marshall: lead vs bass transformers

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  1. smolder

    smolder Gold Supporting Member

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    I have a board built for a 50 watt lead, but have anticipated switching it to a bass circuit (to maybe those duane tones). Are the transformers the same for these two?
     
  2. 908SSP

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    Yes, transformers are the same.
     
  3. Griz

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    Yup, what he said.
     
  4. smolder

    smolder Gold Supporting Member

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    cool. thanks guys.
     
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    So what's the diff? Just the preamp circuit?
     
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    Yes in the later differentiated models it was all preamp changes. In the earliest models that the Who used they were the same amp there was no lead or bass amp. Even the first 100 watters were all the same, well as a same as Marshalls get. Later bright caps, mixer caps and what not were added to the lead versions while the bass versions were left pretty much alone till nearly 78.
     
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    +1 for duane tones
     

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