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It's the 83rd episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps: More capacitor talk than you can shake a SnufferStick at, push-pull circuits, Ethiopian cooking tips and more! This week's episode is sponsored by Jupiter Condenser Co., Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Support us on Patreon.com for added content and the occasional surprise. Some of the topics…
 
Tune in for a new chapter of TAVA, where Skip and Jason Zoom through your tube amp and cooking questions with our highest fidelity yet (thanks to our friends at Shure for sending us that MV7...and to Mrs. Simmons for figuring it out). This week's episode is sponsored by Jupiter Condenser Co., Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Support us on Patreon.…
 
Producer and musician John Vanderslice returns to the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast with Skip Simmons. This week's episode is sponsored by Jupiter Condenser Co., Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Special podcast offers: Use the discount code TAVA to get free domestic shipping through October 31, 2021 on any speaker at jupiter-speakers.com. Use t…
 
It's the 80th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast: reverb, goats, pickles from Australia and special call-in guest Sam Mollica! Hosted by amp tech Skip Simmons. This week's episode is sponsored by Jupiter Condenser Co., Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed this week: 1:32: Skip says thanks, Woodinville Straight…
 
It's the 79th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast: Red plating tubes, amp rattles, Louisiana hayrides, bad advice, coaster brakes, and Blues Juniors! This week's episode is sponsored by Jupiter Condenser Co., Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed this week: :59 Reverb tank bag surprises 2:09 Recommended NYC repa…
 
It's the 78th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast: Speaker installation tips, more pizza hacks (thanks Pillsbury), special Patreon guest Mike Watson (the 6L6s) and more. This week's episode is sponsored by Jupiter Condenser Co., Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed this week: :41: Lots of cool amps at Skip's: T…
 
It's the 77th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast, where amp tech Skip Simmons makes pizza on english muffins, crushes the dreams of young blues aficionados and fields your questions on all things tube amp. This week's episode is sponsored by Jupiter Condenser Co., Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed this week…
 
It's the 76th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast. After a long buildup, Skip is back and fielding all of your guitar amplifier questions. This week's episode is sponsored by Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed this week: 3:45 What's on Skip's workbench: A 1955 Tweed Tremolux with a Tartak transformer 7:12 An …
 
It's the 75th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast and Skip is feeling upbeat and quoting from the classics. As always, he's also fielding all of your guitar amplifier questions. This week's episode is sponsored by Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed this week: 1:00: Weird California geopolitics 4:10 Recent Nor…
 
Welcome to the 74th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast, the bi-weekly show where amp tech Skip Simmons answers all of your pressing guitar amplifier questions. No topic is too basic... or seemingly too complex! This week's episode is sponsored by Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed this week: 5:53 Old typewri…
 
Welcome to the 73rd episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast, the bi-weekly show where amp tech Skip Simmons answers all of your pressing guitar amplifier questions. No topic is too basic... or seemingly too complex! (Banter hater? The actual amp talk this time around starts at 17:00.) This week's episode is sponsored by Amplified Parts and …
 
Episode 72 of the Truth About Vintage Amps, where amp tech Skip Simmons reminisces about cheap regional beers, smooth trailin' and Brazilian cocktails. As always, he also fields your questions on all-things-tube-amp. So keep the questions coming... This week's episode is sponsored by Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed th…
 
It's the 71st installment of the Truth About Vintage Amps, featuring noisy Fenders (and a Vingtor!), clip-on fans, more candy cigarette talk and other surprises. As always, tech Skip Simmons is here for you, fielding your questions on all-things-tube-amp. This week's episode is sponsored by Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discu…
 
On this very special TAVA episode, Skip and Jason welcome audiophile guru Michael Fremer (Analog Planet, Stereophile) for a lively talk about modern day hi-fi, tube vs. solid state stereo systems, vinyl's comeback, affordable stereo gear and more! We also field a few questions that actually involve guitar amps, talk tomato paste, Bathyspheres and m…
 
The 69th installment of the Truth About Vintage Amps! Once again, amp tech Skip Simmons is fielding your questions on all-things-tube-amp. Use the discount code TRUTHV150FF to save $15 off Caddis readers. As always, we're also sponsored by Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed this week: 3:09 Skip gets his Caddis readers 5:…
 
The 68th installment of the Truth About Vintage Amps with special guest Jef Brown! Use the discount code TRUTHV150FF to save $15 off Caddis readers between now and April 30, 2021. Some of the topics discussed this week: 7:30 The details you should never annoy your amp tech with 12:23 El Pato references, explained; the El Pato-Tone practice amp (alm…
 
TAVA Discounts: Use the discount code THETRUTH10 to save 10% off your order from Amplified Parts between now and April 15, 2021. Use the discount code TRUTHV150FF to save $15 off Caddis readers between now and April 30, 2021. The Truth About Vintage Amps' Skip Simmons and Jason Verlinde talk to Anthony Coscia, who just completed one of the wildest …
 
