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Mercury Magnetics for my Mesa Rectifier ????

Hi, guys... Ive been loving my new single rectifier..

Even did my first effects loop mod, changing the parallel to series effects loop..

I have been reading that buying a mercury magnetics transformer will seriously increase tone quality and gain. Apparently they are the best you can buy.

If I buy one, does it matter that it will be put in an Australian power converted Mesa amp..

any suggestions or experience with this sort of amp upgrade would help...

http://www.mercurymagnetics.com/

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Re: Mercury Magnetics for my Mesa Rectifier ????

How can you increase the tone?
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Re: Mercury Magnetics for my Mesa Rectifier ????

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How can you increase the tone?
poor choice of words on my part

Im just asking about the company and product

Taken from their website
"You'll be absolutely blown away by the dynamic improvement in tone only possible with Mercury upgraded transformers."

just wanted some opinions..

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Re: Mercury Magnetics for my Mesa Rectifier ????

The mains power transformer will have to be wound to your country's voltage. The output transformer should be a standard regardless of what country you're in.

As far as changing transformers, they affect the way the whole amp works. It'll change the effect that different tubes have and how the whole thing operates. If you like the amp, but wanna try something different, maybe try a different brand of 12AX7 or stick some Mesa EL34s in the power section. I think the new transformers might end up giving you a totally different amp, lol.

I could however be totally wrong, but if I was as happy as you sound with an amp, I wouldn't go changing transformers!
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Re: Mercury Magnetics for my Mesa Rectifier ????

Guess ur right.. I shouldnt fix what ain't broke.. I need to experiment more...
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Re: Mercury Magnetics for my Mesa Rectifier ????

Please don't switch out the Schumacher tranny for a Mercury. It will literally take away the qualities that make it a Mesa.

Yes, it will still have the gain and the ish-tones, but it will lose the truth of its character. The Schumacher is a very custom transformer designed specifically to hone in the dual rec's tones and character.

Start by getting some high end preamp tubes, RFT, Sylvania, JAN Raytheon, RCA, get some real vintage tubes and treat yourself to the tones that the Mesa can really produce. Don't switch out your transformer. PM me if you need.
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Re: Mercury Magnetics for my Mesa Rectifier ????

heheheheh thanks for the warning.. iv already lost interest in changing trannys.. im currently stuck trying to properly setup my GT-10 with my rectifier so I have channel switching engaged.. Lets just say its giving my brain large amount of discomfort..

Think I will buy some different tubes and see how they go.. Thats an easy mod I guess...

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Re: Mercury Magnetics for my Mesa Rectifier ????

EL34s make a noticeable but still subtle difference, since there's oly two of them, I'd start there.
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