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Traynor TRM40 Reverb Mate 40 Combo Amp  

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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
  • Headphone jack

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

SPECIFICATIONS
  • 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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(3 of 3 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.

(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)

 
4.0

Traynor Reverb Mate 40

By SchecterGuy28-gG7.V

from Brockvegas

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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

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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.

(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.

(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?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So small, yet so big

By ken hepworth

from Panguitch Utah

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I bought this amp mainly as a practice amp. Boy was I surprised with the huge sound coming out of this little amp. I now use it as my main gigging amp (run through a PA) It has about the best sound out of the box you can get in an amp this size!!

(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)

 
4.0

I like this thing

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought one of these so that I would have something to write on in my room. I didn't even try it out before making the purchase... I was shocked when I turned on the Chorus effect. This amp has the best Chorus I've ever heard, and that alone is worth the cost. PS: The distortion is not that great.

 
2.0

Good For <1 Year

By zep1975

from Boston

This amp worked well for less than one year. I never cranked it, tried to mod it, or anything and now I can't use it. I get horrible feedback unless I set the eq's at 1, so the amp has no volume whatsoever now. The clean channel was decent, reverb alright, and chorus a little disappointing. Channel 2 (distorted?) was so bad I could not figure out what they were trying to do with it. Was it clean, distorted, or a defective lead channel? I had no idea. It's cheap, but don't give in. You can get a better amp if you save up a little. Try a VoxAD15VT if your thinking of this (I think its in the same price range). I will never buy from Traynor again. Even when the amp was new i would get horrible feedback, solved by a nice kick. Do yourself a favor DONT GET IT

 
5.0

very good and very inexpensive

By jpop12

from Undisclosed

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i was looking for an ampthat had a "compressed andwoody" sound. the dual8 inch speaker setup onthis amplifier delivers that.good clean tone; can get some good gritfrom the distortion.my rickenbacker 330/6, 360/12and danelectro 56-u2 reallysing through this amp.really like the reverb.

 
5.0

Good price for a good amp

By caleb-aRD3w

from moberly, mo

This is a great amp for its price. Iv had it for 4 months and its been great. The gain in Channel 1 is the only downside. it gets fuzzy found the 7th or 8th fret. If you have a distortian pedal run it through channel 2 and it sounds great. I just have a regular Boss Distortion. It realy works well. The chorus is good. Reverb is ok. Buy this amp. caleb

 
5.0

Great Amp

By Mariano

from Antioch

The Reverb is great.The sound is great.The warmth is great.Usally chorus is supposed to make you're guitar warmer... but the chorus on mine gives it a UFO kind of sound but it sounds really good with fast solos...kind of like a erie sound.Other then that this amp is great. I recommend it to someone who wants a small gig/bedroom/room practice amp Great.

 
5.0

Suprising

By Frankdmc

from Kansas

Bought this amp for my son as his first amp. It has good tone with both channels. It beats everthing in its price range hands down. My friends who play guitar do not beleive the price I paid for it or the sound it puts out. I would have paid more to have the foot switch. We plan on building an external 4-8 cabinet for it.

 
5.0

Couldnt be better...for the price!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've had my TRM40 for a week now, and I'm still amazed at how much i got for so little money! The distortion gives your guitar a nice warm vintatge sound, and the reverb and presence make it sound like you're in a concert hall. The chorus is shimery and solid, but sounds really strange if the rate is turned up to 10. (Alien ship...) This amp is EQUAL (if not better) than a Fender in it's size/effects range. This amp is solid and will hold up wherever you take it.My only complaint: the website shows a white amp, but only list the color "black"...leaving you to assume that they mean the white one is the "black" one since the grille cloth is black...I wanted a white amp!!!

 
3.0

Good for starters.

By Stagger Lee

from Tallahassee, FL

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.

 
5.0

Good quality here...

By Squirly D

from Madison, WI

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This is an awesome little amplifier for the money! It can cover all my needs, but for you metal heads out there, I'd recommend having a stompbox since the gain isn't all that super. I use a MXR Distortion+ for overdriven grit and it handles the rest of my stomp chain very well. Both channels are identical and pump out a nice clean slate for you to color with your own effects. I set mine up so I had one channel just a bit louder for boosting leads. The EQ is good and the presence knob sealed the deal for me. Nice featue! The only gripe I have about it is that the chorus boosts the signal a LOT when turned on! But the chorus features sound really good regardless and the reverb is nice and lush. Could have come with footswitch(es) but I'm not complaining. It can go from a good practice amp at home that won't get five-o knocking at your door to super loud for small to medium sized gigs (stero outs are a plus, too). Could make a timid drummer hit a little harder to keep up with it.

 
3.0

not worth it..

By ledzep7x7

from coal valley, IL

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I bought this amp around 2 years ago, and it has failed to impress me. At that time, I was only around 12 years old though, so I just wanted a loud amp. The distortion is horrible on this amp. The clean is good, chorus is nice, just not enough to make it a good amp. I suggest Marhsalls over this amp, only if they're tube though.

 
5.0

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By Bull-Dawg

from PA & Fla

After tweaking the EQ, volume and gain and a some reverb and chorus depth this amp comes alive. the presence really adds an edge. My style is rockabilly and I prefer a clean but edgy sound and I am impressed with this small amp... it reminds me of the Fender Princeton chorus of a few years ago. 40 watts is plenty of power for playing chords and even lite leads. Overall I found this to be a great buy and really cheap. it's also lightweight and that is a major plus.

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