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Which amp should I keep? Help me decide.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TC.65, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. TC.65


    Dec 20, 2008
    Carbondale IL
    I have a dilemma I need to sell an amp to help fund a new cab. I have only two amps they are a Genz Benz Streamliner 600 and a Traynor YBA200-2. So with weight aside and only going on tone and volume. which one would you keep? Also the Traynor is all tube and the GB has an all tube preamp. Right now I'm leaning towards keeping the Traynor, but I really like both amps. Help me decide please.
  2. Nope you're on your own :D
  3. truecanadian04


    May 4, 2011
  4. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    Norwich, CT
    I would go by tone, whichever sounds better. If you don't mind the weight then go with your ear!
  5. TC.65


    Dec 20, 2008
    Carbondale IL
    Thanks B-string that was a big help lol.
  6. Woops! I've had a late night & an early:what:
    Sadly, coz I like all tube amps, if going with just one amp, outta these 2, I'd go with the Shuttle.
    More power, VERY versatile, great eq, small, light, well designed..etc..

    Scrap that, you said "Streamliner"

    Now I'd go with the Yba200 in an instant! But, I didn't gel with the STL
    That's my 2c, if it's worth that.:D
  7. redhed


    Oct 25, 2009
    Really I would keep the Traynor. The Traynor you can keep for ever......
    But I am partial to tube amps.
  8. musicman666


    Sep 11, 2011
    What's a Traynor? Is that some sorta Canadian thing?
    *You fellers up North are kinda strange*
  9. Sorry bro :D The GB might be easier to replace later but the GB is more capable. You are in a tough spot. If you like them equally I would have to keep both and save somewhere else. ;)
  10. Jim C

    Jim C Is that what you meant to play or is this jazz? Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Bethesda, MD
    I really like the sound of tube amps, but no 200 watt amp is going to take care of my need for headroom and loud; the SVT is the only tuber for me anymore.
  11. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    It wouldn't even be contest for me, I'm rolling with the tube amp.
  12. TC.65


    Dec 20, 2008
    Carbondale IL
    Yeah I've been comparing these amps all day and will continue to do so. If there is any way possible I will keep them both, but I'm not so sure I'll be able to do that.
  13. ngh


    Feb 6, 2013
    brooklyn, ny
    get a buddy to help you set up a blind ab test where they switch the amps while you play. whichever one gets your cahones tingling most is the one you keep.
  14. ngh


    Feb 6, 2013
    brooklyn, ny
    that being said.... i'd keep the traynor
  15. I like his idea^^^^
  16. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Streamliner and an eq pedal to give it a bit more versatility and you are good to go. Amps with alot of power in a compact, light package will always win me over anything else.
  17. I'd keep the STM because I'm not into lugging all tube heads around.
  18. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    my friend's band uses the traynor, which can get pretty nasty in a metal setting when turned all the way up, consider that it might not have the hi volume clean you may need
  19. As always, give it enough cab & it'll have a lotta volume.
    I've done outdoor gigs without PA support using the Yba200 into a 6 or 8x10" :thumbup:
  20. bertbass666


    Mar 6, 2009
    Keep the Traynor.

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