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#1
Yes, as the title says.
Im really debating getting one of these...
except, ive never played one
and im not going to be able to.
Thats right, nobody in minnesota carries a traynor ycv 50.
So, i ask you, UG, should i get it?
I really like picking dynamics. Picking dynamics are important.

I like being able to get VH like tones, but not to the point where its a loose worthless distortion, kinda like a marshall vintage modern, where is just a ball of distortion. I also like tight lead tones, kinda like a satch type thing, with the clear overdrive thing.
I really love my blues, so a SRV tone is 2nd on the list, behind a classic rock tone.
So i ask you, UG, does this amp fit me?
Oh yeah, i HATE mud.
also, add RHCP and pearl jam in there too.
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
Last edited by kool98769 at Feb 24, 2008,
#2
Yes, I own one. I have a 50w Peavey classic 2x12, Laney Pro Tube Lead 50w,79 Marshall MK2 Lead 50w 2x12. The Traynor is versatile. Tube changes in seconds with the auo-biasing circuit.
#3
Id look into the ycs-50 as well. Incredibly versatile.
Traynor YCS-50>EHX SMM w/ Hazarai>EHX DMM>EHX Holy Grail>EHX Small Stone>EHX Big Muff PI (NY)>EHX Pulsar>Ibanez TS-9DX>Echo Park>Ibanez Vintage Tubeking>Fulltone OCD>Zvex Fuzz Factory> Roto-Machine>Fulltone Wah>MJM London Fuzz>Fender Strat
#4
Quote by havocrus
Yes, I own one. I have a 50w Peavey classic 2x12, Laney Pro Tube Lead 50w,79 Marshall MK2 Lead 50w 2x12. The Traynor is versatile. Tube changes in seconds with the auo-biasing circuit.

Yes it will do that?
Or what do you mean?
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#5
Oh yeah, i HATE mud.


Prepare for a tube change. The YCV50 is an amazing amp, but the stock tubes are incredibly muddy.
Someones knowledge of guitar companies spelling determines what amps you can own. Really smart people can own things like Framus because they sound like they might be spelled with a "y" but they aren't.
#6
Quote by Archeo Avis
Prepare for a tube change. The YCV50 is an amazing amp, but the stock tubes are incredibly muddy.

I was planning on getting some KT 77's if i do get it, so i'd assume that the mud would be fix'd?
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#8
Quote by slatsmania
Search for a Traynor dealer near you!

Or you could just buy the YCV 50 Blue blind, and be completely satisfied.

I did look for my local dealers.
The only ones within 2 hours dont have it. I didnt even check with the ones that were 2 1/2-6 hours away.
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#9
Just trying to help...

It's a great amp for you. If you don't fall in love with anything your local shops have to offer, It really might be worth it for you to take the plunge and buy it on line. You'll rarely hear from anyone who's played the amp to have a bad experience with it.
You Don't Need a halfstack.

You Don't Need 100W.

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i love you slats.
#10
Quote by slatsmania
Just trying to help...

It's a great amp for you. If you don't fall in love with anything your local shops have to offer, It really might be worth it for you to take the plunge and buy it on line. You'll rarely hear from anyone who's played the amp to have a bad experience with it.

mmmmk.

I think im going to have to take the plunge, because to be honest the only amp's overdrive that i really liked was a JSX, and my parents wont let me spend that much on an amp.

I think im going to take the leap of faith. Maybe if i dont like it i can pawn it off on craigslist for more than i bought it for...lol
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#11
shoop da whoop
Anyone else got an opinion?
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#14
well, hopefully i'll be ordering this on thursday, since tomorrow ill be at the
FOO FIGHTERS!!!!!!
:rockoutwithcockout:
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#15
Quote by kool98769
Yes, as the title says.
Im really debating getting one of these...
except, ive never played one
and im not going to be able to.
Thats right, nobody in minnesota carries a traynor ycv 50.
So, i ask you, UG, should i get it?
I really like picking dynamics. Picking dynamics are important.

I like being able to get VH like tones, but not to the point where its a loose worthless distortion, kinda like a marshall vintage modern, where is just a ball of distortion. I also like tight lead tones, kinda like a satch type thing, with the clear overdrive thing.
I really love my blues, so a SRV tone is 2nd on the list, behind a classic rock tone.
So i ask you, UG, does this amp fit me?
Oh yeah, i HATE mud.
also, add RHCP and pearl jam in there too.



!!!! i know exactly what you mean!!!!! iwas looking for a 40 and my gosh Minnesota has NOTHING! lol
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countries have been toppled in the time it's taking, revolutions won got a black pres

yawn


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When he finally gets one it'll probably be televised like the Berlin Wall coming down.
The end of an era
#16
Quote by Bostonrocks
!!!! i know exactly what you mean!!!!! iwas looking for a 40 and my gosh Minnesota has NOTHING! lol

you end up getting that rockman stuff?
Methinks it coulda been sold for profit on ebay.
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#17
Quote by kool98769
you end up getting that rockman stuff?
Methinks it coulda been sold for profit on ebay.



No i didn't decided i didn't wann spend that much but it was still a good deal.

yah you coulda gotten a good profit proably around 5 to 800 in profit actually
Quote by gregs1020
Brett has been saving for a splawn for 4 years
countries have been toppled in the time it's taking, revolutions won got a black pres

yawn


Quote by bubb_tubbs
When he finally gets one it'll probably be televised like the Berlin Wall coming down.
The end of an era
Last edited by Bostonrocks at Feb 26, 2008,
#18
moment of truth...
anyone had bad experiences?!
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#20
Quote by forsaknazrael
The only thing I don't like about the YCV50 is that it has a global master volume, and no prescence control.

couldnt a sonic maximizer fix the presence thing?
And i really dont mind 1 master vol
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#21
Never used a Sonic Maximizer, don't know what it does.

