Traynor YCV20

20W Combo (4 x 4")

Made by Traynor

Description Great entry level tube amp, lovely sound through a 12 inch Celestion speaker.
Posted By Pieter Viljoen (1228)
Directory Equipment: Amplifiers
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Overall Rating: 4.5 (of 5)
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On 6/16/2004, William Bustard (1574) posted:
Overall Rating:
Fender Deluxe-this one is cheaper but better IMO
Model Year: 2004
Price: $385.00 Canadian
Where Obtained: Music store
Features:
Definetly the best sounding amplifier in it's class-all tube, 15Watts 3 x 12ax7's-2 x el84 tube loud, highly touch sensitive, fairly good celestion Greenback, red wine coloured tolex-replaced one tube and voila- like new-Clean channel is moderately warm and sparkley-Gain chanel is widley varied-Great overdrive tube distortion lot's a sweet spots. Fabulously rich and clear and quiet. Has fx send and return -having a Spring reverb not too shabby either-
Sound Quality:
Used straight up with a Custom Modded Hammer Slammer LPS w Dimarrzio Supers
Ease of Use:
Simple-three band eq-each channel has a gain and vol-shared reverb
Durability:
Hah-it's a Traynor You could drop it off the 2nd story and I bet this thing would still work.
On 5/25/2004, Pieter Viljoen (1228) posted:
Overall Rating:
I looked at all the fenders like the hot rod deluxe and the deville, and none impressed more than the YCV20(which cost less than all of them). This is THE entry level tube amp. Forget the fender blues Jr. The Traynor has way more balls.
Model Year: 2003
Price: $600.00 Canadian (new)
Where Obtained: Central Music
Features:
Very meat and potatoes. Lead and clean channels. Lead has boost option and the clean channel has a brightness button. Both have volume/gain, and there is a bass/mid/treble eq as well as a fairly decent reverb on this amp. Very responsive controls.
Sound Quality:
Amazing sound comming from this amp. The clean channel sparkles and the lead is quite scorching without having to push the amp too much. It is fairly articulate. The only dissapointment is that the reverb sounds a little too airy on the higher settings.
Ease of Use:
Extremely easy to use. best way to be introduced to a tube/valve amp. Much easier to manage than a boogie.
Durability:
This is built like a tank. I have taken it across Canada twice with very minimal packaging and it was absolutely fine.