40 Watt All-tube Guitar Combo


The first guitar amp that brought the Traynor name back into the world of modern tube amps was the YCV40, and it continues on today. Real tube overdrive is provided by three 12AX7WA dual triode preamp tubes while real tube power is provided by two 6L6G 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™ speaker is magical. 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 40 has received rave reviews for over 10 years, including Guitar Player™ magazine’s Editor’s Pick Award in 2001.

Although signal-to-noise is not normally a specification that is discussed where guitar amplifiers are concerned, the ultra-quiet Custom Valve 40 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. Listen carefully. Although the YCV40 has a tremendous amount of gain it remains virtually hum free.

  • 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.
  • Celestion 1 x 12-inch Seventy 80 speaker
  • Black leathertte finish
  • All plywood enclosure
  • Heavy gauge perforated grille with silver cloth covering
  • Custom design “Chicken Beak” knobs
  • Two-button TFS-2B footswitch is included
  • Optional YCX12, 1 x 12-inch extension cabinet is available
  • Made In Canada
Cabinet Impedance (Ohms)8
Power @ min.  impedance (Watts)40
Minimum Impedance (Ohms)4
Speaker Configuration12-inch / 40 Watts
Preamp Tube3 x 12AX7WA
Power Amp Tube2 x 6L6G Beam
Channel 1 – Inputs1/4-inch phone
Channel 1 – ControlsGain, Volume, Treble, Bass, Middle
Channel 1 – SwitchesBoost
Channel 2 – InputsShares channel 1 input
Channel 2 – ControlsVolume, Treble, Bass, Middle
Channel 2 – SwitchesChannel Select, Brightness
Channel SwitchingYes
Main Tone ControlsPresence, Reverb
Line Out (type / configuration)1/4-inch TRS / Rear (Effects Send)
Effects VolumeYes
Effects Loop / LocationYes / Rear
Effects Footswitch / FunctionYes / Channel Select, Boost
Internal Reverb / EffectsSpring Reverb
LED IndicatorsChannel Select, Boost, Power, Standby
External speaker output / location1/4-inch / Rear
Dimensions (DWH, inches)9.5 x 23 x 18
Dimensions (DWH, cm)24 x 58 x 46
Weight (lbs / kg)49.8 / 22.6

Specifications subject to change without notice