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YBA200-2

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The North American made Traynor YBA200-2 200-watt all tube bass head is built to deliver a solid foundation for any player looking for a great rock, blues or country bass tone.

Designed for maximum dependability under even the most grueling playing conditions, the fan cooled Traynor YBA200-2 uses solid plywood box construction, all-metal handles, nickel corners and an all-metal chassis for unmatched long-term reliability. Four KT88 tube in the power stage, two 12AX7A's and one 12AU7 in the preamp to deliver the warmth and tone you would expect only from a great tube amp.

Basic controls include input gain, master volume and a simple but effective three-band master EQ. Innovative tone shaping features like Scoop, Range, and Resonance controls ensure that any tone can easily be dialed in with a YBA200-2, making it one of the most effective and versatile tube heads in its class.

The Scoop control sweeps from a flat frequency response to a mid-frequency dip at 400 Hz and can be completely bypassed from a separate front panel on/off switch. The Range control shifts the overall shape and general tonal characteristic of the master EQ section of the amp while the Resonance knob controls the damping factor of the amplifier's output stage, allowing the player to take full advantage of the tone of his loudspeaker enclosure.

The use of toroidal transformers reduces the overall weight of the YBA200-2 making it less than 41 pounds, - much lighter than any other high-power all-tube bass amp in this class.

The YBA200-2 has high and low level 1/4-inch inputs, a 1/4-inch tuner output with a switchable mute function that mutes the entire rig and kills the DI output when tuning. The front panel mounted XLR D.I. output has a one-touch ground lift, a 20dB pad and is switchable pre or post EQ.

Features:
• 200 watt All-Tube Bass Amplifier
• 4x KT88 power tubes, 2x 12AX7A and 1x 12AU7 preamp tubes
• 3-band Master EQ with Range Control
• Innovative Scoop and Resonance Controls
• 1/4-inch Tuner Output with System Mute Switch
• Switchable Pre/Post XLR D.I. Out with Ground Lift & 20dB Pad
• Optional YBA200COVER

Details:
• Power @ Impedance (Watts @ Ohms) - 200 @ 4 or 8 (switchable)
• Minimum Load Impedance (Ohms) - 2
• Burst Power 2-Cycle (Watts) - 250
• Frequency Response (Hz +/-3dB) - 30 to 16,000
• Hum & Noise - -90dB
• Instrument Inputs - 2 x 1/4" @ 0dB & -6dB attenuation
• Front Panel Controls - Gain, Treble, Mid, Range (mid frequency), Bass, Scoop, Resonance, Master volume.
• Front Panel Buttons & Jacks - Tuner output, Mute button & LED, Bright button, 1/4" Pre-Amp Out jack with Pre/Post-EQ select button, 1/4" Amp In jack (isolates the output stage for in-series effects patching w/Pre-Amp Out jack), XLR Line Out connector with -20dB Pad select button and Ground/Lift select button, Standby & Power switches with 2-color pilot light
• Back Panel Features - 2 x 1/4" parallel Speaker jacks, Speaker Load switch (optimizes for 8 or 4 Ohms overall)
• Line Out Level - 1V (100mV with -20dB Pad engaged)
• Amp In Sensitivity - 1V
• Tube Complement - 12AX7 x 2, 12AU7 x 1, KT88 x 4
• Dimensions (DWH, in.) - 11.5 x 22.5 x 9.5
• Dimensions (DWH, cm) - 29 x 57 x 24
• Weight (lbs/kg) - 44/20

