Had Yamaha Ever Made a Tube Amp?

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Had Yamaha Ever Made a Tube Amp?

Unread post by Elixxrx66 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:01 pm

I was looking online to see if I could find a tube amp Yamaha May have put out ag some point but couldn’t find one. Have they really never bother to make or put out a tube amp??
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Re: Had Yamaha Ever Made a Tube Amp?

Unread post by Les Turnbull » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:33 pm

The T50 T50C and T100 T100C have 12ax7 and 6L6 tubes on the scematic http://el34world.com/charts/Schematics/ ... 0_t100.pdf

Looking for Yamaha valve amps I found this site for Yamaha scematics http://el34world.com/charts/Schematics/ ... matics.htm
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Re: Had Yamaha Ever Made a Tube Amp?

Unread post by Les Turnbull » Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:37 pm

The T100 appears to have been designed by Michael Soldano https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9W7SvwB2Ms
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Re: Had Yamaha Ever Made a Tube Amp?

Unread post by Buzzard » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:30 am

Elixxrx66 wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:01 pm
I was looking online to see if I could find a tube amp Yamaha May have put out ag some point but couldn’t find one. Have they really never bother to make or put out a tube amp??
Yes, there's the Soldano designed T models and the Italian produced TU models:

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Yamaha Tube Amps.

Unread post by Buzzard » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:43 am

(copy paste from my Yamaha amp topic)

The TUBE amps:

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T-50
T-50c
T-100
T-100c
TU-1030R
TU-1240R
TU-1280R

The Yamaha tube amps are rare, sought after and expensive IF you can actually get your hands on one.
So far I have only seen pictures online, and listened to sound examples on youtube. :oops:

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The T series, designed by M. J. Soldano, made in the USA by Yamaha Manufacturing Inc. , Thomaston , Georgia.

The TS-412A and TS-412B cabinets were made in the USA by Yamaha Corporation of America, Buena Park, California.

The TU series were made in Italy.

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T-50
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T-50C
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T-100
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T-100C
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TU-1030R
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TU-1240R
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TU-1280R
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Cabinets made for the T-50 and T-100 tube amps:

TS-412A top/slanted cabinet:
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TS-412B bottom/straight cabinet:
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The pictures in this post are all copied online, If the rightful owners object, I'll remove their pictures right away. :!:

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Re: Had Yamaha Ever Made a Tube Amp?

Unread post by parametric » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:25 pm

Nice to see Celestion Loudspeakers putting in an appearance . . . .

They were always considered Good, to my recollection . . .

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Re: Had Yamaha Ever Made a Tube Amp?

Unread post by Elixxrx66 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:38 pm

Not the sexiest of amps but I would love to try one. Are they high gain amp? Is there an amp it sounds comparable to or are they their own thing? Shit I just checked ebay. Not a single one for sale. They either didn't make many or they are so good people are hanging on to them.
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Re: Had Yamaha Ever Made a Tube Amp?

Unread post by Buzzard » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:56 am

Elixxrx66 wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:38 pm
Not the sexiest of amps but I would love to try one. Are they high gain amp? Is there an amp it sounds comparable to or are they their own thing? Shit I just checked ebay. Not a single one for sale. They either didn't make many or they are so good people are hanging on to them.
The REAL WILD Yamaha amp designs can be found among the TA and RA transistor amps.

You can find Yamaha tube/valve amps here: https://reverb.com/marketplace?query=yamaha%20t%20amp , but they're pricey.

The sound is not very hi gain, but you can always throw a overdrive/distortion/fuzz pedal in front to boost the gain.
You'll find plenty of examples on youtube.

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Re: Had Yamaha Ever Made a Tube Amp?

Unread post by Noonan » Fri May 11, 2018 2:19 pm

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