Ep. 37: "Bury It in the Yard for a Year"

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Once again, Skip Simmons is quoting 'A Tale of Two Cities' and fielding tube amp questions from around the world.

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This episode is sponsored by Grez Guitars.

Some of the topics discussed in this episode:

4:26 Carter Vintage's under $1000 amp shootout (YouTube link) 7:40 Satan & Adam 9:32 Tom Ball 11:44 Updates on Drew's Fender Tonemaster 17:54 We're doing a good job 19:48 Phil Lee 21:00 Tube condensation during cold weather 24:12 The Fender Bantam Bass amp 26:26 Eric Johnson's pilot light placement, redux 29:44 A 1973 Fender Princeton Reverb with a sticky speaker 32:52 Swapping out a phase inverter tube versus swapping out a pre-amp tube 35:17 Recommended tool: OXO turner for skillet cleaning (link) 37:38 The gain stages of the Fender 5E8-A preamp 42:10 Replacing the handle on a '60s Gibson GA-5 Skylark 46:09 Footswitch 101 and an '80s Rivera-era Fender Princeton Reverb 2 50:29 Using EQ to lower the volume on a 50-watt Mesa Boogie Mark II 56:05 A 1968 Fender Vibro Champ with a hum that goes away 1:01:56 Power = Voltage × Current 1:03:38 A 5881 or a 6L6GC power tube in a 5F1 1:05:48 Speaker recommendations for a 1966 Ampeg Gemini II

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