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Anyone use traynor?

mahler

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Anyone using traynors, to me they are just GREAT little amps. I'm using a 40wr, what about you. What are your thoughts on them? Mine has a fenderish/ AC30 vibe and its one of my favorite amps. Only complaint is the top boost sounds so good, but adds more noise than it should!

Cheers
 

ROKY

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Models I have :

YBA-1
YBA-1A
YSR-1 Custom Reverb
(2) YBA-3 Custom Specials
(2) YGL-3's
YBA-2
 

joolzriff

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i have a traynor 4x12 back in the uk loaded w/ original 20w greenbacks,front loaded of course...sounds as good as others i own
 

Phishy4

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I just got my nephew a Traynor YCV40 for Christmas. It was pretty nasty when I got it, but I tore it apart, gave it a good cleaning and now it looks great. As an added bonus, I found out while I was in there that the previous owner had just re-tubed it with a brand new JJ KT77 kit!
 

soldersucker

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YBA-1's here ummm..... 6 of them. One yba-3 two tube reverb units(L) and the Grail the "Dynabass"#2(r). Here are two of the rarest of the rare of Pete's creations. Shitload of 2x12,1x18,1x15 cabs too!
 

dantedayjob

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My main rig is a YCS100H w/ 4x12 Vintage 30 cab... my backup/bedroom amp is a YCV50 with extension cab... I could easily gig the YCV50 (and did for awhile) I just like the solo boost on the YCS head
 

puckhead

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picked up a YCV50 Blue in the emporium here a few months ago... absolutely love it.
clean or dirty, it's just a beautiful sound.
 

TubezAmpz

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Have a YCS50 and YGM-4. I like the YGM-4 for the looks. It sounds good but the YCS50 is another animal. Don't need any pedals. Just plug-in and play.
 

BCJek

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I've managed to acquire a few old ones over the years as well. 2 YBA-1's [one tube rectified], 2 YGM-3's, 3 YVM-1's, a YBA-2 [6V6's], a YBA-3 [modded] and a YBA-4.

The beauty is in the tone, of course, but it doesn't hurt that they were all so inexpensive.

I have to admit, I haven't even tried the more recent products, so no knowledge of what the newer models bring.
 

hammersig

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I'm looking at getting a YBA-1 and mabe a couple other vintage Traynors, so my question to you that own them

When you get them to good ACDC style gain, are they too loud? Do any of you use attenuators with them?
 

franksguitar

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I have a Custom Valve 20 YCV20WR 15 watter, red tolex and wheat color grille. Great sounding little class A. Had a YBA1 with 2-2 X15" cabs in late 60's
 

cugel

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i had a ygl mk III that i got off of ebay for cheap since it was spelled "tyranor" in the title. fortunately, my spelling was wrong and picked it up in the search!
i sold it but wish really wish i hadnt. very very versitile amp that when i set it up thru two weber fane clones, i was in hiwatt land. just the coolest open chord tones i have had.

but lets face it, old traynors are no longer a well kept secret and prices are going up and up...

would love to find a tube rect yba
 

Axemeister

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I have some old Traynors.. Mark III, Guitar Mate and Studio Mate. They are great old workhorses, and they ooze great tones. Mine are mostly original with no major mods and low maintenance... They really are built like tanks. I keep toying with the idea of having a great amp tech do a recap and upgrade to a couple of these.
 

Marble

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one of my old bandmates has a newer 30 watt Traynor w/ 2 10's. I used it for awhile in 2008. I'm not sure the model but it had a wonderful sparkly overdrive to it, and I haven't heard anything else outside the Traynor line that has a drive like that. Lush reverb as well.

When my Plexi'd Bassman 10 went down for awhile, I was lent a newer Traynor 4-10 amp, similar to that combo I mentioned above, but it didn't quite the same characteristics, even though I think it was the same amp just a step-up. Still great, but a little pricey if I recall.
 

FatTeleTom

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I've got a YCV40WR, and I've been really pleased with it. I recently swapped the V30 for an Eminence Texas Heat, which seems to work even better for the styles I'm playing with my band.

The gain channel is good, but I really love the chewy clean channel. I usually end up using OD pedals through the clean channel for OD sounds, which works great.

Heck of a value.
 




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