The YBA-1 is a 40-watt head featuring two EL34B tubes, three 12AX7WA tubes and a solid-state rectifier. The amp has a two-channel design with individual volume controls for channels I and II. The channels share treble, bass and low- and high-range expander controls, and the amp has no master volume or channel switching.
The YBA-1’s extremely simple circuit delivers fat, bold and ballsy tone that preserves a guitar’s character and provides exceptionally responsive dynamics. Even at the 2.5-watt setting, the YBA-1 sounds like a big amp, and played side by side with a modern 15- or 30-watt micro amp, it reveals the deficiencies of those designs, even though it’s not much bigger than many micro heads.
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