Transformer source

From Dr.Distortio–(at)– Tue May 30 22:43:33 CDT 1995
From: Dr.Distortio–(at)– (Dr Distortion)
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.amps
Subject: Re: Trans and Reverb Tank Source
Date: 30 May 1995 16:34:32 GMT

Nightcrawler (dimitrof–(at)– wrote:
: Where can I get transformers and reverb tanks for building amps without
: having to go thru amp companies? I was going to build a copy of a Fender
: Champ, but the local amp repair shop said ordering a x-former from Fender
: would cost an arm and a leg.

Try Antique Electronic Supply in Tempe, AZ or Mojo Music in Napa, CA. I
don’t have the phone numbers handy, but you should be able to get them
>from information. Antique has some general-purpose transformers that are
inexpensive and would work fine for building your Champ. For instance,
they have a 5K:8 output that works well for either a single-ended 6V6
output stage or a 6V6 or 12AT7 reverb driver.
Mojo has a good selection of parts at reasonable prices, but I believe
that they’re not too keen on selling to the “general public.” (Their
policy may have changed since the last time I ordered from them… I
don’t know). They deal mostly with repair shops and small-scale


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