The Traynor Amp Thread


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Dec 1, 2017
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I wanted to post some appreciation for Traynor amps, especially the older ones and hand wired models. If you've got an old or new Traynor kicking around that you love, share it here!

I recently picked up a used YGM-3 1x12" combo. This was a reissue of the vintage amp, and is also hand wired. It's very similar in vibe to a blackface Deluxe Reverb, but uses EL84's. Beautiful onboard reverb and trem, very lush sounding.

Mine has an upgraded Eminence Legend speaker. I run it with either a Fryette Power Station or the SPL Reducer, which allows me to push the amp into very pleasing breakup. Just a great sounding amp. The best part is that I grabbed it for $400. Traynor has discontinued these, but if you find one for sale, I recommend jumping on it!

Point-To-Point Hand-Wired Circuitry
Connections Made Using High Grade Braided Wire
Canadian Made Hammond Paper Bobbin Power & Output Transformers Built To The Original Design Specifications
Illinois Metalized Polypropylene Capacitors, Switchcraft Jacks & JJ Supply Caps
Electro Harmonix 12AX7 Preamp Tubes
Hand Selected JJ EL84 Output Tubes
Accutronics Long - Spring Medium Decay Reverb Tank
Custom Vintage Grill Cloth (Sourced from the Original Supplier)
Solid Plywood Cabinet & Steel Box Chassis Construction