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New competition for GK's MB200??? Traynor Small Block!

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by MuthaFunk, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. MuthaFunk

    MuthaFunk

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    I was in Long and McQuaide today where I got to see a new 250 Watt Traynor Small Block class D amp. It looks like direct competition for the GK MB200 as it was priced at $255. I had my little ones with me and they were infusing chaos throughout the store with each passing second so I didn't get the chance to try it out but my friend who works there said it was a solid piece of gear.

    I was really impressed with new Traynor Smallblock 110 combo. At the time I thought, "Traynor should make these into amps" I'll report back when I get some time on the new Smallblock 200!
  2. bb03

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    Love to see a pic!

    Zero web content about it, yet it's available for purchase...the exact opposite of GK's marketing strategy. ;):D
  3. TheAnalogKid

    TheAnalogKid Yer Doin' GREAT!!!! Supporting Member

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    http://traynoramps.com/bass/small_block/product/sb110/

    These are interesting; 10", 12" and 15" variations. It appears as though these are lower-wattage versions of their 400-watt DynaBlock amps. I wonder if the small blocks are (will be) available as a separate micro-style head, like the GK MB200?



    EDIT: Oh...now I get it! I didn't see the earlier distinction of whether the OP was referencing the GK MB200 HEAD or MB200 COMBO...Ahhhh-haaaa....Ahhhh-HAAAAA!

    Strange though, that Traynor has this head available but doesn't link to it on its own website, but whaddo I know, I use Ampeg
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  4. jonnybass1

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    Actually the Brampton L&M has the head version in stock!! Very nice but there is nothing at all about it on the traynor website...weird. I actually liked it but as I am very happy with my GK Fusion I didn't buy it. But it sounded just like its big brothers using a Traynor 410 cab.
  5. bb03

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    You need to make the transition to TheDigitalMan, and re-read the original post in binary code, as the actual words didn't seem to register correctly. ;)
  6. Downunderwonder

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    That'll probably go whoosh too.

    $255 in L&M, Musicians' Friend et al will probably knock them out under $220.
  7. edencab

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    hi ....got the 200 head a few weeks ago....so new it is not on their web site yet....I bet these are the 1st pics on the net!......

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    sounds great through my Eden D115......tons of tone and volume......I am a semi-newbie, non gigging ex-sax player.....this has plenty of power for in home practice and I just jammed with a heavy handed drummer, 2 guitars......no problem keeping up. THEN, I added a 2nd 15" cab at the jam....huge sound...........has a dead silent fan...I mean you have to put your ear an inch from the case to hear it.
    ....you can see that speakon is the combo style with a 1/4" jack.....
    .... FYI .....it is rated at 200 watts, but it says 250 watts burst power in the specs. in the box
  8. bb03

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    Thanks for the pics!:)

    Looks nice...very similar to the MB200. The mute button is a plus, and a dial for the mid scoop is better than the switch on the GK.

    What are the dimensions, and does the phones jack mute the speaker out?
  9. edencab

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    it is 7.5"x8"x1.75" 1.5 lbs.....fits in front of my gig bag
    haven't used headphones yet..but the manual says it will mute the speakers in the combos, so I would assume the same for the head.....I need a 1/8 to 1/4" adapter
  10. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Relax... Nothing Is Under Control. Supporting Member

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    Intriguing...

    I wonder if it could be used to push a power amp.
  11. astack

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    Need a DB review, please :D
  12. bassgod0dmw

    bassgod0dmw Supporting Member

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    :eek:

    That's light! Not that 4 lbs is heavy at all, but wow!
  13. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Gold Supporting Member

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    Beautiful. My GB 3-8T is one of my favorite pieces of gear, and this looks like a similarly joyful little grab'n go box!
  14. jnewmark

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    Is the Aux In a stereo input? I notice it's 1/4 phone plug in. Also, I take it that the Low Expander knob is otherwise known as a Contour ?
  15. Rual1

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    How is the tone in comparison to the Dynablock 400? I realize that it's half the wattage, but is it comparable volume-wise?
  16. edencab

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    Aux Input ....manual says : "......A stereo source will be summed electronically when fed into the Aux input jack using a TRS streo jack....the input is fed to the signal flow after the tone controls....".....haven tried that yet

    ....sorry no idea on the DB 400.........I did have a rental Tryanor DynaBass 300H for a week (350 w into 4 ohms)..was a while ago, I do remember really liking the sound and it was loud ...more than double the price of this new 200H though
  17. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

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    And made in Canada by the looks of it! We really need a side-by-side with the GK.
  18. edencab

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    ......."Low Expander shapes the tone of the bass by extending the low frequency and reducing the mid frequencies (around 400 Hz). By re-shaping the frequencies in this manner this provides an expanded tonal palette."
  19. edencab

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    yup, also a bit of a selling feature for me....

    ..also the Traynor was a bit cheaper than the GK .......and now even more because the GK price just went up about $60 at L&McQ
  20. darius8

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    Looks pretty nice, it would make a good backup. With the weight so low I'm wondering if you'd have to use double-side tape or velcro just to keep it from smashing to the ground.

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