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Fletcher-PM1000 transformer question
Old 17th July 2005
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Fletcher-PM1000 transformer question

Hi Fletcher,

I thought I 'd ask you since I remember reading that you had done a few mods on your PM1000.

There's a direct out modification that folks over at the lab (prodigy forums) have come up with that is super easy (the kind I like) but it needs extra output transformers, and people are interested enough in the original PM1000 output xformers that they're not available anymore for $100 for 8 or so, like they used to be.

Anyway, I'd like to try the mod on about eight channels so I was figuring, I'd like some extra gain too, maybe I can find a stepup 1:2 output transformer that I can substitute for the original tamuras that sounds awesome and costs about the same as what the tamuras are going for now.

I havn't found anyone yet though who's used a different transformer for this mod, so I have no idea what might work. Someone suggested Cinemag, but I'm not sure which cinemag would work.

But I thought I'd ask you because of your experience building gear and exerience w/ the PM1000 specifically.

Any help would be much appreciated.


Old 18th July 2005
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Okay, it doesn't HAVE to be Fletcher.

Old 19th July 2005
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i could be wrong, but i don't think fletcher did any mods to his pm-1000, but like i said, i could be wrong...
Old 19th July 2005
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Hi Jonk,

You are probably better posting questions like this at the lab (there are many helpful people there) or maybe in Geeksluts... but here goes...

All of the below transformers will do the trick:


I'd stick with one of the CMOQ-2's the letters are indicative of what the core is made out of so S - Steel (more distortion / fattness), H - 80% Nickle to Steel (more hifi / pure), L - 50% Nickle to Steel (kinda inbetween the S & H). All of these transformers will let you do 1:1, 1:2 or 1:3 ratios.

Cinemag is a great company to deal with, their prices are very reasonable & they take paypal & don't mind dealing with small orders...

So just get some (PS I have no affiliation with Cinemag heh )

Old 19th July 2005
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Thanks Justin.

That info is pure gold
Old 19th July 2005
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I guess in true rock and roll fashion, I'm inclined to go w/ the %100 steel one.

I am intrigued by the half and half though.
Old 19th July 2005
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There are a ton of mods that can be done to those desks... however... mine is stock.

Best of luck with it
Old 20th July 2005
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I'd tend to agree with you - go with the Steel, definitely more rock
Old 20th July 2005
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Just an additional thought,

An example of who's using the steel cores are Seventh Circle - their API kit uses the CMOQ2-S...

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