Well I have had my Traynor YSR-II back from the shop for a several weeks and decided to do a bit of an update.
I had a 3 prong cord installed as well as new filter caps, fuse holder and switch.
Mostly just a much needed service done by Derek at Anodyne Audio in Cambridge Ont.
It took awhile for the work to be completed, but he has done a great job and the amp sounds great.
While the amp was apart, he told me that it is a very unique unit, probably one of the very first
production units that was ever made.
This is where the story gets interesting. The amp has a schematic that is glued to the top of the chassis and it has hand
drawn changes that I assume where done by Pete Traynor himself.
I believe this amp was either one of the very first production models of the YSR-II or a prototype. The schematic is completely different from any
that I have seen and even has an extra circuit drawn in off the tremolo channel which no other YSR-II has to my knowledge.
The amp was built in 1969 and still has the original "Traynor" speakers, reverb, wiring ect.
Even has the original fuse holder still in tact. In fact, all but the front face plate label this amp as a "Guitar Master", which I have never
heard of. Even the schematic contains the name "Guitar Master" not "Signiture Reverb".
If anyone has any information on the history of this amp, please let me know. Its just a very interesting back story to a cool sounding
The amp itself plays and sounds great, although it is not that loud. I mean its loud, but no where near as blistering as some tube amps
I have owned. This amp is the cleanest thing I have ever played into. I have had the preamp and master volume full out and there is no
break up of the sound on this thing. Thank goodness it takes pedals really well!
One last thing, its built like a tank and heavy as hell.