Traynor Bassmate?

Laroosco!

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I know there is someone around here that own one of these.

I've beeen offered one in a trade and would like to know what to eexpect.

I'm looking for a low powered amp that can play the quieter gigs that my Route 66 is just too much for.

Any input is appreciated.

Thanks
 

fakeox

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That's the older model. Some of the 1st ones have a tube rectifier. Either way, nice amp!
 
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The Cat

I love mine. I need a cabinet for it so I have been playing it only at the house. I have been using one of the Weber C10NQ speakers from my vibrolux. I guess it's kind of like a cross between a brown and a tweed deluxe. It sounds like a louder version of my 66 Champ. It's 8 ohms. It's not a loud amp, so get an efficient speaker or four tens wired for 8. For some reason I can't stop playing that mofo. It's quite difficult to be a productive citizen in society with that amp in the house.
 
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The Cat

It may damage your OT if you run it at 16 ohms, unless you have had it modded with a multi-tap transformer.
What speaker configuration is in that cab? Do you know the impedence of the indibividule speakers? It may just take a different wiring harness.
 
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The Cat

Well you can either disconnect one speaker or use another cabinet that is wired the same and run it in parallel with the one you have to make it 8. That is what I would do....but,

Using what you have it would be safer to run them in parallel.

Fender amps have an external speaker jack that is in parallel. It is generally safer to drop the impedence than to add to it.
 

Laroosco!

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Originally posted by The Cat
I love mine. I need a cabinet for it so I have been playing it only at the house. I have been using one of the Weber C10NQ speakers from my vibrolux. I guess it's kind of like a cross between a brown and a tweed deluxe. It sounds like a louder version of my 66 Champ. It's 8 ohms. It's not a loud amp, so get an efficient speaker or four tens wired for 8. For some reason I can't stop playing that mofo. It's quite difficult to be a productive citizen in society with that amp in the house.
Thanks for the info.

As long as I can crank it and hang with a drummer I'll be happy.
I'll be running it through an AlNiCo Jensen 15 that iws pretty damn efficient.

Only time will tell if it will work for me
 

ROKY

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I had the EL84 version in head form, and still have the 6V6 combo
with the 15" speaker.

I agree it is kind of in between a Tweed and Brown deluxe, more
towards the Brown Deluxe, though.

I've disconnected the speaker and run the amp through a pair of
vintage 30s, and it's got some volume, for sure !

All my guitars sound good thru it; favorites being P90s and 'buckers
 

Laroosco!

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Originally posted by ROKY
I had the EL84 version in head form, and still have the 6V6 combo
with the 15" speaker.

I agree it is kind of in between a Tweed and Brown deluxe, more
towards the Brown Deluxe, though.

I've disconnected the speaker and run the amp through a pair of
vintage 30s, and it's got some volume, for sure !

All my guitars sound good thru it; favorites being P90s and 'buckers
You don't know how mucch you guys have me looking forward to this.

Tweed/Brown Deluxe is arguably two of my favorite tones ever. If I can get close to this I will be very happy.
 
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The Cat

Mine sounds especially good using an old G&L SC-2. It's pretty much the precurser to the G&L ASATs with those big soap bar MFD P-90 type pickups. That neck pick up gets very tubey sounding with the bassmate.

Yeah I think schematically it is a like a brown on the front end but the power tubes are cathode biased like a tweed.
 
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The Cat

Did you ever get that bassmate Laroosco? If so what do you think?
 

Laroosco!

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Haven't worked out the deal yet.

The guy lives close to an hour away so we need to get our schedules straight. Should happen in the next week or so.
 




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