Traynor GuitarMate 2-Channel 30 Watt All-Tube Guitar Combo

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YGL2

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Traynor recreates the classic cathode bias amp tone in the 30-watt YGL2 all-tube two-channel combo.

Classic Tone
Traynor YGL2 uses 1 12-inch Celestion Vintage 30 speaker and hand-selected EL84 tubes configured in a proven Class-A amplifier design to deliver a truly classic amp tone. Ideal for stage or studio, the YGL2 is built to meet the need of the discerning guitarist in search of a classic, yet versatile guitar amp.

Maximum Versatility
The Traynor YGL2 offers clean and overdrive channels with separate level controls, master volume and a simple bass / mid / treble tone stack.
A Mode switch relocates the tone stack relative to the gain stage, giving the YGL2 either a crisp 'American' style tube amp tone for clarity and definition (USA mode) or a grittier, more 'spongy' 'British' flavor associated with the great UK amps of the 60s and 70s ( Brit mode).

Additional Tone Shaping
The Vintage / Modern switch on the Traynor YGL2 offers additional tone shaping that offers the player a choice between a truly classic 'vintage' tube drive or a more aggressive scooped guitar tone for the guitarist seeking a more modern guitar sound.

Unmatched Reliability
The Traynor YGL2 combo is made in Canada using solid plywood cabinet construction, heavy gauge steel chassis, high quality pots and jacks.

Features
• 30-watt All-Tube Guitar Combo
• 12-inch Celestion Vintage 30 Speaker
• Class-A Cathode Bias Amplifier Design
• Uses 3 x 12AX7 and 4 x EL84 Tubes
• Clean Volume, Overdrive Gain, Overdrive Volume and Master Volume Controls
• Shared Bass, Middle, Treble and Reverb controls
• Master USA/Brit and Vintage/Modern Mode Switches
• Series Effects Loop
• Footswitch for Channel Select and Reverb Defeat
• External Speaker Jack

Specifications
Type: Guitar Head Amplifier
Cabinet Impedance (Ohms): Selectable 4/8 ohms
Power @ min. impedance (Watts): 30
Minimum Impedance (Ohms): 4
Burst Power - 2 cycle: 40
Inputs: 2
Channel 1 - Inputs: Hi, Lo, Hi internally connected to Ch II Hi
Channel 1 - Controls: Volume I, Treble, Bass, Low Range Expander, High Range Expander
Channel 2 - Inputs: Lo, Hi internally connected to Ch I Hi
Channel 2 - Controls: Volume II, Treble, Bass, Low Range Expander, High Range Expander
Master Volume Control: Power Attenuator
LED Indicators: Power / Standby
Protection: Mains Fuse
External speaker output / location: 2 x 1/4-inch Jacks (Parallel)
Dimensions (DWH, inches): 10 x 18 x 9.3
Dimensions (DWH, cm): 25.4 x 45.7 x 23.6
Weight (lbs / kg): 14.5

