Princeton Reverb Power transformer rewind

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Princeton Reverb Power transformer rewind

Post by whopperplate » Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:14 am

My seventies silver face princeton has blown the power transformer and I am wondering where to go to have this thing rewound/rebuilt to accurate vintage spec. Any recommendations? Thank you all

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Re: Princeton Reverb Power transformer rewind

Post by danman » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:07 am

MM offers a couple of rewind options depending on how much you want to spend. You may also want to check with Heyboer to see if they also offer a rewind service. Another option would be to purchase a replacement from Classictone and replace the new covers with your old ones. It will lose a touch of resale value this way but for me, having the original OT is more important.

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Re: Princeton Reverb Power transformer rewind

Post by whopperplate » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:28 am

I only have intentions for rewinding. I have heard of all these options, but I am yet to hear anyone's conclusive opinion on who can provide the most vintage faithful and accurate rewind.

I have heard Mercury is thorough, but heyboer and marstran have good reputations as well. a reputation for accuracy is priority.

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Re: Princeton Reverb Power transformer rewind

Post by neikeel » Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:01 pm

If Brian has time to do the teardown I would wholeheartedly recommend Marstran (IIRC Heyboer do his rewinds).
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Re: Princeton Reverb Power transformer rewind

Post by whopperplate » Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:26 pm

Thank you neikeel!

This amp has basically become my number one player, so my patience on the turnaround is high as long as it is done properly.

Charlie
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