I have built BB SE amps with Heyboer, and Mercury trannys. Matts stuff is good too.I need to find three of them. The ClassicTone I’ve used in the past are gone and the Allen amplification source is no longer available. Hammond no gots!
How’s a guy supposed to build a 10W big bottle Champ these days?
Yeah, I kinda forgot about that one! I remember using that one for a 6L6 Champ build a couple years ago. I remember it sounded fine…If you need yet another, possibly cheap option; the Champ 12 (SE 6l6) uses the Vibro-King reverb transformer, Fender part number #024038.
Good advice brotherI have built BB SE amps with Heyboer, and Mercury trannys. Matts stuff is good too.
Besides price, the biggest determinant is who has the correct transformer for the Power tube load and voltages you are going to be using. MM is great sounding, most transparent and widest sound stage,but cubic dollars, Heyboer is pretty nice sounding and reasonable, if you can find them.
The PP transformer I got from Matt was good value for the money, haven’t tried any SE transformers from him. Best advise I can give you, is do “ALL“ the design work And recheck your work, before you spend any money.
I have the Fender 024038 OT in my hotrodded 1981 Champ, it works great with 6L6 or 6V6.Yeah, I kinda forgot about that one! I remember using that one for a 6L6 Champ build a couple years ago. I remember it sounded fine…