1965 Traynor YBA-1 Bassmaster


This is a really early version of the Bassmaster with a tube rectifier and commands a premium in price compared to later versions. It is similar to a Marshall JTM-45 but with way bigger transformers, so the amp is a little cleaner sounding. Channel 1 is smooth and warm, while channel 2 is similar to a Marshall bright channel. One nice feature is the ability to bridge the channels to get other tones. I play the amp through a Marshall 1960TV cabinet and like my other Traynors, it is blisteringly loud. But what a sound!

Power Amp: 2 x 6L6 (normally 7027s)

Preamp: 3 x 12AX7

Rectifier: 1 x 5AR4

Effects: None

Controls: Channel 1, Channel 2: treble, bass, low range expander, high range expander