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Traynor TRM40 Reverb Mate 40 Combo Amp   

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The Traynor TRM40 Reverb Mate 40 Combo Amp splits 2x20W of power evenly through 2 - 8" speakers, delivering more great tone at higher volumes than si...Read More

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Teeny-tiny footprint; great big sound.

The Traynor TRM40 Reverb Mate 40 Combo Amp splits 2x20W of power evenly through 2 - 8" speakers, delivering more great tone at higher volumes than single-speaker 40W combos. Also has a 4-band EQ, gain control, dual channels, spring reverb, chorus, and headphone jack. Traynor backs the TRM40 Reverb Mate 40 with a 2-year warranty.

FEATURES
  • 2x20W
  • 2 - 8" speakers
  • 4-band EQ
  • 2 channels
  • Spring reverb
  • Chorus
  • Line out

Why haul around that shoulder-straining stack? Order the TRM40 today and get reliable, easy-to-move sound.

SPECIFICATIONS

TRM40 Reverb Mate 40 Combo Amp

  • 20-1/2"W x 14-1/2"H x 8-1/2"D
    24 lbs.
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4.3

(based on 32 reviews)

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Great deal

This is one of the most surprising sounding amps I have played through. I say that primarily because the sound quality was more than I expected to hear from such a small amp. Read complete review

This is one of the most surprising sounding amps I have played through. I say that primarily because the sound quality was more than I expected to hear from such a small amp.

It clearly is not going to compete with something like a fender twin reverb but then you don't expect it to. The strange thing is, the comparison creeps in ever so slightly. It makes no sense, yet, this amp does have surprising tone. Traynor was making amps in the fender style for Long and McQuade music stores way back in 60's and replicated the tube sound in solid state better than almost anybody else. Even some of the lower end/smaller amps have a good quality of sound.

It is one of those amps that you struggle with and will be tempted to use for more than it might be capable of. A small gig it will easily do. An outdoor venue of 300 people or more, probably not. It has it's limits but you can always mic it.

The clean bluesy tone of this amp is solid, chunky and powerful. It has a very nice even high twang as well, very bright and balanced. Playing with the eq and presence will produce a brightness with a clarity you rarely hear in an amp.

Overall the evenness of tone is great and the power, more than you'd expect. You'll want to drive it farther than it can go and it can just about get there. You can do a lot more with this amp than most. Great value.

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Good for starters.

I got the TRM40 when I was looking for a practice amp powerful enough to practice with my band. I am very pleased with the clean channel's tone, projection, volume, etc. I...Read complete review

I got the TRM40 when I was looking for a practice amp powerful enough to practice with my band. I am very pleased with the clean channel's tone, projection, volume, etc. I also like the chorus, and I think the reverb on it is great. However, all of this is evened out by the very poor distortion. Turning up the gain and volume all the way doesn't help-- it's just very tinny and disappointing. Pedals do help-- I boost it with an SD-1 and it sounds pretty good. There are surprisingly a lot of hardware options-- High and Low regular inputs, headphone jack, line out (L/R), speaker out (L/R), and footswitch jacks (channel select/reverb) that I haven't really gotten around to using. What I have used is the headphone jack and it pretty much sucks. I returned the first amp I got because the headphone jack was mysteriously cutting out and then the amp stopped working altogether. I was really suspicious, but I've had the replacement for over 6 months not and it hasn't pulled anything funny. Except you can't use headphones with the chorus on-- it really boosts it and will kill your ears.Great beginning amp (much better than starter kit amps) and pretty powerful-- enough to play with a band and possibly perform (maybe with a mic on it). But if you want quality tone just keep saving up for something better.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great deal

By Mio

from Toronto

This is one of the most surprising sounding amps I have played through. I say that primarily because the sound quality was more than I expected to hear from such a small amp.

