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Traynor Club

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Gene Machine
October 18th, 2009, 10:19 PM
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?

teleman55
October 19th, 2009, 02:59 AM
I got a Yorkville PA.

brokenjoe
October 19th, 2009, 03:38 AM
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.

Stevie 202
October 19th, 2009, 10:31 AM
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.

djdeacon
October 19th, 2009, 12:40 PM
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 (http://djdeacon.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A4B445A762BDE5F4!401.entry)
Guitar - mid-70's YGM-3
PA - Yorkville MP-6

Mike Bruce
October 19th, 2009, 02:39 PM
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.

Mike Bruce

Tonemonkey
October 19th, 2009, 03:17 PM
There are some things that don't need advertising.

Me:

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

Smooth, Full, Reverblicious tone machine.

Rhomco Guitars
October 19th, 2009, 04:05 PM
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

Tonemaster
October 19th, 2009, 04:38 PM
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.

T.

djdeacon
October 19th, 2009, 09:06 PM
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!

Paul in Colorado
November 2nd, 2009, 06:50 PM
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.

Hiker
November 2nd, 2009, 07:52 PM
Mike Bruce & Rhomco have the right idea, don't trade your Traynor, corral a herd of them!

AngryEL34s
November 3rd, 2009, 12:07 PM
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!

Gene Machine
November 5th, 2009, 10:26 PM
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.

g.

5595bassman
November 8th, 2009, 06:50 PM
Hi!

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

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

Michel

5595bassman
November 8th, 2009, 09:06 PM
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

5595bassman
November 8th, 2009, 09:10 PM
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.
Michel

64Strat
November 15th, 2009, 10:20 PM
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.

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2002-11/71084/68Traynor_YBA-1.JPG

buddywayne
November 15th, 2009, 11:22 PM
I have a 1969 Guitar Mate Reverb III. Sounds good.

davie blue
November 21st, 2009, 07:21 PM
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??

pchilson
November 25th, 2009, 07:44 PM
I pulled the trigger on a YCS50 combo yesterday. It won't arrive till mid week next week.
This be a stock photo.

http://www.proaudiostar.com/catalog/ycs50_front.jpg

Tonemonkey
November 26th, 2009, 04:36 PM
:shock:
ooooohhhh, lots of knobs....wha dey dooo, wha dey doo? :wink:

pchilson
November 26th, 2009, 04:58 PM
:shock:
ooooohhhh, lots of knobs....wha dey dooo, wha dey doo? :wink:

Ok, I'll take that in the spirit it was intended. A slam. :mad:

jkingma
November 26th, 2009, 05:28 PM
My very first amp was a s/s Traynor. It was a great amp. My son and I are currently sharing a little tiny Traynor in the basement workshop. I don't recall the model but its a 10W amp. I just about bought a YVC20 not long ago. So I guess I'm more or less in the club.

Stevie 202
November 26th, 2009, 06:23 PM
:shock:
ooooohhhh, lots of knobs....wha dey dooo, wha dey doo? :wink:

Ok, I'll take that in the spirit it was intended. A slam. :mad:


Well, I can't speak for someone I don't even know but I think maybe he just wants some info.

Just sayin' :wink:

pchilson
November 26th, 2009, 08:40 PM
Well, I can't speak for someone I don't even know but I think maybe he just wants some info.

Just sayin' :wink:

Hmmm...now that you put it that way and I reread it, maybe he is saying "what do they do". I took it as a jab saying "wheedle, wheedle".

I don't know the intent, and we had a bit of catastrophe here on turkey day and I guess I just went up in smoke a little. My apologies to Tonemonkey.

Tonemonkey
November 27th, 2009, 08:00 AM
Hmmm...now that you put it that way and I reread it, maybe he is saying "what do they do". I took it as a jab saying "wheedle, wheedle".

I don't know the intent, and we had a bit of catastrophe here on turkey day and I guess I just went up in smoke a little. My apologies to Tonemonkey.

Just curious mate, no offence taken. Maybe my attempt at humour was off-target, it was an enthusiastic geek saying "what do they do". On my little notebook I couldn't see it was 2 Channel, so the rest is obvious.

So whilst I could dig up the specs etc I look fwd to your analysis and opinion, once it arrives.

PS Sorry to hear about the Turkey. :wink:

shpeley
November 29th, 2009, 10:44 PM
Well, I've got a modded '72 YGM-3. I got it with original philips blackburn mullards. The electrolytics are originals and in excellent condition. I only replaced the other caps and made the mods to get away from the marshall sound.

These are the mods:

vox tone stack with 12at7 source-follower drive (sort of like the fender bassman)
12at7 for reverb drive replaces the dual 12ax7
input bias pot (helps to dial in input stage distortion when using an overdrive)
slowed the tremelo down a tad for a nice throb effect
brought down the high drive of the reverb
replaced the marsland speaker with an old 4 ohm rsc alnico
now the speaker jack cuts out the internal rsc when plugging in a cab
paper-oil caps replace the mustards
silver-mica caps replace the ceramics
3-prong power cable of course

I made the mods to get the most flexibility in a studio. This amp really sings through a dual 15 altec cab.

Currently I'm experimenting with an unbalanced phase inverter and vox-like output biasing. It has it's tone, but I'm not gonna keep it. It gets dirty a little too early for me so I'm going back to the traynor output stage.

As you can probably tell I'll be tinkering for a while.

moondogz
December 26th, 2009, 05:36 AM
1973 YGM-3
YCV20WR, just had a Mercury Magnetics O.T. for a YGM-3 installed in the YCV. Sounds better but it's makin' a funny smell...not sure if she's havin' a melt down or what. Guess I'll have to have it looked at :cry:

gpower
December 30th, 2009, 12:57 PM
Over the years I've owned a number of Traynors and have really liked them. I currently have a YCV-20 retubed with jj's from Eurotubes.com and the stock Celestion Rocket 50 replaced with a custom voiced 30W ceramic Weber Blue Dog. Great little amp!

p.s. Does anyone know any mods to tame the reverb. It's useless above 2.

FatTeleDad
December 30th, 2009, 11:04 PM
Proud owner of a (approximately) '71 or '72 YGL-3 Mark III
Heavy and freakin' loud and made in Canada and older than me-doesn't get any better than that!
One recomendation for new owners of these is to install casters on it if not already equipped. It'll save your back.
On a related note, anyone have recommendations for replacement speakers for it?
It has 1xCelestion and 1x "unknown" currently.

keithb7
January 9th, 2010, 01:21 PM
I own a YCV20WR. A nice little 15W tube loaded with features. I'd have it for sale for a while, but am reconsidering as it sure sounded great last night when I plugged it in with a hair of Tube Screamer.

http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs017.snc3/12467_231068857159_518847159_4309379_6544197_n.jpg

http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs037.snc3/12467_231068837159_518847159_4309377_6485243_n.jpg

Mike Bruce
January 9th, 2010, 07:45 PM
I'm waiting for amp covers from www.coveramp.com for my YCV50blue and extension cab YCX12blue. I got the basic unlined covers. I figure if I'm gonna keep these for life and haul them around a lot, I'd better protect them. I ordered them one day last week and they emailed the next day to say they had shipped.

Peace, Mike.

Mike Bruce
January 11th, 2010, 10:51 PM
Got those amp covers today. Ordered on Tuesday, shipped on Wednesday, received on Monday. Perfect fit, perfect looks, great service (especially after I messed up the initial order), immediate email response, fast and friendly service, a real class act, highly recommended.

Again, www.coveramp.com

Can't wait to use them.

Peace, Mike.

chubbsdarcy
January 12th, 2010, 01:50 AM
I got a Traynor YCS90. When I plug my esquire with the sd broadcaster in the bridge into my jacques overtube with the gain dimed into the clean channel of this here Traynor, I nearly wet myself! Get's me all the tone I can handle! :)

OceanBoy
January 24th, 2010, 03:06 PM
I bought a Traynor YCV50Blue from a guy in my neighborhood yesterday. Also included was an Avatar 1-12 expansion cab. I paid $600 CAD.

The owner had put the Celestion Vintage speaker in the expansion cab, and put a Celestion Truvox 1218TC in the amp. I tried it out at the gig last night, and the clean channel and boosted gain channels were beautiful. I thought the crunch channel was a little bright.

Definitely enough gain. I just plugged my Squire strat through a DD2 delay into the amp. We play middle of the road stuff. Eagles, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Stones...

Definitely the nicest amp I ever owned.

Anyone have experience with the the Celestion Truvox 1218TC speakers? Would anyone recommend another speaker?

Axe Grinder
January 25th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Me In 74.. :)
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b280/Uncle_Jed/PhotoArchive04-07-2004Disk2of2236.jpg
45 watt Reverb Master.. (It Adds Intencity!) ;)
Used to run a cab with 4 12 inch Utahs, EH Big Muff and a Cry Baby..
Picked up alot of wierd radio transmissions late at night sometimes..
Was reconeing 1-2 of the Utahs a year.
Switched to Celestion Greenbacks probebly 74-75..
Took care of the problem.. ;)
The amp sets 8 foot from me now, cuz it still does well.. ;)
Bought new from a local shop in 1973.
One of 4 amps I still run.

Twangthang
January 25th, 2010, 08:44 PM
We found a 1970 YGM-3 recently... Need a little work on the reverb and could use some tubes... Looks like it was re-capped not long ago...
It sounds awesome!

5595bassman
February 19th, 2010, 02:09 PM
Hi!
Here are my 2 YGM-3

A regular 1972 model with a replaced Celestion G12T-75
http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae204/5595bassman/Amplifiers/TraynorYGM-3ML003.jpg

And this not well known 1969 Special Edition that I call my White Face and known at Yorkville Sound as "The Conservatory" because it was produced as a special run for a music school chain. This one has been kept all original.
http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae204/5595bassman/Amplifiers/YGM-3WFfront1.jpg

http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae204/5595bassman/Amplifiers/YGM-3WFfrontboardname2.jpg

5595bassman
February 19th, 2010, 04:02 PM
And for the bass players....

My 1971 YBA-1A MK II head & 1972 TB-18 cab with a vintage Celestion-Rola speaker for a real thunder tone.
http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae204/5595bassman/Amplifiers/TraynorYB-1804a.jpg

And it's midget version :
A 1971 Yba-2A Bass Mate & matching YS-15 cab.
The speaker was recently replaced with a vintage 75 watts Magnavox taken out of a Baldwin church organ's wall enclosure that was containing 10 of these.
http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae204/5595bassman/Amplifiers/1971TraynorYBA-2AheadYS-15cab.jpg

underdog
March 4th, 2010, 01:56 PM
hey new friends, im new here and new to the traynor club, in fact i havnt got mine yet but its on its way. I hate buying gear without hearing it first but everyone sure seems to like ycv40wr so i pulled the trigger yesterday and ordered a new one for 570 shipped. Ive have a hot rod which i think the drive channels are unuseable and a heavy classic 50/410. IM psyched. tell me i did the right thing. Play mostle a cij tele with texas specials and a 60's classic player sonic blue strat bluesy rock styles. never fear underdog is here.

