"There was a time when replaced transformers were
[tonally] a red flag, but no more. We have replaced
enough dead or incorrect replacement trannies pulled from Fender,
Vox and Marshall amps with
Mercury Magnetics to become
convinced that you lose nothing, and may even improve the tone of
your amp with a Mercury...
our old '68 Pro Reverb sounded better with the
Mercury -- stronger and
more robust with a smoother and more responsive touch."
Players who know tone insist on
Your quest for
truly inspirational and superior tone has led you to the final link in the chain -- Mercury Magnetics.
Premium guitar amplifier power transformers, output transformers and
Transformer sets are often misunderstood, yet vital musical components.
They're integral to the nuances of your guitar amp's sound. Far more than
tubes, speakers or other amp components, the transformers establish the
platform for shaping your amp's unique
Today's players are more informed and demanding than ever. They hear the differences and know that both
transformer design and build-quality
have a dramatic effect on their tone. Indeed, if your
tube-based amp is
suffering from bland and unexciting tone then it's probably related to
low-end or poorly designed transformers. As amp designers, techs and manufacturers
have discovered, the practice of dumping generic, low-bidder
transformers into their amps doesn't cut it any more. And now you
You'll be absolutely blown away by the dynamic improvement
in tone only possible with Mercury
Who uses transformers by
The Who's-Who of top guitar players.
The majority of top boutique amp makers, world-wide.
Amp manufacturers who produce high-end and signature gear.
... and players like you who are crave the best possible
tone from their amps.
Within the player community no other company commands as much respect as Mercury Magnetics. You can depend on our
uncompromising, fanatical build quality, consistency and reliability.
All of our
transformers are 100% handmade by us here in California, USA. They come with an unheard of 10-Year Workmanship Warranty
as well as a money-back Tonal Satisfaction Guarantee.
Who is Mercury Magnetics
and why is our guitar amp project so important to you?
Did you know that
tube-based guitar amp
transformers are unusual and very different from industrial as well as
audio transformers? And did you also know that it
is impossible to engineer the "perfect" guitar amplifier transformer
from strictly "by the book" specifications?
Interestingly, almost all of the great-sounding
amp transformers contain either flaws, "happy accidents,"
or have other issues in their construction that
were not part of their original specifications.
Decades ago, when Mercury's
engineers first discovered these curious phenomena, the music industry was
already in the process of losing its references to tone. In
the throws of converting to solid state, tube and
transformer platforms were mistakenly being relegated to relics of the past. Those who knew the original
technology were either retiring, dying off, or jumping ship for the "new
improved" way of doing things. By the time we collectively began to realize
what was happening to guitar tone, it was almost too late.
"Old school" manufacturing had been all but shut down and as quality
dwindled N.O.S. (new old stock) components became the last bastion of our
was during those Dark Ages that the transformer connection to
tone was almost lost completely. However,
there as a hold out -- and even when it wasn't fashionable, never
compromised. But as often happens, when an older era fades, the remnants of
what made it great were readily available to study. And like archeologists,
Mercury's engineers began sifting
through the bones of the most coveted old amps in an attempt to discover
what made them better, and often times so different than others.
resulting products of those studies were the earliest
and Axiom designs.
Mercury quite literally evolved a new
science of guitar amp transformer design for tube-based
guitar amps from there, and has continued to innovate and revolutionize it
since. Perhaps few people realize the significance of these discoveries and
the resultant developments. But without Mercury's catalog of
transformer designs, guitar tone as we knew it would have been lost.
Click here for a PDF
that explains Mercury's
brands and services.
transformers exclusively for guitar amplifiers. And we're
unique in a number of related ways:
100% American made -- no hidden imports -- we really do make
'em from scratch, right here in California!
100% handmade and hand-tuned using only handwound components.
We never compromise or play bean-counter games by short-cutting, attrition or using cheaper materials. Each and every
transformer is consistent. If you ever need to replace one of our
transformers, your amp won't lose its tone --
your replacement will sound exactly the same as the original.
American-made steel -- we're the
only transformer manufacturer who custom orders, from an
American steel mill, the unique alloys used in our
transformers. These alloys are not only made here in the USA to
they are not available anywhere else in the world. They're the same alloys used in the all-time best-sounding
transformers during the "sweet spot" era
(pre-1965) of guitar amplification history.
Things are never stagnant around here.
and ongoing R&D (research & development). All kinds of new and exciting-sounding
transformer designs (Axiom series), as well as our ongoing cloning of outstanding
mined from the great old amps (ToneClone
For vintage British amp freaks, check out our
And many modern amps can be upgraded with our
APS series -- our
newest line of guitar amp-specific transformers.
For any popular amp design we're likely to have
not just one but several transformers for different purposes and different
characteristics. It's always a smart idea to discuss replacement, restoration or upgrading with your
Mercury rep. -- you'll find his input
transformers are found in the amps of virtually every major player in the world. Many specify
Mercury and won't play an amp without them.
transformers are standard components or factory upgrades available in virtually all high-end boutique amps, including
Fender’s boutique and custom shop lines.
transformers are so highly rated that they typically increase the value of any amplifier they're installed in.
There is no other company like
Mercury Magnetics anywhere in the world.
For more information, assistance, quotes or inquiries:
9167 Independence Ave. • Chatsworth, CA 91311 • FAX (818) 998-7835
Info@MercuryMagnetics.com • www.MercuryMagnetics.com
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