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?] 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.
Next to that is a nice Silvertone Mosrite with slider controls. Then two sweet GOYA Rangemasters and a wacky Galanti. Next is one of my current favorites, a 6-string Espana Viola shaped guitar. This guitar was also made at the VOX factory, and shares all the same parts and finish ast the 335 style Espana pictured way up above. Next, a MINT 60’s Airline Barney Kessel featuring the very cool “Kleenex Box” pickups, another current Custom Shop Reissue. This is exactly the same as the Univox, but was imported to Canada under the brand Raven.
You can see the inspiration for the Sidejack Series in many of these guitars. Then, a 9.5 Silvertone Mosrite and a VERY odd and curious guitar labeled CONTESSA.
Suddenly, electric guitars were #1 on every kids Christmas list.
Companies that had been manufacturing Accordions for 20 years, retooled for electric guitars.
The Galanti, on the other hand, is quite a rare bird. I found it in a shop in San Diego but they were asking around $2000 for it. Next to that are a couple of Norma’s and another attempt at copying the Burns pickguard. Next to that is a Hi-Lo (also available from Ibanez). Below: As you can see, we got our walls painted the other day, hope you like it! This baby looks, feels, plays like no other Bass from its time.
I found the one next to it on EBAY – in a severe state of dsrepair – for 0. Below: One last entry level Norma, then a totally cool EKO Florentine. It is a semi-hollow that looks like a cross between an SG and a 335. The funniest review I have ever read on Harmony central was about a Hi-Lo guitar. REALLY well made, big and heavy (the picture scale looks small but this is bigger than a Fender Precision). Eastwood has been making some excellent re-issue versions of this in fretless EUB-1 and fretted EEB-1 versions.
I have owned many Domino Californian’s over the years (the VOX Phantom copy). Domino made one of the better quality reproduction guitars in the late sixties.
The Spartan pickguard was autographed by Edwyn Collins.
The used tubes are, as indicated in the amp: Two 6CA7s (replaceable by EL34s) and three 12AX7As (also called 7025s or ECC83s); plate voltages have always been a question on these units, but I think this may be largely because of confusion with the YBA-1A models that run VERY high plate voltages; most of the YBA-1 models probably come in somewhere /-450 volts (one has reported 425 volts on plate, another one ca.
437 volts); this may have gotten higher after 1971, but into the summer of 1971 I'd expect the plate voltages on 6CA7s to be down substantially from the YBA-1A; have the chassis sliding-in ala Fender.
Bass-Masters are identical in appearance to the Voice Master/Signature; Middle versions: Solid-state rectifiers started showing up in approximately mid 1966.