Transformer Upgrade Kits
The Blackheart "Little Giant" Upgrades
About the Little Giant project
Buy an amp for the purpose of upgrading?* Why not? They're inexpensive enough. And with a little help from Mercury the Little Giant makes an excellent donor platform for an outstanding but low-cost boutique-quality amp!
You hear a lot of talk about what makes great tone, but nothing produces as dramatic of a result as the quality of the transformers you're using in your amp. Nothing. And, these kits are your chance to find out for yourself just how amazing the improvement is.
For the "Little Giant" Mercury offers 2 cool upgrade variations:
The XLG Upgrade Kit
The "Mean 13" Upgrade
Both upgrades give you staggering improvements in tone, but with very different voicing.
*Mercury produces these outstanding valued kits to help demonstrate the RELATIONSHIP between pro-quality transformers and great tone.
Upgrade No. 1:
Learn about the transformer connection to great tone. Mercury also makes several other demonstration Upgrade Kits for you to enjoy. Call us and get yours today!
Want to find out more? Following this link from submitted from Dan Lurie of Tube Amp Repair and Paul Anwiler's "Midwest Amp Shootout" review!
PLEASE NOTE: THESE KITS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE USA/CANADA VERSIONS 120V VERSIONS ONLY. AT THIS TIME THERE IS NO EXPORT VERSION.
Upgrade No. 2:
|Blackheart "Little Giant" BH5H Head or BH5-112 Combo Upgrades|
|UPGRADE KIT||PART NO.||DESCRIPTION||
XLG UPGRADE KIT -- Complete
Mercury kit including transformers,
components and how-to instructions for amp head (BH5H) or combo (BH5-112) -- 4, 8 & 16 ohm taps.
MEAN 13 HIGH-POWER Upgrade -- total balls-out upgrade with twin 6V6 tubes.
And 13 watts output, too! This ain't yer momma's "Little Giant" any more!
ALL OTHER COUNTRIES --
For countries other
than the U.S.A. or multiple cords
This is a specially developed and priced kit. At this time we are not selling the components individually.
All kits sold in North America are available in 120V only. Non-North American versions are not available at this time.
*NOTE: Mercury's Upgrade Kit does not include the amplifier -- only the components necessary for the Upgrade of an existing amp.
This project and its documentation is the result of technical investigations made by the engineering staff of Mercury Magnetics. The disclosure of the information herein may pertain to proprietary rights, and the furnishing of these documents does not constitute an expressed or implied license to use such materials. Mercury reserves the right to make changes to the Blackheart "Little Giant" kit or its components without notice, at any time. Blackheart Engineering is a trademark of Loud Technologies Inc. in the United States and all other countries. Mercury Magnetics is not affiliated with Blackheart Engineering or Loud Technologies Inc. The Mercury Tonal Satisfaction Guarantee and 10-year Warranty is only extended to transformers and chokes of our upgrade kits. Mercury assumes no responsibility or liability for the stock amp or the work done to the stock amplifier. See our warranty page for more complete information.
For more information, assistance, quotes or inquiries:
10050 Remmet Ave. • Chatsworth, CA 91311 • FAX (818) 998-7835
Info@MercuryMagnetics.com • www.MercuryMagnetics.com
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CAUTION! The voltages in your amplifier can be dangerous. Transformers and chokes are not user serviceable parts. Installation of these components should always be performed by an experienced technician. The simple ability to use a soldering iron is not enough to qualify a "do it yourself person." Those who are inexperienced in working with electronic circuits should never attempt to service their amplifier. Household line currents can be deadly!! Transformers, chokes and large filter capacitors can store a dangerous charge for several days or more after the amplifier has been unplugged. Never touch the terminals of such devices without being certain of their charge status. Risk of shock and damage to equipment may result from mishandling and/or improper use of these components. Please use common sense and always think safety first. After all, tone is most enjoyed when you are alive to hear it.