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Che_Guitarra
01-03-2013, 04:31 PM
I'm looking to DIY a 2061X, but need some help with transformer selection. All I can seem to find is 18W/1974x transformers, but truth be told this is my first Marshall style build and i'm not aware of any specialist part suppliers. I'm usually building Fender circuits.

Type in '2061X transformer' into Google, and all I can find is forum post after forum post of people who have blown up their output transformers... but no links where I can source some to blow up myself! I'm joking of course - i'm looking for a proven OT that's unlikely to fail anytime soon.

FYI - I don't want to build a 1874x, it's going to be a 2061x or nothing.


Thanks in advance :aok

grizdeluxe
01-03-2013, 04:51 PM
Email or call the guys at Magnetic Components. They can hook you up.

http://www.classictone.net/contact.html

Che_Guitarra
01-03-2013, 05:15 PM
Yep - happy to use Classictone, they're my first choice in a Fender. I didn't see any 2061x references in their product lines though. I'll drop them an email.

Sirloin
01-03-2013, 05:51 PM
http://www.heyboertransformers.com/

Oatie
01-03-2013, 05:58 PM
http://www.heyboertransformers.com/

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I have these in my 18 watt 1974 clone and they are killer.
High quality Iron.

grizdeluxe
01-03-2013, 06:15 PM
Yep - happy to use Classictone, they're my first choice in a Fender. I didn't see any 2061x references in their product lines though. I'll drop them an email.

I'd be curious if they are the same set of transformers. From what Ive read the 20 watt is rated higher simply because of the solid state rectification. Please post your findings if you talk to them.

FWIW I have an 18 watt build with the CT transformers and that amp is never getting sold. I love it!

DavidS
01-03-2013, 07:30 PM
Call Mercury Magnetics. I put one in my Marshall 2061x when the original blew. They are great.

Hulakatt
01-03-2013, 08:00 PM
I have the Mercury Magnetics in the 2061x I built from Soultone. Damn, it sounds good!

Wayne Alexander
01-03-2013, 09:55 PM
I bought the set from Mercury Magnetics for a 2061 clone I built. Highly recommended.

Ravenhaller
08-09-2013, 09:03 PM
I've ordered a Ceratone 2061X, but I have to source my own tubes and transformers.

The Heyboer link doesn't want to open for me. Che, did you end up using Classictone?

Wayne and DavidS, can u tell me which Mercury Magnetic output transformers u chose? Theres a few options at the MM website (http://www.mercurymagnetics.com/pages/mainframe.htm) what would be closest to the original type?

And power transformer - I need 240 volts. Whats the benefit in having a lower B+ voltage transformer over a regular transformer?

big mike
08-09-2013, 09:12 PM
Pretty sure the 1974X and 2061X can use the same transformers. UYou're just using solid state recto and not using the 5v recto tap off the 1974 PT.

Che_Guitarra
08-09-2013, 11:59 PM
I still haven't built mine, but it's getting close! I bought my trafos in a 'kit' off Ebay. I believe they're the MAR20-OT and P20JM found in the list on the MM website, but i'll have to confirm that - all accumulated parts are sitting in a box a few suburbs away.

waggclan
08-10-2013, 09:04 AM
http://www.heyboertransformers.com/

YES for an OT but don't waste your $$$ on an expensive PT. Classic Tone will work just fine.

Better yet:

www.merrenaudio.com for your OT...

;-)

KissTone
08-10-2013, 09:11 AM
I have the Mercury Magnetics in the 2061x I built from Soultone. Damn, it sounds good!

Yup, that's what mine had as well. Good but not cheap.

BIG Dave
08-10-2013, 09:38 AM
A guy on Amp Garage is selling Heyboer sets at a very good price. Check it out!

http://ampgarage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21997

Hulakatt
08-10-2013, 09:39 AM
Yup, that's what mine had as well. Good but not cheap.

I didn't trade you a SF PR for it a few years ago on CL, did I? There can't be too many Soultone 2061x just floating around the burgh.

big mike
08-10-2013, 10:11 AM
YES for an OT but don't waste your $$$ on an expensive PT. Classic Tone will work just fine.

Better yet:

www.merrenaudio.com for your OT...

;-)

Chris don't bother with 18-20 watt marshall transformers, I asked.

KissTone
08-10-2013, 01:25 PM
I didn't trade you a SF PR for it a few years ago on CL, did I? There can't be too many Soultone 2061x just floating around the burgh.

Nope. It wasn't me. Mine got shipped to Michigan as I recall.

I really miss it.

Ravenhaller
08-12-2013, 01:40 AM
Can anybody confirm the 18W and 20W transformers are interchangeable? $110 for a pair of Heyboers sounds better than $350 for a pair of Mercury Magnetics.

Che_Guitarra
08-12-2013, 07:28 AM
The Classictone 18W PT looks fine for the job, but the OT i'm not entirely sure without specs to go off.

I'm pissed I bought those Mercury Magnetics trafos now - 3x the price of a typical Classictone trafo for an item that doesn't appear any more exceptional... I jumped because it was the only specific 2061X set I could find.