Thoughts on my modded Traynor tone here

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  1. LPV

    LPV Senior Member

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    This is straight in. No pedals. This is a tone vid, not a showcase of my crappy playing. What do you think?
     
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    rockinlespaul Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    Sounds great to me. Nice playing.
     
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    mdubya Senior Member

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    What model Traynor? How loud is that? What are the mods?

    The playing and the tone sound good to me! :yesway:

    ETA: I see it is a YBA-1.
     
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    cherrysunburst00 Senior Member

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    I like it. Good straight ahead Old School hard rock. Good sound dynamics.
     
  5. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Amp sounds good..:yesway:







    And pull up yer socks..:laugh2:
     
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    needlespauls V.I.P. Member

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    Sounds monstrous man!! Love it!
     
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  7. LPV

    LPV Senior Member

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    Yea, a YBA1 but its heavily modded. Its basically a 1987 circuit now, with a bunch of NOS mustard caps, a couple of sozo's and added filtering like a stock 50w plexi but a bit less on the preamp. It has a Chris Merren OT and recently I cascaded the preamp like a 2204 complete with the cold clipper on v1B.

    The preamp was set at about 1 o'clock and the master was about 3 o'clock.

    How loud was it ?
    Normally this would be unbearably loud and would have had everyone in the house pissed as well as the neighbours. But as it happened, no one in the house even knew I disappeared to go play guitar. The only audible noise was the strings on the guitar itself. I did this with my new toy. The Suhr reactive load. Amp->reactive load->DAW->celestion creamback 412 IRs, a mix of 3 of them to be exact. Kinda cool eh ?
     
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  8. LPV

    LPV Senior Member

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    C'mon man, you know how it goes when inspiration strikes, sh!t you guys are lucky I remembered to put on pants :)
     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    mdubya Senior Member

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    Very cool! The Suhr sounds good. It did not even occur to me that it wasn't live in the room.

    The tone is very modded Marshall, but not in a bad way. Good enough that I immediately searched prices on used YBA1's. :thumb:

    Very nice job on the recording.
     
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    ac/dcfan87 Senior Member

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    Sounds really good. Vintage Marshall roar 100%! Great playing too
     
  12. LPV

    LPV Senior Member

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    Getting some killer tone with my strat too. Man this reactive load is funner than a barrel o monkeys
     
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    sounds great!
     
  14. LPV

    LPV Senior Member

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    A curious little factoid about that tone. The el34’s are biased a tad cold but are also mismatched by 10%. Ya I know it’s all in my head but I found it had more clarity with those.
     
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    V2 V.I.P. Member

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    biasing at 50-60% (rather than 70%) is pretty smart with current tubes. I usually shoot for 60%...
     
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    rjwilson37 Senior Member

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    Killer tone, I love that nice hard rock tone for sure!
     

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