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1977 Traynor YGL-3A Mark III Vintage Tube Guitar Amp Head, 100 Watt EL34


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Up for sale, a 1977 Traynor YGL-3A Mark III vintage tube amp head in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Fully serviced and very original, this dual channel head drives a quartet of EL34 power tubes, generating an ample 100 watts. Made in Canada and fully hand-wired with giant Hammond transformers, this amp has significant clean headroom and passes a ton of low end. Easily living up to its reputation as a “Twin Reverb killer,” the YGL-3A features a pair of channels each with Hi and Lo inputs, a Bright/Normal switch, and Volume, Treble, Middle, and Bass controls. Just like its “Twin,” the second channel features a tube-driven Spring Reverb and dynamic Tremolo with Speed and Intensity controls. The Master Volume adds a level of versatility to the massive clean tones, allowing the channels to be driven harder for natural tube breakup at lower levels.

The amp has a very original circuit, with the original Hammond transformers and a preamp that retains all of the original pots as well as the mustard tone caps which are essential to the tonal color of this head. The factory inspection sticker is intact inside the head cabinet with a 12/10/76 approval date, and the serial number dates to 1977.

All of the original knobs are present, with a clean control panel, smooth black tolex, and tear-free grillcloth. The head shows some minor scuffing and marks, but no serious wear of any kind. This Traynor lives up to the company's reputation of delivering amps that are true workhorses that perform reliably in stage and studio situations.