26 Rockahippy 3 years ago In a way it's own way it's different enough from a bassman to re-label it as not a Fender but do you think they would stay with your spec transformers? Ya it is my own for sure but I wont take credit as some new invention. Its a 63' 6G6-B with some added and deleted features sandwiched into making something new sound like the old amp. AND.. not making a new amp sound like a 6G6-B when it was new in 63' but rather making the blondeshell sound like my 1963 blonde bassman sounds like NOW. :) The Output transformer is integral. Although it doesnt have to be Mercury Magnetics. They just happen to be the ONLY company that produces an on the shelf, ready to ship, authentic Schumacher tone clone for the Blonde bassman. Heyboer has done it for custom orders but its not something they feel they need to have available as a stock item. So.. if a company was to put in a large order, they'd deliver. I feel Heyboer knows how to make new stuff sound like the old stuff does NOW, so it would be a crap shoot as to whom does it better. I have a working relationship with Mercury Magnetics since they supply me with the 63' 6G6-B bassman transformers and the Gibson EH-185 tone clone transformers. They know their sh$t having been in business since the 50's even though they've not been in the instrument amp business that long. Their personal service is amazing, quick turn around w no hassles, always available for advice and their hip to small builders needs. So.. even though 80% of their aftermarket tranformers pushes the envelope for the corksniffers and warrants some of the old cranky farts pissing at them, that 20% of what they do offer that no one else does, is HUGE. This is the kind of company to trust when your back is against the wall. Probably too much info for the end user but I think its good to share this, because we can all relate to people who will look us in the eye and promise us things left and right just to let us down or worse deceive us. Mean people suck, and Mercury Magnetics are the good guys.