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Found these two amps in my basement - traynors

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Dcolangelo, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Dcolangelo


    Jan 21, 2014
    Hey I found these two cabinets in my basement don't know anything about these things was wondering if anyone can help me.. And how much are they worth?

    Traynor "big b" speaker cabinet yc-810 has to be Atleast 30 years old

    Traynor yn-412 speaker cabinet model number yn 741

    Both are very big and very Heavy

    Have lots of pictures wasn't sure how to post them though lol
  2. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    Create an account on Photobucket. Upload the photos. Copy the image URL. Paste that link in the response field and post.
  3. Just curious...how does someone find a couple of unknown bass cabinets in their basement?
  4. Me too; an 8x10 and a 4x12?
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    They are worth absolutely nothing I'm sorry to say and I don't normally do this but I'll take them off your hands and I'll even pay for half of the shipping the sooner you get rid of them the better. I must be losing my mind for even thinking about taking these off your hands. :)
  6. Dcolangelo


    Jan 21, 2014
    They were my dads he used to be in a band and he passed away a couple years ago
  7. Wagz


    May 2, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    Traynor keeps some limited legacy information up on their website.
    Might be worth it to send them an email.
  8. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Traynor used Marshland 8Ω speakers in the 810. I was never fond of those speakers as they seemed light duty for bass. People would swap them out or use the cab for guitar.

    A bandmate had a Traynor 610 guitar amp in the 60's that we all though was pretty good.
  9. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Keep an eye on ebay and do some wide craigslist searches to see what people are selling them for. That's probably your best bet for value. I don't believe that Traynor stuff goes for the 'serious' vintage money though. TB can't give pricing insight to those who aren't supporting members, but you really won't get more accurate here than you would be watching what others are selling them for.
  10. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
  11. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    In 1969 in a huge basement up on Federal Hill in Providence, Rhode Island, I recall hearing a 412 or 612 Traynor bass cab and head that really was quite impressive. At the time I had a Dual Showman that just was not cutting it, as much as I liked it.

    I think it was a BassMaster I or II, I don't recall which. IMHO, a fully working and restored version would be cool. However, I have totally moved on from pseudo-legendary "farts squeezed out of tubes into flabby drivers arrayed in huge flimsy cabs" era. :D :D :D