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"CLIP" - Best 1x12 Combo I've Ever Played...approx. $500 US :)


Randy Van Sykes

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Thanks Jim...this combo is a nice cross between a darker Marshall voicing and the mid heavy Mesa voicing. I recently tried the Mesa Express 1x12 combo and really liked it, not quite as grindy as this, a little smoother voiced, nice combo...but the price tag was not (at least up here in Canada)
:freak:

BTW...at the time I grabbed this Blue combo, they had just come out and were supposed to be a only a limited, one time manufacturing run of only a few hundred, then it was to be discontinued...but the sales did so well that Traynor is just going to keep on making them...smart move.
;)

 

the express uses 6L6's right?? Perhaps that accounts for some of it. Would you happen to know how the ycv40wr stacks up against the blue or the express?

 

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Say it aint so. You sold the blue. Aww man. Well, I gotta ask, why'd you do it?

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I've had mine for 2 years now and I love it still. At gigs I use it with a delay in the loop and a wah out front and that's it. The clean doesn't blow me away, but the boosted leads are incredible. It is so well suited to a LP neck pickup lead ... just beautiful.

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the express uses 6L6's right?? Perhaps that accounts for some of it. Would you happen to know how the ycv40wr stacks up against the blue or the express?


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Say it aint so. You sold the blue. Aww man. Well, I gotta ask, why'd you do it?

 

The clean on the Express 1x12 was extremely nice. :thu:

The ycv40wr is more of a Fender type voicing, nice gain channel but more Fendery, not as dark voiced, more snappy...would need pedals IMO to get into a more heavy, darker rock sound, but I know a few guys that use it and love it with pedals.

 

I sold it because...I don't know why. :D I do miss it.

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I've had mine for 2 years now and I love it still. At gigs I use it with a delay in the loop and a wah out front and that's it. The clean doesn't blow me away, but the boosted leads are incredible. It is so well suited to a LP neck pickup lead ... just beautiful.


I bet the Les Paul sounds great with it....great gain voicing. :thu:

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one last question dude, how well does this baby take pedals?

 

 

 

I don't use any pedals out front other than a wah - but a friend of mine who has this amp uses a Bad Monkey and gets really beautiful tones out of that combination.

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Great little amps. I'm selling a YCV40 with a Celestion V30 installed if anyone is interested. Its just too loud for my little NYC apartment (I can only practice at "TV volumes" before the neighbors complain). PM me for details.

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Wow.....that first clip is just a killer piece of playing! :thu: Had I been able to try one of these amps myself, I might not have bought my Hughes & Kettner. That puppy cost me 650USD. The Traynor amp sounds a lot like mine when I add a pedal or two. A Marshall on steroids wouldn't be too far off the mark.

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one last question dude, how well does this baby take pedals?

 

 

I'm basically like reddt1, In front I just used a wah and a Phase 90.

For me at least, there was no need for boost/distortion pedals...for the clips at the start of this thread the gain is only on 7 out of 10.

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Wow.....that first clip is just a killer piece of playing!
:thu:
Had I been able to try one of these amps myself, I might not have bought my Hughes & Kettner. That puppy cost me 650USD. The Traynor amp sounds a lot like mine when I add a pedal or two. A Marshall on steroids wouldn't be too far off the mark.



Thank you very much...I agree, it does kind of have that Marshall on steroids thing going on for a small open-backed combo.

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I have the Ycv40wr and I'm looking for a Marshall type amp so I'm considering one of these-the Ycv50. How does it really compare-and what type of Marshall does it sound closest too? I'm looking for 70's type classic rock through Gov't Mule gain. Is the open back a problem for it copping Marshall tones?

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I have the Ycv40wr and I'm looking for a Marshall type amp so I'm considering one of these-the Ycv50. How does it really compare-and what type of Marshall does it sound closest too? I'm looking for 70's type classic rock through Gov't Mule gain. Is the open back a problem for it copping Marshall tones?

 

 

 

I'm not exactly sure what Marshall it sounds most like, but I can tell you what Marshall it sounds WAY BETTER than, and that's the DSL401. I bought a used DSL401 as a back-up amp because the price was right, but I traded it soon after because it sounded like complete A$$ when I A/B'ed them. The Traynor blows it away in every way. The DSL401 is by no means the best Marshall out there, but it's definitely comparable in terms of price to the YCV50. All IMHO of course ...

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I'm not exactly sure what Marshall it sounds most like, but I can tell you what Marshall it sounds WAY BETTER than, and that's the DSL401. I bought a used DSL401 as a back-up amp because the price was right, but I traded it soon after because it sounded like complete A$$ when I A/B'ed them. The Traynor blows it away in every way. The DSL401 is by no means the best Marshall out there, but it's definitely comparable in terms of price to the YCV50. All IMHO of course ...



Has Marshall ever made a great sounding combo? (since the JMP years) ;)

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Hey Randy, I got one last question.

 

Is there a significant difference between the blue's live sound and it's recorded sound? Does it sound better one way or the other?

 

Also, how does it stack up to the legacy?

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Hey Randy, I got one last question.


Is there a significant difference between the blue's live sound and it's recorded sound? Does it sound better one way or the other?


Also, how does it stack up to the legacy?

It's sounds a lot like the recording in person, but because it's an open backed combo, it will sound different depending on the stage/room it's in. Open backs are more finicky and sound amazing in some places, but just OK in others...closed backed combos (like the Legacy) will have a more consistent sound in different settings I find. The Legacy is smoother in the mids than the Traynor, which isn't a good or bad thing. The Blue can pull off a heavier Marshall tone compared to the Legacy, but add a pedal to the Legacy and it's a new beast...it has more girth (lows) on stage than the Blue but it's heavy to slug around, closed backed 2x12.

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I guess I'll go ahead and post this here. I've got a Brand NEW in the box Traynor YCV50 Blue for $525 shipped and also a BRAND NEW in the box matching Traynor 1x12 Blue Closed-Back Cabinet with a Celestion Vintage 30 for $240 shipped. Best of both worlds with this set-up, one open-back and one closed-back. PM me if interested.

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