Traynor Mono Block B/II 70's bass head

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Traynor Mono Block B/II 70's bass head

Postby Jagan on Tue Apr 25, 2006 3:16 pm


I know the Traynor Mono Block amp is solid state, and I usually think SS-amps sound bad, but I recently found out that Elvis Costello's bass player in the late 70s/early 80s Bruce Thomas used the Traynor Mono Block B + Precision bass, and I think his sound rocks (listen to "This Year's Model" & "Armed Forces" to hear what I'm talking about), Clean & Punchy.

Anyway, I'm thinking of buying one, but I'm wondering if any bass-players here have any good/bad experiences with it?

Also, is it powerful enough to use with an Ampeg 8x10" in 4 Ohms?

Thanks in advance for answers!

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Postby Roy Boltz on Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:50 pm

The old Traynor mono bolck solid state amps are good quality power amps, & it would do 4ohms without any strain at all. :wink:
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Postby klipp on Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:29 pm

I own 1 & I played a P-Bass through another 1 last nite!
highly recomended.

Sounds best Via An SVT cab.
The wattage varies depending on what Ohm Cab you use:
Ie: 2ohm=320watts-4ohm=240watts-8ohm=100+somthin watts.

Good stong workhorse ...not bad for a SS head.
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