The 67th installment of the Truth About Vintage Amps! TAVA Discounts: Use the discount code THETRUTH10 to save 10% off your order from Amplified Parts between now and April 15, 2021. Use the discount code TRUTHV150FF to save $15 off Caddis readers between now and April 30, 2021. Highlights: Capacitor talk (leaking and otherwise), fancy square dance…
 
TAVA Discount: Use the discount code THETRUTH10 to save 10% off your order from Amplified Parts between now and April 15, 2021. Skip takes a fall, but still manages to help you troubleshoot your tube amps. Plus: Our long-awaited Deluxe schematic primer, recommended short stories, obsolete bass lures and more. 1:33 Skip and the haystack 5:30 This we…
 
Bribed with cans of El Pato, guitarist Nels Cline joins Jason and Skip on this week's Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast for a transparent talk about amplifiers and hot sauce. Plus... listener questions, PA conversions, upcycling all those holiday spices, animal husbandry and more. Some of the topics discussed on this week's episode: 0:12 Special gue…
 
Once again, guitar amp tech Skip Simmons is fielding your questions on all things tube amp. This week's sponsors: iZotope (use the discount code FRET10 to save 10% off your order), Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed on this week's episode: 1:36 What's on Skip's Bench: A Magnatone / Estey T-32 amp; Digs of Marysville, Cal…
 
Once again, guitar amp tech Skip Simmons is fielding your questions on all things tube amp. This week's sponsors: iZotope (use the discount code FRET10 to save 10% off your order), Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Want to support the show? Be a part of our Patreon page. Some of the topics discussed on this week's episode: 1:13 Three nightmares lef…
 
Once again, guitar amp tech Skip Simmons is fielding your questions on all things tube amp. This week's sponsors: iZotope (use the discount code FRET10 to save 10% off your order), Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Want to support the show? Be a part of our Patreon page. Some of the topics discussed on this week's episode: 1:00 California weather a…
 
Once again, guitar amp tech Skip Simmons is fielding your questions on all things tube amp. This week's sponsors: Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Want to support the show? Be a part of our Patreon page. Some of the topics discussed on this week's episode: 6:15 Jason gets a Martin 110 amplifier 13:24 A DeArmond amp anomaly 15:47 The Truth About Re…
 
Once again, guitar amp tech Skip Simmons is fielding your questions on all things tube amp. This week's sponsors: Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Want to support the show? Be a part of our Patreon page. Some of the topics discussed on this week's episode: 2:35 Skip gets a new knife (Carter Cutlery) 6:21 Restoring a 1961 Mercury Comet 9:13 Mathew …
 
Once again, guitar amp tech Skip Simmons is fielding your questions on all things tube amp. This week's sponsors: Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Want to support the show? Be a part of our Patreon page. Some of the topics discussed on this week's show: 5:13 The Truth About Recording & Mixing (launching January 2021!) 9:16 Building mic pre-amps 12…
 
Once again, guitar amp tech Skip Simmons is fielding your questions on all things tube amp. This week's sponsors: Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Want to support the show? Be a part of our Patreon page. 3:57 Skip announces his retirement (not really) 10:50 The Roxy Theater's "Wall" sound system finds a new owner 23:20 Preserving an all-original F…
 
Once again, guitar amp tech Skip Simmons is fielding your questions on all things tube amp. This week's sponsors: Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Want to support the show? Be a part of our Patreon page. 2:15 Baffler Corner: The power tubes on a transitional 1963 Fender Showman head; enchiladas without breaking tortillas; last week's noisy Marshal…
 
Once again, guitar amp tech Skip Simmons is fielding your questions on all things tube amp. This week's sponsors: Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed on this episode: 2:05 Skip checks out a Paul Bigsby-built tenor guitar, free stuff sent to your favorite podcast hosts 14:06 Revisiting Grez Guitars' pickle jar hack 15:13 G…
 
Once again, guitar amp tech Skip Simmons is fielding your questions on all things tube amp. This week's sponsors: Amplified Parts (use the discount code TAVA10 when you check out to save 10% off your order!) and Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed on this episode: 6:50 The Truth About Vintage Amps Patreon Page: New contributions from Jesse a…
 
Support the Truth About Vintage Amps through our brand new Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/vintageamps Once again, Skip Simmons is fielding guitar amp questions from around the world. Some of the topics discussed on this episode: 4:12 A new Tony's: Pappa Earle's (link) 6:03 This week's sponsors: Grez Guitars and Amplified Parts 7:43 Eddie Van…
 
Support the Truth About Vintage Amps through our brand new Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/vintageamps Once again, Skip Simmons is fielding guitar amp questions from around the world. Some of the topics discussed on this episode: 1:11 A new TAVA Baffler 4:41 An Angela Super Single Ended amp group build? 10:28 Mrs. Simmons' favorite amp? 13:16…
 
Support the Truth About Vintage Amps through our brand new Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/vintageamps Once again, Skip Simmons is fielding guitar amp questions from around the world, except this time we're joined by special guest, Jef Brown! Some of the topics discussed on this episode: 8:54 'Practical Amplifier Diagrams' (1947) 17:02 The gr…
 