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Closest StoreSudbury, Ontario
I've owned this head for about a year, played a bunch of gigs, large and small, and used 410, 410 and 210, 210, 210 and 1x15, 210 with 2x8 and 2x8 alone. Different cab combinations bring out some different character, but it always sounds amazing and has great punch. The only thing I did was swap V1 for a lower gain vintage tube.
Posted by Matthew on May 11, 2018
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Closest StoreLondon, Ontario
I've owned this amp for a few weeks now and have had many practices and gigged out with it once so far. The tone is amazing on this. You can get anything from a clean punchy rock sound to a old school over driven tube distortion sound. You can even get the tubes to break up at low volume which I love. Could not do that with my SVT without blowing windows out. It has a tonne of power as well. We played a live show at a club with no PA support and it kept up with my drummer and guitarists all tube half stack with room to spare. Amazing build quality, made in Canada and the price you can't beat. Not to mention they have the best warranty out there.
Posted by Chris on Sep 13, 2017
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
For the money you cannot go wrong with this head. I see it as an entry level tube head but don't let the price fool you. This head is AWESOME! I'm using an American Standard Geddy Lee JB and the growl it produces is killer. I also get a great growl crunch sound out of my Ric 4003. I find the treble bright button makes it too bright and I don't use the scoop (ok for practice maybe but live you'll get lost in the mix). Excellent features, quality and weight. Recommend
Posted by Alex on May 12, 2017
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Closest StoreSt. Catharines, Ontario
This head sounds great! Tone is fantastic! I must note, I swapped both AX pre tubes for AT's. I think its only drawback is the tame eq section. This head has been my go-to since I got it. I did a gear swap for mine, but would now buy this without hesitation.
Posted by Frank Breault on Jul 11, 2016
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Great Volume, Bootylicious...can't dial in a Good mids1 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreStratford, Ontario
Pros:Great loud and simple tube head, almost too much bottom end, great construction, good value. Cons:Can't dial in good mid freq tones, no speaking jack outs, wish they offered graphic eq or Low mid/Hi mid control, wish it had the yba300 tube biasing controls OR fenders self biasing.
Posted by Joey on Jan 17, 2016
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Closest StoreGrande Prairie, Alberta
Just thought I'd chime in... I'm using this as a pedal platform for my guitar and it's brilliant! I run it with a standard guitar amp and it fills out the frequency range in a very natural way. Pulled a pair of tubes to run it @ 100 watts through an open back 2x12 with Jensen Blackbirds. Takes all manner of effects extremely well. Very warm and round. Great eq section, go easy when voicing it as little changes make a big difference. Not like a guitar amp at all in that regard. Nice and light too! Love it.
Posted by Garrett on Oct 17, 2015
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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
Even at full price brand new it's a great deal compared to almost any other all-tube bass amp on the market. Plug in your P-bass, set the controls flat, and just play! Setting the gain at about 6 or 7 allows you to play clean finger style or to dig in hard with a pick for some grit. What could be simpler? I matched this amp with a Traynor 1x15 NEO for a very affordable and light weight rig.
Posted by Woody on Sep 11, 2015
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Closest StoreSaint John, New Brunswick
One mean machine. I find I no longer need my distortion peddles when the gain is up on this.
Posted by Scapolli on Jun 22, 2015
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TONE5 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreStratford, Ontario
Ive always been one for tube tone. I used to have and Ampeg SVT CL and a Fender Bassman 300. This is just as good, but at half the cost and half the weight. Is 300 watts all tube really necessary? REALLY? No. Unless you are playing wembeley stadium this is plenty loud. Did I mention the tone? Pure tube. I was never a fan of Traynor just because the were the bland brand at every L+M, but now I know why. Canadian built as well so the quality is top notch. I currently pair this with the Traynor 412 cab.
Posted by Max on Feb 4, 2015
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Closest StoreChilliwack, British Columbia
I've had this amp for a while. I paired with the 1510 cab. Love the whole set up. I'm playing a fender 50's pbass. I run some pedals like overdrive and other various pedals and this amp keeps coming back for more. All my stuff sounds sick with this amp. The only issue is the tubes were fried shortly after I got it. And I had gotten it brand new still in the box. I don't know what the heck happened. I read stories on how bulletproof this thing was. For some reason when I turned it on, let it warm up, and took it off standby, it let out the most loud window shaking squeal I have ever heard. I turned it off, called up long and McQuade, and they told me to bring it in immediately. So I did. They tested it out in store. It did the same thing. Only the tubes were burning so bad they looked like red Christmas lights. It was bad. So they sent it away. It took a little while. I'm the mean time I got to try allot of different amps. Everything from solid state to hybrids. But nothing I had compared. I got told traynor wasn't going to cover the tubes. I was choked. Tubes are the guts and sound of the amp! How could it not be covered. I finally got the call from l&m saying the amp was in. I went in expecting to fork out a couple hundred for repair, but traynor stepped up. I didn't pay a thing. I'm back to rocking out and haven't had a single problem since
Posted by Josh on Dec 28, 2014
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Closest StoreWindsor, Ontario
This is the best all tube bass head ive ever played and I have honestly played almost all of them, this amp has the same tube configuration as the Orange AD200-B and at 1/3 the price. Built as good if not BETTER than any Ampeg/Fender/Mesa/Orange head. 2yr full warranty and it's made in Canada. Do not hesitate to buy this head!
Posted by TheCoonHound on Apr 22, 2014
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Closest StorePort Coquitlam, British Columbia
I found an original YBA-200 upgraded to YBA-200-2 Specs and tube complement at a pawn shop, for a steal. (I prefer the older "winged" logo to the newer plastic text logo of the YBA-200-2, but this is my own nit-picking). I mated it to a new YT-1510 cab from L&M and with little to no tweaking, I was instantly teleported back to 1972, all for for less than $1000. Whether you want vintage flabbiness or modern punch it is available to you easily and accurately, with the comprehensive front-mounted controls and modern features. Other than the largest venues or very highest gain applications, this head has very nearly all the tube punch, purity, and power of an SVT or an Orange, at a mere fraction of the cost of either, (and more flexibility than either, IMHO). Its so versatile that it will be far and away more useful to you than an SVT and 8x10 in 99% of situations you encounter, and better featured than an equivalently powered Orange. To conclude, if you cannot reproduce that tone in your head with this amp then go ahead and spend the extra money ..., that might make you happy, or perhaps you could take up basket weaving.
Posted by Pete on Oct 27, 2013
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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
Great with the tc8-10 cabinet. GREAT at Zeppelin.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2013
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Closest StoreNorth York, Ontario
Use this for gigs ranging from early Beatles to Green Day plugging in either a Epiphone Viola or a Ibanez Gio this amp pulls it off. Recommend swapping the 2 12ax7's for 12at7's for lower smoother overdrive in the gain section (easy $20 mod). Really comes alive with the master around 2 o clock through my SVT410HE cab.
Posted by dea186 on Aug 17, 2012
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