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  1. Amps and Cabs
    I've been on the search for a powerful, clean tube amp to replace my lackluster Blues Jr with, and I found a cool vintage Traynor YGL3 Mk3 that seems to appeal to me. I'm gonna go try it out tomorrow and I'm pretty excited. Has anyone had any experience with these amps? How is it in terms of...
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    Title says it all, the amp is dead silent, no hum, the tremelo and reverb are perfect, pots are nice, but this thing is just mud. I cant get much of a decent tone out of it to save my life, it's currently parked. I opened up the top to have a peak, looks like it's all oiginal in there. I'm...
  3. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    I have a Traynor YSR-1 Custom Reverb head that I've owned and loved for nearly 40 years now. Always sounded great, very loud and clean. I had never had a single problem with it until recently. I heard a pop and the amp went dead. Found the fuse had blown, replaced it, and it blew again as soon...
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    Hey guys - I could use your help here. Anyone own a YCV80 and a YCV40 or YCV20WR and could give me some feedback? The gain sound in the 40 and 20 is exactly my sound (especially when you click on that boost). I own a YCV20WR but I want some more volume and the sound of a bigger cab. I have...
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    Hi everyone, first post here. I'm considering the Traynor YGL1, and I currently have a line on one for $300. I'm wondering if anyone can tell me how this amp sounds for primarily clean playing, as I'd like to use pedals for gain sounds. All the demos I've seen seem to focus on the overdriven...
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    So I picked up what looks like a late 60's Traynor YVM-1 PA head. I got it at a great price and figured to get it to make this amp into a modding project. - The general idea for it is to do the fairly basic modification ideas when it comes to vintage PA amps; I'd like to mod the preamp circuit...
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    Hey. 1st post here. I own what is likely an early 70's YBA-3A Super Custom Special. Had it since the late 70s. All original, no mods. Pulled it out for the first time in a few years because of an online ad looking for one. She's not the prettiest (had the bright idea in the 80s of spraying the...
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    Hi all! I'm wondering if anyone can give me some insight as to how I can eliminate this constant ticking sound coming out of my amp. I recently purchased an old Traynor ygm2 combo. It has tremelo but no reverb. It seems that after fiddling around inside it a bit an annoying ticking sound has...
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    I have a Traynor YGM1 on whichI want to change the original Marsland speaker for something new. I have the 4 machine screws out but the speaker won't budge. I'm worried they glued the speaker in as well as using screws (belt and suspenders?). But that doesn't make sense from a maintenance...
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    Hi GC folks. I have a Traynor YCS50 that makes a weird noise that kinda sounds like water dripping in the basement. Maybe a reverb issue? It doesn't happen on start up, and it only happens once in a while. It almost sounds like when a string makes contact with a pickup. Has anyone...
  11. Amp Building/Technical/Repair
    Hi all, recently picked up this cool old traynor. Put new filter caps and electrolitics . The reveb is very distorted when I dig into a note. Is I play soft it's beautiful. I put new tubes, all resistors are within spec. Tank reads 180 ohm on input and output. Any ideas? Or just get a...
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    I may have a chance at a current model YGL1. In fact, this particular one is covered in a factory tweed, rather than black tolex. It seems like a decent deal, though it's a few bucks more than the vintage ones I was looking at. The obvious benefit of a new / newish one is that I shouldn't have...
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    You may remember my old post "seeing double" that described my stereo bassmaster rig. Not being able to let well enough alone, I have gone for a vintage Traynor Wet/Dry/Wet rig (Wet/Dream/Wow?)! The two external amps are tube rectified Bassmasters with matching YT-12 cabs, and the middle amp...
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    The original speaker (jensen) is truly a frisbee as eloquently described by "parkhead". I put an older celestion seventy 80 in mine and it is night and day. Sent from my SGH-I547C using Tapatalk
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    Just curious what folks think of Traynor's YGL-2 & how it compares to the Vox AC15 & YGM-3 reissues. Cheers!
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    Okay, pics below so it has to be true right? Gotta stop looking at gear on the web. This Traynor came up on a search in my budget of 10$ - 250$ so I popped! ( could be a case of too good to be true! ) I demoed it for 15 mins and all seemed fine. I'll be sending it into Backline in Vancouver...
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    Anybody ever compared a vintage traynor yba-type head to a yamaha b100 ii head? Being a bassist, I'm especially looking for how the latter sounds running a 1x15 cab. ub72
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    Hi, I have a 1970 bumper edge Traynor YBA-3 Custom Special The chassis still has the holes & knockout for a CHOKE transformer I want to put one back in... So far I found the correct Hammond Mfg. part number on-line and also a schematic showing this part number When I contacted Hammond they...
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    I never hear of them before. I had the opportunity to try an old 2x12 combo and sounded good although the owner didn't like it, also played bass at The Brass Monkey trough one of their newest models and it sounded amazing. It would like to read the opinions from the people who know them for...
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    Hello, I seen this ad on a local site. The value he has placed on this pair is over the top in my opinion. An average of the last bunch of YBA-1 & YBA-1A heads that have sold on e-bay show ~ $436. What would suspect this pair would sell for in todays market? Thanks...
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