Ep. 41: "He's a Family Man"


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Once again, Skip Simmons is 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:

4:46 Bill Krinard's Silvertone Twin Twelve reverb fix (tease) 20:23 This week's sponsor: Grez Guitars (watch RJ Ronquillo's demo video here) 21:20 Whatever happened to Jason's Stew-Mac Champ kit? 25:03 An input no. 2 aficionado 31:11 Re-gluing a Fender faceplate 34:00 A '54 Champ and a VanAmps Reverbamate 41:11 A test cabinet for field coil speakers 44:39 A patch bay for multiple amp outputs 49:33 The magic of JBLs 56:09 A Subaru Outback with an oil leak & Toyota Land Cruisers 1:05:17 How long can an amp sit without needing a voltage ramp-up 1:07:14 9-pin or octal tubes for a Fender 5C3 Deluxe 1:14:09 Scavenging parts from an inherited Heathkit Thomas organ 1:17:59 A blonde Fender Bassman with a single 12" speaker; the "Helmholtz Resonator" 1:22:05 Yellow Jackets converters in a 1971 Fender Vibroluxe Reverb 1:26:18 Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' 1:31:08 An outboard 110 to 240 converter for a New Zealander

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