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Here's a toughie...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tmu, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. tmu


    Mar 14, 2004
    So, now that I am getting my Mesa M-Pulse 360 fixed, do I keep it, or trade it for a Traynor YBA200?? :meh:
  2. I say go for the all tube sweetness.
  3. tmu


    Mar 14, 2004
    Tubes you thunk? Anyone else?
  4. While I love Mesa products, to me.. all tube amps are the most wonderfull amps. They just have the thickness, the grind and sound that I like. I'm no into how quick or how transparent my sound is. Nor do I care how much they weigh. Now thats the way I feel, if you feel the same way then go for tubes. If not stick with the MPulse 360, or trade up for a 600
  5. tmu


    Mar 14, 2004
    I know what you are saying man, and I sort of feel the same way... have you tried the traynor?
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Traynor amps suck. I've had to work on a few, and they were designed so poorly I had to take the speaker out just so I could change a tube! Blech. Stick with the Mesa, or, better yet, get a 400+ if you are dying for tubes.
  7. Are we talking a new-gen traynor amp? I know they just released a new one... don't count them out yet.
  8. Trade all the way!
  9. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    the new tube head looks good to me... 4x 6550 power!

    I'm wait for word about the localish (hour away) dealer to get one in I can try out.

    I may wait for my new cabinet before heading out though. :bassist:
  10. tmu


    Mar 14, 2004
    Interesting... that was my concern: build quality. However, I am also concerned about the Mesa's build quality, after it seems to dislike the transformer...
  11. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    I know all the hype about the old Traynors and the rumor that Dan Armstrong smuggled a YBA-3A to Ampeg to produce the SVT.

    Still, leave it up to your best judge.........your ears.
  12. tmu


    Mar 14, 2004
    Really?! I knew the Traynors were out before the SVT, but where did you hear that from?
  13. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    As I mentioned, tmu, it's just a product of the rumor mill and the timing of the product introductions was rather coincidental, if not "curious."
    That Traynor with two 8x10 cabs was something to reckon with for a while, here in the US.

    The old monoblock Traynors are still beloved by bassists but I don't know where or how you could get parts/service for them.
  14. tmu


    Mar 14, 2004
    Is there any other advice? I am still stuck between the new Traynor, the M-pulse, and the SVP-CL with RMX-850 power amp...
  15. natrab


    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    I must say, the Mesa M-Pulse technology gets a very warm tubey sound for having a SS power section. And it's worth sacrificing the minor difference between that and a real tube amp for the sake of weight.