New Traynor YBA-200 all-tube head

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by burgess, May 5, 2004.

  1. Just to let everyone know: Yorkville Sound has resurrected the Traynor brand for new tube guitar amps for a couple of years now, and now they have announced a new tube bass head. It is 200 watts into 4 or 8 ohms, 44lbs, 4x6650 2x12AX7 1x12AU7 and supposedly $850 CDN at Long and McQuade here in Toronto when it arrives in "a couple of weeks". A quad 6550 head for $850 CDN and the weight isn't even totally paralyzing like the old Traynors, amazing amps though they were. It also has some nice modern features like a balanced XLR out and an FX loop. The EQ is passive 3 band with shiftable centre points plus a couple of switches for extra highs and for a mid scoop. There is also a knob from the power amp that controls speaker damping. If it even a halfway decent amp (as it should be given its pedigree, plus the fact quad-6550 designs are a well established type) then it will be an amazing deal for that price. Every other all tube bass head costs a fortune these days. And this looks to be as good as any of them. Maybe Ampeg and Mesa will be obliged to lower their prices a bit. I will be posting a taste test when it arrives. In the meantime check it out here
  2. You're behind the times. Check this out. BTW, old Traynors aren't heavy, not even the big YB3A Super Custom Special.