- Feb 16, 2018
Knob on the far left.
There was a “C” amp, with Cinemag transformers, and an “H” amp with Heyboer transformers. Transformers all behave a bit differently from one another, and very much affect the tone of an amp (or for that matter, a mic preamp, recording console, microphone, and many other audio things that need transformers).
For example, the highly-prized vintage Neve preamplifiers were built around Carnhill transformers, a British company.
In any case, transformers add color and character to the tone of audio gear, and unlike some solid state amps, tube amps require transformers in order to pass audio.
Been playing around with a Sweet 16 head in a local shop and got some killer light to mid breakup Blues Tones with it.
Am seriously looking at picking up a C head in the future for the type tones you are talking. Own a Archon 50 head and a MT 15 now.
Think the C head is the better classic rock and blues tone than the H personally. It's more a feel thing for me than anything.