#1
I looked around and found nothing for this. But sorry in advance if this already exists.
I'm very much in love with my YCV40WR. It's like heaven, and sex, and vicodin all rolled up in to one wonderful sonic experience.
Does anyone else share these sentiments about their Traynor? Would you like to share your experiences, settings, helpful hints, humorous anecdotes? Here's the place to do it.
#2
http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/traynor/

Forsaknazrael and I are the resident traynor buffs

My only beef with the YCV series is the uncontrollable reverb, the huge difference between the boost and nonboost on the gain channel.
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#4
I just find it odd that without the boost off it's not even useable, and when you hit the boost, it's a whole nother world.

Most people agree with what I say about reverb, it's like, from 1-6 on the knob, it gets noticeable slowly, but when its at 8 or 9, it's like, triple the verb.
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#5
I've never turned it past 8 but I didn't exactly buy it for the reverb so it's not too big of a deal for me.
I'm stoked for friday because I'll get to really crank it. All my neighbors work and I'm off so I'll have no noise complaints. (and so what if I knock a few pictures of the walls)
#6
I have the same complaints as Rein. The Traynor without the boost, to my ears, is pretty unusable and thin. Sounds fantastic with it in, though.

And yeah, the reverb control sucks - I'm told by techies that the taper of the pot is to blame, possibly, and a resistor change or two in the circuit may fix it. I'm not savvy enough as of yet to try it myself.
#7
Quote by Reincaster
http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/traynor/

Forsaknazrael and I are the resident traynor buffs

My only beef with the YCV series is the uncontrollable reverb, the huge difference between the boost and nonboost on the gain channel.


I have to be getting up to Resident Traynor Buff... I am in all the same threads you guys are!! Maybe Traynor buff in training?

I love my 50blue. I dont even mind my gain channel without the boost on... its a good rythem sound imo. It blends in. Of course it sounds way better with the boost on.

My reverb didnt work when I got mine so I have no comment on it. But I dont really like reverb to begin with so no big loss. I am probally going to take the tank right out to save a pound or 2.

Great almost fender cleans, and a nice gritty OD channel its perfect for me!
#8
Quote by stangconv
I have to be getting up to Resident Traynor Buff... I am in all the same threads you guys are!! Maybe Traynor buff in training?

I love my 50blue. I dont even mind my gain channel without the boost on... its a good rythem sound imo. It blends in. Of course it sounds way better with the boost on.

My reverb didnt work when I got mine so I have no comment on it. But I dont really like reverb to begin with so no big loss. I am probally going to take the tank right out to save a pound or 2.

Great almost fender cleans, and a nice gritty OD channel its perfect for me!


yeah, you are, but we're OG buffs, haha. Actually, there are two or three other users that had the ycvs before we did.

did I mention yet? I just won an auction for a yba!!!!
Peavey 5150
Mesa Mark IV
Mesa Single Rectifier (Series 1)
Fender Custom Shop Tonemaster
Roland Microcube

-Whitebox OS 1x12
-Port City OS 1x12

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#11
Yeah I gave the reverb a quick look over once, but since reverb isnt really my thing its no biggie,

I may tear it apart this afternoon or tomorrow though...now that I am thinking about it.
#13
Yeah, when fiddleing with it I turned it all the way up and still nothing....

It is probally nothing hard to fix, and it still could just be the plug in, but even if it wasnt working I wouldnt use it no matter how good it sounded.

Question just for fun... could you use a Fender Reverb tank in there and get the fender reverb sound? Its my understanding that they use the same plug style....
#18
Wow that thread got complicated fast, I guess al I really know is that it would take a bit of work and knowledge and that for the cost of a good reverb pedal it isnt worth it LOL

Yeah I am VERY happy with that deal, I havent used the extension cab at all yet, but someday I am sure I will.

As a matter of fact I sold my doubleneck to hurry and buy it to try and join a local band here that was looking for a guitarist, but they have now disbanded... (oh well the bassist and I are gonna try and get something going...)

Anyone looking to buy a Traynor?

Here are some good prices on new ones

YCS50 for 639

http://cgi.ebay.com/Traynor-GUITAR-Amp-Custom-50-Watt-All-Tube-Combo-NEW_W0QQitemZ370028364823QQihZ024QQcategoryZ10171QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

YCV50 blue $600

http://cgi.ebay.com/Traynor-YCV50BLUE-Tube-Guitar-Amp-Traynor-ycv-50_W0QQitemZ300203932426QQihZ020QQcategoryZ3278QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
#19
Quote by stangconv
Wow that thread got complicated fast, I guess al I really know is that it would take a bit of work and knowledge and that for the cost of a good reverb pedal it isnt worth it LOL

Exactly!

I'm thinking about getting the TC Electronics Reverb in the future. The features on that thing are pretty cool. If not, then it'll be the Line 6 Verbzilla for me.
#20
LOL I dont really care too much for Reverb/Tremelo/Chorus effects. My pedalboard has a wah, a bad monkey, and The Weapon (which I like because of that Ramp effect) Other then that just straight out of the Traynor/Blackheart.

I wonder how much that reverb weighs... how much I will save taking it out.
#21
I pulled my tank out.... it weighs pretty much nothing...

BUt I found out why it wasnt working... Two wire inside the tank had come loose..

I will solder them up tnite when the babys gone to bed and get back to anyone who cares...
#22
Well got my reverb fixed!! Wasnt worth it to take out.. (no weight savings) so I got it going... I had to play super quiet.. (baby sleeping) but so far its just like Forsnakreal and Rein said... Couldt really tell until it was over half way up then it was overpowering...

I will test it tommorrow with a little volume.
#24
well, im thinking about a traynor for my next amp. hows it work for 70s marshall tone?
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#25
You mean these ones??



The outside is 15 mm according to my adjustable wrench... If you want I can some real wrenchs tommorrow and find out for you...

They are made in Canada so metric sounds about right... I will keep my eye out for some at the hardware stores here of you like... cant cost more then like 50 cents.
#26
15mm? Hm...okay, I might buy some next time I'm at the hardware store. I've tried several different ones, but with no luck! They've got some kind of weird rubbery tread on them...

I'm got a nut on one of the jacks, just to keep it there, but it doesn't fit right, and I can't use the effect loops because it kind of blocks it.
#27
Well that 15mm is just the size of wrench... maybe try getting traynor to send you some... I bet they woulndt even charge you (just because its not worth it to do a credit card transaction for 50 cents)
#28
Well i am still considering buying either a traynor ycv50 blue, marshall JCM800 w/ attenuator (probably way out of my price range), or a 2x12 JCM900 (which may also be out of my budget but i will look anyway).

I have heard great things about traynors and the only thing that is keeping me from buying the YCV50 is... 1. i have yet to find a place to try one and 2. i have heard that the 1x12 models can sound a little boxy. Some people say they dont and others do so fixing problem 1 will solve the answer to problem 2, but if anyone has an opinion on boxy-ness and would like to share that would be awesome.

Oh and my old guitar teacher has an old traynor, he says its from the 70's but im not sure if it really is or not. It is one of the nicest sounding 1x12 15-18 watter i have heard (and it's very large for only being a 1x12 amp). It just sound great, and it breaks up beautifully without peircing the ears.
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#29
Hey fellow Traynor lovers

I got a YCV80Q and I want to pull 2 of the power tubes to lower the wattage. Thing is, I don't know which ones to pull. Can anyone help here?
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