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The beginnings of the production of the legendary Traynor guitar and bass guitar amplifiers date back to 1963 when the company founder, Peter Traynor, built his first bass guitar amplifier, Traynor Dynabass. In 1965, he added a guitar amplifier to it and the brand quickly made a good name for itself not only in native Canada. Traynor amplifiers are especially popular as a good quality, yet cheaper alternative to the famous Marshall and Fender amplifiers.

Despite a great popularity in the 1960’s and 1970’s, the company ran subsequently into problems and merged with Yorkville, which has gradually switched from amplifiers to sound and studio technology. As a result, the Traynor apparatuses practically disappear from the earth for long seventeen years. It was not until the end of 2000 that Yorkville decided to revive the old fame of the Traynor apparatuses with everything that belongs to it, i.e. with a maximal emphasis on excellent sound, good quality workmanship and, also, affordable prices.

As a result, we can now see Traynor apparatuses as a part of podium and studio sets of musicians and bands throughout all genres. The most popular amplifier among guitarists is clearly the all-tube 50 W amplifier Traynor YCS50H, or 40 W combo Traynor YCV40WR. Bass guitarists have been impressed the most with the 200 W head Traynor YBA200-2.

Today, the Traynor brand is once again a synonym for high-quality, multipurpose apparatuses, which are 100% made in Canada and which can be acquired for reasonable prices.


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