It’s the 72nd edition of Truth About Vintage Amps with intricate magnatones, B + Voltage talk and cheap local beers. As always, Tech Skip Simmons is here to answer your questions about tube amps and more.
This week’s episode is sponsored by Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars.
Some of the topics discussed this week:
2:46 Sam Plecker from Pulga (see Sam’s EP here)
4:51 Skips Music Recommendations: Jim Hall & Paul Desmond; Chuck Wayne; Kenny Burrell; Luiz Bonfa; Phil Baugh; Pat Martino
8:24 am Skips Red Foley Guitar, a Vox book giveaway
16:06 analog outfitter, redux
17:11 Funky tremolo on a 6SL7 Ampeg Rocket
11:44 p.m. Vingtor amp, Part Fire (that’s “four” in Norwegian); East German PAs
27:45 What does the cathode follower do?
31:20 Magnatone 480 Reverb Fix, NPN transistors (thanks Chris from Guitaramptech.com.au)
34:40 Premier 100R; Vega and Ampex amplifiers
37:12 RIP Ned Beatty, fat (not short) Monroe
37:38 The magic of Kalamazoo Model 2, fender-like entrances
41:37 A 1970 Traynor YGM-3 with a howling reverb
47:01 Why the plus in B + tensions
50:35 Recommended reading: Allen Furst’s Night Soldiers
51:50 Skip needs a watchmaker
53:20 WD-40, again; Moisture on a Mesa Boogie circuit board
1:00:39 The Oroville McDonalds
1:03:11 A Yamaha EM-100 mixer (free), a Remington Model Five, California typewriter
1:07:08 A personal recording from TAVA? Jason travels to California; the Crumb Brothers from Reno
1:10:21 Schnaps talk: Leblon Cachaca from Brazil; Caipirinhas
1:13:17 Recommended replacement for Astron caps; Mallory 150s; regional cheap beers
1:17:23 Josh Yennes extended family?
Co-hosted by Jason Verlinde of the Fretboard Journal.
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