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Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by DTBlues, Oct 16, 2018.
Just scored this bad boy for 2 bills...
Seriously? Canadian $ ??? I’m very jealous.
you do know with a few minor changes it becomes a marshall plexi , dont you?
Or even better a tweed bassman
Awesome amp and awesome price!! Wow.
Congrats, I had one back in the day...ok for bass, awesome for guitar. Take good care of it!
Seems to me in the early '70s there were a ton of Traynors around. I used a YBA3 Custom Special bass amp for a while in the '70s and it was a great, Fender like sound. Their rep was always solid. Good luck with yours.
I have some info on how close it is to a Plexi if you are interested PM me
BTW nice score Im envious
I used to have that exact same head back in the 70's. It was my favorite for playing lounge gigs back then. It was just the right amount of loud for small to medium size clubs, and it got warm and crunchy without excessive distortion at reasonable levels.
If yours is working OK, I would say it sounds better than a Plexi, except for metal. Just turn all the tone controls up full and adjust volume as needed.
My usual speech - if the filter caps are original or over 15 years old, change them ASAP! They can blow without warning and take out the power transformer.
I love Traynors. Easy chassis access, schematic inside the top lid, wide-open and great mod platforms. Wonderful clean machines or, with a few mods, cheap Marshalls.
I have a Guitar Mate that's now more or less a 1x12 18W Bluesbreaker.
I know these sound great just cranked.....but to those interested, these Traynor amps take pedals sooo well too. They take OD and Fuzz and just wrap them up and blend them beautifully into what the amp is already doing. Very organic pedal platform.
Anyways, I know I’m probably in the minority using my YBA-1 Mod1 as a platform...but just saying it really does this effortlessly.
That’s $13 in US money ! That’s crazy .
I always have my eyes peeled for Traynors . This close to the border I know there are still a bunch out there.
My very recent Canadian amp purchase.
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Great amp. I used to laugh my arse off at these guys buying into the Marshall syndrome. They broke down with frightning rfegularity and sounded like crap compared to the Traynors ... which cost less, sounded better and kept running. If I was looking for an amp to go completly deaf with these old Traynors’s would be my first choice ... on the other hand they are probably the reason I am half deaf now.
I always thought of Traynor amps as being "Trans-Atlantic" amps. Part Marshall-part Fender with something in between sound-wise. I've owned two YBA-1's and still have one that I did some minor mods to. I think I changed the volume pots? Patch a reverb or delay between the channels and with a good speaker rivals any good Fender.
Great amps. Happy New Amp Day!