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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 http://www.yorkville.com/products.asp?type=32&cat=40&id=263
  2. You're behind the times. Check this out. BTW, old Traynors aren't heavy, not even the big YB3A Super Custom Special.