Support the Truth About Vintage Amps through our brand new Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/vintageamps Once again, Skip Simmons is fielding guitar amp questions from around the world. Some of the topics discussed on this episode: 4:35 Soundmaster PAs, revisited 16:20 Turret boards versus freestyle wiring 21:24 Adjectives for the tones of twee…
 
Support the Truth About Vintage Amps through our brand new Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/vintageamps It's the long-awaited, prize-filled 50th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast! And, once again, Skip Simmons is fielding guitar amp questions from around the world. Some of the topics discussed on this episode: 6:11 Pyko de Gallo …
 
Support the Truth About Vintage Amps through our brand new Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/vintageamps Once again, Skip Simmons is fielding guitar amp questions from around the world. Some of the topics discussed on this episode: 3:32 A brief moment of despair 10:34 Our new Patreon page: Hear Skip's actual voice! 21:30 Colin Cripps' Filmosoun…
 
Support the Truth About Vintage Amps through our brand new Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/vintageamps Once again, Skip Simmons also fielding guitar amp questions from around the world. Some of the topics discussed on this episode: 2:55 Special guest: Greg Cravener from Amplified Parts (watch the video on how Amplified makes can capacitors he…
 
Support the Truth About Vintage Amps through our brand new Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/vintageamps Once again, Skip Simmons also fielding guitar amp questions from around the world. This week, we are also joined by special guest Colin Cripps (Blue Rodeo, the Jim Cuddy Band, Kathleen Edwards), who helps shed light on some of the very speci…
 
Support the Truth About Vintage Amps through our brand new Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/vintageamps Steve Melkisethian of Angela Instruments makes his eagerly anticipated second Truth About Vintage Amps appearance and it doesn't disappoint. Included: Tracking down vintage Marshalls in the UK, selling gear to U2, Ken Fischer, tube sockets, …
 
Once again, Skip Simmons also fielding guitar amp questions from around the world. Submit your question to Skip here: podcast@fretboardjournal.com or leave us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. This episode is brought to you by Grez Guitars and Amplified Parts Some of the topics discussed on this episode: 10:24 Chris' Tone Scoring System 14:12 Th…
 
Once again, Skip Simmons also fielding guitar amp questions from around the world, but this week we have a special guest: Colleen Fazio of Fazio Electric! Submit your question to Skip here: podcast@fretboardjournal.com or leave us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. This episode is brought to you by Grez Guitars and Amplified Parts Some of the top…
 
Once again, Skip Simmons is fielding guitar amp questions from around the world. Submit your question to Skip here: podcast@fretboardjournal.com or leave us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. This episode is sponsored by Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed in this episode: 3:11 Making an amp cabinet out of a beehive, a new baffler 8:23 Win…
 
Once again, Skip Simmons is fielding tube amp questions from around the world. Submit your question to Skip here: podcast@fretboardjournal.com or leave us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. This episode is sponsored by Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed in this episode: 1:20 A request for the sold-erers 9:00 A "don't just think about it, …
 
Once again, Skip Simmons is fielding tube amp questions from around the world. Submit your question to Skip here: podcast@fretboardjournal.com or leave us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. This episode is sponsored by Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed in this episode: 4:46 Bill Krinard's Silvertone Twin Twelve reverb fix (tease) 20:23 T…
 
Vintage guitar and amp dealer/repairman Steve Soest joins us for a very special Truth About Vintage Amps episode. Steve shares stories of meeting Leo Fender, Doc Kauffman and other legends from the world of electric guitars; he recounts of some of his days of vintage gear buying and selling; and he even walks us through the time he joined Dick Dale…
 
Once again, Skip Simmons is fielding tube amp questions from around the world. Submit your question to Skip here: podcast@fretboardjournal.com or leave us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. This episode is sponsored by Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed in this episode: 4:00 Satan & Adam on Netflix 5:38 How to pronounce Tony Chachere (lin…
 
The elusive, highly influential Steve Melkisethian of Angela Instruments joins us on this week’s episode for what is quite possibly our most entertaining episode to date. For decades, Angela has provided DIY tube amp and hi-fi enthusiasts with tubes, parts, and brutally honest advice. Melkisethian tells us about the history of the company, his love…
 
Once again, Skip Simmons is quoting 'A Tale of Two Cities' and fielding tube amp questions from around the world. Submit your question to Skip here: podcast@fretboardjournal.com or, better yet, leave us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. This episode is sponsored by Grez Guitars. Some of the topics discussed in this episode: 4:26 Carter Vintage's…
 
Once again, Skip Simmons is quoting 'A Tale of Two Cities' and fielding tube amp questions from around the world. Submit your question to Skip here: podcast@fretboardjournal.com or, better yet, leave us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. Some of the topics discussed in this episode: 4:41 One for the Tweakers: Putting a filament transformer in a H…
 
Amp tech Skip Simmons is once again fielding guitar tube amp questions from around the world. Submit your question to Skip here: podcast@fretboardjournal.com or, better yet, leave us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. 2:39: Special Guest: Bill Krinard (Two-Rock Amplifiers): Troubleshooting a Fender Tonemaster that pops when turned off; Bodega red…
 
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