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Old October 18th, 2009, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Traynor Club

I couldn't find a Traynor club, so here we go.

I had a YCV40WR (loved it),

traded it in on a YCS50 (loved it)

traded that in on a YGM-3 Reissue -> I LURVE IT!

great reverb, trem and hand wired. Yeah I know the old ones go for 2/3 the price (if you can find them) but they also come with a requirement of a cap job, new tubes and maybe something else...

So I love my Traynors. Anyone else?

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Old October 19th, 2009, 02:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I got a Yorkville PA.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 03:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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One of the best little secrets out there= Traynor amps. I've got an early '70s YGM-4 that I love.

I've had loads of other models in the past as well.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 10:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Count me in!


My main amp now is a YCV40 and it's a sweet and powerful little amp.
Just sold a '72 YBA-1 Bassmaster that was WAAAAAYYYY too powerful @ 40w.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 12:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I don't own anything else. (OK, I've got a 1961 Ampeg B-15N, but that's a museum piece, not an amp).

Bass - 1972 YBA-1A
Guitar - mid-70's YGM-3
PA - Yorkville MP-6
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Old October 19th, 2009, 02:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Traynor YCV50 blue with extension cabinet...main gig amp.
Traynor YCV20...second, back-up, practice amp.
Traynor DG15...lesson studio student amp.
Traynor AM 150 Acoustic Master...gig ready acoustic amp.
Yorkville XM50 Bassmaster...second, back-up, practice bass amp.
Yorkville XM200 Bassmaster...main gig bass amp.

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Old October 19th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Shhhhhhhh!!! For Crying Out Loud!!

There are some things that don't need advertising.

Me:

'73 YGM-3
Found it in a 2nd hand music shop, £220.
Came with original Blackburn Mullards.
Changed out the speaker for a Cannabis Rex.

Smooth, Full, Reverblicious tone machine.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 04:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I must admit

I have three old Traynors:
Bassmaster YBA-1
Bassmate Chassis
Voicemaster PA Head modded to a four channel guitar monster:
Ch.1 - 59 Bassman
Ch.2 - Plexie
Ch.3 & 4 - Trainwreck
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Old October 19th, 2009, 04:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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My main gigging and recording amp for years now, is the YGM-3. SOme monor mods to the tone stack, and a G12H30 Heritage speaker, and this amp is a Fender player's dream. Clips in my signature are done with that amp, 'cept for "Love I need", which was a Super Reverb. Let your ears decide. Big Traynor fan here.

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Old October 19th, 2009, 09:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Oh, yeah....and one of my best friends still uses my 60's YVM-1 PA head (with a 1x12 Marshall cabinet) to gig with...as a guitar amp!
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 06:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Early '70's Bassmaster, here. The best sounding amp I own. I patch a Real Tube Reverb between the channels and run it into a 1 X 12" cab. I have an EVM 15L that I'll have to build a cabinet for and use with the Traynor. Seriously, it makes my Fender Reverb amps jealous.

I used to have two and ran them in stereo using Carvin vertical 2 X 12" cabs. I wish I'd kept the second one. I used to have the original 6 X 10" bass cab that came with it, too.
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 07:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Mike Bruce & Rhomco have the right idea, don't trade your Traynor, corral a herd of them!
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 12:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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YGL-3 mkIII owner over here! Used to own a YCV40, which was a great amp in its own right, trouncing the HRD at a cheaper price, but the YGL-3 is a whole 'nuther type of awesome!
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Old November 5th, 2009, 10:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
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lurve

I'm so in Lurve with my YGM-3 RI. I can play it clean all day long, not looking for an overdrive. It just sounds so good.

It is a whole different beastie.

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Old November 8th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Hi!

There is a Traynor discussion group on Yahoo Group called "Traynor-amplifiers"
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group...or-amplifiers/

Very interresting site with a "Photos" section that is quite helpful for references.

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Old November 8th, 2009, 09:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hi!

For all of you, Traynor fans, here is my amps and cabs list

Traynor amps :
‘66 YBA-1 head ( with 7027s )
‘72 YBA-1A Mk II head ( with 6CA7s )
‘66(?) YBA-2 Bass Mate 1x15” cube combo ( tube rectifier with 6V6s )
‘67 YBA-2 Bass Mate II head ( with 6V6s )
‘71 YBA-2A head ( with 6BQ5s )
‘72 YBA-2B 1x15” combo ( with 6BQ5s ) ( sold )
‘74 YBA-4 1x15” combo ( with 6CA7s )
‘69 YGM-3 Conservatory Special Edition 1x12” combo ( nicknamed “White Face” )
‘72 YGM-3 1x12” combo
‘71 YSR-1 head ( with 6CA7 )
Others :
’76(?) Garnet Revolution II 1x12” combo ( white Tolex ) ( with 6L6s )
‘90s(?) Peavey Prowler head ( modified ex-combo ) ( with 6L6s )
‘80s(?) Roland JC-60 1x12” combo ( Solid State )

Traynor / Yorkville cabs :
‘68(?) YS-15
‘71 YS-15
‘66(?) YT-15
‘67(?) YF-10
‘72 YB-18 ( Rola Celestion )
‘72 YB-18A ( Rola Celestion ) ( sold )
‘80s TS-50B ( 1x15”, dead SS amp removed )
Pair of ‘90s Bloc 115B
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Old November 8th, 2009, 09:10 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Hi again!

Forgot to add the basses and guitars.

Basses :
‘68 Gibson EB3 Cherry (MIA) ( sold in 1969 )
‘64 Fender Jazz Bass 3TS ( MIA) ( sold in 1971)
‘84 Ibanez RB850 DV (MIJ)
‘85 Ibanez Deluxe RB760 WH (MIJ)
‘89 Ibanez SR800LE LR (MIJ)
‘06 Ephiphone EB3L Cherry (MIK)
‘06 Fender Jazz Bass 60th Anniversary Edition 3TS (MIA)

Guitars :
’92 Fender Strat DR (MIK)
’94 Fender Strat ’62 RI 3TS (MIJ)
’97 Fender Hellecaster Strat J. Donahue LE (CIJ)
’97 Squier Pro Tone Strat OW (CIK)
’00 Epiphone DOT Cherry (MIK) ( PUs replaced with SD ) ( sold )
’03 Epiphone DOT Cherry (MIC) ( PUs replaced with true Gibson )
’93 Samick SAB653 NAT (MIK) ( ES 335 copy with Bigsby )
’07 Jackson JS20 DBM (CII)
‘70s “No Name” Les Paul BK (MIK copy)
‘70s Univox Les Paul TB (MIJ copy)
‘80s el Dιgas Les Paul Wine (MIJ “Lawsuit” era set neck replica)
‘07(?) Yamaha acoustic FS720S Blue (MI?)

If someone needs infos on these items, I will be glad to help.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 10:20 PM   #18 (permalink)
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here's my late '68 or early '69 YBA-1 Bassmaster. It's been modified, single channeled, NFB resistor value change, stiffened PS, NOS tubed..... great sounding amp! very plexi-ish.

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I have a 1969 Guitar Mate Reverb III. Sounds good.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 07:21 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I found my YCV80 second hand for $225. It's a great amp that I'm starting to favor over my Fender HRDeville. It just gets hot as hell so I can't sit on it! I guess cause some of the tubes are mounted internally??
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