I just think that the prescence control makes a really big difference in how the YCV series sounds. Makes it more flexible.

I like the dual volumes on the YCV40, because then I could compensate for how the distortion might sound quieter than the cleans...because it's distorted. I forget why that happens, but it does, to my ears.
#22
Quote by forsaknazrael
Never used a Sonic Maximizer, don't know what it does.

I just think that the prescence control makes a really big difference in how the YCV series sounds. Makes it more flexible.

I like the dual volumes on the YCV40, because then I could compensate for how the distortion might sound quieter than the cleans...because it's distorted. I forget why that happens, but it does, to my ears.

goddamnit lol
Maybe get a ycv 40 then? lol
its not like i need an extra 10 watts or anything.
Whats the major differences?
wait...why is it 100 bucks more expensive?!
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#23
Quote by forsaknazrael
I like the dual volumes on the YCV40, because then I could compensate for how the distortion might sound quieter than the cleans...because it's distorted. I forget why that happens, but it does, to my ears.


The YCV50 has that too... It has a volume for each channel, and a Master. On mine I have the Clean volume cranked, and the dirty about 3/4 to get them at the same level. Then you can set the master to wherever you want.
#24
^Oh yeah, right. But the loss of a prescence control was the bigger issue, to me. Plus, I don't really need the global master at all.

It's not really a major thing, honestly. I also like the volumes so I could run the clean channel lower, and use my boost pedal to get some cleaner OD, or use my fuzz pedal to boost it.

It's not like the YCV50 sucks.
#26
Quote by forsaknazrael
^Oh yeah, right. But the loss of a prescence control was the bigger issue, to me. Plus, I don't really need the global master at all.

It's not really a major thing, honestly. I also like the volumes so I could run the clean channel lower, and use my boost pedal to get some cleaner OD, or use my fuzz pedal to boost it.

It's not like the YCV50 sucks.


What does the Presence do?

And to be honest I bought the 50 because I loved the way the 40 sounded in Reincasters clip. The 50 being a little more darker then that was the icing though...


(Oh yeah and great deal on it used here on UG)
#27
Quote by stangconv
What does the Presence do?

And to be honest I bought the 50 because I loved the way the 40 sounded in Reincasters clip. The 50 being a little more darker then that was the icing though...


(Oh yeah and great deal on it used here on UG)

Its the control on treble frequencies, basically.
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#29
Quote by kool98769
goddamnit lol
Maybe get a ycv 40 then? lol
its not like i need an extra 10 watts or anything.
Whats the major differences?
wait...why is it 100 bucks more expensive?!


The 50 has a vintage 30, which is easily better than the YCV40's crappy 70/80 speaker.

I bought the 40 blind, and let me tell you, easily better than the hot rod, just as good drive channel as the Peavey classic, but much more solidly contructed, and reliable than the other two.
Peavey 5150
Mesa Mark IV
Mesa Single Rectifier (Series 1)
Fender Custom Shop Tonemaster
Roland Microcube

-Whitebox OS 1x12
-Port City OS 1x12

Digidesign Eleven RackAxe Fx Ultra
#30
Quote by Reincaster
The 50 has a vintage 30, which is easily better than the YCV40's crappy 70/80 speaker.

I bought the 40 blind, and let me tell you, easily better than the hot rod, just as good drive channel as the Peavey classic, but much more solidly contructed, and reliable than the other two.

no, meaning why is the 40 more expensive than the 50 >_>
i should have specified
There is a ycv40 wr for 700, but the ycv 50 is 600
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#32
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#34
Quote by forsaknazrael
Good question. It's honestly, a lot of the same amp. Same chassis, almost same cabinet, same transformers...

Must be because of popularity? As far as I've heard, the YCV40WR does better than the YCV50 Blue. That's a great deal on the Blue, had I known about this store, I would've bought it for sure.

that could be it.
i really dont think they're pocketing that much then though.
Although on their ycv40 they're pretty close to MF, but the blue is 150 more expensive on MF
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#35
the standard ycv40 is cheaper than the ycv50. the wr costs more
because of the tolex. its mostly marketing, like the hot rods and blues jrs with their alternate tolex.
Peavey 5150
Mesa Mark IV
Mesa Single Rectifier (Series 1)
Fender Custom Shop Tonemaster
Roland Microcube

-Whitebox OS 1x12
-Port City OS 1x12

Digidesign Eleven RackAxe Fx Ultra
#36
ok, thanks for clearing that up
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#37
w00t.
Its ordered
At the latest, it will come in 2 mondays.
Cant wait...
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
#38
after i get a drumkit, im seriously wanting to get either this or the marshall dsl401, but ive heard the speaker is crap on the marshall.
ill probably have to take the plunge too.
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#39
Quote by marvelboy_04
after i get a drumkit, im seriously wanting to get either this or the marshall dsl401, but ive heard the speaker is crap on the marshall.
ill probably have to take the plunge too.

dont get a marshall dsl401.
They're horrible
Thats actually what i gave back to GC after it started being a piece of crap.
The cleans are halfways descent, and the distortion sucks, and doesnt sound vintage at all, like a marshall should. (IMO) And it is muddy as hell. I'd say its a little bit worse than the vintage modern
Gear:
Ibanez RG550 20th RFR
Traynor YCV50
Fender FMT HH Tele
Mesa Boogie 2ch Triple Rectifier
2 1x12 custom Theile cabs
ISP Decimator
Krank Kranshaft
Boss BF-2 Flanger
BBE Sonic Maximizer
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