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One [channel] sounds kind of like a "bright" channel and one sounds regular Two 6CA7/EL34 power tubes, three or four 12ax7s, solid state rectifier; hand wired, very high quality work, simple easy-to-modify circuit; larger [than the ones used in the Bass-Master YBA-1] 50-watt Hammond transformer (7 lbs.); Often operated with 4 ohm loads; best used with an eight ohms cab Runs on 540 volts, weights 54 pounds - bigger transformers [than the YBA-1] Dimensions: 8"x18"x10" (HWD); weight: 40 lbs.? (source: Catalog) Early [Bass-Master] Mark IIs have the (noisy) fan mounted on the end [in the cabinet side], later [Bass-Master] Mark IIs (with lift-off top, and the reflector 'Traynor' logo) have it mounted in the back [center]; Silvery grey grille cloth; Can exceed 600 volts on plate; expect about 550 volts, if you're lucky (one has eported 537 volts on plate) Early models are identical in appearance to the Voice Master/Signature.
I have swapped out the 4M volume pots for 1M, and put a 47K resistor in the NFB loop.
More power and punch than Fender, less ruggedness than Marshall.
I'd say its closer to a Vox type sound, but if you want Vox sound, this will not suffice.
Bass-Masters are identical in appearance to the Voice Master/Signature; Middle versions: Solid-state rectifiers started showing up in approximately mid 1966.
) loud as hell class A circuit so there is little distortion, sounds very punchy and clear very mechanical sounding; SRV and Hendrix heads need not apply.
If you are looking for something original sounding and with a good bit of style, this is it (if you can find one)!
typically playing a new gibson les paul "faded" through them. Even after a friend helped me switch the power supply to todays standards and no buzz and shocks occured. I am told it may need some work on the tubes (cost about same as amp itself). 1971 YBA-1A Bass-Master Mark II (top not removable despite later style case), front view, angle 1971 YBA-1A Bass-Master Mark II (top not removable despite later style case), front view 1971 YBA-1A Bass-Master Mark II (top not removable despite later style case), back view YBA-1A Bass-Master Mark II, catalog page YBA-1A Bass-Master Mark II, schematic 1/1969-12/1970 YBA-1A Bass-Master Mark II, schematic 1/1969-12/1970 YBA-1A Bass-Master Mark II, catalog pages, manual, fan conversion, schematic 1/1966, schematic 1/1969-1/1972, schematic 1972-2/1973 YBA-1A Bass-Master Mark II: Looks to be the same as the other one with a choke except it shows 6CA7 as the power tube instead of 7027 (Larry).
(Aaron, Craig, Dan Kukkonen, Dan Lear, Eric Knudsen, Greg, Jay Rogers, John, Jon Aley, Kraig Olmstead, Laws from Lawsstudio Canada, Moon Keith, Tim Baier, viva Analog at bc.ca/~jc, Features volume and tone controls only; it has two inputs, seems to be high and low, no major difference Two 6V6 power tubes This one is a '67 [amp] and is in amazing shape. ) speaker that looks identical to the 15" Jenson in my '64 Fender Vibroverb.