Change transformer in Bandmaster?

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by mcontour, May 12, 2006.


  1. mcontour

    mcontour Supporting Member

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    Hello Folks,

    If I want to run two 4-Ohm cabinets off my (65) Bandmaster, can I just change the output transformer, say to a super reverb transformer? Is it that simple?

    Thanks.

    Michael
     
  2. ES350

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    Second vote for the multitap option. Athough there are a few 2/4/8 versions of the smaller Pro/Bandmaster/Vibrolux OT out there (Allen, Weber) the universal 50 watter works well in that amp...
     
  3. mcontour

    mcontour Supporting Member

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    Great idea. I hadn't thought of that.

    Thanks!

    Michael
     
  4. Fuchsaudio

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    We encourage it all the time when doing conversions. The Bandmaster is a nice size chassis, and has a decent power transformer, but that output tranny (besides being only one impedance) is no bargain. Put in a multitap, and make one output jack 8 ohms and one 4 ohms, or drilll and add a a jack, and make 4-8-16 available. Just put the feedback wire back on the right terminal, and your good to go. Mercury and Allen are good sources for replacement aftermarket/upgraded iron.
     
  5. LHanson

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    What's a good source for said trannies?
     
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    Mercury or Allen Amplification are good sources for replacements.
     

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