It clearly is not going to compete with something like a fender twin reverb but then you don't expect it to. The strange thing is, the comparison creeps in ever so slightly. It makes no sense, yet, this amp does have surprising tone. Traynor was making amps in the fender style for Long and McQuade music stores way back in 60's and replicated the tube sound in solid state better than almost anybody else. Even some of the lower end/smaller amps have a good quality of sound.

It is one of those amps that you struggle with and will be tempted to use for more than it might be capable of. A small gig it will easily do. An outdoor venue of 300 people or more, probably not. It has it's limits but you can always mic it.

The clean bluesy tone of this amp is solid, chunky and powerful. It has a very nice even high twang as well, very bright and balanced. Playing with the eq and presence will produce a brightness with a clarity you rarely hear in an amp.

Overall the evenness of tone is great and the power, more than you'd expect. You'll want to drive it farther than it can go and it can just about get there. You can do a lot more with this amp than most. Great value.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very happy with this amp

By Fredrick Nielson

from Ithaca, NY

I got this amp when I felt that I needed a better one. I traded my Behringer BX600 (60W) in for this, and I am glad I got it.The first channel is distorted, and can get extremely loud, and can do metal/hard rock. The only problem with the distortion, is that there is only a gain and a volume knob, no tone. The second channel is clean, and can get beautiful warm tones with high gain. The amp also has reverb and prescence knobs, which have their extremes, and their middles. The chorus is okay, but you'd be much better off with a chorus pedal, because it's hardly noticeable until you hit 3 or 4.It's a great amp, especially for the price. I chose this over a Fender 25R amp, and I have no regrets.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb little Session amp

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I agree with the guy who called this "Jazz perfect."It's easy to carry in taxis, through dingy hallways of smoky nightclubs, into small recording studios and control-rooms. I use it for teaching, Jazz gigs and session work. If I need authentic, the SansAmp GT-2 does that beautifully. If you want a great little portable amp that is plenty loud enough for Jazz gigs and session work, this thing is perfect. For the money, it is one of the best guitar-amps on the planet.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Diamond in the Rough

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I was looking for a light amp that would give me the sounds I wanted.I was pleasently surprised with the tone of my VG stratocaster. I admit volume gets out of control when I play so I replaced the speakers with 200watt 8 inch ones as a safety measure,close your eyes and this amp gives you any tone you can imagine.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

JAZZ Perfect!

Stereo is crucial for certain effects, especially chorus. This lightweight gem does that and more.For those of you don't don't realize it yet, 8" speakers sound great for guitar, and TWO 8" speakers have nearly the area of ONE 12" speaker. So this can push about as much air as a 1x12" combo. Two 8's won't cause that dreaded "speaker-beaming" effect that clears front-row seats, scares singers, and acoustic Jazz musicians despise.(tip: put it on a stand or spare bar-stool to elevate it, and turn it sideways. Two speakers aligned one-above-the-other will disperse sound MUCH better than any single speaker!)Tone... Traynor knows authentic old-school tone. They have been making great guitar amps since the 1960's and I have been using them since then. If you play clean or want a little bluesy distortion, this does that VERY well. The reverb is OK, and simple. The other effects are decent too; nothin' fancy, just good usable musical standard effects.However,it is NOT a new-metal distortion machine. It does NOT produce insane volumes. You can add a preamp in front or in the effects loop, but there is something tragically humorous about heavy metal at teeny-weeny volumes anyway. If you are a metal-head, you will probably want to check out something else.For Jazz, or Blues in small nightclubs, this is a fine amp. I especially like it when I have to travel by taxi. It fits in a rolling carry-on bag with an extend-able handle. I carry my guitar in a gig-bag and tow this with one hand. The rolling bag also has compartments for cables, effects, strings etc. So with this amp, you can have beautiful clean tones, adequate volume for real-world gigs, all in a perfectly portable package!In short, this is a real-stereo guitar amp with great tone and plenty of volume for Jazz and light blues. Mature professionals will love it!It will not blow your audience away though. If you want to do that, there is always the Marshall or HiWatt option. Intractable distortion-mongers should look for something bigger.

