More often than not though they're just trying to justify their purchase. After that we'd follow it up with a complete ban on the importation of kangaroo bacon and wombat pudding. Agree with you that Traynor should be a household name. They are probably the best deal on a handwired tube amp today. Pete also did the right math and converted the feedback loop 27k at 2ohms to 100kat 8 ohms. Traynors are great amps, huge tranny's, mustard caps for the corksniffers, circuit breaker instead of fuses, easy repair access just by lifting the top panel. Traynor tube heads make pretty good guitar amps.
The built in attenuator is a great bonus, and provides tonal capabilities that range from pocket-sized to club-ready. What does the low end extender do? It's a great sounding bass amp though when played at lower volumes. I bought the matching 212 loaded with Vintage 30's as well. Four shared tone controls Treble, Bass, High and Low Range Expanders make it easy to dial in your perfect sound. Asked my tech who designed the original Naylor amps.
Maybe even chip in for the air fare to ship 'em there. The channels can be blended in parallel, or simply pull Channel Two Volume pot to run both channels in series for additional gain, with Channel Two Volume now acting as a master volume for the amp. For what it's worth, count me in that group too. I love traynors, but I'm currently down to one. Here's a pic of the glory days. Got some Tung Sol 6550s I might try in there too. My local craigslist is all Tama Rockstars and Behringer amps.
So this is how it starts, eh? I've been known to love a Traynor or two myself. This feature is undeniably awesome, the tones that you can get out of the different power levels is simply jaw-dropping! So it's not just a good guitar amp. These amps were limited to a run of 100 and sadly, I missed out. All in all not a good choice rig for a bass player. Lots of info out there on them so I won't go into further detail here. Change the inverter inputs to 1meg and the long tail tail to 10k.
Mine is a '68 and I love it. No Birds Traynor fans are not deluding themselves. I too would much prefer a Traynor Bassmaster, the quality of these is on par with any old handwired Marshall or Fender. Like most tube amps it doesn't get much louder just gets crunchier once the volume knob is past 12 o'clock or so. Granted we only play small places, but it has been plenty loud for that.
Plus not many amps out there now look as sexy as this. I can guarantee it was a power tube problem, not the amp. The problem with it for me is its competitors in the house. Bass amps not so much. I have a darkhorse that sounds amazing when pushed! So anyone have some brutal honest opinions on these amps? Added another bias pot to have one for each tube socket and they sound great! Five level settings at 40, 20, 5, 1.
Sorry 4mal, but I'd rather have an old Traynor then a new Marshall. They appear to be quite rare and highly regarded. I put an hour in with it this morning and at this point absolutely love it. Love the 2x12 vertical and the small footprint, and i love the traynor sound. I'll have to go try the mod1.
Five level settings at 40, 20, 5, 1. The attenuator feature is excellent, even at 0. I came back the day after I tried it out and this time brought my own guitar and cabinet and they gave me tons of room and time to spread out and try the amp out. They sold out in no time flat. Maybe the 1K screen resistors and the small 10µf screen capacitor limits available screen current. Five level settings at 40, 20, 5, 1. You're right about the circuit, Tim.
Or am I hopelessly goofed up here? The treble and bass controls act globally on both channels. Or are they just great amps period. The second one was bang on. I do hope that Yorkville does well withthis amp. I want to run my bass through this but I dont want to shell out the dough if its not going to sound good. Crunchy, articulate and ballsy are the adjectives that come to mind.
They are very available in my part of Ontario and i snag just about every one i see cheap 7 of them here. Four shared tone controls Treble, Bass, High and Low Range Expanders make it easy to dial in your perfect sound. In the series mode it's easy to get nice crunchy distortion via cascading the gain of one preamp section into the other. I contacted the good people at Traynor and received a lightning fast! To contact the forum owner hit the Contact Us link. No details are available just yet. After a while, I was afraid to even go near the damned thing! Great in a small room if not pushed too hard. Ken Bran probably didn't do the math as he used a 27k feedback resistor with a 16 ohm load 4x as much negative feedback.