Dating an ampeg svt classic
[...] When [the YBA-1] ran on 7027s, it was a rock machine (think Black Crows, Zep, etc.).It probably has a bit less bottom end and more mids and highs now. It must have been one of the last YBA-1 Traynors made.I have swapped out the 4M volume pots for 1M, and put a 47K resistor in the NFB loop. Professional repairman required, although schematic is included, weird defects possible. The YBA-1 serial number is 8011108 the YT-15 serial number is 7125596.These mods are worth doing to any Signature/Bass-Master, IMO. CAD 3 used, bad price, amp in average (5/10) condition, Song Bird Music, Ottawa, Canada, summer 1998 US 5 [used], needed a little work but playable, cheap buy US 9.99 [used], seen at September 1998 CAD 9 [used], good condition, seen at Used Music, Ottawa, September 1998 CAD 0 [used], shabby condition, very early (pre October 1966) wrap-around type case model with tube rectifier, seen at Used Music, Ottawa, September 1998 CAD 5 [used], ca.I caraked open the top on my 1975 YBA-1 just to look, and sure enough it's a 68K.(Dave, Nov 11, 2014) - corrected version (Brian, Craig, Dan Lear, Dave Rutherford, DCloud1050, Eric Knudsen, Glen H., Greg, Jay Rogers, Jonathan Krogh, joth, Kraig Olmstead, Moon Keith, Ron Waters, Tim Casey, Tony Flagg, Vernon Fitch, viva Analog at bc.ca/~jc) Features Two channels (bass and guitar), two inputs for each channel, upper inputs are slightly attenuated; Treble and bass controls, a "tone expander" section with low and high knobs (according to Dan Torres, these are actually midrange and presence controls); there are two volume knobs that can be blended to get different sounds.
If you are looking for something original sounding and with a good bit of style, this is it (if you can find one)!
] 0 [used], very early model, the serial number is 0278, which places it in 1966, uses 6CA7 tubes as specified in the tube chart, no tube rectifier, and the marshall style phenolic turret board, also, it has the hole in the chassis for the tube rectifier socket, but it is blocked with a circular steel plate, the 5 volt rectifier heater winding at the power tranny is cut about 2 inches out, December 1998 Rating Very good one. I have a 1977 YBA1 with a matching YT-15 cabinet [...]. It's probably not worth a tird as a collector's item but this amp really screams. I rate my YRM-1 second to my YBA-1, because it does not have as much balls.
This must have been one of the last real Traynor amps made... Also, my YBA-1 sounds great at all volumes, including low setttings. 1965 or 1966 YBA-1 Bass-Master (old wrap-around style case), logo 1965 or 1966 YBA-1 Bass-Master (old wrap-around style case), front view, angle 1965 or 1966 YBA-1 Bass-Master (old wrap-around style case), front view 1965 or 1966 YBA-1 Bass-Master (old wrap-around style case), back view 1966 YBA-1 Bass-Master, chassis 1966 YBA-1 Bass-Master, wiring 1968 YBA-1 Bass-Master (serial number 2xxx), front view, angle 1968 YBA-1 Bass-Master (serial number 2xxx), front view 1968 YBA-1 Bass-Master (serial number 2xxx), logo YBA-1 Bass-Master, catalog page YBA-1 Bass-Master, catalog page YBA-1 Bass-Master, schematic 10/1966 YBA-1 Bass-Master, schematic 6/1971-1974 YBA-1 Bass-Master, schematic 5/1974 - Please note: This schematic has a serious error in it.
Sound It's got the best tone, but it's not the loudest (when used for bass). Both the YBA-1 and YSR-1 each have 4 input jacks, so I can jumper the channels and use both the bright and normal volumes to adjust my tone. 1966 early model, cosmetically it's in pretty good shape, the tolex is perfect, the grill has two tiny snags over at one end, but it seems this amp may have fallen face first at some time, when i got it there were only two of the 'chicken head' knobs, and the front panel screw holes were stripped, so you could just pull it off; there's no dents or anything in the faceplate, not even a scratch, internally it's perfectly clean, no dust or gunk anywhere, recently, [October 1998] CAD 0 used, together with a mathing used 4x12 cab, bought at a pawn shop, October 1998 CAD 0 [used], seen at Used Music, Ottawa, November 1998 [US?
Better sound as a Fender Bassman; lower powered, would work just fine in a blues or lower volume setting (when used for bass or guitar). ] 0 [used], a 1978 YBA-1 together with a 1977 YT-15, both mint [US?