Princeton reverb kit

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by Linkjr, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. Linkjr

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    Hi guys

    I'm in the UK and I'm thinking of buying a Princeton reverb kit, there's 1 main thing I'm worried about that's will I have to go "off road" so to speak and work out how I can drop some voltage to run it on a UK mains power supply.
     
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    WHich kit were you thinking of getting?

    An easy solution would be to buy one without a mains transformer, than buy a 230V PT separately.
     
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    Modulus and TAD (Mojo) are selling PR kits with an appropriate PT for 230-240 V. If you choose to use a different supplier you can add in a Hammond 291AEX. This would be my choice since the Hammond provides 100 mA on the HT winding, which most people would consider as useful upgrade.
     
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    I'm vaguely planning a Princeton for next year and was pondering suppliers. MOJOtone would be great if you or a friend is visting the US, TAD and Modulus are comparatively pricey. As pointed out, mojotone also supply export PT.

    But the Modulus chassis is not too expensive, so it might well be worth getting that, then other parts separately, for instance tube-town seem to have more competitive prices. They have all the suitable Hammond transformers I believe.
     
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    Yeah they do seem pricey at first glance. I once ordered a 5F11 complete kit directly from Mojo and it was around 100 USD for shipping and another 25% on top of everything for VAT and import taxes (don't know the rates for UK though) ... Regarding Modulus I have to add that they are selling also their own made chassis with cut outs that will fit standard deluxe reverb transformers (e.g. 291BEX). Very tempting :D ...
     
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    from the US to UK, you will pay 20% VAT, around 5% duty (both on the price including shipping!) , plus circa £12 courier handling charge.
     
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