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does anyone use a 110v amp here?

Postby m_w » Thu May 08, 2008 8:00 pm

has anyone bought an amp from the states and powered it using a step down 240v/110v transformer?


please tell me your experiences(if any)
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Re: does anyone use a 110v amp here?

Postby Parker Fly » Thu May 08, 2008 8:35 pm

You are better off having the amp converted; the transformers are not only quite large, but they're also very noisy with regards to interference.

I have a few amps that were 110v, including a custom Fender Hot Rod, and from memory they cost about £80-£90 to convert.
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Re: does anyone use a 110v amp here?

Postby m_w » Thu May 08, 2008 8:43 pm

converted, as in, using a 240v winding, rather than the 110v winding from the amps transformer? or a totally different transformer fitted altogether?
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Re: does anyone use a 110v amp here?

Postby Parker Fly » Thu May 08, 2008 8:57 pm

m_w wrote:converted, as in, using a 240v winding, rather than the 110v winding from the amps transformer? or a totally different transformer fitted altogether?

A new transformer; a skilled electrician (that deals with music equipment) can easily source and fit one, the only consideration is size inside the amp. If it's a combo or large(ish) head, you'll be fine.

Don't even think about doing this yourself, unless you know what you're doing.
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