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Closest StoreCourtenay, British Columbia
I've had this amp about 6 months. I only play it at home, but I live in the country so I can play as load as I want.\n\nI'm still figuring it out. It's complex. Little changed in the knobs and buttons make big difference. Master volume is useful.\n\nI can't seem to make overdrive pedals work with it. They sound thin on clean, the overdrive channel overwhelms. Except fuzz. Fuzz sounds great. So two good actual tube break up tones. Boss EQ-7 gives nice boost that drives amp into overdrive. I'm thinking I need to look at boosts.\n\nI bought it used. They go out as rentals, so good deals can be had on these at L&M.\n\nNo idea how it gigs. Can't compare it to any decent tube amps.\n\nI like it
Posted by Derek on Dec 17, 2021
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LOUD!1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreLondon North, Ontario
I just tried at as my possible first tube amp, and holy crap this thing is loud. Plugging it in it almost blew my head. I couldn’t even get my preferred tone settings because it was so loud. The tone was great though! It seems a little pricy for a combo, and is abit hefty but I think it rocks.
Posted by Jim on Jun 12, 2021
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Excellent vintage style class A tube amp4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreNorth Bay, Ontario
I have had a Traynor YGL1 for a number of years, a nice 15 watt tube amp. I recently purchased a YGL2, and have had it for six months. It is still a class A tube amp but quite different from the YGL1. The YGL2 has a few more features but the main difference to me is the variety of tube overdrive sounds that are available. This amp can be used without pedals to create an array of vintage tube sounds and is amazing value for the money considering it costs the same as a few decent pedals. Warm cleans and great tube overdrive sounds. I rented one at L&M to try it out before buying - it didn’t take long before I realized that I had to to have one.
This is a vintage style two-channel Class A tube amp (Similar to old Vox, check out the “Class A vs. Class AB guitar amps” article on sweetwater). Lots of character and higher gain options, inspiring and fun to play, and tons of volume if needed. It has a lot of features, a quality build, quality speaker, and is not built in China (eg. Vox).
I looked at the Traynor YGL-2 you-tube video a few times to help with setting up the controls for various sounds. I like having the front mount controls. I use the clean gain at 4 or 5 on the brit setting most of the time because it is cleanish when playing light, and overdriven with heavy chords. Works well with or without pedals. The included footswitch and cable for switching from the clean channel to the lead/overdrive channel as well as reverb switching is very convenient.
A note about the reverb: The ygl-1 comes with a belton electronic reverb that is capable of light or very strong reverb effects. The ygl-2 comes with an accutronics spring reverb that is true to the vintage style and much more subtle. Each have their own advantages, both are good.
I cannot believe what you get for the price of this amp. Great value for an all around and potentially classic Traynor tube amp.
Posted by anonymous on May 19, 2021
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Excellent Sounding Canada Comb Amp3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Using a “Radial Prodigy” (head load) to attenuate and record, the YGL2 comb suddenly become a killer in both 2 channels. I can easily get a clean bite tone by turning on the “bright” button (channel 1) without any pedals, and I can also get an ideal and tight metal distortion by turning on the “modern” button (channel 2). By the way, it sounds better when you are using a ts808 with YGL2. Because I got the “Prodigy”, I can turn the ”master” knob to 4-5 in bedroom, and with the FX loop, Chorus, Delay....can work very well. Nice sounding speaker, nice sounding reverb, nice buttons, knobs and LEDs, but it has a non-protected back. So sad about that!
Posted by Bingji on Sep 11, 2019
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Couldn't be happier5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
Picked one up second hand at L&M a couple years ago. Had just recently started playing again and also bought a Pro series Strat. Could not be happier with it. Killer clean. Killer 2nd channel. Oodles of tone and big balls for a small amp. No regrets. Anyone looking to buy a fender bluesman or the like should seriously consider this amp. This is a Made in Canada amp that stands up to all the big boys.
Posted by Derek on Mar 23, 2019
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This amp rocks2 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
When I tried this amp it reminded me of a vintage amp. I recommend better tubes as they take this amp over the top. DO NOT BUY AS A REPLACEMENT OF AN AMP, BUY FOR THE QUALITY NOT THE NAME!!!!!
Posted by Cory Gray on Mar 3, 2019
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What the heck was I thinking....4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary Royal Vista, Alberta
waiting so long to get one of these. I've had a variety of tube amps and for some reason didn't get one of these even though i loved the sound when trying one at the store. Tones of tonal options, plenty of omph for small to medium (or larger) venues, takes pedals better than any other amp I've owned. I realize maybe there are better amps for pedals, but I haven't owned or tried one. This amp kills it for blues and rock.
Posted by Neil on Mar 1, 2017
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Issues at first, fixed now1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
Purchased in Oct 13, full sound and tone with loads of versatility. First unit had some power fluctuations, amp replaced and works great. I play in the clean channel 85% of the time but it can kick out the dirty stuff when asked.
Posted by Wayne on Jul 27, 2014
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Great sounding amp bad pre amp tubes2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
This amp sound amazing. The clean tones are crisp. The gain is great. Unfortunately they use cheap pre amp tubes. I've owned this amp for over a year and I already, twice had to replace the pre amp tubes. I recommend not using the stock pre amp tubes.
Posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2013
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Best amp I've owned2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Simply the best sounding amp I've ever owned. Very easy to dial in. Excellent reverb, amazing cleans and a dynamite overdrive channel. The Vintage/Modern switch on channel 2 and the Brit/USA switch on channel 1 make this a very versatile amp. It has a series effects loop and takes pedals extremely well.
This amp has some serious tone. It is built like a tank with a great warranty to back it up.
I sold my Boogie because there is no need for it anymore..yes its that good!
Posted by Mike on Apr 16, 2013
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Great gigging amp!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreOshawa, Ontario
recently got this amp because the first amp I got from Long and McQuade (Fender Deville 410 red october) I just could not get a good sound out of with my pedalboard setup so I traded it in for this and could not be happier. It takes dirt pedals very well and sounds amazing cranked.. also a very loud amp , 3 out of 12 on the volume control at my band rehearsal against my other guitarists Deville 410 which has twice the wattage and 3 more speakers and my Traynor was louder then the deville and cut through more and we rehearse LOUD.

Overall amazing amp for the price, sturdy as anything just remember to click on the modern switch to get some more low end unless you want a trebly overdriven vox/fender sound. Only gripe with this amp is the tubes in the back are in the open and could get damaged if you are not careful
Posted by Logan on Dec 16, 2012
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Versatile, solid tube amp1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
Great sounding amp. I use it with a Dr. Z attenuator to get power-tube umph, this beast is versatile! Everything from a nice on-the-edge-of-breakup clean to tight crunch. Quite reminiscent of a Vox AC-30, this takes pedals very well (I use three different Fulltone pedals for tone and drive) and the effects loop works beautifully with my digital effects (Digitech RP 1000 for delays, chorus, tremolo, big Jeff Beck reverb). It takes a while to dial-in your tone, but it is well worth the time. Very responsive to touch, pedals and guitar volume control, very woody tone with a Strat. Maybe not your best bet for high-gain thrash sounds, but it does everything else - great country "gank", beautiful bluesy singing tones, and it does a fantastic classic English mid-push aunch. Great amp, great value!
Posted by Mark Wasarab on Oct 16, 2012
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This is the new quality.1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
Most versatile amp I've ever had. Real spring reverb and a pretty amazing gain channel plus a couple cool switches to play with on the clean channel. It really is a very simple yet toughly designed amp. Loud but layered and crystal clear. For the price, I'd say this may be one of the best amps out there. Only con I see is the second input so 9/10 otherwise.
Posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2012
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