Ep. 43: "We Need a Lifeline"


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Once again, Skip Simmons is fielding guitar 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:

3:11 Making an amp cabinet out of a beehive, a new baffler 8:23 Winding your own power transformer (YouTube) 9:54 Flot-A-Tone Amplifiers 23:11 Octal tubes revisited 26:30 A kit Vibrochamp with an intensity problem 30:02 A one-string b-bender, the Pitch Pilot 31:32 Helping fellow pro amp techs, a motorboating tweed Bassman 38:28 A low-watt 2x12 combo amp? 41:03 Plate dissipation differences for cathode-biased, Class A and Class A/B amps 44:48 Alamo amps 48:01 Megger cables and a 1968 Fender Bandmaster for bass 50:51 "Bumble Bee" capacitors & Mass MOCA 55:42 Itemized invoices 58:45 Powering a pair of speakers with a Fender Blues Jr. IV 1:03:44 The TAVA Big Index Page 1:08:16 A loose tube socket on a homemade 5F2A circuit 1:13:05 How episodes get named

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