TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

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TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Greggman » Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:45 pm

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The Traynor YGM (VINTAGE) TUBE AMP , 20W, sounds clean pretty far up the volume spectrum, much more so than a Deluxe Reverb. It is plenty loud. I can get lots of edge at a lower volume with a Catalinbread "Dirty Little Secret" pedal. It takes all pedals nicely.


Point to point, 2-EL-84's and 4-12AX7's, 1-12" speaker in a sealed cabinet. The Canadian amp sounds amazing. The fact that it has Reverb and Tremolo is a bonus. It is an old 1969 vintage amp and is completely ready to rock. This amp is an excellent cross between an 18 watt Marshall, Vox AC-15 and a small Fender amp in tone and volume.


This video is a RI. Not my amp, but gives you the idea and alot of bang for the buck.
This one is a clean machine,checked out, & given a clean bill of health by Don (The Tone-man) Butler~ized.
Hard to find in this condition.

$700 shipped lower 48.
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby bassbob » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:06 pm

Wow, that's a good price. Wish I wasn't broke. ( like my old lady would let me buy another tube amp anyway :lol: )
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Greggman » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:57 pm

B,

I meant to say $800 ..

$700 to FF

I love the low watt monsters!
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby 1after909 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:02 pm

I bought a traynor 100 watt all tube bass head years ago for $50.00 along with a beat up peavey cabinet, still have the head, sounds good, all tube looks like hell but still sounds nice...people use to call them the poor man's Marshall.
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Greggman » Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:47 am

What you call poor man, I call that a well kept secret. FWIW the "Lead 12" Marshall (basketweave) next to it, is one of Billy Gibbons secret weapons .It cost $100 . He throws away the Marshall cabinet just for the circuitry. 12W. 8-)\

Ill throw the '63 Strat in for a few extra bucks.
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby 1after909 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:15 am

they were cheap compared to a Marshall
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Thornton Davis » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:30 pm

I have a 1973 Traynor YBA-3 Custom Special along with a YC-810 cabinet. I used this setup through out the 70's and into the 80's when I decided to buy an Acoustic 220/406 rig. I recently had the amp fully refurbished and all of the speakers re-coned. Sounds like new again!

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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby bassbob » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:21 pm

Beautiful. :)
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Epidrake » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:46 am

WOW!!! THAT is beautiful!!!
Thanks for posting it.
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Epidrake » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:47 am

Is it very heavy??
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Thornton Davis » Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:00 pm

Epidrake wrote:Is it very heavy??


The head weighs about 60 lbs and the cabinet probably close to 100 lbs. The dolly attached to the cabinet makes it very easy to move around.

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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Epidrake » Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:02 pm

The trannies in those kinds of heads are really heavy. That's why they sound so good.
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Thornton Davis » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:07 pm

Well Epidrake you got me curious about its actual weight, so I put it on my digital scale and it weighed in at 57 pounds. According to Traynor's YC-810 literature, the cabinet weighs 122 lbs. But i'm curious so i'm going to see what my cabinet weighs. I'll post the result here.

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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Epidrake » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:02 am

Cool. Heavy is good.

My 1971 Ampeg V4 head and full stack is unmovable. When the Rolling Stones toured with these monsters during the Exile on Main Street era, the roadies revolted and said NO MORE. They sound sweet though, as long as I leave them in my "Play Room"
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Thornton Davis » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:23 pm

Thornton Davis wrote:Well Epidrake you got me curious about its actual weight, so I put it on my digital scale and it weighed in at 57 pounds. According to Traynor's YC-810 literature, the cabinet weighs 122 lbs. But i'm curious so i'm going to see what my cabinet weighs. I'll post the result here.

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I finally got around to putting my YC-810 on a digital scale, and it weighed in at 120 lbs.

A recent photo.

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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby 1after909 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:02 am

I have that head, but someone took the cloth cover off and put a wood front on it.
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Thornton Davis » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:24 am

1after909 wrote:I have that head, but someone took the cloth cover off and put a wood front on it.


Traynor does have a piece of vintage silver grill cloth sized 24x36" available. It's intended for use on their YGM-3 (Guitar Mate combo) but a piece that size is more than enough to recover the front of your YBA-3. You can order it through any Traynor/Yorkville dealer. If you're interested in buying a piece, let me know and i'll get you the part number.

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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby bassbob » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:02 pm

Wanna sell that bass?
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Thornton Davis » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:25 pm

bassbob wrote:Wanna sell that bass?



Thanks for asking Bob, but no it's not for sale.

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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Epidrake » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:40 pm

It is a very cool bass. Nice try Bob. :D
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Thornton Davis » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:45 pm

Epidrake wrote:It is a very cool bass. Nice try Bob. :D



One more pic, this time a close up.

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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby bassbob » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:48 pm

Very nice. I had to try. :)


Well, if it ever goes up for sale, let me know. ;)
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Epidrake » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:04 pm

SWEET!!!
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Thornton Davis » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:49 am

bassbob wrote:Well, if it ever goes up for sale, let me know. ;)


Will do.

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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Thornton Davis » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:31 pm

bassbob wrote:Very nice. I had to try. :) Well, if it ever goes up for sale, let me know. ;)



Thought you guys might be interested in seeing the rest of the product line-up. This is from 1968, it's a scan from my Tele-Star brochure.

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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby bassbob » Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:37 pm

That's great. That bass is awesome. For a second, at first glance, I thought that trem was attached to a bass and I damn near starting crying. I would sell a lot of shit to buy that bass, with that trem.
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Greggman » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:24 am

sold
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Thornton Davis » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:07 pm

I happened upon its cousin a few months ago. Here's a family shot.

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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby bassbob » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:50 pm

Aw, ya jerk. I tried to buy the one you had, so instead you get you another one. :)


Very nice family you got there Thornton. 8-)
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Re: TRAYNOR VINTAGE TUBE AMP 1969

Postby Thornton Davis » Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:16 pm

Yeah i'm bad. :lol:

Thx :D

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