76-78 2203 Iron?

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76-78 2203 Iron?

Postby revolver1 » Wed May 03, 2017 3:24 pm

Hi all,
I've been doing some looking about but have come across some conflicting info mostly concerning the choke so I'm after a bit of advice from those in the know. I'm planning a 76-78 period 2203 build, so are the PT and OT the same as in the 69 (1959) Plexi or are they something else? Also how many Henry's on the choke?
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Re: 76-78 2203 Iron?

Postby neikeel » Sun May 07, 2017 9:02 am

The 70s JMPs have pretty much the same iron AFAIK

OT will be C2668 (C2373)
PT a variation on T2652 ie T4145

The early chokes were 3H C1999 Dagnalls but in mid 70s (Tazin amy now when) they changed to the bell cover type. The one I know of is the Drake 1471-263 which is actually 5H rated at 120mA.

Not sure about the others!
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Re: 76-78 2203 Iron?

Postby revolver1 » Thu May 11, 2017 1:52 am

Thanks Neikeel.

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Re: 76-78 2203 Iron?

Postby revolver1 » Fri May 12, 2017 1:58 am

Been looking round and I see Classic T... do a 5h, 120ma bell cover choke. But the PT and OT are paper not nylon.

Not quite sure how this would affect tone? Would paper although not authentic make for a better amp?

Does anyone know of any other options other than MM?

Would I be better approaching a builder with the above transformer codes? I would have approached them a bit earlier but I'm probably 4 to 5 weeks away from making the purchase and didn't want to bother them prematurely.

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Re: 76-78 2203 Iron?

Postby bill bokey » Fri May 12, 2017 9:37 am

Classic Tone transformers are great, the OT probably isn't as good as Marstran, M e r r e n and Metro but the PT and choke are great !

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Re: 76-78 2203 Iron?

Postby revolver1 » Fri May 12, 2017 2:38 pm

That's promising to hear. I've got to admit I'm kinda tempted by C T for this build but I'm concerned it will turn out more plexi than 2203. Like a Plexi with a cascade mod rather than 2203. The thing is I definitely want to shoot for the 75 - 78 version and not post 80's which I guess would be leaning more to the Plexi tone.

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Re: 76-78 2203 Iron?

Postby revolver1 » Fri May 12, 2017 3:51 pm

Sorry thats not very clear, I mean the 75 -78 version would sound more Plexi than a post 80's 2203.

So should I just go with a stand up PT a C1998 OT and go with a 5h, 120ma choke?

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Re: 76-78 2203 Iron?

Postby bill bokey » Sat May 13, 2017 2:17 am

I can sell a Dagnall C2668 if you want, I have a few sitting on a shelf, removed from 1959 RIs

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Re: 76-78 2203 Iron?

Postby revolver1 » Sat May 13, 2017 3:53 am

Ive just looked up the C2668 and realised its the same iron that was in my '96' 1959 RI.

That amp tormented me for 14 years with love/hate until I found Metroamp. Thanks for the offer bill but I'll have to pass.

I know it's not accurate but I think I'll go with late Plexi iron with a 5h, 120ma choke.

I guess if Marshall can put together a 70's sounding amp and pass it off as a 60's RI why can't I build a 60's sounding amp and pass it off as a 70's RI..... :lol:

Thanks to all for their input.


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