Whats the word on Drake Transformers?

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  1. toneman335

    toneman335 Member

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    Please give any insight you have on Drake Transformers.
     
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    They take the wall voltage and convert it to a higher voltage to be rectified for the power supply of the amp.

    A different model of them matches the power tubes to the speakers, allowing the tubes to push a low-Z load without burning up.

    Gotta love the Drake.

    HTH.

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    I am not a technical guy. I really don't understand the previous comment.

    . Is there something special about Drake Transformers?
    . Is it considered a good upgrade or mod to a Vox to have Drake Transformers?
     
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    Drake no longer makes guitar amp transformers as far as I know.The older Drakes in marshall's were magic.Dagnal is now Marshall's transformer manufacturer.Dismal quality at best.
    Now i could be wrong about Drake,so don't quote me.all i know for sure is they sound fabulous.

    The previous comment was meant to be sarcastic saying that all transformers do essentially the same thing.Maybe a little humour thrown in there.
     
  5. toneman335

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    Thanks....Isn't it true that one output transformer over another can make a significant effect on the tone?
     
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    The Drake 50W OT from the JCM800 line was less than fantastic. It compressed REALLY early.

    IMO, of course.

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