#1
The Traynor I bought myself, the MXR was a Christmas gift. Modded the MXR (took out the C4 capacitor, really opened the pedal up)



The YGL-1 sounds simply amazing. The most clean headroom of any 15 watt amp I've played. The drive is more of a bluesy/classic rock drive, but the MXR takes care of that . Reverb's digital but decent. The voicing switch is very useful. The Pure mode has a little too much lower mids for my taste, but with the right EQing, it makes a nice lead channel. Now if only it was footswitchable...



The MXR Distortion III really sounds more like a really hot OD than a Disortion. When I first got it, it was pretty dark, even with the tone knob dimed. It sounded kind of muffled. I opened her up and yanked out the C4 capacitor, put her back together, and it was a Huge improvement. More dynamic, open, and definitely brighter. A little more gain on tap too.

Overall, great new gear!
Acoustics:
1994 Seagull SM6
2007 Takamine G5013SVFT

Electrics:
2008 Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top (Cherryburst)
1964 Gibson Melody Maker D (DC)

Amps:
Traynor YGL-1

Pedals
MXR Distortion III (C4 Modded)
#2
HNGD!

Could you get us some clips to hear your new rig?
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#3
I will, when I can get together with my recording buddy. He's got all the mic's and stuff.
Acoustics:
1994 Seagull SM6
2007 Takamine G5013SVFT

Electrics:
2008 Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top (Cherryburst)
1964 Gibson Melody Maker D (DC)

Amps:
Traynor YGL-1

Pedals
MXR Distortion III (C4 Modded)
#4
HNA/PD!

How are the cleans and overdrives on the traynor?
I'll pretend I can mod your amp but break it instead.
#5
very nice
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HNA/PD!

How are the cleans and overdrives on the traynor?


The cleans are very Fender-esque, although with the gain just past noon I can get some nice Vox "on the edge of breakup" cleans. The overdrive isn't very gainy, as I said it's good for blues/classic rock. Think SRV "Cold Shot". Nails that tone perfectly. The drive's a little dark, but you can easily EQ that out.

The USA mode is really smooth. Nice chimey Fender cleans and kind of a Blues Jr. breakup when you crank the gain. Nice bass response too.

The Brit mode is a little rougher than the USA mode, and breaks up a little earlier. The highs are a little coarser, and the mids are more present. This is where I get my SRV tones from.

The Pure mode is interesting. The mids are Very present. Particularly the low-mids. It overdrives earlier than the Brit mode, and alot smoother. There's also a noticeable volume boost. It takes a little EQing, but it makes a great lead channel.

The reverb's pretty decent, and there's plenty on tap. It also takes pedals really well. Best $570 I ever spent.
Acoustics:
1994 Seagull SM6
2007 Takamine G5013SVFT

Electrics:
2008 Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plain Top (Cherryburst)
1964 Gibson Melody Maker D (DC)

Amps:
Traynor YGL-1

Pedals
MXR Distortion III (C4 Modded)