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Thornton Davis

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Traynor YBA-300
« on: January 13, 2011, 05:30:37 PM »
Traynor's new tube bass amp.

http://www.traynoramps.com/products.asp?type=5&cat=40&id=435

Weighs in at 51 lbs and supports 2 & 4 ohms. There's a tap on the output transformer that can be set to support 4 & 8 ohms if needed.

Street price is $1400.00 Cdn. Should be a winner.

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Re: Traynor YBA-300
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 04:47:55 AM »
I have to agree looks great! Something else for my G.A.S. list.
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Re: Traynor YBA-300
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 10:16:24 AM »
12 - EL34s !!!!!!!!!

Oooops - error corrected!  :-[
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Re: Traynor YBA-300
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 01:23:05 PM »
34, not 84, unless you have 12 Yellowjackets lying around.  My guitar player has talked about doing that to his old Mesa 400+ for years, but I won't buy the Yellowjackets for him.  That amp looks cool, and I still have a barely used set of 12 6L6s from when that 400+ was mine... it'd be tempting if I had an income, and about 6 fewer tube amps.

Glad to see it will handle 2 Ohms, I hate seeing a big amp that can't.

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Re: Traynor YBA-300
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2011, 06:53:25 AM »
Peavey found out the hard way that EL34's don't do well in bass amps. Vibration shorts caused them loads of warranty repairs on the VB-2. Even though the amp sounds killer, it was discontinued. Unless there's some serious shock isolation, I expect that Traynor won't fare any better. Their track record with the YBA-200's infamous "autobiasing" already shows they're not really using a lot of foresight in making their modern tube bass amps robust.

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Re: Traynor YBA-300
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2011, 07:09:11 AM »
What did Dave Reeves' get so right that many have got wrong...?
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Re: Traynor YBA-300
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2011, 02:37:36 PM »
What did Dave Reeves' get so right that many have got wrong...?

...not using a less-than-mechanically-robust pentode just because it is cheap. EL34's are fine tubes, but when you put them on modern cabinets pumping out loads of bass vibration and couple them with a user base that knows very little about how to treat tube amps, there will be problems.

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Re: Traynor YBA-300
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2011, 02:15:18 PM »
Ta... ;)
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Re: Traynor YBA-300
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2011, 03:51:31 AM »
Never had any tube-problems with my 100W EL34 Hiwatt and 50W EL34 Vox AC50. Both sold.

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Re: Traynor YBA-300
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2011, 11:25:01 AM »
(apart from when the Hiwatt died shortly after delivery... :o ;))
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Re: Traynor YBA-300
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2011, 11:57:44 AM »
ha, that was my new 200W KT88 Hiwatt I still have:D The EL34 100W one was only briefly here.

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Re: Traynor YBA-300
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2011, 03:32:14 PM »
Never had any tube-problems with my 100W EL34 Hiwatt and 50W EL34 Vox AC50. Both sold.

Peavey went with the cheapest tube supplier they could find. Needless to say, it didn't work out well.

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Re: Traynor YBA-300
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2011, 03:53:45 PM »
Thornton, did you end up buying one of these?

I've just ordered one from Thomann (no VAT for me, flat shipping to Australia only 50 Euro).  The price is less than half what I can buy a new SVT for here (even if I import from the US).  I'm very happy with my YBA-200, so the extra oomph from the 300 will be nice.
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Re: Traynor YBA-300
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2011, 06:53:17 PM »
Mark, I ordered one in and was very impressed with it, but unfortunately the store and I couldn't come to an agreement on the trade-in value of my ShuttleMAX 12.0 so the amp is still at the store. Until I sell my SM12 I won't be taking the YBA300 from them.

I'm trying to negotiate a deal with another store and should know tomorrow if they'll agree.

Will keep you posted.

Mark, you do realize that the YBA300 supports only 2 and 4 ohm loads. I know you have a few different cabinets and this could possibly impact your stage setup. But, there is a tap on the output transformer that can be set to support 4 or 8 ohms.

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Re: Traynor YBA-300
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2011, 07:18:51 PM »
How much for a new one?
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