Trinity Amplifiers

gillman royce

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Liked what I heard on " Stormy Monday "; don't hear much either way on this board; don't know what it's like to deal with them should there be a problem as they're located in Canada - eastern, I think.
 

Chris_M

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Have quite a few amps of theirs. 18W, TC15, Tramp, Tweed Deluxe. What would you like to know?
Love their amps, great quality and support!
 

daveS

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Have quite a few amps of theirs. 18W, TC15, Tramp, Tweed Deluxe. What would you like to know?
Love their amps, great quality and support!
Thanks Chris !

What can you tell me about the TC15 ?

Did you build yours ?

Tone report (Voxy,Marshally, Matchless-ish)?

Pictures ?

Any details you can share would be cool. You can email me offline or share with everyone here if you want.

Thanks !

-Dave
 

bgood

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Built an 18 watter TMB last year. LOVE it. No issues at all. Didn't need any cust service though so I can't vouch for that.
 

BarryW

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Their amps, kits and service are superb. Their forum is a great resource. I had a TC-15 until just a few days ago, and I will absolutely positively build another. It's a great sounding amp, check out the sound clips on their site and compare the circuit to a spitfire and other matchless designs. You'll see a few ideas put together. I love the TC-15 sound, I find it to be like a good driven tone with claws. Nasty claws. Lots of chime, and really stands out in a band setting.

Definitely an under-the-radar sweetie of an amp. I have vintage browns, BFDR, BFVR, SR, deluxes, boogies, marshalls . . . I'm not just a crate guy. I'm an old rock dude that's owned his 1959 MkII since November, 1974. While everybody's preferences vary, all I can say is this: the TC-15 is a great sounding amp.
 

Griz

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I have an sIII TMB style 18 watt head with Trinity's plexi mod. It's a great sounding amp. The component quality is first rate. I bought mine already assembled from Trinity in 2006. Zero issues, and Stephen Cohrs is great to deal with.

:aok
 

GaryE

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I have a Triwatt and an 18 watt SIII and they're both top notch kits. I have a hard time deciding which one to use!
 

vortexxxx

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I built a Tramp. It was my first amp build and it turned out great. It's like a supercharged Champ.
 
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just received the TC15 from BarryW a few days ago. love it. i've had a dc30, lightning, ac30's and the bad cat black cat 30r. the tc15 definitely hangs with the matchless/bad cat amps and is far better than the ac30cc i had. takes pedals well and sounds great!
 

BarryW

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Glad to hear it ! Whatever you do, DON’T try a Klon or a KOT ...especially not with a 335 !
 

BarryW

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The TC-15 Is a down right nasty little beast. Run it with just a little hair on the 12ax7 channel, then goose it with your favorite boost. Its amazing. The A/B with the ef86 channel ... singin creamy tone for days.

I think it's a very well kept little secret. My "whatever you do, don't . . " comment was intended be be a warning that you will hear amazing searing tone that will ruin you. I can't say enough good things about those amps.
 
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got a JHS klone coming in. right now i'm using the catalinbread DLS with it and it sounds pretty damn good. also thinking about a Lunar Module. don't have a 335 though...using a 98 am. deluxe tele!
 

Icegator8

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Pre TC-15 they had a Lightning kit. I built one and sourced real deal transformers from West Labs. It sounds exactly like a Matchless Lightning. Some actually think it's better as we modded the orignal circuit to include the cut control from a DC30. This gives you a little bit of control to tame the high end.

Trinity has a forum that is great for providing support. I highly recommend them for kits.
 

daveS

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I'm getting closer and closer to picking up a TC-15 kit, looks like a fun build.

It seems like Matchless and Bad Cat have models that are very similar to the TC-15...maybe even Gabriel Sound and perhaps the Valvetech Hayseed too....?
 

keithb7

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I just completed a trinity tweed deluxe kit. Excellent kit and sounds great. Highly recommend. Customer support is second to none. Forum too.
 

Matt Gnarly

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If anyone has done both a Tweed and Tramp build or played them both can you maybe compare the two? I'm torn between them, looking for alt-country/americana/indie tones similar to Sleepercar, the Lusitania, Neil Young, Attack in Black. It'll be going through either a 1x12 or 2x12 with Eminence RWBs.
Cheers!
 




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