OT question for new Laney Klipp style build

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OT question for new Laney Klipp style build

Postby jake.unruh on Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:16 am

So I'm amassing parts to put together a Laney Klipp 60. I want to start off by saying that it by no means is going to be a replica. I just had a lot of the parts laying around and want to get something together that resembles it tonally.
The biggest head scratcher is this:
The plate voltage on these were very high just like the supergroups, around 600v. I don't think I'm gonna go quite that high but I might use a 45/100 PT to have it around 545-550ish. I know I could just get a PT with less juice but the high b+ is part of the sound.
That being said I have a 50w Mercury Magnetics OT laying around that I was going to use for it. Should I foresee a problem with that OT with the higher B+ or should it be able to handle it?
Any thoughts or ideas on this would be greatly appreciated because I'd rather start with what works instead of smoking a perfectly good OT if it can't handle it.
thanks in advance!
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Re: OT question for new Laney Klipp style build

Postby Gooch on Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:28 pm

jake.unruh wrote:That being said I have a 50w Mercury Magnetics OT laying around that I was going to use for it. Should I foresee a problem with that OT with the higher B+ or should it be able to handle it?
Any thoughts or ideas on this would be greatly appreciated because I'd rather start with what works instead of smoking a perfectly good OT if it can't handle it.
thanks in advance!



I think it should be fine. You could always contact Mercury with your question for some peace of mind?
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Re: OT question for new Laney Klipp style build

Postby jake.unruh on Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:46 pm

Howdy neighbor! I see you're in Austin, also.

That makes sense to just contact them. I don't know why the manufacturer is never my first choice for specific information about a part.
Can't hurt!
Thanks for the suggestion.
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Re: OT question for new Laney Klipp style build

Postby Gooch on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:05 am

jake.unruh wrote:Howdy neighbor! I see you're in Austin, also.

That makes sense to just contact them. I don't know why the manufacturer is never my first choice for specific information about a part.
Can't hurt!
Thanks for the suggestion.



Oh yeah, I didn't even notice that we're neighbors. Do you own any old Laneys? I have an old 50W Partridge or Partridge-style PT but unfortunately it doesn't work. I don't recall which winding is bad. Maybe you know someone that can rewind it?
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Re: OT question for new Laney Klipp style build

Postby jake.unruh on Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:06 pm

For the sake of at least some closure on the initial question, Patrick at Mercury said that the OT would be a-ok in this application.

I have a buddy that has on the of the old Supergroup LC50 combo's. The bass player in my band has a Klipp 100 with the matching 4x12 (which is honestly why I started jonesing for this build).

I've came really close to pulling the trigger on buying a Klipp or Supergroup a couple of times, but either I lost my will or the price wasn't right.

Fortunately I can build stuff, so I can at least sate my need for that sweet Klipp channel fuzz that makes those amps so killer. It won't be a collector piece, and it might sound slightly different, but I'm confident it'll be ballpark to what I want it for! haha 8)
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