It has served me well for my second amp, good to use at parties and gigs without pay, school functions, and jamming. I also looked at a Nemisis, but it was too dear, regardless of the extra features it has. I wouldnt buy this amp again, it has served me well but I need something with more features. It needs a decent pre-amp inside it. The best aspect is its recording capability, it just sounds good.
Model Year: 1998
Price: $800.00 Australian
Where Obtained: Previous Owner
It has a line out, send and return effects plug, and a phones plug. Mid, High Mid, Volume, Bass and Tone. Sounds very good when its used to record with. It also has Contour and Limiter.
Powerful enough for now, but it won't satisfy me for long.
Good sound quality, but it has to be relitavily loud. It has a volume range from 0-10, when its volume is less than 3 I sounds horrible, but when its above 3 up loud, it sounds fairly good. I play a lot of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Primus, but its better for Jazz, a real smooth sound. It sounds good for punk as well, the mids make a lot of difference. No distortion without a pedal.
Sound is wuite good compared to other amps.
I have a Sadowsky Pre-amp that cannot be turned up full volume with my amp, I think t overdrives the pre-amp inside the Yorkville amp. The amp might be damaged but its not likely. With a cheap peddal some really cool sounds can come out without a problem though.
Doesnt take a lot of fiddling to get good sound, but if there is a specific sound that I want, it takes patience. Much easier to use than other amps of around the same price, more features, will satisfy anyone who doesnt want to spend big but wants to be able to play with bands for fun.
This is a reliable amp, built like a brick, it has been dropped, guitarists have spilt drinks on it, bumpy car trips, survived it all. Its reliable enough for live playing, but not a high level. Has never needed to be repaired.
I chose this because of size, power and it can power
external sepakers. I would definitly buy it over.
Model Year: 1996
Where Obtained: Steve's Music
It has a Bass, Low Mid, High Mid, Trebel EQ controls.
Has an effcts loop and is really great for what I play,
lots of headroom. Solid State electronics
I use it with a Fender Squier Precision and a Samick.
I play Rock/Pop/Jazz/Classical and its pretty good
very versatile. Its never noisy, I've never had to have it
up past 4, Never broken up on me
Finding a good sound is really easy, It has a mid cut
button, But that doesnt help, just makes your tone
I looked at the Ampeg Rocket bass(B-100R), Peavey TNT, Crate BFX-100, Yorkville Cube 250B and Fender Bassman 100 and this amp delivers louder, clearer and better. If this was stolen, I could still afford a new one since it's way cheaper than most 200 Watt amp. Now, how could this amp be better? I think that Yorkville should also consider selling the head seperatly. Also, a parametric EQ would be nice...
Model Year: 2000
Price: $650.00 Can (new)
This amp is simple: Limiter, Contour, Bass, low-mid, high-mid and treble. You can get it with a 15" and a tweeter or a 2x10" (with tweeter?) wich is fairly good. It IS as loud as any 200 watt solid state combo.
Okay, here is how I usually proceed when looking for an amp: I find the cheapest bass avaible in a store and play it thru the amp. If it sounds good, it'll sound even better with your bass! And let me tell you I was amazed by what this puppy is capable of. The bass is never "colored" or overpowered by the EQ, so it usually don't get to noisy or "boomy". I've tried it against amp in the same price range and none could compare (Peavey, Crate, Fender, Hartke) to the mighty Yorkville.
Doesn't distort or clip easily and suited for all styles, even if you crave for snappy high end stuff, you can always get the 2X10!
It's so easy that I started to dial new tones just for fun in the middle of the store! It took me about 10 minutes to find a great tone with a crappy P-bass copy, and when I say great, I mean a tone I wouldn't be ashamed to gig with. Manufacturers nowadays tend to get complicated early in their line (100 watts or so) and this can lead to useless amps, but this one is "supid-proof".
2 years warranty, even if you break it. Solid kickplate in front of speaker(s) enclosed in a THICK shield of wood. I believe it's sturdier than a bank vault.
I chose this amp because it was very affordable, durable, easy to use, powerful(enough for me)and flexible.
If it was lost or stolen I would buy it again( if I could get the same deal.)
I think this amp could be better buy putting handles on the side. If you fiddle with your tone you might not like the simplicity.
My favorite part of this amp is its durable. I have a tendacy to break things so this is perfect:)
I don't know if this would be a problem but: I don't find many Yorkville amps so if you need a replacement part you might have to send away for it.
It has a warranty.
Model Year: 1996
Price: $650.00 canadian (new)
Where Obtained: used
This amp was $600 new and $300 used.
It has an effects loop Bass Treble, Mid, and Hi Mid.
phones, line, limiter and contour
This is a solid stae 200 watt amp which is powerful enough for me. I jam with 1 or 2 guitars but no drums. I used a 65 watt amp at school and i gets me over the drums so I'm sure this is powerful enough.
I have squier p-bass
I play all styles of music and this works well for them. I will turn up the bass to support or crank the highs for leads.
it has some noise but nothing bad it doesn't distort at high volumes.
the headphones sound good
This is the amp for dummies. It is no trouble to get a good sound.
It is alot easier than the 65 watt peavey I play or the other 100 watt yamaha. sounds alot better to.
It endured 4 years of gigging with no rewiring. the face plate is a solid steel grill. A chair fell over and hit the front and the chair got damaged:)
I believe that some of the big-name brands are selling a lower-quality product while riding on their namesake. Yorkville may not be too well known yet, but they back up their product with a 2&10-year unlimited warranty. Even if you walk out the store's door and throw it over a bridge just to watch it, Yorkville will replace it. If this one ever craps out, I wouldn't hesitate to replace it. In fact, I'm gonna add on their 2-10" cab to my 15" combo pretty soon here!
Model Year: 1998
Price: $0.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Ohio
Limiter & Contour switches
Volume, Bass, Mid, Hi-Mid, & Treble knobs
This 15" combo is more than adequate for practice (even w/drummers and screamin' guitarists), and perfect for club gigs.
I use a 5-string Yamaha RBX765A w/active electronics. The low-B comes through GREAT! I had been using a 120w Crate combo, and it just didn't have enough power to push the low-B. This Yorkville is built like a tank, never distorts, and brings out the right tones. The contour button makes for a decent slap-sound, too.
This combo is one of the best I've ever owned/played, even over the big-name brands.
Even through all the military moves I've had, I've never have had ANY problems with this one. Like I said, it's built like a tank, HAS, nuclear-hardened shelter, etc.