Traynor YBA300 Gain Question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Xandrell, Dec 23, 2014.

  1. Xandrell


    Aug 23, 2014
    I'm thinking on purchasing this amp and would like to know if you can turn the Master up (all the way) and adjust the volume with the Gain like an Ampeg CL?
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2014
  2. AlexanderB


    Feb 25, 2007
    Why not?
    There is nothing stopping you. Will it sound good? Only you can decide.
  3. Yes you certainly can. It's a superb amp and gives a Damn good 300w of all tube thump.
    Very bouncy thick and loud. I wish I still had mine, but a Fender Super Bassman called. :bassist::D
  4. AlexanderB


    Feb 25, 2007
    Slight de-railing... rodl2005, how do the two compare? I remember you posting a lot of positive things about the YBA?
  5. Hard to say definitely as I didn't have both at the same time. But. ....
    The YBA300 is very BIG sounding. Thick bouncy and solid. Plenty of power and the tube lock out and user bias thingy I liked. Nothing really I didn't like. Great amp.
    The Fender is more tubby & tubey, a li'l more 'vintage' for want of a better description. The 2 channels helped me decide. The vintage channel is lush and the active channel can be made to sound the same or very gnarly with the blend of the drive option.
    Both really great amps. But one note on the Super Bassman and I was sold. The YBA300 is just as good. ... But it didn't 'fit' me quite as well
  6. AlexanderB


    Feb 25, 2007
    I have a Fender "all tube" preamp, the TBP-1. Those things YOU like, the "tubbier" (slightly bloated) tone and vintage eq are MY main issues with that amp. (Bought it un-seen.)
    It seems the YBA300 will fit me better, in that case. That "BIG" sound might be exactly what I am looking for. (And the YBA will unfortunately be another "blind buy".)

    Merry Christmas!