X101 transformer versions

Mark I's, II's, III's and the almight IV

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Mikeyboyeee
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X101 transformer versions

Post by Mikeyboyeee » Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:04 pm

Have a gorgeous black dot/stripe 153xx serial #.
DRGX with the iic face plate I believe as it has the Pull rhythm 2 silk screens above the mid knob.

This has the MASSIVE Export transformer. Looks like 105 size.

I've also seen other export trannies on slightly older Mark IIIs and they are sized like the regular old 100.

Anyone familiar with this?

Will post pics when I get the amp.

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Re: X101 transformer versions

Post by xdg999 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:00 pm

I have a Mark III+ DRG wide head with the x101. I was actually using it this past weekend. Great amp! Very close to a c+ with the III+ mod.

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Re: X101 transformer versions

Post by Mikeyboyeee » Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:35 pm

Good chance she'll eventually go back to Mike for the upgrade. Should be arriving tomorrow.

It's this one:
https://reverb.com/item/29548582-mesa-b ... 1987-black

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Re: X101 transformer versions

Post by xdg999 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:47 pm

Nice amp! I had Mike B. reduce the brightness when he did the III+/R2 mod. It makes the Presence more usable. I've got a lot of amps and the III+'s probably get used the most.

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