Jeff B.
March 4th, 2010, 02:24 PM
I scored a '73 YBA-1 head for $110 last year. I did a few mods and installed a PPIMV. Sounds simply amazing through my Fender 4x10 (dead hot rod deville) with a Rangemaster clone in front of it.

sam_m
March 15th, 2010, 05:01 PM
Another new member here. I have a YCV-40, re-valved with NOS Phillips/JAN 5751s and Svetlana 6L6s and it sounds wonderful.

The clean channel (2) is overly bassy though - I have the bass on 0 and it's still very prominent - any ideas what this could be? It could be a resonant frequency, or perhaps the speaker. Anyone come across this before?

boneyguy
March 25th, 2010, 02:52 AM
I presently have a '74 YSR-1 Custom Reverb. It's a 45 watt head and I built a 1x12 cab for it. It runs a pair of EL34's and has reverb and tremolo.

I traded my GuitarMate 3 for it.

I've also had a YCV-40 when they first came out.

cskyle
April 2nd, 2010, 08:26 PM
'65 YBA-1 Bassmaster. Very heavy for its size, built like a tank.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i320/kyle_74/tc90007.jpg
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i320/kyle_74/003-1.jpg
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i320/kyle_74/001.jpg
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i320/kyle_74/tc90006.jpg

Jerry2010
April 2nd, 2010, 08:46 PM
I used to have the Ygl-3A. It was pete Traynors Fender Twin copy. Its supposed to sound like a twin but really did not at all. I had people tell me to stick in the 6l6's instead of the el34's in it, but others said thats would not make it sound too much more like a Twin..IDK< casue I traded it for a 70's Marshall basketwaeave cabinet, and don't regret it at all.
Now I have one Traynor remaning, which is the" YBA-2a Bassmaster "early 70's Traynor amp w/out the filter choke. I keep it cause its supposed to be a good marshall Plexi style sounding amp. There are actually alot of articles detailing the simple mods to turn this Bassmaster Traynor into a veritable Marshall Plexi, yet one good amp tech I know told me don't even bother cause it's close enough as -is.

Gene Machine
April 3rd, 2010, 08:07 AM
I just scored a pair of empty 4x12 cabs this week, free! Some old fella was cleaning out the garage.

They smell like Old Spice, and could use a good wipe down, but the grille cloth is great and no rips in the Tolex. The 'Traynor' emblem intact on both.

Now I just need some speakers and a Sherpa to lug them around for me.

I can BARELY fit one in the back seat of my car.

AWESOME! Rock and Roll.

Brandon Cur
April 9th, 2010, 12:56 AM
72 Bassmaster here. I usually drive it with a ts-9. Into my old blackback speakers this thing rips. Mine's been modded a bit but I don't know how or why.

What I do know is when I crank it, I get Marshall grit and Hiwatt punch. I will NEVER sell this amp. EVER.

Axe Grinder
April 9th, 2010, 10:53 AM
72 Bassmaster here. I usually drive it with a ts-9. Into my old blackback speakers this thing rips. Mine's been modded a bit but I don't know how or why.

What I do know is when I crank it, I get Marshall grit and Hiwatt punch. I will NEVER sell this amp. EVER.

Neat Post!
I have had my 45 watt Reverb Master for about 37 years now..
Many many people have herd me play it over the years..
And I have usually been astounded by there comments.
They have compared it to anthing from a Fender Deluxe Reverb, Marshall, or Hiwatt..
Myself, I allways figured it was made in Canada, by people that were cought between the UK and the USA..
IMO , They did there best to satisfy everyone.. ;)
Good Luck with Yours...
:wink:

Rhomco Guitars
April 12th, 2010, 01:22 PM
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

Four Traynors, just picked up another YBA-1 Bassmaster Head (bumper cab) completely stock.

5595bassman
May 7th, 2010, 01:24 AM
Here are some additions to my Vintage Traynor shown on post #39 & #40.

A mid '60s YBA-2 Bass Mate head ( 2 x 6V6 ) taken out of it's original cube combo cab used for bass or, with the tweeter turned off, for guitar.
http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae204/5595bassman/Amplifiers/TraynorYBA-2BassMate.jpg

The Original Cube Combo cab is on the right.
http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae204/5595bassman/Amplifiers/2BassMates.jpg

And a double stack set-up with the YBA-2A ( 2 x 6BQ5 ) head.
http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae204/5595bassman/Amplifiers/TraynorYBA-2AStack.jpg

interloper
May 11th, 2010, 09:56 PM
Traynor YCV80 Custom Valve.

Too much amp for me now but I'm thinking of keeping it all in the family and getting a Dark Horse with the matching 1x12 cab. Gotta support quality Canadian made products.

umasstele
May 12th, 2010, 01:24 PM
I've got myself a YVM-4 Pa....sounds killer as a harmonica amp!

My father/myself have a YBA-1 w/6x10" cab

Chito
May 18th, 2010, 01:19 PM
I have a YCV50Blue with the matching cab loaded with an Eminence The Governor. I also just got this, the Traynor Dark Horse and I'm running it through a Traynor YCX212 loaded with WGS V30 and BL speakers.

http://mosayk.ca/studio/Traynor%20Dark%20Horse%2002.jpg

mcknigs
June 19th, 2010, 08:56 AM
'79ish YBA-4 here.

stonefly
July 8th, 2010, 08:32 PM
YCV80 212. Picked it up for a song and love the amp, but the speakers (Seventy80s) not so much. Anyone drop other speakers into this amp? Love the features and the response, but the Seventy80s are a bit too bright and light.

Thx.

flag72
July 11th, 2010, 01:09 AM
im looking at my first traynor amp a traynor YCV20 an older model I guest.compare to my other amp peavey classic 30 how would it sound I play country mainly and would it bee as loud
again thank you
Daniel

blindmouse
August 5th, 2010, 02:51 AM
Here some information on my 1973 Traynor Studio Mate (4 x 8").
Though I thought it was a pretty bad sounding amp (only turned way up it sounded kinda good) I did purchase this amp from it's third owner. As I always tweak and service my own amps I tried to get to its guts. It took me some effort to get the lid off. It was partly glued on both sides. When I opened it, it appeared to be completely untouched and the schematic lay on top of the circuit board. As I said I didn't like the sound of this amp, besides that, the Reverb had a bad hum when turned up from zero. The Studio Mate is told to be a kind of Deluxe Reverb/Marshall style of amp and as a Fender Amp Addict I would try to get a bit of that Deluxe reverb tone out of this Mate.
I think I succeeded in that. The cap and resistor numbers I refer to are those drawn in the YGM-3 Traynor Reissue lay-out you can find on the internet in the reissues service manual. My mods are completely revisible. All taken out parts stay with the amp.

Modifications:

C1 1000pF (tames the overwelming lows)
R15 15K (more clean headroom)
R40 1K5 / 4W (nicer voltage on the tubes)
C2 500pF
Extra: C2a 250pF (attached on the 'normal' lug of the boost switch)
C11 removed (get rid of the hars sound)
C21/30/31/32 2x 50uF - 50uF 500V F&T
C3/9/25 3x 25uF / 50V Sprague
C20 4.7uF /63V Japan
C28 10uF/350V F&T
C29 70uF/350V TAD Gold Cap

The hum from the Reverb was caused by a loose suspension spring in the reverb tank. That was an easy fix. The copper clips on the speaker wires appeared to be very weak, some kind of detoriation I guess. Some wires I had to solder on the speaker lugs. I intend to replace al the clips with new ones.
The amp came with all original Philips/Mullard tubes.
I had to substitute two 12AX7 tubes. The others and the EL84's read good on my tube tester.

Now bad things are told about the speakers. I don't exactly know which brand they are but they are original, so I think they must be Marslands. Maybe they are not as efficient as other 8" speakers but when you tweak the amp as I did, the sound from this speakers is not bad at all. Lows and highs come out very nicely. It's not exactly as my JBL Deluxe Reverb, but it's doing pretty well.

I think I've got me a pretty nice amp.

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz318/jooptraynor/1973%20Traynor%20Studio%20Mate/PICT0038675x506.jpg

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz318/jooptraynor/1973%20Traynor%20Studio%20Mate/PICT0045675x506.jpg

blindmouse
August 16th, 2010, 03:12 PM
Is there someone who can indentify this 8" loudspeaker? It's from a 1973 Traynor Studio Mate. See my earlier postings. The codes on the speakers are: DGH3 7391.

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz318/jooptraynor/1973%20Traynor%20Studio%20Mate/PICT00711024x768.jpg

Guitarguy1
August 16th, 2010, 03:56 PM
Traynor amps are great. I've played them for years. Right now I have a YGM-3 from around 1974. I also have a special edition YCV40 40th anniversary edition and my latest addition is the new traynor darkhorse. I ordered one before they released them for production and I have no regrets. after all it is a Traynor. Always been great amps and they always will be. I am and they are Canadian.

Mike Bruce
August 16th, 2010, 06:04 PM
Is there someone who can indentify this 8" loudspeaker? It's from a 1973 Traynor Studio Mate. See my earlier postings. The codes on the speakers are: DGH3 7391.

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz318/jooptraynor/1973%20Traynor%20Studio%20Mate/PICT00711024x768.jpg

Marsland or RSC (Radio Speakers of Canada) maybe?

Peace, Mike.

banjovi800
August 16th, 2010, 08:58 PM
I have a early 70's YBA-1 Bass Master with the matching cab scored it for $165... I have had it for about 15 years and I have always used it for bass but I am thinking about getting a two 12" or a four 10" guitar cab and trying out some guitar through it any suggestions on cabs or speakers? Also how do I figure out exactly what year it was manufactured?
Thanks

banjovi800
August 16th, 2010, 09:02 PM
I scored a '73 YBA-1 head for $110 last year. I did a few mods and installed a PPIMV. Sounds simply amazing through my Fender 4x10 (dead hot rod deville) with a Rangemaster clone in front of it.

What mods did you do?

banjovi800
August 16th, 2010, 10:01 PM
I have a early 70's YBA-1 Bass Master with the matching cab scored it for $165... I have had it for about 15 years and I have always used it for bass but I am thinking about getting a two 12" or a four 10" guitar cab and trying out some guitar through it any suggestions on cabs or speakers? Also how do I figure out exactly what year it was manufactured?
Thanks

The serial# is 2092066

blindmouse
August 17th, 2010, 01:47 AM
serial# is 2092066

It's a beauty!

This must be a September 1972 Traynor.

Check this: http://www.0rigami.com/vb/dates.html#sevendigit

banjovi800
August 17th, 2010, 07:22 AM
serial# is 2092066

It's a beauty!

This must be a September 1972 Traynor.

Check this: http://www.0rigami.com/vb/dates.html#sevendigit

Thanks! I brought the head over to a friends last night and ran it through a four 10" cab and it sounded pretty nice running a tele through it.. Talk about volume.

musky1
August 29th, 2010, 11:19 AM
1973 Bassmaster YBA-1. I would like to get a 60's model.http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p4/bsamusgrave/P1010225.jpg

Tonemaster
August 30th, 2010, 08:30 AM
Hope that puppy has a fan with that plate on the front. Overheat much??!?

T.

musky1
August 31st, 2010, 05:45 PM
Ya, I had an Amp overheat at an important gig one time. Ever since then I use a fan. And that plate is just Velcro-ed on. I switch back and forth from the original.

