1975 Traynor YGM-3 Guitar Mate Reverb


Looking for a Traynor amp I could use without shattering any windows, I picked up this 1975 Traynor YGM-3 Guitar Mate Reverb. This has got to be the loudest 25 watt amp I've ever heard, probably due to the great Hammond transformers. Fortunately it sounds really good. The EL84 tubes give it a Vox-like character, except this amp is very resistant to distortion unless you turn it almost all the way up. The reverb is very nice and the tremolo is warm and pleasant.

Power Amp: 2 x EL84

Preamp: 4 x 12AX7

Rectifier: Solid state

Speaker: 1 x 12"

Effects: Reverb, Tremolo

Controls:  Boost, volume, bass, treble, reverb, speed, intensity