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YCV40

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The first guitar amp that brought the Traynor name back into the world of modern tube amps was the YCV40, and it continues on today. Real tube overdrive is provided by three 12AX7WA dual triode preamp tubes while real tube power is provided by two 5881WXT beam power tubes. The internal gadgetry in this channel switching amp provides good flexibility, but makes it very easy to get a great tone. The combination of the tube power and the Celestion speaker is magical. The three basic tones (clean, crunch and overdrive) are easily defined. With great tone at low levels, and shine and punch at full tilt, the Custom Valve 40 has received rave reviews for over 10 years, including Guitar Player magazine's Editor's Pick Award in 2001.

Although signal-to-noise is not normally a specification that is discussed where guitar amplifiers are concerned, the ultra-quiet Custom Valve 40 makes it an issue. Experienced professional users will appreciate the auto-matching tube circuit that maintains bias balance as tubes age ensuring hum free performance. Listen carefully. Although the YCV40 has a tremendous amount of gain it remains virtually hum free.

The rear mounted control panel is easy to access, yet recessed for protection. And the warranty? Yorkville's standard two year (even if you break it!) transferable warranty*. The one that made Traynor famous in the sixties.

Specifications:
Type: Tube Guitar Amplifier
Cabinet Impedance (Ohms): 8
Power @ min. impedance (Watts): 40
Minimum Impedance (Ohms): 4
Speaker Configuration - LF (Size / Power): 12 inch / 40 Watts
Inputs 2
Channel 1 - Inputs: 1/4 inch phone
Channel 1 - Controls: Gain, Volume, Treble, Bass, Middle
Channel 1 - Switches: Boost
Channel 2 - Inputs: Shares ch 1 input
Channel 2 - Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, Middle
Channel 2 - Switches: Channel Select, Brightness
Channel Switching: Yes
Main Tone Controls: Presence
Line Out: (type / configuration): 1/4 inch TRS / Rear (Effects Send)
Effects Volume: Yes
Effects Loop / Location: Yes / Rear
Effects Footswitch / Function: Yes / Channel Select, Boost
Internal Reverb / Effects: Spring Reverb
LED Indicators: Channel Select, Boost, Power, Standby
External speaker output / location: 1/4 inch / Rear
Other Features:
• Standby Switch - Activates standby mode to keep the tubes warm while the amp is not in use.
• Auto Tube-matching Circuit
• Preamp Tube - 3x 12AX7WA Dual Triodes (Russia)
• Power Amp Tube - 2x 6L6GB Beam Power Tubes (Russia)
• DC filaments on preamp tubes eliminate hum
• Fully regulated power supply with tube rectifier emulation
• Perforated Steel Grille
Dimensions (DWH, inches): 9.5 x 23 x 18
Dimensions (DWH, cm): 24 x 58 x 46
Weight (lbs / kg): 45 / 20.4

Great little amp... who knew!0 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
Like a lot of people, I kind of brushed off Traynor as a bit of a Canadian no name amp. Never really have them a close listen. Thought they might be something that was an easy sell to those that couldn?t afford the better stuff. Well, I have a very different view now. I had a good listen to this model, YVC40, and thought what a great clean channel. To my surprise, the gain channel was just as good. Great at low volumes as well. Reverb is very strong, not hiding like on some. If you can?t find a good blues sound or classic rock, I can?t help you. The only thing it seems to be missing is a Master Volume. That is about all that?s missing. Built like a tank. Easy to upgrade a few things, should that be of interest.
Posted by Neil H on Feb 9, 2018
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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
played through this amp a lot lately, very versatile with no pedals whatsoever! and if they were needed, there is an effects loop.......
Posted by that guy on Jun 29, 2016
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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
This is a super versatile amp & is built like a tank.Great clean & drive sounds.Well worth buying Canadian Eh!.
Posted by PTR on Sep 22, 2014
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Posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2014
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very reliable with great tone5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
I have an older model YCV40 that I bought used and it has been very reliable. It has a few battle scars from gigging which adds character. It also has a screen over the speaker which has saved the speaker from damage. I've changed the power tubes to JJs and love the tone. On the clean channel there is a little operational hiss but on the gain channel it operates quietly. This amp can get loud but I can also practice in a small room without getting yelled by my wife too often. Highly recommended.
Posted by Grey Owl on Jun 26, 2014
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excellent tube amp5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
I have an older version of this amp and it works great. I have a compared it to a couple of other similar sized tube amps and have been totally impressed with the tone. My LP, strat, and tele sound awesome with it and my Ibanez TS works very well. Solidly built in Canada. I emailed Traynor with a question and received very helpful feedback the following day. I can't say that with all stores and companies.
Posted by Tony d. on Jun 11, 2014
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Closest StoreToronto - Bloor Street, Ontario
Best tube amp in this price point! Better than Fender IMHO. At least for what I use it for, which is mostly blues, jazz and old rock. The clean channel sounds awesome. The lead channel offers lots of flexibility and fine tuning in setting the "break point" where overdrive can be heard depending on how much volume you use in your picking. The Celestion performs superbly. The amp sounds good at low volume too, no need to crank it up in order to get sounds quality. But if you turn up the volume knob this is where the amp really sings without losing any quality. Definitely one of the best designed amp, ever. And it's Canadian! Eh!
Posted by François on May 25, 2013
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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
works great guite happy with it
Posted by ric on May 23, 2009
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