HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS ?

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Postby Alnico on Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:01 pm

Blind Lemon Chitlin wrote:I would like to ask the owner who posted the pic of the Woden OP to verify again that it is actually a Woden and approx. what year amp is it in.


It's in a late '63 AC30 Bass (blue speakers dated October). The cover says Woden and I'm ASSuming the rest goes with it :wink:

I haven't got time right now to take a photo, but here's a pic I took when I bought the amp, before I cleaned it up:
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Postby Blind Lemon Chitlin on Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:50 pm

Thanks Alnico, I have saved all of these pics for my collection of Vox reference material. Wonderful pics...thanks to everyone who contributed !!!

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Postby johnnysavant on Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:26 pm

My Albion looks like the last one in Alnico's pictorial. No label on top and paper label underneath. The other two trannies in mine are Wodens
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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS ?

Postby bobby v on Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:12 am

Anybody have any pics of the underside of a Haddon power transformer?
Thanks!
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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS ?

Postby Vortexion on Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:46 am

This thread needs to be stickied, IMHO.
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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS ?

Postby JoeK on Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:34 am

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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS ?

Postby LD50 on Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:09 pm

If it helps here are some more:

early '64 Wodens in AC30T:

Power transformer:

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Output transformer:

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Autumn ' 63in AC30B:

Output:

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Power (after a teardown and proper rewind):

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Are these both Albions? Just noticed it is its birthday today, ahhhh :wink:
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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS ?

Postby johnorth on Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:24 pm

The sticker on the OT looks like Albion. No idea on the PT. Pictures of the tops would be easier to recognize.
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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS ?

Postby jcshirke on Wed May 19, 2010 12:56 pm

bobby v wrote:Anybody have any pics of the underside of a Haddon power transformer?
Thanks!


I just got a '64 that has a Haddon PT. I still have not identified with 100% certainty what the OT is--although a couple of pretty darn knowledgeable folks have suggested it's a Parmeko. I am getting ready to take the amp to a tech to add the top boost. While he's in there, I was going to ask him to look at the underside of the chassis and see if he could find any labels or codes to help me positively identify the OT.

To make a long story longer, I could also get pics taken of the underside of the Haddon PT if you are still interested.

Let me know.

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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS ?

Postby voxfan_austria on Wed May 19, 2010 2:35 pm

AC 30 were never made in Italy - it`s a fact !


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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS ?

Postby P-Dawg on Wed May 19, 2010 5:30 pm

voxfan_austria wrote:AC 30 were never made in Italy - it`s a fact !


Hans


Would you care to clear up what seems to be mythology then? It wasn't all that long ago you thought differently.

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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS ?

Postby voxfan_austria on Thu May 20, 2010 4:03 pm

I had a talk ( on phone ) with a british musician who told me that he knew from a
serious source, that tube AC 30 were never built in Italy. But when JMI / VOX had
a deal with EKO they bought electrical parts on the free ( italian ) market to be used in
amps. Often this depended from the actually low price of the parts !
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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS ?

Postby jcshirke on Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:28 pm

Does anyone have a pic of the underside of a Haddon output transformer?

Also, when I try to upload pics, I keep getting the following error, "It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image". I'm trying to use the "img" tab and then I am inserting a link pics on my webshots page. No dice. Can anyone help me out? Should I ditch web shots and go with flickr or some other site?

Thanks,

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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS ?

Postby tracynorton on Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:06 am

I'd like to know what I have, too
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Re: HOW TO RECOGNIZE PARMEKO,ALBION AND HADDON TRANSFORMERS ?

Postby tracynorton on Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:11 am

another view
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