TrainWreck Transformers - What to use?

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TrainWreck Transformers - What to use?

Postby BBN-Boys » Tue May 16, 2006 2:24 am

After seeing pics and hearing MP3 of a TrainWreck, I'm seriously thinking about putting one together also.

GREAT job on this TrainWreck build:
http://www.metroamp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5536

Can you tell me what transformers PT and OT you used or recommend??
I'm probably going with (2) el34 in the power also. I'm wondering if using a plexi 50w PT & OT would be OK?

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Postby gnugear » Tue May 16, 2006 1:07 pm

This is the one everyone seems to be using. I can't compare to anything else, but I sure don't have any complaints. It's a really fun and easy build ... and it's much cheaper than a Marshall. I think I put mine together for about $350. :)

http://www.toneslut.com/transformers/
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Postby rockstah » Tue May 16, 2006 1:34 pm

$350 for a completely working Trainwreck chassis?? no shit? :)
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Postby MacGaden » Tue May 16, 2006 3:28 pm

Just to feed everybodys GAS:

Geetarpicker playing his Trainwreck in an old thread from PP:

http://www.vintageamps.com/plexiboard/v ... trainwreck

Awesone sound and playing. Now Mark will go nuts ! :lol: Again...

You´ll need VLC to play it on a Mac:

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/14738
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Postby rockstah » Tue May 16, 2006 3:35 pm

i have sen these vidoes - did he build that amp i see?
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Postby MacGaden » Tue May 16, 2006 3:38 pm

rockstah wrote:i have sen these vidoes - did he build that amp i see?


I know.. I saw your posts when I looked it up.
I think this is an original called Express called "Orphan Annie"
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Postby rockstah » Tue May 16, 2006 3:41 pm

MacGaden wrote:
rockstah wrote:i have sen these vidoes - did he build that amp i see?


I know.. I saw your posts when I looked it up.
I think this is an original called Express called "Orphan Annie"


yeah tahst what i thought... i gotta build one of deese
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Postby BBN-Boys » Tue May 16, 2006 5:35 pm

Hey! You guys are the best!!!

Thanks for the link and info for the trannies. I just purchased a set. I'll post my results when I finish the build.

It's sooo confusing though....So many versions and modifications that can be done to the circuit..... I don't know where to start.
I'm probably going for a version that can clean-up well with the guitar tone knob and roar into the "high-gain" sound when wide open. I think want a little more "ooomph" than a blues type amp.
Any circuit suggestions or comments?
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Postby rockstah » Tue May 16, 2006 7:30 pm

so are these only trannys available or is there more out there? and are these for the orphin annie trainwreck?
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Postby Billy Batz » Wed May 17, 2006 8:29 am

You can use any number of trannys out there that fit the specs for a TW amp and a lot of guys have but I think toneslut used all the available info to make the exact trannys Ken made. They may even be made by the same manufacturer who still had the specs, I forget.
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Postby novosibir » Wed May 17, 2006 11:22 am

Billy Batz wrote:They may even be made by the same manufacturer who still had the specs, I forget.

Heyboer HTS-5100 Power transformer

Heyboer HTS-5200 Output transformer

http://maximoaudio.com/download/datashe ... ormers.pdf

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Postby gnugear » Wed May 17, 2006 11:58 am

Geetar Picker's clips are awesome ... they're the sole reason I wanted to build one in the first place! His is a real Wreck played through a real '59 Les Paul. I think he got both when he was a kid. Nice investment, huh. If only I had that foresight.
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Postby rockstah » Wed May 17, 2006 2:15 pm

gnugear wrote:Geetar Picker's clips are awesome ... they're the sole reason I wanted to build one in the first place! His is a real Wreck played through a real '59 Les Paul. I think he got both when he was a kid. Nice investment, huh. If only I had that foresight.


his clips did it for me as well - must build one now. :)
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Postby philmanatee » Wed May 24, 2006 1:43 am

I just finished my Trainwreck after seeing gnugear's over here. I just copied the layout from the Fracesca pics at ampgarage. I gigged with it hours after I finished it, I'm pretty blown away by it. Phil :D
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Postby rockstah » Wed May 24, 2006 2:06 am

impressed with it? or impressed with it?

i must build one....
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