RocknDrTom
September 2nd, 2010, 01:22 PM
NAD (new amp day) for me! I just got a YCV40WR off ebay (new-insealed box) for $550.00 plus shiping.

Absolutely beautiful amp - the best bang for the buck ever!!

ccuwan
October 15th, 2010, 04:06 PM
Count me in.....I'm running a YBA-2A into a 4x10 cab with alnicos out of a silver super reverb......fact is I just retubed and got it up and running a couple of weeks ago and I'm really enjoying it. Have not had it at a jam yet but expect that volume will be no issue.

gpower
October 16th, 2010, 08:48 PM
Marsland or RSC (Radio Speakers of Canada) maybe?

Peace, Mike.

I'd think RSC. The Marslands were generally stamped or labeled.

Mike Bruce
October 17th, 2010, 01:01 AM
I'd think RSC. The Marslands were generally stamped or labeled.

I've just forwarded the question to the guy who bought up a lot of Marsland stock when they stopped manufacturing (as I understand it). He might know.

Peace, Mike.

gary one
October 17th, 2010, 05:57 PM
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.

T.

I just purchased a 1974 YGM-3, Im new to this club, as was wondering if a Celestion Vintage 30 would be a good choice to replace the original speaker or do you have any other ideas? I was told a Red Fang was awesome but they are too rich for my blood. Also not sure if the reverb is working properly.

5595bassman
October 17th, 2010, 07:23 PM
Here is an addition to my Vintage Traynor shown on post #39 #40 & # 51.

A Rare 1968 or 69 Bass Mate YBA-2B second generation Combo with 6v6 and the same Logo that was on the YBA-2 of the first generation Cube Combo.
http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae204/5595bassman/Amplifiers/BassMateYBA-2B1968.jpg
It came with both speakers and the original close back cover.

Tonemaster
October 18th, 2010, 08:39 AM
I just purchased a 1974 YGM-3, Im new to this club, as was wondering if a Celestion Vintage 30 would be a good choice to replace the original speaker or do you have any other ideas? I was told a Red Fang was awesome but they are too rich for my blood. Also not sure if the reverb is working properly.

Depends on your own tastes. I have read folks liking this amp with an open back. I prefer ikt closed, and that steers your choice of speaker as well. V30 should work fine, but I like those in an open backed amp.

T.

Mike Bruce
October 18th, 2010, 02:22 PM
Is there someone who can indentify this 8" loudspeaker? It's from a 1973 Traynor Studio Mate. See my earlier postings. The codes on the speakers are: DGH3 7391.

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz318/jooptraynor/1973%20Traynor%20Studio%20Mate/PICT00711024x768.jpg

Looks like a deep basket 8” that was supplied in large quantity to Yorkville starting in the late 60’s. If they are Marsland made, the date code will begin with the letters “DG”.

DG=Marsland’s industry code.

H3= Month and year. In this case July 1973.

Hope this helps.

Peace, Mike.

blindmouse
October 19th, 2010, 03:02 AM
This helps a lot indeed. Is this Marsland speaker information available? On the WWW maybe?

Thanks and Regards

Mike Bruce
October 19th, 2010, 07:33 AM
This helps a lot indeed. Is this Marsland speaker information available? On the WWW maybe?

Thanks and Regards

Look for a PM.

Peace, Mike.

Mike Bruce
October 20th, 2010, 10:49 AM
Just picked up a used but mint condition Traynor DG30D. Like most such amps I'll likely respeaker it, but it sounds pretty sweet the way it is. I'm not sure it's enough power but it'll do for now, besides the YCV50blue gets the nod when I need power. Nice clean tone so far.

http://www.traynoramps.com/products.asp?type=4&cat=56&id=355

Peace, Mike.

AndrewG
October 21st, 2010, 09:11 PM
Just today I picked up a dead mint YCV40. No idea how old it is but I suspect it's a recent model-it has the vinyl 'wing' logo. You don't see many this side of the pond. Sounds very nice with my Baja Tele.

Gypsy Eyes
October 23rd, 2010, 01:17 AM
Another proud YCV40 owner here. I live in Canada and they are very commonly found in music shops here - so common that people seem to think they must not be very good!

Anyone here had any experience swapping out the 70/80 Celestion speaker? I could go with the Vintage 30 that is now standard in the YCV40WR models... but maybe there is a better speaker for this amp?

Mike Bruce
October 23rd, 2010, 07:09 PM
Another proud YCV40 owner here. I live in Canada and they are very commonly found in music shops here - so common that people seem to think they must not be very good!

Anyone here had any experience swapping out the 70/80 Celestion speaker? I could go with the Vintage 30 that is now standard in the YCV40WR models... but maybe there is a better speaker for this amp?

That's because Long & MacQuade/Yorkville Sound owns Traynor. Lots of other shops buy through Yorkville.

I've swapped out the speakers in a YCV20 and others but not a YCV40. I'm a fan of Eminence speakers and there are several worth looking at. Check www.loudspeakers.ca for your needs.

Just put an Eminence Reignmaker http://eminence.com/guitar_speaker_reignmaker.asp in the YCV50blue, I'll report back later on tone.

Peace, Mike.

serge_l
November 9th, 2010, 12:27 AM
Currently down to one YCV20WR and one YCV15Blue.

Although they share the same type number (YS1006), they have different circuit board numbers, almost similar parts list, BUT: the 15 sits in a larger cabinet, and sports a 12" Eminence Governor Red Coat, whereas the 20 has a Celestion G12M Greenback.

Slightly different flavours.

dhuber
November 12th, 2010, 01:35 AM
One of the best little secrets out there= Traynor amps. I've got an early '70s YGM-4 that I love..

I'll have to try one if I ever get a chance. I can say I own a YCV20WR and it's loaded with cool features but the only thing I can get a decent sound out of is the clean channel. The YCV20WR is the only Traynor I've owned. I have to believe Traynor makes something that sounds better.

Tonemonkey
November 12th, 2010, 07:05 AM
I just purchased a 1974 YGM-3, Im new to this club, as was wondering if a Celestion Vintage 30 would be a good choice to replace the original speaker or do you have any other ideas? I was told a Red Fang was awesome but they are too rich for my blood. Also not sure if the reverb is working properly.

I don't think a V30 is right for this amp, I find it too harsh and the YGM-3 already has a tendency to Ice pick, hence a used the speaker below to balance the treble "issues".

The Cannabis Rex sounds very good in my '73 YGM-3, warm and smooth with creamy break up at around 6 on the Vol, or earlier if you really dig in.

The reverb on these amps is excellent, but normally plenty at 3 on the pot, if you ain't sure its working properly...then it ain't.Try switching around or substituting a couple of your 12AX7's (V5 and V6). Is your trem working properly?

twintwelve
November 13th, 2010, 04:44 PM
I just sold a '72 Guitar Mate-I really liked it, but it was just lingering in the basement, so PRESTO--it turned into an AC 15! Traynors kick ace, tho......

Termanader
November 14th, 2010, 07:17 PM
I have a 75 Guitar Mate Reverb, it has a 12" speaker in it(non original) it sounded kinda boxy so i opened it up and found that the baffle is cut out for 2 ten inch speakers...anyone ever heard one of these amps driving 2 tens...? I'm wondering if I should try that or go back to the 12 with a new baffle....

Tonemonkey
November 14th, 2010, 07:30 PM
I have a 75 Guitar Mate Reverb, it has a 12" speaker in it(non original) it sounded kinda boxy so i opened it up and found that the baffle is cut out for 2 ten inch speakers...anyone ever heard one of these amps driving 2 tens...? I'm wondering if I should try that or go back to the 12 with a new baffle....

Mine is open backed now, that is a popular option for YGM3 owners. Opens up the sound.

colchar
November 14th, 2010, 10:31 PM
That's because Long & MacQuade/Yorkville Sound owns Traynor. Lots of other shops buy through Yorkville.




The first Traynor amps were made in the back room of the original Long & McQuade store in Toronto.

marz
November 21st, 2010, 11:18 PM
Hi

I'm a new member. Playing through a YGM-3 Guitarmate Reverb. I recently replaced the Marsland speaker with a Weber 12F150 and I'm very happy with the sound. I sometimes supplement it with an open backed cabinet loaded with a Weber Blue Dog. Very nice combo.

HotRod62
January 9th, 2011, 08:42 PM
I have a YCV40 WR and I love it...

phunkysteve
January 17th, 2011, 09:59 PM
Got a YCV50 Blue, owned for approximately 6 years or so (hard to remember really). Never let me down, but I've let it down lately. Been sitting for far too long so I'm breaking it all out again and getting back down to business (being guitar playing); been playing bass for the past few years in Dig Newton, and I do love it, just need that first love of guitar back. Any tips for cranking some tele blues out of the YCV50's? So far so good, but I love hearing suggestions.

TNO
January 18th, 2011, 09:44 AM
I've got a Darkhorse. Very versatile little amp.

dwhenwood
January 21st, 2011, 01:56 PM
YCV20WR here. I generally like the tone but I have had a couple of issues which is strange considering how bullet proof Traynor amps usually are... random brown outs (lights are on but suddenly no one home and then suddenly the sound comes back up) which caused me some grief. Sent it back to Yorkville and they went over it completely and re-soldered the tube jacks and knock on wood its been okay but now the verb has stopped working... this is no big deal as I do use off-board effects but would prefer it was working :neutral: . Considering either selling and moving on or maybe replacing the speaker as I sometimes feel the unit sounds a bit "boomy" even with tweaking the mids and the bass backed all the way down to 0 and regardless of which guitar I am using (parts caster, PRS Custom SE or Godin SD)

edit: amp is a few years old (4 or 5 as I recall) and it gets played/gigged nearly every week and is often on for a few hours at a time... plus it gets bounced around a bit traveling in my truck to and from gigs.... could it be the tubes are getting tired?

Mike Bruce
January 21st, 2011, 03:46 PM
YCV20WR here. I generally like the tone but I have had a couple of issues which is strange considering how bullet proof Traynor amps usually are... random brown outs (lights are on but suddenly no one home and then suddenly the sound comes back up) which caused me some grief. Sent it back to Yorkville and they went over it completely and re-soldered the tube jacks and knock on wood its been okay but now the verb has stopped working... this is no big deal as I do use off-board effects but would prefer it was working :neutral: . Considering either selling and moving on or maybe replacing the speaker as I sometimes feel the unit sounds a bit "boomy" even with tweaking the mids and the bass backed all the way down to 0 and regardless of which guitar I am using (parts caster, PRS Custom SE or Godin SD)

edit: amp is a few years old (4 or 5 as I recall) and it gets played/gigged nearly every week and is often on for a few hours at a time... plus it gets bounced around a bit traveling in my truck to and from gigs.... could it be the tubes are getting tired?

Yes, the tubes may be worse than tired, they may be damaged along with other things bouncing around in your truck. I've owned lots of amps over the years, but the Traynors have been the most durable. Still, I like to treat them gently, sometimes treating them to a passenger seat instead of the back of the suv. I'm paranoid about their safety. I just hate the sound of reverb springs and tube mounts as I'm driving, and I fear broken solder joints.

Peace, Mike.

Mike Bruce
January 21st, 2011, 03:50 PM
Just picked up a used but mint condition Traynor DG30D. Like most such amps I'll likely respeaker it, but it sounds pretty sweet the way it is. I'm not sure it's enough power but it'll do for now, besides the YCV50blue gets the nod when I need power. Nice clean tone so far.

http://www.traynoramps.com/products.asp?type=4&cat=56&id=355

Peace, Mike.

