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New Vintage Amp Day
« on: October 14, 2013, 09:17:37 PM »
A few weeks ago, I purchased an old Traynor YGM-4 amp for my old bassist as a recording amp.  However, when I took it to a rehersal, it was making some odd noises, almost like a bad tube.  I had purchased a used Marshall Haze, which the bassist took instead, leaving me with this Traynor.  Guess I own it now. I took it to a dear ol' amp building buddy to give a once over.  I knew it would be a while since he and the Mrs. just became proud new parents.  I got it back yesterday after holding the tinest baby I've ever seen (she is beautiful little girl!!! ) Anyway, I took the amp home and cranked on it for a couple hours last night and this morning.  Just incredible.  Its a rather clean amp, hard to get breakup at max volume, but add a Bad Monkey or a EH Linear Power Booster and this amp screams like a Marshall!  Brian, of course, did a few mod's, such as a bias adjustment, a cap removal, and cap replacement.  This is a killer little amp.   There is enough room in the cab for 15" speaker, which in his opinion, will really make this amp a killer....
Why did I mention Mustard?  Check out all the Mustard Caps in this hand wired vintage amp!


This amp has a very powerful tremolo and rich reverb, thanks to its vintage full size Accutronics reverb tank.
He also replaced a couple scratchy pots and input jacks.
Its power transformer (I suspect it was replaced at one time as was the filter caps) is way oversized for this amp, it could probably handed at least twice the output this 20+ watt amp produces.


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Re: New Vintage Amp Day
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 10:53:14 AM »
Sweet! Congrats!

Gotta luv those old Traynors... they are super cool.


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Re: New Vintage Amp Day
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2015, 05:32:29 AM »
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