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Traynor YBA 200 (NOT YBA 200-2): any good?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Gonzo476, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Gonzo476


    Mar 1, 2009
    Madrid, Spain
    There is a local guy selling one for 450€. I'm looking for a mostly clean amp, but I don't mind a slight (and I mean slight) breakup at high volumes. The guy says that the amp has an auto-bias circuit. Is it true?
  2. Muckaluck

    Muckaluck Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    Whitby, Ontario
    Many people had trouble with the auto bias circuit years ago. These were frequently returned to Traynor and given the fixed bias upgrade (downgrade?) to give them a fixed bias. The result was the YBA 200-2.

    I liked mine when I had it and it sat really nice with a band. I was not a big fan of the sound when it was solo. I found it rather grindy.
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  4. Afaik it's fairly simple to replace autobias with fixed, contact Traynor.

    Search tube rolling. I believe it's possible to get a wider range of clean before breakup in the pre.

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