My Express combo project. Need help to find trannies...

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My Express combo project. Need help to find trannies...

Post by vincenz » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:17 am

Hi,

I already own an Express clone built by a friend, mounted into a Fender Twin 5F8 combo cab with two Greenback Heritage speakers.
Sounds nice, but I am not 100% satisfied with it.

Now I am building a new amp by myself, and I plan to put it into this Twin cab. I suspect that the cheap Hammond OT of my current amp is a 5k2 and I would like the new one will have a more smooth sound, maybe a little less loud, but above all a better "mean to clean" capability.

According to Glen's advices, I am starting with a Ceriatone kit (with a custom chassis for my combo cab), I will use Mallory power and signal caps, and 6k6 OT Pacific transformers.

I have searched but no success... now I think I would need some help to find where to buy Pacific transformers (OT and european PT voltage) ?

thanks :D :D :D



Here is the cab (Mojo "Twin Tweed high power", with Marshall Bluesbreaker look):

[img:1024:768]http://www.clipperton.ch/vincenzo/pub/g ... ck/cab.jpg[/img]

[img:1024:768]http://www.clipperton.ch/vincenzo/pub/g ... enback.jpg[/img]
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Re: My Express combo project. Need help to find trannies...

Post by M Fowler » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:14 pm

Try a 6k6 OT instead of the 5K2 that should help.

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Post by vincenz » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:20 pm

Yes it certainly should.
Any idea where to buy the right Pacific transformers ?

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Post by Firestorm » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:56 pm

Check out rj's site http://www.rjguitars.net/

He has the 6K6 OTs, but says Euro voltage PTs are unavailable. He was taking requests in comtemplation of a special order. Don't know how that's coming.

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Post by vincenz » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:07 pm

Thanks for your answer.
Yes I am in touch with RJ, but the PT is back ordered, and will not be available until at least 6 weeks...

I read here a lot of people using Pacific trannies... but nobody is selling them? :?: :?:

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Post by JamesHealey » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:53 pm

I can supply you with a suitable pt for an express! 4-6 week build time. UK made.

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Post by paulster » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:22 pm

If you can get it more easily, use the Heyboer PT with the Pacific OT. It's a great combination and is the one that's remained in my own Express build.

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Post by vincenz » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:41 pm

Ok, but the question is still the same: where to buy Pacific transformers ?

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Post by paulster » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:02 pm

vincenz wrote:Ok, but the question is still the same: where to buy Pacific transformers ?
RJ, Allyn may have some, or just get on to Pacific yourself.

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Post by Beerman » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:27 pm

Pacific Transformer can be found at:

http://www.pactran.com/

Good luck.
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PAC trannies

Post by Decko » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:36 am

Unless this has changed, Allyn Meyers sells Pacific transformers both OT and PT. Allyn is the moderator of this site. I bought mine from him.

Allynmey@aol.com

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Post by vincenz » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:36 am

paulster wrote:RJ, Allyn may have some, or just get on to Pacific yourself.
Decko wrote:Unless this has changed, Allyn Meyers sells Pacific transformers both OT and PT. Allyn is the moderator of this site. I bought mine from him.
Allynmey@aol.com
Decko

:D :D :D THANK YOU :D :D :D
I will try to contact Allynmey

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Post by vincenz » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:39 am

JamesHealey wrote:I can supply you with a suitable pt for an express! 4-6 week build time. UK made.
Thanks James for your proposal. :D
I will contact you if I can't find the Pacific that I am looking for...
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Post by vincenz » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:41 am

Beerman wrote:Pacific Transformer can be found at:
http://www.pactran.com/
Good luck.
Thanks.
Do you think they will be able to sell (and ship) only these two specific items directly to me as a final customer?

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Post by Beerman » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:59 am

vincenz wrote:
Beerman wrote:Pacific Transformer can be found at:
http://www.pactran.com/
Good luck.
Thanks.
Do you think they will be able to sell (and ship) only these two specific items directly to me as a final customer?
Don't see why not.... there is a 'custom' link on their homepage.

They sold trannies to Ken's custom design, and he only made very few amps. (circa 100 or so IIRC - and some of those used Heyboers) I recall someone posted his old line card for these transformers here somewhere.
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