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Old Traynor head needs a new cabinet- speaker suggestions

Mr. Crow

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Hi- I have recently acquired two older Traynor heads- a 1973 YBA-1 Bassmaster and a 1972 YSR Custom Reverb.

I'm looking to put together a 2x12 cabinet, probably an Avatar since I see them used, and they are also a good deal new.

I'm quite inexperienced with Celestion speakers, but I see used cabs quite often with the Celestion V30 combo. I have also seen some with the combo of Classic Lead 80's.

Would either of these be better for a more 60's British/Classic rock and blues sound? One thing I'm looking for is a non-flubby, well defined bass with nice cleans. I hate mushy bass sounds, and I use pedals for a lot of dirt sounds.

Thanks for any help.
 

mcgriff420

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Aren't the YBA-1 bassmasters considered 'plexi' style amps?

Even with Marshall amps I tend to stay away from Greenbacks so I agree with the above poster..

Either the H30/Vin30 combo or a G12-65/H30 combo. Heck even 2 H30's would be nice.
 

fabulusfab777

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I agree with the V30 G12h30, also i'm using a 2x12 right now with one Weber alnico blue dog (30 watt) and a Hellatone 30 (aged g12h30 done by avatar).... and for me its the best sounding combinaison. Both vintage and more modern amps seems to sound good through that cab.

BTW, the cab itself was made by LOPO, another good maker for really cheap price that you could check.
 

ROKY

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For 60's Brit Blues tones try the Avatar w/ 2 H30s as a starting point.
Very affordable, quality cabs and should work well w/ the Traynor(s)

I have a '66 YBA-1, and a '70 YSR-1 .. great sounding amps .:AOK
 

lcjc800

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Here's mine a 1970 Traynor YBA-1A in Marshall clothing. on top of a matching Avatar 2x12 with an anniversary 30 and V30, I recently added a THD HOT PLATE to tame it for home, jury's still out on that.

 

cugel

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i have a weber 12-55 and it sounds fantastic
i would look hard at scumbacks
 

cameron

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Weber Thames or old Fanes (if you can find them) will get you more of a Hiwatt.

A stock YBA-1 is more Hiwatt-ish than Marshall-ish . . .
 

phatster

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Scumback will be my next purchase....I guess my yba-3a sounds best with JBL's but that would be bassic!
 

Mr. Crow

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm probably going to go with an Avatar cab and one G12H30 and one V30.

I'm just hoping that these speakers will be able to handle those old Traynor's. They seems to really throw out some power.

Will this combo be strong enough to handle the Traynors conservative 50 watt power rating without getting flubby and tubby in the bass?

I'm not into metal at all, just old classic/British stuff. But I hate when the bass notes kind of disintegrate into a flubby mess.
 

ROKY

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The H30/V30 Mix should work just fine.

Dial the bass in low-ish on the amp(s) and that should do the trick.
 

ROKY

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Scumback will be my next purchase....I guess my yba-3a sounds best with JBL's but that would be bassic!
Do I have that right ?

You have a YBA-3A Super Custom Special ?

Those are pretty hard to find; but do turn up occasionally.
What power tubes are in there .. 6K6G, or something like that ?

Very loud amps, I'm told .

I have 2 YBA-3 Custom Specials that I really dig, but they use the
standard quad of EL-34s.
 

phatster

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In all seriousness,I have had great luck with the Red Fang Emimence puts out...I use it in a yba1a and it screams for mercy!!:BEER
 




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