Yeah, I re-speakered it with an Eminence Red Coat Governor. Killer improvement in tone over the Celestion, though it adds a bit of weight to the combo. As for power requirements, yes it's a little underpowered for most of my gigs, but it's great for practices, home, and lesson studio.

Peace, Mike

dwhenwood
January 24th, 2011, 12:23 PM
sent in the YCV20 for repairs and took home a Traynor Dynagain 60 (http://www.traynoramps.com/products.asp?id=378&cat=56&type=4) to use in the short term... Really like the tone but can't seem to get away from a constant hiss at anything over the lowest bedroom level volumes (regardless of EQ settings) which strikes me as odd for a SS amp in the 65 watt range.

stonerwitch
January 28th, 2011, 08:32 AM
i don't own one yet but i'm in the market for a yba1 so hopefully soon i can sing it praises. i had a traynor 2-12 back in the late 80's i forget the model number but it was cool. i didn't know what i had back then.

KCJonez
February 4th, 2011, 04:03 PM
I've got a ycv40wr. I think it's a pretty good amp. Much louder than my needs, anyways.
One cool feature, that I think is pretty unique in this price point is that it's got a separate 3 band eq for both channels. I haven't seen that on any of the comparable fender products. So score one for the gang from Pickering.

stonerwitch
February 5th, 2011, 07:17 AM
hi guys, i have a traynor yba 1a that i run thru a orange(black)4x12 and this amp screams. i love it so much that i'm in the market for a yba 1. i had a traynor 2x12 when i was 16 and sold it a year or two later. i didn't know what i had back then.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o179/stonesoffire/traynor.jpg

batigol22
February 10th, 2011, 12:12 PM
so, i've had a ygm-3 for years though it's been on the backburner for a little bit. i used to love the reverb, but now when i turn it up, i get no reverb just an unpleasantly loud hum. is this a transformer issue? any guidance would be appreciated!

Tonemonkey
February 10th, 2011, 02:58 PM
Try switching V5 and V6.

AndrewG
February 14th, 2011, 09:14 AM
Can anyone date my YCV40? S/n 010123015, vinyl wing logo, Celestion Seventy 80 speaker.

Many thanks.

RadioFlyer
February 22nd, 2011, 05:12 AM
1969 Bassmaster Mark II, YBA-1A here. i used to use it as a guitar head through either a late 60's Orange 4x12 or a mid 70's HiWatt 4x12. you remember that scene in Back To The Future, where Marty blows himself away with his guitar? that's the best i can describe it. now, i just use it as a bass amp through an Eden 115XLT cab. all i can say is this head is a monster!

telepaisley
February 28th, 2011, 07:03 PM
75' YGM-4 studio mate... Get this got it at a local auction... $100 and I LOVE IT!!!!

lareplus
March 2nd, 2011, 11:57 PM
I found a TS-25B 115 in a used equipment store. Has 25W and a 15" speaker. Anybody like these?

daddyo
March 6th, 2011, 01:31 PM
hi folks, just my two cents here. i presently own a first generation ycv 20 and am very happy, i even like the drive channel. i have owned a 66 bassmaster and a 70's studio mate, both were great amps that came to me easily and cheaply and like a dummy i let them go the same way. untill recently traynors were easy to find and inexpensive and i took it for granted that it would stay that way. as a kid starting out everyone used old traynors or garnets and they were so tough and reliable. you can still find old traynors here in canuckistan but the prices are alot higher now. oh well live and learn. the traynor line is allways good quality, including the solid state amps and you cant go far wrong with one.

bdgregory
March 8th, 2011, 10:20 PM
I just got a '75 YGM-4 (paid a little more than $100 sadly). Initial play is great. I need to open it up though. Does anyone know how to remove the chassis? I removed the mounting bolts, but it can't come out the back of the cab because of some non-removable bracing. Does the top panel lift off?

thanks,

Brandon Cur
March 8th, 2011, 10:44 PM
I just got a '75 YGM-4 (paid a little more than $100 sadly). Initial play is great. I need to open it up though. Does anyone know how to remove the chassis? I removed the mounting bolts, but it can't come out the back of the cab because of some non-removable bracing. Does the top panel lift off?

thanks,

If it's anything like my 72 YBA-1, you unscrew the four screw on top of the head, pull off the top and voila. Gaze upon the point to point handwired goodness.

Congrats on the score by the way.

B

bdgregory
March 8th, 2011, 11:18 PM
thanks Brandon - that worked! It's actually a nicely serviceable design. The bonus is that paste the schematic on the underside of the lid. This is a well made amp!

Brandon Cur
March 9th, 2011, 12:51 AM
thanks Brandon - that worked! It's actually a nicely serviceable design. The bonus is that paste the schematic on the underside of the lid. This is a well made amp!

Hell yes they are. Read up on these bad boys. Traynor's engineering of the design was brilliant. After a few value tweaks to take down the treble, mine sounds like some kind of bastard Hiwatt-Marshall. It's been killing Marshall's and Oranges routinely (with a Treble Booster) since I got it.

devnulljp
March 14th, 2011, 03:40 AM
Hey can I play?

1967 YGM-2 (I put a Mesa/Celestion Black Shadow C90 in it) and a 1972 TGM-3 (w/ an old British Greenback). Great little amps. I'd love a YBA-1 but no luck so far.

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq123/devnulljp/Amps/a2d891e8.jpg

FMajor7add9
March 17th, 2011, 01:21 PM
Joining, with great pleasure, details covered elsewhere at tdpri (http://www.tdpri.com/forum/amp-central-station/209966-small-amp-owners-advice-please-ac4-scxd-bugera-v5-etc-2.html#post3163159)

Used Traynor YCV20WR (http://www.traynoramps.com/products.asp?type=3&cat=63&id=251), not exactly matching the vintage line up flashed here but suits my set up perfectly for now. Looked all over for a 12" of this quality. Haven't tested the XLR out yet, live or recorded.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_E0x_W_o4Vb4/TYImru3o2YI/AAAAAAAAG0k/C-xJ_a82E3U/s720/2011-03-17%2015.16.08.jpg

doguitar
March 23rd, 2011, 06:54 PM
Here's my '77 YRM-1 head. It's one of my favorite amps. I like the darker side of EL34's. The reverb is great sounding. Paired with 2-12" Jensen's it's OK but sounds way better with 2-12" Hellatone Celestions 30 & 60 watters.
http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp105/doguitar/P2180140.jpg

YCV80
April 1st, 2011, 01:16 AM
I got a YCV80 tuesday afternoon during my monthly trip up to the Charlotte Guitar Center. i got a killer deal on it and i also ended up with a DG30 for only 80 dollars, theyre both like new. just one problem with the YCV80 and thats the fact that though the power lamp turns yellow when i hit the standby button, the amp doesnt go into standby, i still get the same amount of sound out of it. any clues folks? i can do minor repairs but i'd be overjoyed to learn it was something simple like a bad tube or something like that.

dwhenwood
April 1st, 2011, 11:45 AM
just got my YCV20WR back from a re-tube and repairs to the verb tank..... burned it in and now I remember why I bought it!!! I love this amp!

FMajor7add9
April 1st, 2011, 05:11 PM
just got my YCV20WR back from a re-tube and repairs to the verb tank..... burned it in and now I remember why I bought it!!! I love this amp!

congrats on the comeback

Any good/bad exp w the DI out, either live or in studio? Haven't had the chance to test it properly yet myself.

Ken Maggs
April 1st, 2011, 08:32 PM
Of course you are Canadian---that is Traynor--it spells Canadian when it comes to amps--Yorkville Sound --Young Street Toronto--In the old days the Canadian Haight Ashbury
My first mega amp in 68 when playing major gigs in the Niagara, Toronto area was a Traynor Roque - sorry can't for the life of me remember the model number. I was just turning 17 at the time and was thrilled to death. My band members and I just managed to talk our manager into springing for $5000.00 for all new equipment. Beleive me in those days that was a lot of money-- But at the time and for the previos 2 years we had generated at least $20,000 in his pocket with very little for ourselves to show for it
all on our own equipment.
Anyways along with 2 new sets of Ludwig drums, all new guitars, a new sound board we got 3 Traynor Roques.
These were comparable in every sense of the word to the Fender Showman amp which was also out at the time--Sadly both are discontinued--
Regular amp had 200 watts RMS-- (4) 12" speakers separate head with cooling fan on 1 side to keep pre-amp and power tubes cool (2) separate channels with 2 inputs each, reverb and tremelo
Bass amp had either (1) 15" speaker or (1) 15 with (2) 12" speakers
I don't see them too often around here in BC they only show up as trade ins at the music stores when someone who moves here from Ontario brings it in to trade in.
These amps to anyone who doesn't know are tough work horses that get the job done
and are as reliable as the Fender twin.
Glad to share ---wish I could go back to 68 --sure was fun
Love Traynor
And yes very much a proud Canadian also
muggsy

Bill Ashton
April 2nd, 2011, 09:43 PM
Huh? I can't hear you, your amp is too loud? TURN IT DOWN!

Oh, it was only on 1 1/2...:shock: Sorry I yelled at you...

Sadly, since UMasstele got a Twin Reverb, the Bassmaster has been mostly unused. Will probably hit a local music store on consignment, but first I have to find which tube is microphonic :sad:

Kashmir
July 7th, 2011, 09:18 PM
So good to see other Traynor owners out there. Been living in the States now for 10 years, but from Canada. I remember the original Traynor factory in Yorkville. These amps rock. I tried and tried to locate a good used one, but ended up buying a YCV40T. Great amp. It's listed as discontinued but I got one shipped thru LA a couple of years ago. I can't say enough good about Traynor. If I can find and old one and have the money I'll get it. So much power it's unbelievable.

Kashmir

Kashmir
July 7th, 2011, 09:28 PM
takes me back. I remember when they had a place in Yorkville, back in the 60's. I've been in California for 10 years, but I'm from Burlington On. Good to see lots of musicians out there that use Traynors. Mine is a newer YCV40T. Great amp. Take care man.

Kashmir

cocoboudin
August 30th, 2011, 07:26 PM
Ive got a block 40 traynor bass amp it sound good for a bass but it just sound awsome with my tele. It's probebly the simplicity of the amp vol, treble, mid and bass, that amp is clean until 5 but after that it start to breakup just like a tube amp and let me tell you that amp is pretty loud.

asatattack
September 16th, 2011, 09:58 AM
I have a YBA1 which I had restored. Sounds great!

Bohdan
October 21st, 2011, 04:51 PM
I have a 68/69 Traynor YBA-1 that has been across Canada multiple times. My favourite amp with a Marshall 4x10. Extremely versatile.

musky1
October 24th, 2011, 08:07 PM
Hi, I have a Traynor yt-12 2x12 cab 1966. Just wondering if anyone knows what kind of wood Traynor made these cabs out of. I assume Baltic birch, but not sure.

p90grinder
October 27th, 2011, 11:59 PM
Way back in the day i had a Traynor 4 x 10 combo that kicked ass. So in memory of that amp I recently aquired a Darkhorse head. 15 watts, I run it thru a 1 x 12 cab with a Mojotone Greyhound in it. I use it in my 3 amp setup as the overdrive/dirty amp with a AC15 clean and a Valvetrain Tallboy just breaking up. I have to say it sounds great and the quality is everything i remember.

kbraker
November 5th, 2011, 03:46 PM
Ycb 50 blue. I play a g&l tribute Tele and an ibanez as73. It's my first tube amp.

