Ep. 65: "Aim High"


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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 guest, Nels Cline! Amplifiers (Webster-Chicago, Milkman, Studious, ZT Lunchbox), hot sauce (Mellow Habanero from heatonist.com), and music (Wilco, resonator sextets, Oregon, Ralph Towner, Weather Report, Ohmme, and more) 45:01 Today's sponsors: Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars 46:07 Poll: Skip walks you through Tweed Deluxe and Brown Deluxe differences OR Fender Princeton iterations 47:59 Schematic Heaven (link) 49:49 The answer to last week's Where's the Fender Death Cap? baffler 51:10 Fine tuning the reverb on a Gibson-made Maestro Reverb Echo 57:58 Marriage advice 1:02:53 What to do with a 100-watt Lafayette PA with the expander circuit? Make a Sorrel cocktail with old holiday spices (link) 1:09:21 How to determine when capacitors need to be replaced 1:15:06 Fixing a Gibson EH-150, in pieces, with a bad field coil speaker; putting a field coil speaker in a non-field coil amp 1:22:02: Is a Gibson EH-150 Class A Push-Pull? What is Class A? 1:24:34 The Country Side of Harmonica Sam (YouTube link) 1:25:52 Streaming radio stations on the internet 1:27:15 Why do so many amps in the Jack Darr book have the volume in the front of the first stage? Support the show as a TAVA Patreon patron and get bonus episodes, in-depth articles on amp circuitry and other surprises.

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