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Traynor Launches YBA1-Tribute Head to Celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2013

United States
Toronto Ontario, January 23, 2013 –The new limited edition all-tube Traynor YBA-1 Tribute head is the first product being released in 2013 celebrating Yorkville Sound’s 50th Anniversary.

Although originally designed as a bass head, the Traynor YBA-1 rapidly became the voice of guitar players looking for massive tone and drive from their amp throughout the 60s and 70s. The new limited edition 50th Anniversary 40-watt all-tube Traynor YBA-1 Tribute head is owes its heritage and tone to the original while being updated for a whole new generation of guitar players.

The four separate inputs have been designed with varying input sensitivities allowing for radically different tones from each.

Four master tone controls (Treble, Bass, High and Low Range Expanders) make it easy to dial in the perfect sound.

An output attenuator located on the back of the head allows the Traynor YBA-1 Tribute Head to be tamed for use in studio, rehearsal hall or smaller stages. Five level settings (at 40, 20, 10, 5 and 2.5 watts) allow the master level to be controlled while leaving the characteristic tone of the amp relatively unchanged.


• Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Product
• Tribute to the Original Popular and Highly Sought After Traynor YBA-1 from the 60s and 70s
• Four Individually Voiced Inputs
• Separate Level Controls for Channels One and Two
• Channels Can Be Stacked and Blended for Additional Gain
• Output Power Attenuator (40, 20, 10, 5 and 2.5 watts)
• Traditional Tone Controls with Traynor Low and High Expanders
• Made in Canada

YBX212 Cabinet Released to Complement YBA-1 Tribute Head.

Conceived as the perfect companion for the Traynor YBA-1 Tribute Head, the 120-watt Traynor YBX212 extension cabinet delivers massive tone in a compact ¼-stack package. Loaded with a pair of 12-inch Celestion Vintage30’s in a vertical slanted cabinet design, the YBX212 delivers massive projection and ½-stack tone in an affordable, more manageable cabinet solution.


Designed to be the Ideal Companion Cabinet for Traynor YBA-1 Tribute Head

Innovative Vertical 2 x 12-inch Slant Cabinet Design

Delivers Massive Tone and Maximum Projection

Loaded with Celestion Vintage30’s

Solid Plywood Cabinet Construction

Made in Canada

Traynor YBA-1 Tribute Head – $899.00 US MSRP ($749.00 CDN MSRP)

Limited Edition Production

Traynor YBX212 2x12 Vertical Extension Cabinet – $649.00 US MSRP ($549.00 CDN MSRP)

About Yorkville –

Yorkville Sound has been a manufacturer of PA systems and loudspeakers,

Traynor instrument amplifiers, installed audio systems and accessories since its inception in 1963. The company now employs over 200 people in a 150,000 sq ft facility in Pickering Ontario, Canada (a suburb of Toronto).

In addition to its manufacturing capability, Yorkville Sound is an importer and distributor of microphones, cables, stands and accessories under the Apex brand as well as studio effects, signal processors, microphone preamps and accessories under the brand name Applied Research & Technology (ART) originally based in Rochester New York. Yorkville Sound is also the exclusive distributor of Hughes & Kettner Amplifiers for North America; Epiphone Guitars, Gibson Guitars, Beyerdynamic Microphones & Headphones, Mapex Drums, Los Cabos Drumsticks, Line 6, Rotosound Strings, Dean Markley Strings as well as Gallien-Krueger amplifiers for Canada.
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