Yorkville BassMaster?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fourstringgirl, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Anybody have any experience with these? I played one extensively yesterday and really want to sell my current rig and get this. Current rig is a Peavey Firebass II and 2 TVX810 cabs. I've had them for almost 5 years and am tired of lugging them around.

    The Yorkville I tried was a 400w combo with 2 10s. I can also run one of their 115 cabs with it. It sounded great AND I can get it all into my car with no prob.

    Anyone use these amps?
  2. Justin Tuskey

    Justin Tuskey Guest

    Mar 24, 2007
    Richmond Hill, GA
    I use the Bassmaster XS800 head, and its pretty killer. Just search for yorkville, and you will see a lot of love for them here on TalkBass. They are very versatile and a built like tanks! Also they are North American made with one of the best warranties around. Great sound, and very powerful
  3. srxplayer


    May 19, 2004
    Highland, CA
    I have a friend who has one of these, he actually has a couple of Yorkville rigs. I played through that combo at his house and was very impressed. They seem to be nice products. I thought it sounded very good.

    Yorkville (or Trayner nowdays) has a good reputation. I don't think it would be a bad choice.
  4. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
    Yorkville/Traynor have some great bass and PA products, and great tech support. Wish there were more US dealers, but I guess the internet will suffice.
  5. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I use a Yorkie XM 200 (200 watt 2 X 10" combo) with the matching 1 X 15" ext. cab. Compact but a little on the heavy side. The rig is plenty loud enough for small / medium venues. My local shop is no longer stocking them but they're available on line. Of course, you can't test-drive it first so it may take it out of contention. If you can afford to go top-shelf, take a look at the Eden Metros and SWR Redheads.

  6. Psychicpet

    Psychicpet Guest

    Mar 13, 2004
    Friend and Endorsee of Larry
    I've used a Yorkville BassMaster 50 (1x10" li'l combo) for teaching and smaller coffee house gigs and the thing is nuts!! great tone. I'm not a huge fan of the rest of the line BUT!! if it floats your boat then by all means get it. An they do have a great warranty and are built well.:bassist:
  7. 62bass

    62bass Guest

    Apr 3, 2005
    I used the 200 watt 2x10 model which looks about the same but less power and a few less goodies. Great amp and I only sold it to go lighter. It had way more apparent volume than you would think even without an extension cabinet. With a 1x15 added it got really huge. The 400 watt model is even better.

    Look at the new Traynor Dynabass version of that amp. Same amp but different cosmetics and a re-tuned speaker cabinet. It sounds even better than the Yorkville model. The extension cabinets are very good too.

    Up here in Canada we've known about these gems for a long time. Best bang for your buck out there and that "2 years, even if you break it" warranty. They're very reliable too.
    oldfartatplay likes this.
  8. svp


    Mar 12, 2007
    +100 on the Yorkville gear. I just did a deal 4days ago for a XS800h 6 months old for $400.00 and I am getting nothing but compliments on it. In fact I just got off the phone with Yorkville (716-297-2920) because I had a couple of questions and they were great, even asked me the serial# and explained the 2 year warranty was transferable, that I did not even need the original purchase paperwork. All I can say is Yorkville just might be the best kept secret of the bass gear world:hyper:
  9. My combo of choice is the Bassmaster 400T (that's the one I think you used). Alone it's all you need for most gigs. From time to time I've used it with a Hartke 115XL. In this configuration you are running 400 watts into 2x10's and 1x15 and as one might imigine, it rocks.
  10. I used to have a Yorkville rig years ago. It was a 400B combo. Don't know if they still make them like this, but I dropped that amp down a flight of concrete steps on the way to a gig. It still rocked out! Never had a problem with it.
  11. Thanks for all the input guys! As soon as I can get rid of the behemoth Peavey rig, it's Yorkville all the way! :bassist:
  12. You won't regret it. I use the XM200 2x10 combo with the 1x15 ext. cab. The sound is killer and the volume has always been enough for my needs.

    I've also got a XS400 head that I sometimes use with the 1x15 cab but I'm looking/saving for a good 4 ohm cab to get the full 400 watts out of it.

    Like many up here in the great white north I've been using Traynor/Yorkville for years and it's never let me down in either reliability or tone.

  13. pics of the ROD first
  14. Nick Kay

    Nick Kay Guest

    Jul 26, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario
    Using the XS400 1x15 combo here. Couldn't be happier with it. That thing has some SERIOUS headroom for only putting out 250w without an extension speaker. Still want to get a 2x10 to throw in with it for the extra oomph, though. :D
  15. Here it is. Impressive but a pain in the butt!!

  16. Your like the Schecter's fourstringgirl? I like mine.
  17. That thing looks like it could eat people.

    The Yorkville stuff is nice. Just make sure you turn off the scoop/contour control! That dial is like instant tone suck.
  18. JeffC

    JeffC Guest

    Mar 8, 2007
    Thats a mean rig, but as a Canadian and Traynor fan I have to give major props to the combo you were checking out.

    I have used the Traynor 400TC (400w 2x10") for a few outdoor gigs and a bunch of practices and it held up like a champ, sounding great the whole time. I have also used the 200TC, 400w head and 8x8" cab, and a '72 YBA-1 head and 2x15" cab at various times. The '72 was a loaner by chance but I was so impressed I stuck with the Traynor name for a while. I have had a chance to play the new Dynabass 200 that launched in october and it is their best yet.

    I currently have an '77 Ampeg V-4B and peavey cab. Just can't beat the vintage Ampeg tube sound, I wouldn't mind a Dynabass 200 as a port-a-rig tho.

    I say go for it, if you have any questions feel free to ask. :bassist:
  19. I like it... the band seems to also
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