Post Number: 1774
|Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2005 - 7:43 am: |
At the gig I did last night, the guitar player had one of the new Traynor amps with the extension cabinet. Very nice!
Post Number: 74
|Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2005 - 2:51 pm: |
That's a name I haven't heard since my high school years. At the time, in my opinion, they had one of the better sounding tube bass heads.
Post Number: 1777
|Posted on Sunday, May 22, 2005 - 5:53 pm: |
I was surprised. At every other gig I've done with him he's brought a Fender or a Marshall, usually both. His combo and extension had the "wine red leatherette finish", which looked nice.
Post Number: 34
|Posted on Monday, May 23, 2005 - 4:48 pm: |
proudly canadian too. they recently put out a new tube bass amp head with matching cab. looks very appealing.
Post Number: 28
|Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 8:08 am: |
Traynor / Yorkville is one of the best kept secrets today. I have a small Yorkville combo and it is amazing. well constructed, great sound, reasonably priced and made in Canada. I have read great reviews of the new Traynor tube heads too. Definitely try a Yorkville if you get a chance.
Post Number: 209
|Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 9:07 am: |
Traynor is a name from the past,but I have seen more and more advertising for them.
Back in the early 70's I played in a group where the 2 guitarists and keyboard player used Traynors..and they sounded real good,but they all switched over to Marshalls. I recall trying one of their amps and got a real nice Squire kind of sound.
Post Number: 31
|Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 10:10 am: |
The new wine red Traynor (celestian speaker) is a thing of beauty - nearly bought one recently but opted for a Reverend Hellhound. Nice to see some other good options for tube amps out there.
Post Number: 78
|Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 10:54 am: |
Just looked at the Yorkville site and they seem to have a pretty good waranty. Two years they fix it even if you broke it. Car accidents, acts of nature exempt.
Post Number: 470
|Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 4:24 pm: |
My bass player has been playing through his Traynor since he bought it new in 1976! It still works fine, though its sound improved quite a bit when he added an SF-2 a few months ago.
Post Number: 48
|Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 4:28 pm: |
One reason Traynors are getting more attention is because amp guru Dan Torres loves them, and has written some mods for them in his book. They deserve the attention: they sound great, are built like tanks, and are easy to work on. And they're genarelly fairly cheap, though this is changing rapidly.