We specialize in Tube Amp transformers. We build them the old school way, one at a time, with robust design principles, and the best materials available.
At Transformer Design and Supply, keeping our customers happy is job #1. We build transformers for some of the best amp manufacturers in the world. Our Engineer, William R. Wood
Sr, has 50+ years of experience designing transformers. We do special
orders all the time, just ask. We would be happy to help you with your
transformer needs. You can contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is for informational purposes, and intended to set the record straight.
I got tired of trying to convince some folks that my Dad
designed the original Matchless transformers, so I asked someone you
might have heard of to clear it up. Here is his response. From Rick at Royer Labs: Hi Bob,
I remember you!
Your deliveries of transformers were like Christmas to me. I often think
Woody and how helpful, actually instrumental, he was to the success of
company. As I’m sure you are well aware the
transformers are the heart and soul of any amplifier and the
transformers that were
produced by your company are simply the best. To dispel any confusion
designed the transformer sets, and I’ll include the inductance choke and
as well here, it was Woody all the way. Mark Sampson and I
provided the design criteria but it was your father who performed the
designed the superb transformers. Mark and I approached other
commissioned samples that proved to be disappointing. We knew if we
find a designer who understood exactly what we were trying to do, we
be able to make the amplifiers that we envisioned. We were very lucky to
met Woody at the time we did as we were about to give up, thinking the
lost. Woody designed all Matchless transformers and incorporated design
elements of the vintage transformers we were so desperate to emulate.
“just didn’t get it” and offered very un-musical samples. His
output transformer designs
for the DC30 and Lightning are pretty legendary and
I don’t think anyone can touch them to this day. His power transformers
were very impressive as well because he maintained very tight regulation
output voltages. That clearly sticks out in my mind. I used to measure
suckers when they came in...every damned one of them! I don’t know what
or misconceptions are flying out there in amplifier land but you can be
certain that Woody is definitely THE MAN! Anyone who has any doubt
can give me a ring and I’ll set them straight.
regards to the folks
over there at TDS. Rick
For those of you who don't know, Rick Perotta is one of the founders of Matchless Amplifiers, and a really great guy.
We also build for many other customers, and we can probably custom build for your project. We look forward to hearing from you!