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Old ClassicTone transformer specs -- build an archive?

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by King Fan, Mar 24, 2021.

  1. King Fan

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    There are hints ClassicTone may come back, but if so, doubts it will be the same, or carry the whole spectrum of transformers we used and loved. Meanwhile, their former website, a useful source of all the spec sheets, seems to be starting to die.

    In this thread we might try to collect / post our favorite spec sheets or at least the ones we've used that are in our files.

    We don't need every crazy one-off transformer they ever made, but it'd be super-handy to have those in common use for common builds. Heck, building a Champ, 5E3, or PR gave a range of possible options.
     
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    Yes please. I have these cutout files plus an unpublished guide as to which transformers use which cutouts. This should be a complete set for all CT transformers as of late 11/2018.
     

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    If posting datasheets please manually type out all ClassicTone part numbers so they can be located by the forum search feature. File names for attachments don't seem to be searchable!

    This is what I could find, plus one in next post.

    40-18002
    40-18004
    40-18021
    40-18022
    40-18026
    40-18027
    40-18033
    40-18035
    40-18037
    40-18042
     

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    One more.

    40-18045
     

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    Excellent, @sds1 !!!!! Thank heavens for smart people. Who have organized files. I was just tryin' to figure out how we could make it searchable and manageable. PDFs are perfect here, since they're complete, and tho not visible inline, that'll make the thread much more manageable than image files.

    It's also smart to make the PDF names be just the part number, or at least *start* with the part number. I had four so far, but two were dupes of your awesome start.

    40-18016
    40-18031
     

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    Also smart people, is there a way to avoid lots of duplication? Maybe, if it's searchable, it's better to have two versions than none.

    My contribution for right now? I seem to have an Excel file (aha, from Triode's webpage) that lists a ton of CT transformers. Score 1 for Triode. Heck, score 100 -- searching through the CT site could be a head trip. Here's the link from the Triode page.

    http://site.triodestore.com/CLASSICTONESPECSPREADSHEET.xls

    I'd suggest folks with Excel download a copy. It has sheet tabs (power, output, etc.) at the bottom and *descriptive details* and clickable links (tho those may not work in the future). Looks like this:

    upload_2021-3-24_11-38-17.jpeg

    *In case it dies on the Triode site,* and because a PDF would lack Excel worksheet functionality, for those with Excel, I'll try linking to a share in my Dropbox. Lemme know if it fails, or expires. In the meantime the Triode link above is way easier.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/52rxvffgv47uq51/CLASSICTONESPECSPREADSHEET.xls?dl=0

    Not sure what view you'll see of the Dropbox link; mine has a download command hidden in this little popup on the right...

    upload_2021-3-24_10-29-19.jpeg
     
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    40-18005
    40-18015
    40-18019
    40-18029
    40-18041
    40-18073
    40-18078
    40-18080
    40-18086
    40-18088

    Hopefully, I didn't duplicate or typo anything.
     

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    40-18090
    40-18093
    40-18094
    40-18100
    40-18104
    40-18105
    40-18109
    40-18112
     

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    @King Fan I know you said, not everything, but I didn't want to go through everything that I had to weed stuff out. They're still good for reference. I know there's some of the Bassman and Super sized PTs in there, as well as the Vibrolux PT, and the modern Vibrolux sized PTs, I think, that require a full wave bridge.
     
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    No, that's perfect!!! I didn't mean anyone should prune their collection. Not at all. More the merrier. I just meant we didn't necessarily have to go out and hunt up every transformer they ever made. If they're in your file, by all means, bring 'em all, large and small. And thanks!!!
     
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    Since our super-amazing archivists have already built a great library, barring typos in the lists or errors on my part, I sorted the current collection in numerical order, in case it eases anyone in a search for future duplicates. As of this hour, this date, we have:

    40-18002
    40-18004
    40-18005
    40-18015
    40-18016
    40-18019
    40-18021
    40-18022
    40-18026
    40-18027
    40-18029
    40-18031
    40-18033
    40-18035
    40-18037
    40-18041
    40-18042
    40-18045
    40-18073
    40-18078
    40-18080
    40-18086
    40-18088
    40-18090
    40-18093
    40-18094
    40-18100
    40-18104
    40-18105
    40-18109
    40-18112
     
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    Wow, you two, we’re at 31.

    If s folks have others they’ve used — or just downloaded for research, stick 'em in. Meantime methinks this is already a nice archive.
     
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    If it wasn't for the fact that PDFs get downloaded on Android when you view them, I wouldn't have all those. I backed up my Downloads folder to Google Drive when I got a Pixel 4, so here we are.
     
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    Heh, you made me do a computer search for files with "40-18" in the name. Added only two more; you guys really covered a lot of the common and useful types. The 040 was just the common 4Hy choke, but the 028 was a very handy flexible PT -- 100/120/220/230/240 and 660/600 @ 120mA with a bias tap. Oof. Gonna miss this company...

    40-18028
    40-18040
     

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    40-18034
     

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    My opinion, this thread will serve well to collect contributions from others, even as a searchable archive for all eternity, but as far as keeping it organized, pruning dupes etc. -- since there is a time delay on post edits here it will be kinda difficult to periodically "summarize" the archive.

    Thinking maybe just let this thread run wild, at some point all of the collected datasheets could be zipped up and posted to a new home?

    Thanks for spearheading this committee, @King Fan !
     
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    Oh man!!! I like this thread!!! Fantastic idea folks!!!
     
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    Is this site able to host it? I can host it if need be. A simple page with a table of all the info. Someone wants make that spreadsheet and I can covert it to an htm page and hyperlink all the files to it. Having it all in one place with a folder we could even give it to others to mirror for longevity. Having to scroll through all the posts here will be a tricky thing. Classictones site was really broken down well to find what you wanted.
     
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    By all means, please take the ball and run with it. :)
     
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    This is fantastic! Thanks so much for this idea, @King Fan , and for those contributors who have already hit it out of the park multiple times. I don't have anything to add at this point, save that I'm still hoping to find some Classictone iron on the used market at some point.
     
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