The YCV40WR is based off of the already extremely popular YCV40, which was a past Guitar Player Editor's Pick Award Winner
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 Vintage 30 speaker is magical. The YCV40WR is very much the same internally as our already popular YCV40.
But unlike our vintage looking Traynor Custom Valve series which feature black vinyl covering, we have added a Wine Red leatherette and oatmeal grille to the already standard chromeplated corners. This combined with the Celestion Vintage 30 speaker help give the YCV40WR a rich "boutique" look, sound and feel. 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 40A is already receiving rave reviews, and that is sure to continue with the new YCV40WR. We challenge you to compare us to the competition. You'll love the tone and instantly recognize the value.
Although signal-to-noise is not normally a specification that is discussed where guitar amplifiers are concerned, the ultra-quiet Custom Valve 40WR 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. Also, the DC filaments on the preamp tubes that all but eliminate hum. Listen carefully. Although the YCV40WR has a tremendous amount of gain it remains virtually hum free.
Traynor YCV40WR Guitar Amplifier Features:
- Auto-matching tube circuit maintains bias balance as tubes age ensuring hum free performance throughout tube life.
- DC filaments on preamp tubes eliminate hum.
- Fully regulated power supply with tube rectifier emulation.
- Long Accutronics spring reverb.
- Classic Celestion Vintage 30 speaker.
- Wine Red leathertte finish
- All plywood enclosure.
- Heavy gauge perforated grille with "oatmeal" cover.
- Custom design "Chicken Beak" knobs.
- 1x12" extension cabinet is also available with the same Wine Red leatherette, oatmeal grille and Celestion Vintage 30 (YCX12WR)