TheRumRunner
November 19th, 2011, 07:41 PM
Just nabbed an original YGM-4 today with the 4x8's. It needs a lil work but I'm tickled pink. I will post some pics tomorrow before I get to work on it bringing it up to snuff.

DW

blindmouse
November 20th, 2011, 06:42 AM
Well, that's a great catch! A little bit of tweaking will make this amp awesome.
Mine still has the 4 x 8" Marsland speakers. With them the amp delivers a transparent, clean sound. Hooking it up on one of my 12" speakers (like the 'Britνsh' sounding Warehouse 12" ET65 and Mojo BV-30H) the amp starts to growl en gets a lot louder; very impressive sounds. I've kept the speaker configuration stock because I don't really play the amp much. I'm just the proud owner of a great piece of Canadian craftsmanship and it's just sitting around in my 'music room'. I'll keep it stock. Congrats, you've got yourself a great amp.

bdgregory
November 20th, 2011, 12:59 PM
I love my YGM-4. When I first got it I considered swapping out the stock speakers, but after completing the recap and other tune up, I decided I really like those Marslands.

The only thing I wish I could improve on is the noise level in the reverb. It's one of the noisier reverbs I've heard (though not the noisiest). I've tried everything to quiet it, and finally decided to just not get too close.

TheRumRunner
November 20th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Here is the YGM-4 as I received it. It's in really decent shape considering its age and that it was an attic amp from the seller. He was pleased that it would be put back into shape by my son over the winter and used by players.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9330.jpg

Some crud that will clean right up.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9333.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9334.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9338.jpg

Appears to original Philips tubes.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9345.jpg

Much appreciated schematic on lid and a hefty galvanized heat shield. Schem shows a 11/73 ver and with last mod dated '76 so that must put this YGM near the end of the products life cycle as apparently the -4's ran from '72 to '79.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9358.jpg

What we all crave...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9361.jpg

Thanks "TF" whoever you are:grin:

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9362.jpg

Original 4 x 8's. What a great config, much heavier that a 1 x 12", but I'm looking forward to putting in 4 x 8 replacements to stay true to the fact that it came from Traynor that way.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9377.jpg

One totaled and one with a tear.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9375.jpg

Zapsville:shock::shock::shock:

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9369.jpg

Snapsville - on the Tremolo circuit

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9363.jpg

Time to clean her up.

DW

pbrander
November 20th, 2011, 09:47 PM
I've had a YCV20 for 4 years. I replaced the tubes with a matched set from JJ Eurotubes and swapped out the speaker for a Weber Silver Bell. This is my main gigging amp because of its dependability, consistency and the fact that my '67 BF Super Reverb is too darned heavy and worth too much to take out of the house.

jmcfender1
November 20th, 2011, 09:56 PM
Here is the YGM-4 as I received it. It's in really decent shape considering its age and that it was an attic amp from the seller. He was pleased that it would be put back into shape by my son over the winter and used by players.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9330.jpg


Time to clean her up.

DW

sweet amp, will you doing a recap? What speakers do you intend to use in it?

TheRumRunner
November 21st, 2011, 03:05 PM
sweet amp, will you doing a recap? What speakers do you intend to use in it?

The filter caps look fine, in fact they seem to be some mil spec caps that I've never seen before. The board will be given a thorough going over however. Right now I'm looking at Jensen C8R's, P8R's would be nice but $$$. Weber SIG's are also on the list. The SIG 8S is described has having a brighter tone which might well with this closed back cab.

DW

TheRumRunner
November 21st, 2011, 03:08 PM
Found this interesting series of "improvements"

hLhGeU4wb2U

DW

Van Looy
November 25th, 2011, 09:11 AM
Didn't know much about Traynor amps but I picked up a 76' ygl-3 for £70 in great condition the other day. It sounds really sweet, great reverb and uber loud. Can't persuade it to break up into any significant crunch, but awesome with a tube screamer.

Man this thing is heavy!!!

Jeff B.
November 25th, 2011, 10:59 AM
I just picked up a 1970 YGM-2. Great amp and quite loud for only 25W. Some new tubes and a speaker upgrade will really make it shine.
That brings the current Traynor count up to 5.

Laroosco!
November 25th, 2011, 09:04 PM
My #1 guitar amp is an old YSR-1 Custom Reverb.
My favorite amp ever. I've owned YBA-1's in the past, but prefer the YSR.
If anyone ever tried to mod my amp I would cut their arms off!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Laroosco/IMG_1230.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Laroosco/New%20Traynor/IMG_0810.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Laroosco/New%20Traynor/IMG_0827.jpg

Wileyone
December 10th, 2011, 03:45 PM
Hi all this is my first post. Big Traynor fan here. This is my YGL-3a mark 3.
You can't get any more Canadian than this. Traynor Amp Godin Guitar Canadian 2x12 cab. The speakers are U.S. though 2 Eminence Delta Pro 12's. I can't recall ever hearing a Canadian made speaker that I actually liked.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y228/Scotty111/IMG_0907.jpg

Bohdan
December 10th, 2011, 05:17 PM
Welcome fellow Canuck

Michel347
December 12th, 2011, 02:04 PM
What model of Godin is this ? I don't remember seeing this one.

Wileyone
December 12th, 2011, 02:14 PM
What model of Godin is this ? I don't remember seeing this one.

They are pretty rare. It is a Godin Artisan TC Signiture Model from around 1991. Handmade in Canada. With Robert Godins signiture on the back and AAA. Neck is beautifull Birds Eye Maple. Can't find a Serial # on it must be in the neck pocket. If this Guitar had a Fender or Gibson label on it it would be a 2-$3000 Custom Shop Guitar.

Bohdan
December 12th, 2011, 06:01 PM
Beautiful Godins. I contemplated buying one back in the day. Who makes the cab?

Wileyone
December 12th, 2011, 06:25 PM
Beautiful Godins. I contemplated buying one back in the day. Who makes the cab?

Cab is marked Rocello Inc. Toronto. Don't think there still in business.

rhinson
December 14th, 2011, 02:50 PM
hello there, for those interested in restoration of an old traynor, i have an original output transformer from a bassmaster yba-1. nice full lead lengths so it should fit fine. codes on top are "a 1312" and "92105". has the "h" on there as well so i guess that stands for hammond. removed from a working amp that was modded. $50 takes it. you may email me at rhinson2@comcast.net thanks rh

jimbo735
December 14th, 2011, 08:44 PM
TS-25 1x12 guitar amp with gain and reverb. Ive owned it about 20 plus years and still use it and loved to record with it because of the line out. Ive gotten some good sounds out of it with some different speakers as well.

T-Joe
December 18th, 2011, 12:14 PM
YCV 50 Blue. I recently started using this amp at gigs. It's replacing my Blues Jr. and I really like the different timbre of this amp. The Jr. just sounds a little small and boxy in the rooms we play. Cuts through and sounds more British than my Fender. Go Canucks!

TheRumRunner
December 31st, 2011, 06:36 PM
At long last I was able to get my hands on a YBA, a YBA-1A MkII to be exact, and what a story it has to tell:shock:. It's been played coast to coast, it's been in more bars than 10 bar flies could muster in 10 lifetimes, it's been stolen and recovered, it has spent the last 17 years in the gig space of a one eyed drummer for use in powering a PA.

You want mojo, we'ze got it growing inside:shock::shock::shock:

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9549.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9521.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9536.jpg


http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9551.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9552.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9553.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9556.jpg


Now it's on my bench and ready to get another 30 years out of it.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9560.jpg
DW

checugs
January 1st, 2012, 09:42 PM
I just recently discovered Traynor amps and was lucky enough to check out, and then acquire, an old YRM-1. It's currently my favorite amp - I absolutely love this thing!
Built like tanks and sound great - next on my list is a YBA!!!

No-Name
January 6th, 2012, 12:19 AM
Just got a Dark Horse. I like it plenty so far!!

http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq284/no-name911/Traynor.jpg

Blues Hurler
January 6th, 2012, 02:02 AM
My first big amp was a 70's Bassmaster with a twin 15 cab. Brother, that was heavy. Hauled it around in my 69 Polara 500. More recently I've owned the YCV40 andthe 80 2X12 that I loaded with V30's. Sounded great, but ended up being too much amp.

metropark15
January 6th, 2012, 11:10 AM
Have an opportunity to trade my Roland Cube 80XL for the Traynor YCV20WR

any thoughts? i love tubes.......

TheRumRunner
January 11th, 2012, 09:10 PM
Any one else have one of the YBA beasts?

This is my YBA-1A mkII with its 4x12 cab, still rock'n after all these years.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9605.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9613.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9536.jpg

DW

Bohdan
January 11th, 2012, 09:46 PM
I got a YBA-1. She's a god.

Van Looy
January 15th, 2012, 12:26 PM
Didn't know much about Traynor amps but I picked up a 76' ygl-3 for £70 in great condition the other day. It sounds really sweet, great reverb and uber loud. Can't persuade it to break up into any significant crunch, but awesome with a tube screamer.

Man this thing is heavy!!!

Can anyone suggest what speakers my ygl-3 probably has (I am assuming they are stock), looking at the serial no: it actually turns out to be a 1979 model. I was under the impression they would be Marslands but according to the Traynor website the ygl-3s were fitted with Eminence. Just wondering if the year of production makes any difference?!?!

Bohdan
January 15th, 2012, 08:17 PM
I bought this Yba-1 for $250 today!!! Mint insides, no mods. Sounds unbelievable. Came with Philips 12ax7s and GE 6550 tubes.

TheRumRunner
January 15th, 2012, 09:24 PM
Great score Bohdan, life is good in the land of Traynor.

Are those twist on wire connectors for the power cord? If so, you might want to solder them in.

DW

Bohdan
January 15th, 2012, 09:55 PM
Thanks DW! The bass player I play with plays with a YBA1a also. Sounds unreal through his 2x15.
Yeah, they're twists for right now. I'll do them right before I gig with it.

Wileyone
January 15th, 2012, 10:08 PM
Any one else have one of the YBA beasts?

This is my YBA-1A mkII with its 4x12 cab, still rock'n after all these years.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9536.jpg

DW

Great Amp. Love them. But please get rid of some of the dust.

TheRumRunner
January 16th, 2012, 10:19 PM
Great Amp. Love them. But please get rid of some of the dust.


The Mojo dust has been dissipated, with the help of the 150 PSI air compressor. I watched as the molecules wafted in the general direction of the local watering hole looking for their rightful place on planet earth.

