Ram Head Trannies and boards?

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Ram Head Trannies and boards?

Post by devnulljp » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:03 pm

Any idea what trannies were used in the Ram Head?
I have a white big box with BC182Ls and had a PCB with BC239C.
What others were used -- and what runs had what trannies?
Any ideas?

PCB with BC239C.
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Also, I've seen two different boards inside. Mine has a small perfboard with BC182Ls
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Then I saw this one from 2006 with a big perf board inside...legit?
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Re: Ram Head Trannies and boards?

Post by Sage » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:12 pm

Here's my big box Ramhead from 2007 w/ perfboard and 4 BC239C's.

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Post by devnulljp » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:03 pm

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Re: Ram Head Trannies and boards?

Post by happiass » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:04 pm

Here's mine from 2008, its got BC239C's as well.
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Re: Ram Head Trannies and boards?

Post by jerms » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:53 pm

here's big box #20 from '06.... BC184L's and small stripboard.

hey dev... here's a link to #49 built in '06 with the larger stripboard.... i'd say that other one you posted is defo legit! i wonder when the change to the larger board took place?
http://stompboxes.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4177
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Post by skybone » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:24 pm

So that's 3 of the 4 "Enchanted Forest" green Ram's accounted for. Graham, happiass & me. Who got No.4?

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Re: Ram Head Trannies and boards?

Post by MMG » Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:23 pm

Did David ever make any Ram's Heads with 2N5133's? Thanks...
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Re: Ram Head Trannies and boards?

Post by The Captain » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:55 am

One or two I think?!?! :hmm:

I can't recall what had what transistors in as such but I think the first few with the GGG PCB had BC549C's, the small strip boards where mainly all BC182L's. Then the small box Ram started out with BC239B's but I switched the BC239C's pretty soon after rolling with the B's. After I switched back to the big box and strip board it was 239C's all the way, with the exception of the occasional odd ball circuit.
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Re: Ram Head Trannies and boards?

Post by digdown2001 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:17 am

I have a white one and a green one, white with BC182L's and green with BC239C's. I'm curious, is there a general thought for the best version?? Or just slightly different flavours (the white one is listed as a copy of the 1976 circuit, the other 1975)??

I'm going to have to sell one of them, and I'm still not sure which one I prefer to be honest.......but I am leaning a little to the green beastie.....

Please don't suggest I play both and pick one that I feel sounds good, I've already leaned toward the green one, but I want to know if there is a general preference for one version over the other, and if so, why?? I guess I'm curious as to why the change in trannies moreso than any other reason....

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