RIP Pete Traynor

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  1. Schpyder

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    Traynor amps just posted to their Facebook page that Pete passed away over the weekend. I'm just kind of sad that they never got the name recognition and distribution in the US I thought amps of their quality deserved. A YCV40 was my first tube amp, and I'm going to jam on it LOUD tonight in Pete's honor.
     
  2. DRS

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    RIP, Pete

    Lots of people up here (me too) bought a Traynor as their first decent tube amp.
     
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  3. Custom50

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    RIP. His amps are amazing. I'd say were, but damn near every old Traynor is still around and running!
     
  4. ROKY

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    I have 10 Traynors in my stable :
    3 YBA-1As, 2 YBA3s, 2 YGL3s, a YSR-1,a YBA-2, and a YBA-1 ..

    Pete made great stuff, brilliant guy . R.I.P.
     
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  5. Blues Power

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    modern pros didn't use em so they never took off.
    I always said with anything if Satch or slash rolled one out on stage theyre would be a feeding frenzy for them

    it never happened that way, although I think Blackmore used them back in the day
     
  6. sickboy79

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    Sorry to hear this. I've never played a Traynor but, have heard great things.
     
  7. dsmc80

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    I love my Traynor amps. Well built and sound excellent. Sorry to see Pete passed away.
     
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    My first tube amp was a Traynor YCV20 from the first line of them. Friend used to be a dealer.

    I loved it for a good long while. It developed some issues, but I LOVED Traynor's "we don't give a **** if you throw the amp down a flight of stairs into a bonfire - we'll fix it for you!" warranty at the time.

    I watched an episode of "How It's Made" (a most-definitely-Canadian production) and they had a segment on the building of an electric guitar amp - at the Traynor factory, although the show never specifies. Cool to watch, and there's clearly quality work going on there.

    I honestly feel as if the company suffered because they were Canadian. If Traynor was US-made stuff, they'd compete with Fender all day long, especially in the mid-level "hot rod" market.

    RIP Pete.
     
  9. Echoplexi

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    Great amps and built super ruggedly. I've heard they would drop them as a final test but not sure if that's a myth
     
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    Out of all the amps I've sold, my 69 YBA-1a is the one I miss the most. What a BEAST!
     
  11. Mighty Melvin

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    And may I mention that Traynor's 130-watt six-10" bass amp inspired the Ampeg SVT. Just ask Ampeg.
     
  12. drbob1

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    Great, great amps. An 18w Guitarmate is still the BEST solution to a giggable small amp for anyone, but don't tell the masses or they'll become unaffordable. There were a mess of "second tier" amp makers out there, but none of them deserved to get their stuff used by pros as much as Traynor-better built than Valco, at least as flexible as Ampeg and way ahead of Gibson for tone in most cases...
     
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    Great amps. Great value. He made a mark and deserves the love for sure.
     
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    Very sad to hear this. Had a few of his amps over the years and they were great!
     
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    Traynors were always really cool amps. Top notch stuff.



    RIP Pete,

    May you rock in peace.
     
  16. Flogger59

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    Watch and listen to Clapton with Lennon on Live Peace In Toronto. That Traynor backline sounded ferocious!
     
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    Steve Miller used 'em with his Ibanez guitars.

    I have a '70's Bassmaster that's one of the best sounding amps I own.

    RIP Pete Traynor
     
  18. tmac

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    Another music pioneer lost. Great, impeccably made amps for the masses. Some even made it down to Fla, back in the 70's a friend had a little Bassmate head that I loved. I would borrow it when I could because I could crank it and sounded fabulous. Plugged a non-reverse Gibson Firebird with P-90s into it and was sweet. Can't remember the cab I used. 2x12 Fender I think. Wish I old remember the exact Bassmate model it was because I'd get another if I could.
     
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    I love my YCV 40WR and matching cab! [​IMG][/URL][/IMG][​IMG] [​IMG][/URL][/IMG] [​IMG][/URL][/IMG]
     
  20. Dubious

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    my '68 YBA1 will be cranked (as always)

    RIP
     

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