The Traynor YBA1 Mod1 is the perfect amp for the discerning player who appreciates incredible boutique tube tone, but doesn’t appreciate typical boutique amp pricing. Building on the popular (and highly sought after) Traynor Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Traynor YBA-1 head, the YBA1 Mod 1 uses three hand selected 12AX7 preamp tubes and two EL34 power tubes in a Class-AB design to deliver a purely classic guitar sound.
The two separate input channels on the YBA1 Mod 1 each have their own gain and character. The channels can be blended in parallel, or simply pull Channel Two Volume pot to run both channels in series for additional gain, with Channel Two Volume now acting as a master volume for the amp.
Four shared tone controls (Treble, Bass, High and Low Range Expanders) make it easy to dial in your perfect sound. While ‘Treble’ and ‘Bass’ act as traditional tone controls, the Range Expanders function more as ‘Mid’ and ‘Presence’ controls, offering more dimension and versatility to the YBA1 Mod 1.
An output attenuator located on the back of the head allows the Traynor YBA-1 Mod 1 Head to be tamed for use in studio, rehearsal hall or smaller stages. Five level settings (at 40, 20, 5, 1.0 and 0.1 watts) allow the master level to be controlled while leaving the characteristic tone of the amp relatively unchanged, even at bedroom volume. This feature is undeniably awesome, the tones that you can get out of the different power levels is simply jaw-dropping!