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I've recently become interested in Traynor tube amps which i hear are great quality amps. I've been considering either the YCV50 or the YCV40. Can anyone tell me the difference between them other than wattage?
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I think the YCV40 has better cleans than the YCV50, but the YCV50 has a better OD
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Can anyone tell me the difference between them other than wattage?
Yes they are different colors, which makes telling them apart very easy providing you aren't colorblind. Seriously tho, forsaknazrael and esp1234 are correct. Great amps.
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Is the difference really noticeable though? Does the 50 still have good cleans? Does the 40 still have good OD? Which would you guys recommend?
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Is the difference really noticeable though? Does the 50 still have good cleans? Does the 40 still have good OD? Which would you guys recommend?


It depends on what kind of sound you're looking for. The 40 is a 6L6 based amp that has more in common with Fenders (hence the high quality cleans). It has more/better gain on tap than Fenders in the same size/price range, though. More modern sounding, too. Maybe similar to a Mesa, without getting quite that heavy.

The 50 is EL34 based, and sounds more like a Marshall amp. The cleans are certainly decent, but it's that classic British flavored crunch that sells the amp.
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I play stuff like Radiohead, Television, My Morning Jacket, and The Smiths, so those cleans sound good. But I also play Muse and Smashing Pumpkins as well as a little blues and classic rock stuff. Which do you think would be the better amp to get?
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^ The YCV 40, with it's brighter cleans and modern gain, would seem to be a better fit for you.
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^Can't he put kt77s in the ycv40 and get that thing into metal territory?
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^Can't he put kt77s in the ycv40 and get that thing into metal territory?

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^Can't he put kt77s in the ycv40 and get that thing into metal territory?

No. KT77's don't really add gain or anything. Just make it sounds more British. You can get a passable metal tone if you tossd an OD in front, but if he wanted a solid metal tone, and if that's what he plays the majority of the time, I'd say he get an amp voiced for metal.