#1
Ive been looking for a new amp, used or new, in the $500-$1000 range and came across the YCV80Q. Anyone played one before? 2 channel 80 watt tube combo 4x10 for less than $700 brand new sounds good to me.

I originally wanted a head and cab (most likely DSL 40 or TSL 60 and a 4x12) but anything new would be out of my price range in that area. I like the idea of the good 2 year warrenty on the traynor and having a brand new amp. especially since this is my first tube amp and it sounds pretty modern and fool proof with the auto biasing and everything. I want something thats going to have a good bass response and move some air when im doing a hard palm muted riff. Is a 4x10 going to be able to give that like a 4x12 can? I play mostly modern rock and punk style stuff but need good cleans too. No metal or anything like that but i need a solid distortion.


* All tube construction with 4 x 5881, 3 x 12AX7A Sovtek tubes
* 4 x 10 Celestion? Tube-10 speakers
* Separate tone controls for clean and drive channels
* ?Scoop? switch on lead channel for heavy ?boutique amp? lead sound
* ?Expander? switch on rhythm channel for unique variations of clean tone
* DynaSound speakers compensated XLR direct output
* DynaSound compensated headphone output
* Parallel effects loop with trim controls on input and output
* Internal Speaker defeat switch for silent practice or direct recording
* DC powered filament supply on preamp tubes for reduced hum
* Autobalancing bias supply means no need for matched pairs of output tubes or bias adjustments
* Long Accutronics reverb springs for authentic vintage sound
* Fully regulated power supply for ultra low noise
* Conservatively driven output for extended tube life
* Additional ?loop-through? serial effects loop
* 80 great big loud tube watts? not the little tiny solid state ones.
#2
It looks amazing. Have you checked out the Traynor 50BLUE though? It has a better speaker, has lower wattage (but still way enough) so you can crank it easier. Its a bit cheaper.
#3
Yeah i checked that one out too but i think i want something that is at least a 2x12 as i will be gigging with it semi regularly. although ill be micing the amp almost 100% of the time i want something thats going to be able to hold its own without. I guess i could plug it into a cab but if im going to go that route i might as well just buy a head and cab i figure. on the other hand since i will be micing it almost all the time (cant think of a time i wouldnt but it might come across) i might not need something that big.
#4
Quote by evansut7
Yeah i checked that one out too but i think i want something that is at least a 2x12 as i will be gigging with it semi regularly. although ill be micing the amp almost 100% of the time i want something thats going to be able to hold its own without. I guess i could plug it into a cab but if im going to go that route i might as well just buy a head and cab i figure. on the other hand since i will be micing it almost all the time (cant think of a time i wouldnt but it might come across) i might not need something that big.


You contridicted yourself about 3 times in that post.
#5
sorry i havent got a load of time, but i thought id say something. i recently got a Traynore YCV40, with new tubes and a Celestion Vintsage 30 speaker. and theres not much i can say other than this is the best amp ive ever played. there is absolutely nothing more i could as out of a midsized cimbo tube amp, i got it used, for only $450 of Ebay. What a steal, jesus. this amp has givent me absolutely pristine tones. anythign form beautful, summering cleans to great distortion (the amp itself doesnt get metal-esque distortion without a pedal, but it gets plenty for me). its got such deep warms, exactly what i was looking for. sorry i cant go into more depth, i got to run. BUY THAT AMP
#6
Quote by keeponrockin
You contridicted yourself about 3 times in that post.


maybe your reading it differently than me but i dont see any contradictions... i was replying to call1800ksmyazz about the YCV50 blue.
#7
I have the YCV80 2x12", and on '2' volume it's loud enough to play a small club (not mic'd).

The speakers are decent, but not that great. When I get more money, I'm going to only use 2 of the power tubes (to make it around 40 watts) and put in Celestion Greenbacks instead of the 70/80's that come with it.

In my opinion, you should probably go for the YCV40BLUE.
#8
im also wondering about this amp, I had the YCV50 rented out for a month and I liked it alot but I like my cleans clean and it got alot of natural overdrive when I was playin clean cause most of the time to be heard it was cranked, I like cranking it when im playin with overdrive but I dont like the bit of overdrive it would give when clean so im wondering about this cause its like the same amp just louder right?
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#9
I'm thinkin about buyin a Fender Twin. Amazing cleans, the distortion is pretty good as well.
#10
50 watts is more than enough to gig with, even if it has only 1 speaker. And like you said, you'll be micing it anyways. And even if you did have a 2x12 you'd still have to mic it in most gig situations.

I'd recommend the YCV50 Blue. It's going to sound a lot better.
#11
Do you guys really think 50 watts behind a single 12 is going to be enough to gig with without micing the amp? I really dont feel like its enough, mostly because of the speaker. I dont think it can move enough air to give me the low end i want to play rock music. Unless it was a very small room i really dont think it would cut it and all my lows would be lost and id have a very tinny sterile sound. Also like giorgio1210 mentioned i need my cleans to sparkle at high volumes and not be overdriven at all.
#12
I think I've only been to one club/venue that doesn't mic amps. You will never play anywhere that doesn't use a PA (except, maybe, a house party, but it should still be well capable). The 1x12" should hold up fine for any application.