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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: Vintage (before 1985) / Tweed Deluxe Transformer in 67 Deluxe

strat2go

Canada

Feb 21st, 2016 08:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hi gang. Just got a 67 Drip edge AB763 DR with a new output transformer. I have a 1954 Tweed transformer lying around and was wondering if it would work in the amp. If so how would it change the sound?

guitarcapo

U.S.A.

Feb 23rd, 2016 12:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Probably not much difference. They both are 6V6 push/pull output transformers with an 8 ohm speaker secondary. Personally I don't think old power transformers are necessarily better sounding just because they are older. I'd probably swap them out and listen for bass response more than anything else. Whichever was better I would leave in there.

What I personally notice is that a high quality OT offers up a bit better bass response that's louder and tighter (especially when the amp is cranked and clipping) compared to an average OT.

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