 
4.0

Traynor Reverb Mate 40

By SchecterGuy28-gG7.V

from Brockvegas

The reverb mate 40 is a not bad amp. It is good for just jamming out in your room, the built in chorus is a nice thing to have. I bought a distortion pedal for it because the distortion channel is crap! Its dark but not crunchy. I do not reccomend this thing for gigs. It is now where near loud enough. It seems the louder you go the crappier the distortion gets :( not bad for the price tho if you use it as a practice amp.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value Amp

By Guitar Demi-god

from Orange, VA

Now for starters this amp doesnt come in white, it comes in black with a silver colored mesh. It looks kind of like a Fender Frontman.It has a very nice amount of effects for an amp this cheap. Combining the chorus with a high depth setting on the dirty creates a nice metal sound, mostly thanks to the reverb. I use it with my Fender Stratocaster Standard and Epiphone lP-100. It catches the clean sound of the humbuckers beautifully and is okay with the screamers on the Strat. Over all the Traynor TRM40 Combo is probaly the best 2x8 speakered amp for in its price range.

 
5.0

great amp for the low price!!

By Heavy_Metal_Man

from Moline, Illinois

I just got this amp and play metal, rock, etc...and the sound quality makes this a great house amp for practice or show!! Hooked up my dean and my pedals and have yet to be disappointed!! After reading others reviews that disliked this product I'd beg to differ! This amp is not something you'd use at a concert so don't look to it for that and set yourself for disappointment like the others!!

 
4.0

Good for jazz practice.

By Jazzfan

from San Jose, CA

The Traynor Reverbmate 40 might not have the kind of distortion you may want for your Rock band, but for a clean Jazz sound it works really well. The reverb and chorus sound great and I can easily hear the distinctive voices of different guitars. You can get plenty of distortion if you fiddle about with all the knobs. I managed to get some big crunch and also a nice blues growl. But, I can't say the sound of this distortion is what you will like. To get just the distortion you want, you may need to purchase a pedal which you can plug into this amp.I really love the clean tone for Jazz. I suspect this amp was designed for that. It looses some volume when adjusted clean, so I recomend it for practice and home use only. Mine has a lot of speaker hum. My single pickup Monterey gets feedback sometimes, but my dual pickup Jazz box never does.My instructor's Vox Pathfinder has just as many great features, sounds great, and was an excellent value. Make sure this Traynor is exactly what you want before you spend your hard-earned money.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic amp for the Money!!!

By Turboswede

from Bonney Lake, WA

For my review I used a Les Paul Studio and DS-1 distortion pedal.First off, I dare you to find a better amp at this price point new, plain and simple this amp is not perfect but, once again, the price is cheap for a real twin amp with analog reverb, and twin speaker chorus. I have had this amp for about 2 years and bought it as an unobtrusive amp for the living room where I could plug in and play for my wife and baby girl. I was more interested in tone than power when I bought this amp and I have not been disappointed.The reverb is excellent and the amp does a great job in the clean Jazz mode at about 30% power. The tone is sparklingly clear and can make my living room feel like a concert hall. The built in distortion is fair for a blues sound, but I always use my DS-1 on a clean channel anyway so I wasn?t looking for distortion out of this amp. Note, this is not an amp for the aspiring metal artist, the built in distortion is weak and thin and the amp is just not loud enough to produce a good overdriven sound.The chorus is fantastic; I just traded my Small Clone because I never use it anymore. In my opinion, the only way to get a perfect chorus sound is to have twin speakers and the chorus on the Traynor is perfect for emulating the sound of Andy Summers or the Pretenders. The chorus is not as good for getting the ?underwater? sound like Nirvana?s ?Lithium? or ?Come as you Are?, if you are looking for that sound its better to stick with a small clone.My only issue is that a foot pedal is not included with the amp straight out of the box, oh and that they have discontinued the blonde finish, but for this price, how can you go wrong?

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