Dating vintage traynor amps

Dating vintage traynor amps

point to point wiring Power 45 Watts RMS @ 8 Ohms Comments This was an all-new design although features and tube compliment were same as the YBA-1.

Also, the earliest transistor-based amps were indeed rather awful (at least, any time distortion was introduced) and that first impression seems to have been a lasting one.

1968 Traynor YSR-1 Custom Reverb Guitar Amplifier, Serial Number 70403.

Dimensions: Approx 23¾" W x 11¼"D x 8½" H x 42.5 lbs.

on a Bass-Master might indicate that the amp is from 1965 or 1966, before the four-digit serial numbers were used.

The circuit in [that amps] is built on a phenolic turret board instead of the Fender style fibre board used [later.] [...] it appears that Traynor/Yorkville used three digit serial numbers up until 1968.

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By the end of 1963, Traynor was selling the Dynabass amps along with matching 15-inch speaker cabinets, as well as Traynor portable columnar public address (PA) speakers and its associated 15-inch speaker cabinet became the "YS-15".

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