I was gonna sell my Traynor YSR but I backed out of the deal.

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  1. The Grim Peeper

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    I feel like this Amp is just so close to perfection but there’s just something missing. I have two ybas and they just have a bit more snap sizzle and bite. The only thing I did to them was change the volume pots because the treble freq was just a tad trebly and the mod worked well. However with the ysr it’s a little different. It’s a little more damp and dark sounding. Has anyone ever made these sound a little more like the YBAs? Any suggestions? I guess it having original filter caps would be an issue but it’s still loud and reliable plus they are welded in. I feel like there is a treble cap missing somewhere.
     
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    You need to add something right there between those two green things. That'll do it.
     
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    Im intrigued. What thingy are you speaking of?
     
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    Are you talking about these green things?
     
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    Grim, I he seems to be referring to the solid state rectifier (those green diodes) and replacing it with a tube rectifier. I don't know how a tube rectifier would 'rectify' the dark and damp tone that you mention, though. And I'm thinking that amp couldn't run a tube rectifier without changing the power transformer anyway.
     
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    Yeah I’m not doing that. I don’t mind the traynor/Marshall SS rect type tones. I just want the wool blanket sound to clean up a little. I really should change the filter caps. Maybe I’ll start there.
     
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    Im going to mess around with v1 too But from what I remember it always sounded the same matter what. Good but not as snappy as the yba or Marshall’s
     
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    Which one is the slope resistor?
     
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    He's kidding about the green things guys. One option is to leave the original cap cans where they are and simply disconnect them. Modern filter caps are much smaller so with some ingenuity they can usually be mounted inside the chassis in a harmless/reversible way. I like to use existing bolts around the chassis to mount terminal strips for them, but many ways to skin a cat.
     
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    Guys, do NOT take anything I say serious regarding amp. That was my apparently failed attempt at humor.
     
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    I’ve heard the slope resistor can greatly affect the mid range of an amp which is what this one seems to be missing.
     
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