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Traynor YT-15 2x15" Cab... good deal?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Lecollectif, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. Lecollectif


    Mar 2, 2004
    Hi Everyone.

    I'm fairly new to playing bass. A friend of mine aquired an old Traynor YT-15 2x15" cab. He offered it to me for $175 Canadian, which roughly translates to $230-50USD. He says that it's in good shape. Is this a good deal?

    Also, what kind of head should I get for this thing, in order to get the most out of it?

  2. retrohwam

    retrohwam Guest

    Apr 20, 2004
    Mississippi Gulf Coast
    Lecollectif - might want to change the batteries in your calculator: $175 Canadian would roughly be $130 USD.

    If the speakers aren't shot - it's probably a fair deal.
  3. Lecollectif


    Mar 2, 2004
    Wow. What was I thinking? It's early, cut me some slack.

    But thanks. I'm going to check it out today.

    Also, anything on the type of head?
  4. josh_m


    May 5, 2004
    Davie, Fl
    I just got a YT-15 for US$125, so yes I would say it's a fair deal. First things first you will need to open up the back and wire it in parallel, the speakers are 8ohms wired in series. If I remember correctly it was built to be used with the YBA-1. I am going to try a BX3000T with it once I get my funds straightened out. If you can find an old Traynor 16Ohm head (a YBA-1, YBA-2, etc.) you don't need to rewire the speakers and will have the original Traynor sound.

    The looks of the cab will help determine the year since I think this cab was made from '69-77 (not positive on that.) One of the speakers in mine is creased badly (I found it odd that it was only one of them) and I cannot find Marsland replacement speakers anywhere, so now I am looking for JBL D140's (or a standard replacement) and convert it to a YTL-15.

    There isn't much Traynor information on the internet, and even less information about this cab, if you buy it I wish you the best of luck.
  5. GrapeBass


    Jun 10, 2004
    Graphic designer: Yorkville Sound
    Go to www.Yorkville.com and search...

    Two of the YS-15''s Marslands wired in series for 16 Ohms so that two YT-15s could be used with the YBA-1

    Approximate Serial Number
    3100 to 7400s = 1966 to 1970 // 006#### to 910####

    Years Made 1966 - 1979
    Cabinet Type 2x15" bass cab
    Power 180 Watts pgm 16 Ohms

    A decent twin-fifteen that remained in production for a long time.

  6. twoby15


    Sep 11, 2016
    Whoa this thread is back from the dead!
    What speakers would tb recommend to get one of these fixed up running at 8ohms ? It's a shallow and light cab. I'm guessing I'm seeking two 4 ohm 15" that would be happy with the shallow cab.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2016
  7. BogeyBass


    Sep 14, 2010
    eminence delta 15a wired in parallel
    would be 4ohms
    delta 15b for 8 ohms
    also with a series/parallel switch the 15a's would be sswitchable to 16ohms series like the original and 4ohms parallel
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  8. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    DeltaLite and Kappalite drivers would work - particularly the KappaLites. I have a pair in a small sealed cab and they sound great!
    Moosehead1966 and twoby15 like this.
  9. Intrigued. I have the same cab, to pair with a 1970 V4B and a 1972 B-25-B . Been reading that the Kappalite is for vented enclosures. Thoughts?

  10. ScottTunes

    ScottTunes Gear-A-Holic Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2011
    So Cal
    My small sealed cab is the same dimensional size as the first Fender Dual Showman 215 and Vox T-100 215 cabs. The KappaLites sound fantastic in it! Should be great in your YT-15 too.

    2015-8-15 140.

    It's the cab on the far left. The drivers in all the other cabs (which are ported) have DeltaLites.