Then in a strange twist, as I'm working on the amp and pondering what sort of low noise computer fan I can buy to replace the mojo dust infused one shown above (it squealed like a banshee), in comes my 12 year son. He looks at the fan and says " I have one of those" :cool: I'm like :shock::shock::shock: "Oh yeah, I pulled it out of some telephone gear a few years ago" So up to his room he goes and he brings me a mint complete 120v fan, not just the blades, a whole fan, a perfect match for this ole one.:mrgreen:

So I wired it up with an on/off toggle as for studio use this beast won't be pushed like it was designed for.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9617.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_9619.jpg

DW

Bohdan
January 17th, 2012, 01:50 AM
^^ Holy crap. That's awesome. Congrats on that. I may make that mod on my other YBA, she runs hot and i have a spare Ground hole in the chassis. Beauty

colchar
January 17th, 2012, 01:10 PM
Is anyone here using the Dark Horse 1x12 cab that has the Celestion Greenback in it? if so, can you give me your impressions of the cab?

Bohdan
January 19th, 2012, 04:17 PM
colchar, good question. I'd love to know also.

I have a question for all you YBA-1ers. The recent one that I bought, a 69, came installed with a pair of GE6550 tubes. They sound great, but is it safe? I stuck in a couple EL34's, and they didn't work, and I shoved in a couple 6L6's too, they worked and sound unreal. Anyhow, what's ideal? If this thing's been running on 6550 all these years, I can't see the harm in it, but my other YBA-1 runs EL-34s...hmmm

FMajor7add9
February 25th, 2012, 08:19 PM
My YCV20WR is on ebay now after some consideration and for practical, not sonic, reasons only. Not sure how sell-able it is, to be discovered soon. Can keep it without worries and some minor hassle if not, but would prefer a (small) tube head for the future. Had it for a year, excellent amp.

http://cgi.ebay.ie/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160747479441

My GAS notes on this model (http://www.diigo.com/user/torben/YCV20?dm=middle) from our and other forums

dirty.frank
March 1st, 2012, 09:52 AM
I have a YCV20WR and I'm very happy. It has been my first tube amp.
I'm thinking on a replacement tubes... what do you think about this retube kit:
http://thetubestore.com/sba-traynor-ycv20.html

cheers!

moondogz
March 1st, 2012, 02:52 PM
Anyone try a Weber Alnico speaker in their
Traynor YCV 20 WR? I don't care for the supplied
Celestion Green Back.

moondogz
March 1st, 2012, 02:56 PM
I have a YCV20WR and I'm very happy. It has been my first tube amp.
I'm thinking on a replacement tubes... what do you think about this retube kit:
http://thetubestore.com/sba-traynor-ycv20.html

cheers!

Yes I did and I'm pleased with the results, I'm also
thinking of going with the Weber Alnico speaker.
I'd go with a Celestion Alnico Blue but from my calculations
there's not quite enough room.

godingeek
March 2nd, 2012, 01:09 PM
Any one else have one of the YBA beasts?

This is my YBA-1A mkII with its 4x12 cab, still rock'n after all these years.

DW

I have the same amp with a 67 8x10 big b bottom cab it's the loudest thing iv ever owned

TheRumRunner
March 2nd, 2012, 10:30 PM
Eight tens would blow my mind.

DW

godingeek
March 3rd, 2012, 01:16 AM
Eight tens would blow my mind.

DW

Not that fun to haul around with you though.

hoserton
March 4th, 2012, 08:02 PM
I just joined the club. I picked up a Dark Horse and the matching 112 cab on Friday. So far I'm liking it much better than the Blues Jr it replaced. I was never really happy with the clean sound of the Blues Jr, but the Dark Horse has lots of clean headroom, especially on the USA setting. It gets a little dirty with the gain turned up, and sounds great with my Maxon OD808.

In my small rec room the cab sounds better open back. It was too bassy closed back, but I'll have to try it in a bigger room to see how closed back sounds.

I've attached photo of it posing with my Squier CVC.

One of my favourite features besides the great sound is the Made in Canada sticker!

gearjunkie
May 4th, 2012, 09:54 AM
First post here guys and Runner, I love that fan you'r little man found for you..

I recently bought a 69' YBA-1 and wanted to make a few changes, and decided to pull the 40X40 Filter Caps and like an idiot didn't take near enough photos of how it was wired thinking the replacements would be in before now..it's been over a month and can't recall where the wires for the caps go..I'm not sure if the OT wires are in the right spots and also the green wires..

I also have a new 3 prong plug to go into the rear of chassis that isn't in there yet

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj134/livtohunt60/securedownload-9.jpg
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj134/livtohunt60/1-7.jpg

Cymro14
May 7th, 2012, 05:20 AM
Hi. Just joined the forum. I have a Traynor YCV 40 which I really like. At the moment it's my one and only guitar amp. Whilst I like the sound very much it has had its share of problems over the years. It's been at the engineers bench a few times to sort out a weak standby relay system which was burning out the circuits...or soI'm told!!! Anyway it's back in this week for a new relay system which should fix the problem. I spoke to theengineer last night and told me that it would also need new power valves. So , looking forward to getting it back soon. I've got a feeling it's going to be expensive to fix!!!!

Mike Bruce
May 7th, 2012, 07:41 AM
Added a Quarterhorse to the collection recently. Stompbox size 25watt amp.

http://www.traynoramps.com/products.asp?type=4&cat=56&id=439

Mike H.
May 19th, 2012, 02:58 PM
I can join the Traynor Club now. I just acquired a 1976 YRM-1.
It came with all of the original Phillips branded Mullard tubes and a GE 6BQ5.
This is a great sounding amp.

woody961
May 30th, 2012, 08:25 PM
Here is my recent addition: A very nice reverb master sc...sounds amazing!!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7213/7304473682_1236e36088_c.jpg

daveyguitar
June 14th, 2012, 04:46 PM
I have a Traynor Custom 50 Special and it just rocks.The cleans are super sounding and the gain channel is sweet sounding especially with the boost engaged for soloing.I usually have the modern switch turned off to get a real old school sound...(sounds good with it on too) and have recently discovered that bypassing the resonance and presence is authentic tube sound.Got mine after it was used once with absolutely no damage for $499 with full warranty.15W class A/B, 50W class B, hell yeah.

TheRumRunner
July 16th, 2012, 08:48 PM
I've been a busy beaver of late, dragging these ole war horses home and getting them ready for another 50 years of service.

A YVM-4 head with two 4x12 columns

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_0658.jpg

A '72 YBA-1 Bass Master

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_1037.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_1002.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_1005.jpg

And a scorching '68 YBA-3 Custom Special - oh my oh my, what have I done now

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_1044.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_1011.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_1023.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/DSC_1016.jpg

DW

Bohdan
August 2nd, 2012, 03:07 PM
^^ Beauty YBA3!!
Just scored this YBA-2 with 6V6s. It's been rebuilt, but sounds killer.

trixxstyles
August 24th, 2012, 09:01 AM
Im looking at a traynor tube amp guy said its maybe a yr old? Has 4x10 celetions going to meet him and look at it he has a few pedals he wants to throw in also a blues driver and tube screamer any info on what the model is before i go and look at it he just says traynor with 4x10s and just replaced tubes and has recipets

403machman
September 25th, 2012, 02:24 PM
Just joined the club with the new ygl2a. Fun little amp to say the least and loud to boot. Anybody else have one out there. Also have a vintage ygm-1.

145361



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Chris Browne
October 1st, 2012, 08:46 PM
Loving my YGL-1 here! Bought used at L+M for about 2/3rds the cost of new, with a great warranty. Rawk! Makes me want to quit my job and join a sheepdogs cover band.

twangplank
October 1st, 2012, 10:12 PM
Love my 1969 or 70 ygm3. I would like to do a mod or two that would make out a lil less bright and break up a bit easier. Anyone have any resource for me to look up?

Tonemonkey
October 2nd, 2012, 06:59 AM
Love my 1969 or 70 ygm3. I would like to do a mod or two that would make out a lil less bright and break up a bit easier. Anyone have any resource for me to look up?

My 71 YGM 3 responded well to a speaker change, I put in a C. Rex

TheRumRunner
October 2nd, 2012, 08:03 PM
Love my 1969 or 70 ygm3. I would like to do a mod or two that would make out a lil less bright and break up a bit easier. Anyone have any resource for me to look up?

Here ya go...

hLhGeU4wb2U
5JtIjZ7WAdw
IOsBoIpqVMo

DW

twangplank
October 3rd, 2012, 12:11 AM
Here ya go...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLhGeU4wb2U">YouTube Link</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JtIjZ7WAdw">YouTube Link</a>
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOsBoIpqVMo">YouTube Link</a>

DW

Thanks rum runner. That will work.

I took it to band practice tonight and I'm afraid I like IT better than my Dr Z maz 18. That's not right that a $300 amp sounds better than a $1300 amp but I really enjoyed playing it more.

rgsccr
October 20th, 2012, 03:17 PM
Hi - I am a blues harmonica player and am bidding on a Traynor YCV 40WR amp on Ebay. When I first thought of bidding I did some searches that led me to believe it might be a good harp amp. However, after bidding and becoming the current high bidder, I asked on a harmonica forum and got a number of responses saying that it is not a good harp amp (though everyone said it was a good/great guitar amp) because it is too bright. So, if I am successful in this auction, does anyone have a suggestion for making the amp less bright?
Thanks,
Rich

Tim180A
November 26th, 2012, 09:31 PM
I have a Traynor YCV40. It was a fantastic deal, I got it from Ebay several years ago. Less than $300 after shipping. I just ordered a new set of JJ tubes from Eurotubes.com. I'm also thinking of installing an Eminence Cannabis Rex. Does Traynor make an extension cab for their amps? Anyway, the upgrades should be interesting. Good to see other Traynor fans out there!

kbraker
November 27th, 2012, 08:45 PM
I have a Traynor YCV40. It was a fantastic deal, I got it from Ebay several years ago. Less than $300 after shipping. I just ordered a new set of JJ tubes from Eurotubes.com. I'm also thinking of installing an Eminence Cannabis Rex. Does Traynor make an extension cab for their amps? Anyway, the upgrades should be interesting. Good to see other Traynor fans out there!

I did the same tube/ speaker swap out in my ycv blue. The only different thing is I used med gain mullard preamp tubes for my reverb and clean channel. Another good speaker is an eminence private jack

Tim180A
December 4th, 2012, 06:56 AM
I installed the Eminence speaker this weekend. WOW! What a difference switching the speaker made. The new tube set is finally here. I will take the amp to the shop later this week. If the new tubes change the sound as well as the new speaker, I'll be very happy indeed!

Mike Bruce
December 4th, 2012, 09:45 AM
As much as I love my Traynors, they all benefit from a speaker swap. An Eminence Reignmaker in the YCV50, an Eminence Red Fang in the YCV20, a Governor in the DG30D, and a Lil Buddy in the DG15R. Severely increases the weight of these amps, but the payoff in tone is worth every drop of sweat.

