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    amp help..Traynor GuitarMate 2 Amp (YGM 2)

    anyone have any experience with this amp? to be honest I have no idea which amps are good and which are not but Ive had some experience with traynors and I liked it.. made in the late 60s.. thanks

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    hmmm

    This is a Solid state single 12" speaker model right?

    It was a great jazz/clean amp

    I had one until the mid 1980's until I cannibalized the poor thing

    It sounded good... Mine had that old spring reverb built in.

    How much are they asking?



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    I have never seen one in person, but made a Google search: http://www.traynoramps.com/products....66&id=393#ygm2

    YGM-2 is a tube 1x12'' combo with 2xEL84s (6BQ5) in the output. No reverb, but it has tremolo and a bright switch.



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    hey, thanks thats the one.. the tube amp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Abene View Post
    hmmm

    This is a Solid state single 12" speaker model right?

    It was a great jazz/clean amp

    I had one until the mid 1980's until I cannibalized the poor thing

    It sounded good... Mine had that old spring reverb built in.

    How much are they asking?
    tellin me to offer

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    wow...

    It was a Tube amp???

    I guess that my memory is failing me or...

    did they have a similar one that was solid state?



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    alright...

    My wife (The Cellist) was quick to correct me here that I am mixing my amps up...

    You are correct that it was a tube amp...

    You are also correct that it had a tremelo.

    Allen Hanlon sold me the Traynor for like $25 in 1983 (my wife reminded me of that too)

    sometimes I feel Dumb and forgetful



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    Looks like the solid state that I had with reverb had to have been the "YSR-II Signature Reverb"

    I will see if I have a picture that I can scan of it



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    It looks like they go around $250-350. Even the YGM-1 and YGM-3 models go for around the same price, and they do have reverb, so... you can ask a bit less for it. There's an YGM-3 currently on ebay, too: http://cgi.ebay.com/Traynor-YGM-3-Gu...QQcmdZViewItem
    currently at 227.50 USD.

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    thanks for all the replies.. and the price range.. now the main question is.. how is the quality of this amp? if its no goood then forget it , no matter how cheap

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    I think that the question here is...

    What will you use them for?

    If you are using them for straight ahead Jazz they are nice vintage amps with a good full bodied tone.

    If you want them to Scream and Sing then old Traynor amps like these may not be for you.



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    We have one of these old Traynors in one of the ensemble rooms at Rutgers...Believe it or not it still works....Its a Bass amp that I believe was Larry Ridley's.......Ted Dunbar left an old Yamaha amp that ended up in the Custodian's storage area.....It had not been switched on for almost ten years....I flipped the switch and it worked perfectly, no noise in the controls either....This amp as a 15" speaker in it and weighs a friggin ton, more than a Twin......Lots of power though!!!!!!

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    PS.....I used a SUNN amp in the 70's called the "Beta Lead"....2 12" speakers that were angled in the cabinet.....Ever seen one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic J View Post
    PS.....I used a SUNN amp in the 70's called the "Beta Lead"....2 12" speakers that were angled in the cabinet.....Ever seen one?
    Oh Dear God those were awful. My parents got me one that looked like this:



    I can't remember what cab I used with it but I do remember that it caught fire and blew up at Mills Tavern on Bleecker Street sometime around 1980-1981.

    My buddy had the SUNN that had like eight 10" speakers angled in at each other. By Golly was that thing loud


    This is what you had I believe...







    EDIT!

    I see it was six 10" speakers...



    I like the MXR distortion box on top of that amp... Like you would need it!




    I should just forget about remembering anything accurately from say 1975-1985



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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Abene View Post
    I think that the question here is...

    What will you use them for?

    If you are using them for straight ahead Jazz they are nice vintage amps with a good full bodied tone.

    If you want them to Scream and Sing then old Traynor amps like these may not be for you.
    yes, I would like to play jazz , a tone like grant green or jimmy raney in the 50s.. the non muffled jazz tone thanks

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