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previous: dan What is the nicest sounding OT for ... -- 7/23/2004 8:43 PM View Thread

Re: 5E3 OT choices.

7/23/2004 11:21 PM
DDRe: 5E3 OT choices.
To my ears the best transformer for a 5E3 is the "MQ-565" 17 watt 8000 ohm output tranny from Magnaquest available from Triode Electronics for $99.  
 
And if you want to build a Double Deluxe then you are in luck because Triode Elec has the Magnaquest MQ-470-CL 4300 ohm 35 watt tranny on sale for $119.00 which is certainly a bargain.  
 
In my humble opinion, Magnaquest trannys will blow away just about anything made by your standard "guitar tranny" manufacturers. But they also cost more. Downside is that they probably don't fit the standard mounting holes in the standard chrome plated 5e3 chassis available from third party vendors. But so what -- make your own chassis and you'll get better tone.