DarnWeight
December 7th, 2012, 12:28 PM
Treated myself to this for my 40th birthday earlier this year. It's a '72 YSR-1 Custom Reverb, now fully recapped and serviced, and sitting on top of a self-built detuned 1x12 cab (Eminence Tonker) which I just finished earlier this week.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8487/8243185359_82af691ac4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/82027987@N04/8243185359/)

Really happy with how it sounds, and the cab turned out better than I could have ever hoped. In case anyone's interested, you can order the grille cloth I used as a spare part from your Traynor dealer (36"x36" replacement for the Darkhorse cab). It's a perfect match for the original cloth, and since historically this stuff has proven very hard to come by for any Traynor restoration work, there may be others out there who're interested in this factoid!

telestratosonic
December 7th, 2012, 12:51 PM
YCV20. I don't use my Fender Blues Jr. anymore.

soldersucker
December 12th, 2012, 03:38 PM
Here's one you don't see very often the first Traynor series ever the "Dynabass" the older bro to the YBA-1 Bassmaster.A dead on JTM-45 copy spec'd with 5881's.
This is #6 i also own #2 and a bunch of other tube rectified YBA's.
http://imageshack.us/a/img696/4479/dynabassnovsell2012020.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img51/1545/dynabassnovsell2012016.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img231/699/dynabassnovsell2012013.jpg
Pete Traynors Stamp
http://imageshack.us/a/img688/7783/dynabassnovsell2012010.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img20/9728/dynabassnovsell2012004.jpg

devnulljp
December 13th, 2012, 10:51 PM
I have a pair of 60s YBA-1s -- one stock and the other modded to JTM45 specs

http://i440.photobucket.com/albums/qq123/devnulljp/Amps/YBA-1/70a612bb.jpg

colchar
December 28th, 2012, 01:25 PM
Looks like I will be picking up a Traynor YCV40T (the model with two 10 inch speakers) this weekend. I've worked out a deal with a local guy and we just have to arrange a time and place to meet.

I wasn't even in the market but noticed the ad that he had placed a couple of weeks ago and took a stab to see if the amp was still available and it turns out that it is.

The 40 watts that this amp puts out is way too much for what I need for home use but the price is ridiculously good so I can't really go wrong. If I don't like it I can always flip it in a trade or a sale and if I do like it I'll have bought myself a good amp at a stupidly low price.

blues bondsman
January 16th, 2013, 06:02 PM
I'm in
Just picked up this YRM-1 head and a very sweet Fender 1960's 2x12 cab
The guy says he has used it like this for years, its wired for four ohms

I know the Traynor should be seeing 8ohms :eek:

blues bondsman
January 21st, 2013, 07:34 PM
I put the YRM-1 up for sale
this young guy comes by and wants it, says he will have the money tomorrow.
I plug it in and hook up my favorite 2x12 (one swamp thang & One Tonker) and I call the kid back to tell him its not for sale !
Why would ya sell one ? Made to withstand a war, excellent sound and so easy to work on !!!
Plus I have a Bassman circuit that uses EL34 tubes, Funny I've heard that somewhere before.

bdgregory
January 22nd, 2013, 12:04 PM
funny - I did almost the same thing with my YGM-4. I decided it's time to thin my amp inventory a little, so as I'm getting ready to list it for sale I decide to play it just to make sure there are no problems to disclose. After 20 minutes of play I put it away - not selling it! It is so cool I may never sell.

blues bondsman
January 23rd, 2013, 10:14 AM
My only issue remaining is the three 4 ohm cabs I have and the trynor wants to see an 8 ohm load.

I did refinish that fender piggyback 2x12
Kids should never have spray paint cans !!!!!:roll:

I'm torn between a pair of texas heat 16 ohms or another pair of swamp thangs in 16 ohm ????
Or some other flavor

colchar
February 4th, 2013, 08:56 PM
I posted a NAD thread but figured I should post this here as well since this is the Traynor club.

I've been wanting to try out an amp with 6L6/6V6 type tubes, rather than the EL34/EL84 type tubes that I am used to, so I picked up a used, but mint condition, Traynor YCV40T (the model with the twin 10 inch speakers) for a good price tonight. These sell for $770+tax brand new but I got this one for $150 and there isn't a scratch on the thing.

Now 40 watts is way more power than I need for home use but if I decide that I really like the amp, I can just have the presence control modded to be a master volume. Either that or I can just use the drive channel as it has both a gain and a volume control. If I decide that I don't like it I can always swap it in a trade or sell it for a profit and buy something else.

Regardless of what happens, picking this thing up for $150 was a no brainer.

There isn't much to see on these amps but, because the rule is 'pics or it didn't happen', here is a quick photo of it anyway:

http://imageshack.us/a/img836/7066/001hdm.jpg

Pete W
February 5th, 2013, 09:05 PM
Here is a neat story on the history of Yorkville Sound the company which started and still makes Traynor Guitar Amps.

http://canadianmusictrade.com/blog/?p=207#.URBgtpTuY2I.facebook

RocknDrTom
February 9th, 2013, 04:31 PM
I have a YCV40WR and never liked the presence control knob. I just recently found out that there is a mod to convert it to a master volume. I also heard that Traynor used to provide a pdf describing this mod, but it's not available anymore.

Does anyone have the PDF to do this mod?

colchar
February 10th, 2013, 03:52 PM
I have a YCV40WR and never liked the presence control knob. I just recently found out that there is a mod to convert it to a master volume. I also heard that Traynor used to provide a pdf describing this mod, but it's not available anymore.

Does anyone have the PDF to do this mod?


If you email them they might have a copy that they can send you.

Pete W
February 10th, 2013, 04:34 PM
The best person to contact at Yorkville Sound for info, mods or old schematic's on Traynor amps is Mike Holman. He has been there forever and is an amazing helpful guy!

mholman@yorkville.com

RocknDrTom
February 13th, 2013, 01:47 PM
The best person to contact at Yorkville Sound for info, mods or old schematic's on Traynor amps is Mike Holman. He has been there forever and is an amazing helpful guy!

mholman@yorkville.com

THANKS! I just sent an email off. Now we'll see what transpires.

colchar
February 14th, 2013, 06:43 AM
I am considering swapping the stock speakers out of my YCV40T so was wondering if anyone else had done this and what speakers they would recommend for this amp?

It still has the stock tubes as well so I will swap those at some point, possibly for higher gain tubes. Am I right in assuming this amp has to be biased when tubes are swapped?

Pete W
February 14th, 2013, 08:46 AM
"It still has the stock tubes as well so I will swap those at some point, possibly for higher gain tubes. Am I right in assuming this amp has to be biased when tubes are swapped?"

The YCV40T amp is self biasing so just install your new tubes and it will take care of it for you.

colchar
February 14th, 2013, 01:23 PM
"It still has the stock tubes as well so I will swap those at some point, possibly for higher gain tubes. Am I right in assuming this amp has to be biased when tubes are swapped?"

The YCV40T amp is self biasing so just install your new tubes and it will take care of it for you.


Great, thanks.

chuckleboodie
February 18th, 2013, 10:23 PM
My first experience with Traynor was via the Yorkville folks. I had a pair of powered subs from a large company and they never worked quite right. My repair time was measured in months! One day an audience member asked me if the smoke and fire were part of the act. I went to a dealer the next day he sold me a couple Yorkville LS-800P powered subs to get me out of my bind, and I never looked back. I now use the other subs as stands for my Mackie 3-ways.

When I was looking for an acoustic amp I had 2 main contenders because of their flexibility in a solo act. I found that one company was owned by the maker of my speaker stand subs and the other was Traynor which is related to my Yorkvilles.

I got myself a Traynor Acoustic Master Custom YS-1084 and have been EXTREMELY pleased. Both my single and humbucker guitars take on a beautiful acoustic quality to the point I really don't drag my Taylor out to gigs much. Lots of channels, excellent effects, adequate power, both post and pre-effects line outs, inserts, dial-able feedback filters etc. .... but it ain't exactly light at 35 pounds or so.

I had one small problem with one of the Yorkvilles that I could have fixed myself, but Yorkville sent me a new speaker from Canada to California in a couple days just on my say-so, and I sent the bad one back in the same packaging. No cost, no drama taking the sub apart, and no further problems ever. I have driven these things hard in front of crowds up to 30,000 people at fireworks shows and they have not been handled like eggs. I hope the acoustic amp serves me as well. So far it works well in small to middling size clubs, and even outside (maybe 300 feet from audience).

RocknDrTom
February 20th, 2013, 04:18 PM
THANKS! I just sent an email off. Now we'll see what transpires.

I felt obligated to share:
I got a response almost immediately - GREAT customer service! I've just been on the road a bit and haven't had a chance to do this mod yet.

Meir
February 22nd, 2013, 02:05 AM
Trying to reduce the amount of weight I carry to a gig.....Any thoughts on replacing the speaker in my YVC40WR to a lightweight Celestion Century Vintage speaker....It is a neo speaker that only weighs 3 pounds....Would this be wise to do ? Would I be negatively affecting the sound of this amp? I would appreciate any thoughts or comments.....

colchar
February 22nd, 2013, 02:33 PM
I felt obligated to share:
I got a response almost immediately - GREAT customer service! I've just been on the road a bit and haven't had a chance to do this mod yet.


I had the same experience - and just passed the email address along to another member here so I expect he will get great service as well. Their products are very good and it is service like that which will ensure customer loyalty.

djdeacon
February 22nd, 2013, 04:49 PM
And a scorching '68 YBA-3 Custom Special - oh my oh my, what have I done now

You only need a Custom Special if you do a lot of gigs one state over....without leaving the house....

missinglinkwray
February 26th, 2013, 09:41 AM
Joined this club last summer! I got a 70s YRM-1, and am recapping and restoring it to its old cab and so forth over in the DIY channel. It's a big clean wall of sound.

mud guy
March 8th, 2013, 08:02 AM
I have and had a few traynors. I started with a ss dynagain about 10 years ago. Since then I've had a ycv50blue, a darkhorse head, 112 and 212 cabs, a ygl1, a late 60s yba2 bassmate head (6V6), a ycv20, and a 70s guitarmate YGM3. Here's a slightly dated picture...I've since unloaded the darkhorse and the 212, and added an older 112 cab for the bassmate.

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h401/mud_guy/traynors_zps3affa35e.jpg

colchar
March 8th, 2013, 09:28 AM
I have and had a few traynors. I started with a ss dynagain about 10 years ago. Since then I've had a ycv50blue, a darkhorse head, 112 and 212 cabs, a ygl1, a late 60s yba2 bassmate head (6V6), a ycv20, and a 70s guitarmate YGM3. Here's a slightly dated picture...I've since unloaded the darkhorse and the 212, and added an older 112 cab for the bassmate.

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h401/mud_guy/traynors_zps3affa35e.jpg




Nice collection!

TheRumRunner
March 8th, 2013, 11:01 AM
That's a nice lil collection mud guy. Keep your eyes peeled and pick up a few more, they are the best deal in vintage gear for sure.

DW

Herod
March 15th, 2013, 06:05 PM
Traynor Voicemaster 100W.....this one uses 7027a tubes in the power section. Sweet.



171614

codywylde
March 15th, 2013, 06:38 PM
I have a traynor TS-60B solid state bass amp with I think a 15" does anyone have any info on it I tried researching when I got it but nothing

Chantre
March 23rd, 2013, 08:23 AM
I'm in! I just sccored a fine example of the Ygm3 -76. I haven't had the chance to use it much yet but it sounds great.

TheRumRunner
March 23rd, 2013, 09:35 AM
I've got Traynor Gas and I've got it bad.

Recent addition...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/Amps/DSC_3148_zps957b053d.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/Amps/DSC_3138_zps1bd3b614.jpg

She's an early one for sure...

