Dating my rickenbacker
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.
I caraked open the top on my 1975 YBA-1 just to look, and sure enough it's a 68K.
(Dave, Nov 11, 2014) - corrected version (Brian, Craig, Dan Lear, Dave Rutherford, DCloud1050, Eric Knudsen, Glen H., Greg, Jay Rogers, Jonathan Krogh, joth, Kraig Olmstead, Moon Keith, Ron Waters, Tim Casey, Tony Flagg, Vernon Fitch, viva Analog at bc.ca/~jc) Features Two channels (bass and guitar), two inputs for each channel, upper inputs are slightly attenuated; Treble and bass controls, a "tone expander" section with low and high knobs (according to Dan Torres, these are actually midrange and presence controls); there are two volume knobs that can be blended to get different sounds.
I've used it regularily throughout the years, gigging throughout the Detroit area, and later in the E. A plate load of 6K8 would have essentially zero gain and probably lots of other problems.
That part of the hand-drawn schematic from 6/1971-1974 is smudged and hard to read, but it's definitely 68K.
A 1967 YBA-1 is reported to feature a diode rectifier.
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.
My YBA-1A [...] uses 6550s and it's the best rock bass head that I've owned.
) 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)!
Features silvery grey grille cloth Yorkville [...] owns Dyna-Bass #0011 and [has] used it as a promotional tool.
Sound - Reliability - Price CAD 5 [used], condition unknown, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, February 7, 2001 Very hard to find. Dyna-Bass, front view, angle (apparently the same as the following) 1963 Dyna-Bass, serial number 0011, front view, angle Features Two channels, deep (bass), and bright (guitar); each has an attenuated and a normal gain input (like the old Marshalls); no reverb Volume control channel one, channel two; treble, bass, low range expander, high range expander (passive); the low range expander may sound like a mid-range, the hi range expander may sound like presence (on Marshalls or Fenders) to some (the section is a virtual clone of that of the Marshall JTM-45); standby switch; pilot light; ground and on/off switch; no fan One main speaker output, impedance is not indicated (runs fine using a cab of eight ohms, also often operated with four ohm loads), one "extension" speaker output also without indicated impedance.
These mods are worth doing to any Signature/Bass-Master, IMO.