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Traynor YCV20 Custom Valve Guitar Amplifier Combo with 12" Celestion

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The Traynor YCV20 Guitar Amplifier has 2 discrete footswitchable channels with independent gain and volume controls, master 3-band EQ, effects loop, ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Superior all-tube tone in a smaller, feature-loaded cab.

The Traynor YCV20 Guitar Amplifier has 2 discrete footswitchable channels with independent gain and volume controls, master 3-band EQ, effects loop, and spring reverb that add up to a whole lot more performance flexibility than any other speaker cabinet in its class. 15W all-tube power comes from 3 Sovtek 12AX7s and 2 EL84s running through a hefty 12" Celestion. Hum-free operation thanks to a regulated power supply and DC filaments on the preamp tubes. Included footswitch switches channels and activates boost.

  • 2 discrete footswitchable channels
  • Independent gain and volume controls
  • 12" Classic Celestion speaker
  • Spring reverb
  • Master 3-band EQ
  • Independent gain and volume on both channels
  • Brightness on channel 2
  • Effects volume
  • Included footswitch switches channels and activates boost
  • Effects loop
  • Channel, boost, power, and standby LEDs
  • Long Accutronic spring reverb
  • 15W all-tube power
  • 3 Sovtek 12AX7s
  • 2 EL84s
  • DC filaments on preamp tubes eliminate hum Regulated power supply with rectifier emulation
  • All plywood cabinet
  • Heavy-gauge perforated grille with cloth cover
  • Custom-design "chicken beak" knobs
  • 8-ohm cab impedance
  • 15W at minimum power impedance
  • 1/4" TRS rear line out
  • 18"W x 17"H x 9-1/2"D
  • 35 lbs.

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Wow! The best christmas present I ever got!

By Martys_bright_moonshine

from Belle Fourche, SD

I originally wanted the 40 watt amp, but my girlfriend bought the 15 watt one for my christmas present. I definitely underestimated the tone and volume of the amp by its size. It certainly has a big sound. I use a compressor and overdrive pedals for my gain, but the amp has a great tone to base everything off of. The distortion is a little too fuzzy for my taste, but lower gains make for a great blues grit. Also, the reverb set higher than two is a little too bright. I have a Fender Hot Rod Deville (4-10), and I covered it up and put it away. Tonally, it doesn't sound half as good as this amp. I love this amp.My suggestion is to use a reverb or delay pedal, mic the amp at the gig, and just play the hell out of this amp.


I own this amp.

By StratAttack

from New York

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feature i wish it had: speaker out clean channel is versatile can go from low volume to screaming loud. add some gain for some old fashioned dirt. OD channel wants to crank especially when boost is activated. this is not a bedroom combo, it is loud. if you want low volume high gain you will need a pedal because this combo wants to scream on its own. i love it but for at-home playing a small SS combo with effects may be a smarter choice for some of you. reverb is sweet. build quality is very good- real plywood and metal speaker grill, celestion rocket 50. an amp that will last. i play an american strat and an oscar schmidt oe30 with this and both sound great through it. my only pedal is a crybaby. compares favorably to a blues junior but more expensive. again 15 tube watts are LOUD.15 ss watts are not. strats sound better with tubes so i play this clean with reverb and enjoy that simple tone immensly.


Great Little Amp


from Ontario

Definitely a tone monster,lots of headroom on the clean channel and nice drive channel. Don't be fooled this little amp rocks.


Great Barebones Deal

By Twangification

from Kansas City

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I got this version b/c I got a great deal on it. I picked JJ Tesla el84s and some choice 12ax7s (EI and EH) out of my spares box right away, then went back for an Eminence GB128. Now it's dreamy. Loves strats and teles. With a 335 it is totally 3D and magical. Solid rockin' with medium scale and 'buckers. Stock reverb is great! This amp doesn't have a lot of clean headroom, but that suits me perfectly. It has two distinctly and very nicely voiced channels. Seems to be an unbuffered, low voltage FX loop, so I use the same precautions in the loop as I do in front of the amp. The WR version has more volume and definition stock b/c of the better speaker. Plenty of volume for musical type music; put it on a stand and it will clean your ears out.


Great tone, very loud for 15 watts.

By Cole-LSUoY

from Modesto, CA

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Love this amp, puts my other brand name 15 watter to shame. Great tone and flexability, good looks.


Classic Sound At A Modest Price

By Iowa-Bassman

from Central Iowa

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I have owned this amp for about a month, and the more I play it the more I like it. This little amp has it all. I owned a Traynor YCV80Q last year and sold it due to the weight. The YCV20 is perfect for practice and small gigs. I primarily use mine for home playing and recording. With two channels, this amp is a much better value than the equivalent Blues Jr. This is a Class A amp and gets loud and gritty when pushed. Having separate gain controls on both channels allows you to dial in the tone for just about any venue. When I want pristine clean I use my Fender 65 Deluxe Reverb Reissue, when I want rock or blues, I use my Traynor YCV20. This amp cost a little more than a Fender Blues Jr., but it is well worth the extra expense to get an amp with a lot more tonal range and punch. You can't go wrong with it.


great tone at a great price

By Guillermo Fuentes

from upstate NY

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This amp is easy to use, sounds great(tones to die for), and didn't cost an arm and a leg! Also it's light and compact.


15 Watts of Heaven

By SRV Wannabe-lgiqS

from Snellville, GA

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I'm not a pro, but I have never played through a sweeter sounding amp in my 47 years, regardless of name brand, technical gadgetry, wattage, or any of the other crap that sells amps to people that think more is better. Based on freinds' advice, I re-tubed with a complete set of JJ's the day I got it, but to tell you the truth, the Sovteks it comes with are just fine and the difference to my ear is nearly unnoticeable.I play a Strat with Texas Specials, an Ibanez AG75 with it's cheapo HB's and a Les Paul through it, and this amp does exactly what it's supposed to do without getting in the way.A little more expensive than a Blues Jr., but it's twice the amp in my opinion.



By l4ces

from ontario,canada

great combo true tube tone in an inexpensive combo.try one and compare you can spend more if you want but gfor what? i will play this combo till i'm gone.this combo will leave you more money for your dream guitar and won't let you down. i know i started with a traynor tube amp and took 20 years and countless amps before going back to where it started , glad to be back great tone!


Awesome tone monster

By Mkerns

from Boise, ID

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Sweetest I have ever played in 25 yrs playing.


Much more versatile...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I returned my Fender PJr and bought the Traynor instead. Much more versatile, not nearly as noisy. Sounds good both clean and dirty. Terrific value.


YCV20 great value for tube tone

By BobbyC

from Sebastian FL

Good for overdriven tube tone. The clean channel is good if you don't use too much gain. SO-SO for fender-like clean channel surf music unless low gain and volume. GREAT amp for rock and roll and blues - good natural overdrive. Leave your pedal at home. NOT GOOD for Heavy metal as it might be too lightweight and not enough beef for very loud bands.

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