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Iron recommendations

Tue, Sep 10, 2019 3:57pm

I'm getting ready to start working on a 2204 and I bought a small parts kit from mojotone but I'm going to grab the transformers and choke elsewhere. Which brands do you guys recommend? I always see Heybooer, ClassicTone, Mercury Magnetics but are there any others that you guys like?

Re: Iron recommendations

Tue, Sep 10, 2019 8:53pm

I have used heyboer and classic tone with solid results. MOJO uses heyboer for theirs. MM I don't have a ton of experience with but they are pricey AF.

Re: Iron recommendations

Tue, Sep 10, 2019 11:04pm

Im like on the other side of the state from Mojo. They shipped my 2204 parts today and Im scheduled to get them tomorrow. I need to grab the iron and chassis sometime in the next week or so. How was your 1978x build?

Re: Iron recommendations

Wed, Sep 11, 2019 4:13am

swamptrashstompboxes wrote:I have used heyboer and classic tone with solid results. MOJO uses heyboer for theirs. MM I don't have a ton of experience with but they are pricey AF.

Yeah, same here. Heyboer or ClassicTone for output transformers.
I buy my Heyboer OPT's from Metro. Not sure how different they are from the ones Mojo has.
Almost always use ClassicTone for power and choke.
I have also had solid results with Hammond iron, but typically stick to the other 2 brands for "Marshal style " builds
Never use MM in my builds because I see no reason to pay that much for iron when I can get the others for half the price.

Re: Iron recommendations

Wed, Sep 11, 2019 6:21am

fusedbrain wrote:
swamptrashstompboxes wrote:I have used heyboer and classic tone with solid results. MOJO uses heyboer for theirs. MM I don't have a ton of experience with but they are pricey AF.

Yeah, same here. Heyboer or ClassicTone for output transformers.
I buy my Heyboer OPT's from Metro. Not sure how different they are from the ones Mojo has.
Almost always use ClassicTone for power and choke.
I have also had solid results with Hammond iron, but typically stick to the other 2 brands for "Marshal style " builds
Never use MM in my builds because I see no reason to pay that much for iron when I can get the others for half the price.

For 50 watters, I'd go classictone and save money. For 100 watters, if money was not an option, the Metro C1998 Dagnall clone is special. For 100 watt OTs, I typically use classic tone. That being said there areb subtle differences. I have to give a slight edge to the Mercury O100JM. Not huge, more like OCD level A/Bing, but if you can't get good tones from one, you won't get them from the other. Probably not double the price for most.

Re: Iron recommendations

Thu, Sep 12, 2019 9:33am

Others include Hammond and Edcor.

Re: Iron recommendations

Thu, Sep 12, 2019 10:02pm

I exclusively use Heyboer. Very well priced and they sound excellent IMO

Re: Iron recommendations

Wed, Oct 30, 2019 8:02am

this may help
http://www.classictone.net/PaperVsPlastic.html
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