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/Amps/DSC_3157_zpsc1733087.jpg

Loaded with this Radio Shack 15" and while it's mellow, I'm liking it

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/Amps/DSC_3133_zpse8d673d3.jpg

Gut shot for those who like innards and such

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/Amps/DSC_3114_zps39bf8927.jpg

DW

TheRumRunner
March 23rd, 2013, 09:40 AM
Then I took a 4x8 PA cab I had and turned it into a head for my other Bass Mate

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/Amps/DSC_3161_zps06fb0a44.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/Amps/DSC_3174_zpsb3ae79b1.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/Amps/DSC_3176_zps2564d8d7.jpg
http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/Amps/DSC_3181_zpsbe130ce2.jpg

Running it into a 2x15 and the Jr's P90 gives the most amazing note bloom

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/Guitars/DSC_3210_zps6747eb7b.jpg

DW

districtqc
April 13th, 2013, 03:02 PM
I have a 1972 Ygl-3a mkIII (the head version) with a 2x12 cabinet that i made loaded with a celestion silver series and a fender special design (from an 80's solid state combo...rofl)

And it is the most powerful amplifier that i heard ! it has a killer tone and reverb for years with its mile-long reverb tank haha.

blues bondsman
April 13th, 2013, 03:38 PM
My YRM-1 has the deepest sounding Reverb Ever !
Bassman circuit with EL34 power tubes
Hmmmmm interesting concept, these amps will continue to rise in value as people find them !
They don't call it a Reverb Master for nothing !!!

Stonehead
April 15th, 2013, 10:29 PM
Just got me a new Traynor YGL 2 and all i got to say is this thing rocks. Fantastic cleans and excellent drive. It loves all my pedals and it is so easy to dial in a good sound. Im hoping my amp quest is over as i just sold my Boogie. I'm now full on Traynor junkie....:lol:



http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j358/Stone404/DSC04742_zpsd8ca032b.jpg[/URL]

Mikus11
April 16th, 2013, 09:57 PM
I just joined the club (again). When I was in high school I had a big Traynor stack and cabinet, can't even remember what it was other than it had trem and reverb.

Just picked up a '71 vintage YGM-3 yesterday. Just getting to know the girl, but intend to do some tinkering with it to get the sound I'm looking for.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8114/8655259378_d5b54e6e22_c.jpg

thing2n8
April 17th, 2013, 02:07 AM
Hi everyone! I'm looking for a new amp and a friend told me to look into traynors. I'm trying to get something with enough power to be heard over a full band at gigs and keep a classic clean telecaster tone. If anyone can help me I posted about this earlier on tdpri, rather than fill up this thread. Thanks for any help you can offer! Maybe I'll join you all soon!
http://www.tdpri.com/forum/amp-central-station/395609-amps-cover-all-bases.html

Mikus11
April 17th, 2013, 09:08 AM
double post

Mikus11
April 17th, 2013, 09:09 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v204/Laroosco/New%20Traynor/IMG_0810.jpg

I'm pretty sure this is the same as my old Traynor head. I also had a big cabinet, no idea what was in there for speakers.

TheRumRunner
April 17th, 2013, 09:23 AM
Lotsa good stuff around these parts. Guitarmates are the bomb.

Been playing around with this combo for a bit...oh sweet tone

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k182/IlapU2/Music/Effects/DSC_3353_zps16fea691.jpg (http://s88.photobucket.com/user/IlapU2/media/Music/Effects/DSC_3353_zps16fea691.jpg.html)

DW

blues bondsman
April 17th, 2013, 11:01 AM
Other than a weak tremolo the YRM-1 does classic rock and clean tones as well as any vintage fender I've owned.
I would love to hear it through a nice pair of alnicos, the 2x12 I have has some 100 watt each speakers that are a bit stiff, I play it through my 66 fender 2x12 for short bits and it sounds much better, however the fender is only 4 ohms and this tranny wants to see 8ohms.

bear04
May 11th, 2013, 08:10 AM
I just picked up a Traynor YCV50 Blue last night. I am absolutely loving this amp! My next plan is to try and find the matching YCX12 Blue extension cabinet.

I actually traded my Vox AC15C1 for it. I know, not a popular move, but honestly I tried really hard to 'bond' with the Vox and never did.

JonWeston
May 30th, 2013, 12:39 PM
I'm on the hunt for the right Traynor, and maybe y'all can help me out.

The goal is a Traynor that can mostly be a guitar amp for a Telecaster (jazz, country, blues) but also sound good for recording P-bass. Maybe even keyboard amplification on occasion. I'm especially interested in combos like the YBA-2B and YBA-4, since I don't have a ton of space in my little studio for a separate cab. I played a 1974 YBA-1 and it was great, though at the moment I feel a combo might be a better value and could save me some space and effort on hunting for a cab.

I can score a YBA-2B with EL84s pretty easy, but I'm wondering if I'll be happier with the EL34s in a YBA-4, or maybe even trying to find a 6v6 version of the 2B. Or maybe I should bite the bullet and have a YBA-1 with separate cab? All thoughts welcome.

brockw
June 4th, 2013, 09:52 AM
Hey JonWeston, Traynor has reissued the YBA-1 with a 212 vertical cab. Very limited, I have not played it as of yet but all Long and Mquade dealers in Canada are getting two. They are attenuated down to 5watts. There are some clips on youtube. I own a YGL-1 15watt combo el84 w/green back. real kick@$$ little amp. I also have a set of PA speakers YSC-2 They are a 412 verticle 8ohm cab with Marsland speakers.

JonWeston
June 11th, 2013, 10:06 AM
Hey JonWeston, Traynor has reissued the YBA-1 with a 212 vertical cab. Very limited, I have not played it as of yet but all Long and Mquade dealers in Canada are getting two. They are attenuated down to 5watts. There are some clips on youtube. I own a YGL-1 15watt combo el84 w/green back. real kick@$$ little amp. I also have a set of PA speakers YSC-2 They are a 412 verticle 8ohm cab with Marsland speakers.

Thanks for the heads up! I'd like to try one of those someday... I've heard good things about the higher-end Traynor remakes.

I guess I'm now part of the club and no longer a speculator, though. I picked up an early '70s YBA-1 and a YBA-2B. I also briefly had a YBA-4 last week but decided to return it since it was in rougher shape than I expected.

I'd really like to find an original, sealed back, "chrome bumper" cab for the YBA-1. Maybe a 1x15 or just a 1x12. Perhaps the internet gods will smile up on my pursuit :smile:

Nailbag
June 11th, 2013, 02:17 PM
I own A 1973 YGL3-A MY buddy since grade 10 when i bought IT BRAND NEW

Vostre Roy
June 20th, 2013, 04:18 PM
Here's my '72 Traynor Bassmaster with a YCB "Big B" 8x10" cab. The heads works like a charm, I'll probably use an ABY pedal and use it as a clean amp along my Orange Dark Terror. The cab is in bad shape, at least one speaker needs to be changed and that thing is wayyyy heavy, too big for nothing so I'll keep it at my place as a decoration lol

http://imageshack.us/a/img109/66/p1000426x.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img836/911/p1000429q.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img707/9296/p1000431wd.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img109/8684/p1000438v.jpg

Cheers!

xMercury69x
September 6th, 2013, 04:01 PM
Big bump because I have Traynor GAS and a question...

How do these amps like pedals? Specifically, the YGM's, both vintage and RI, and the YCV's.

Thanks!

Keep it Canadian, yo!

woody961
September 7th, 2013, 06:11 PM
Here is my 1976 reveb master sc to get this back to the top! It is AWESOME!!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7088/7304452788_964ab48b49_h.jpg

blowtorch
September 7th, 2013, 08:46 PM
YCV40 incoming

bambony
September 28th, 2013, 06:13 PM
I just bought a 70s YGM-4 (with the 4 x 8s) that's been recapped and has old tubes in it for £275 off eBay - I would imagine this is not the best price but in terms of quality it's a bargain. Some of the tubes are labelled with Phillips that are apparently Mullards and others have rubbed out lettering. Sounds great but needs a bit of dialling in to get the mids right using the lone Bass and Treble controls. Rehearsed with it for the first time today and it worked a treat. I've yet to hook it up to my Celestion Blues which generally make any amp quite a lot better but the cab is 16 ohms and the YGM-4 only has an 8 Ohm output.

Time to sell of some of my lesser amps!

Tony

bdgregory
September 29th, 2013, 12:55 PM
I just bought a 70s YGM-4 (with the 4 x 8s) that's been recapped and has old tubes in it for £275 off eBay - I would imagine this is not the best price but in terms of quality it's a bargain. Some of the tubes are labelled with Phillips that are apparently Mullards and others have rubbed out lettering. Sounds great but needs a bit of dialling in to get the mids right using the lone Bass and Treble controls. Rehearsed with it for the first time today and it worked a treat. I've yet to hook it up to my Celestion Blues which generally make any amp quite a lot better but the cab is 16 ohms and the YGM-4 only has an 8 Ohm output.

Time to sell of some of my lesser amps!

Tony
I have one of these that I bought a couple of years ago. I recapped it and went through it completely - it's one of my favorite amps. I did make one mod to it on the boost switch. I found that with the boost switch off the amp was a little on the dull and on the quiet side, but with it on, it was a bit too bright for a lot of my playing wants. I changed the cap on the switch to a smaller value, and then added a smaller value cap to the volume pot (a la Fender brite cap) that was always engaged. The result was just what I wanted and is easily removed.

I also assumed that I would replace the Marsland speakers with something better when I originally bought it, but found that I really like them. I have plugged the amp into an external cab with a 1x12 celestion (V30) and found I prefer the 4x8 Marsland.

timbraun
October 6th, 2013, 07:23 PM
I just got hold of this Traynor TS 98 cab. Definitely one of their wild and wacky 70s designs. It has 9 (nine) 8 inch drivers. Four have shiny dust caps and five are a darker cone. I expect it's wired with three strings of three 8 ohm drivers.

A little YouTube clip with my Custom Reverb YSR-1 at about 5, Les Paul. MAHWcQY6zpQ

blues bondsman
October 24th, 2013, 03:30 PM
Here I am back in the Traynor club all over again.

Just got a used YCV50 Blue
First off it got bruised up pretty good in shipping, volume pot on channel 2 got bent and is turning pretty hard.

So far she has received a new Eminence Swamp Thang (not a fan of V-30's)
The bias was 30ma on the original E/H EL34's and so I pushed it to 39 ma
A new matched pair of T/S EL34B's are on the way
An RCA 5751 went into V-1, Mullard in V-2 and I need a tight 12AX7 for V-3 Phase inverter.

Change in sound out of the box ??? Yep !:mrgreen:

Stonehead
October 27th, 2013, 01:12 AM
Just picked up one of these the other day. YBA-1Mod1.



http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j358/Stone404/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC04808_zps871c00c5.jpg (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/Stone404/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC04808_zps871c00c5.jpg.html)

blues bondsman
October 29th, 2013, 09:36 PM
Interesting cab Stonehead
I'm looking for a 2x10 for my gig rig

Stonehead
November 2nd, 2013, 01:57 AM
Its an awesome cab, 2x12 V30's.

jazzalta
November 6th, 2013, 02:07 AM
Picked up a used but mint condition Traynor YGM3 today for about 1/2 retail. Couldn't resist. I'll put it though its paces tomorrow. I had one of these many years ago as well as a similar reverb mate. Wonderful amps and highly under-rated.