JCM900, & JCM2000 Output Transformer, 4/8/16 Ohms, C3070

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  12. Axe Slinger

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    has anyone put these 900 tranies in yet?
     
  13. Alabama Thunderpussy

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    I just ordered a choke to stick my foot in the ClassicTone pool. Your advertising is paying off in the Marshall forum, gentlemen!

    I'm anxiously awaiting the development of DSL/TSL transformers, specifically power trannies.
     
  14. ClassicTone

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    Thanks for ordering the choke!

    Yes, we will get into more of the transformers for TSL/DSL in the hopefully not too distant future. We do currently offer the 40-18055 OT for the 100W versions for these already and will progress into the others relatively soon. Maybe a few months from now. :hmm:


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    :) Hey Classic I have an '86 2204 with the original Drakes and Choke. Should I leave them or would your replacements be an Upgrade from Stock?

    Thanx, TWIN
     
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    I did it. I noticed a huge difference in the power transformer. The amp just sounded like it was louder and more in charge. The OT sounded metallic at first but after a week of jamming I'd say it sounds really close to the way it was originally. Sometimes parts like caps and transformers almost need to "set in".
     
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    :):) Thanx Viking. Did it tighten it up any?

    :):) TWIN
     
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    Well... I have to say it didn't sound loose before, no more loose than a 50w normally is. It was definitely in no way negative. I don't know the specifics on construction but I'd say tone wise it's a pretty faithful reproduction. I am still pleased in knowing I have modern transformers that have never been used improperly. I know they'll last. I guess you could say the PT tightened it up a bit. The difference in "tightness" wasn't dramatic IMO but I did feel the amp had a little more oomph. Around the same time I replaced the filter caps and that was a phenomenal difference in how tight the amp responded.

    I am definitely a fan of the Classic Tone line. Especially since they function the way they should, they sound faithful (if not better) than the original and the pricing is honest. I think brands like MM make a good product as well but in my opinion they demonstrate price gouging at it's finest.

    I will definitely, hands down, without a doubt continue to use Classic Tone on all future builds and replacements.
     
  19. ClassicTone

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    To answer your question TwinACStacks, I believe ours would be considered an upgrade since the original Drake's from the JCM800's were wound using the cheaper nylon bobbin wound construction method during 1986. Ours are vintage constructed, paper layer wound like the old Plexi 50W Drake's from the 1960's and early 1970's. If you want a more vintage, early Marshall Plexi sound from your JCM800, I would highly suggest the set of the following:

    OT Marshall 50W Output Transformer for JCM 800 and JMP, 784-139

    PT Marshall 50W Power Transformer for JCM 800 and JMP

    Choke Marshall Choke, 120mA DC, 5 Hy, General Purpose

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  20. TwinACStacks

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    Thanx Classic. Those come in a Matched set @ Triode don't they?

    :):) TWIN
     

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