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Old 15th March 2007, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default Matchless Lightning v Spitfire

I acquired a set of transformers which can be used with either a Matchless Spitfire or Lightning. Does anyone have experience with these amps? Any suggestions on which one to build? Thanks.
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Old 15th March 2007, 01:50 AM   #2
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I have a copy of the Matchless Lightning with updated NOS Matchless OT's from West Labs..it is a good amp for sure, does great el-84 cleans..& does a wonderfull dirty..I use it for the cleans though, which are very good..Mine has a pentode/triode switch also..Were did you get the trannie set...?
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Old 15th March 2007, 02:11 AM   #3
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I got a West Labs set also. Ive had them forever, just can't get around to all my projects. LOL.

A pentode / triode switch is a great idea also! Would you share the schematic?
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Old 15th March 2007, 03:24 AM   #4
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I would if I could, Ed Giller built this amp for me a couple years ago, I did the trannie update, but that is all I have, I could hand write one out for you from what I have, but it would take some time..But could be done if you want.
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If you head over to www.18watt.com or www.ax84.com and post the same question there, you should get LOADS of answers to this one.
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Old 15th March 2007, 01:57 PM   #6
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Don't worry about the schematic on the triode pentode mod. I think I found a "generic" one in a book I have. Seems pretty easy.
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