Ep. 57: "Turn That Baby Down to Zero"


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Once again, guitar amp tech Skip Simmons is fielding your questions on all things tube amp.

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2:15 Baffler Corner: The power tubes on a transitional 1963 Fender Showman head; enchiladas without breaking tortillas; last week's noisy Marshall 9:22 What's on Skip's Bench: A Gibsonette 14:35 The entire 1996 Angela Catalog, now available as a download! (link here, proceeds go directly to Steve Melkisethian) 17:29 Reversing the tube pin order in a Princeton 5F2A 19:53 Removing paint from Tolex 21:45 Recommended reading: 'Antique Radio Restoration Guide'; shimming a speaker with a rubbing dust cap 25:00 Watkins Dominators, using a Variac in front of a step-up transformer 30:41 Plate voltages on a Deluxe Reverb AB763 32:24 Modulus Music's free 5E3 cabinet plans; Skip's tomato sauce; Fender Harvards 38:55 A/B box updates; HAB hot sauce 41:06 Lectrolab S600s 43:42 Modding the first channel of a silverface Fender Super Reverb 46:43 Changing the cap value on a 5F2A tone control 48:38 Wall voltage variabilities and using a Variac 54:55 Song recommendation: "Call Me" by Aretha Franklin 55:48 Enchilada talk, fast pumpkin Thai curry soup 1:01:03 Are forums useful?

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