Welcome to episode 74 of the Truth About Vintage Amps podcast, the bi-weekly show where amp technician Skip Simmons answers all your pressing questions about guitar amps. No topic is too simple … or apparently too complex!
This week’s episode is sponsored by Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars.
Some of the topics discussed this week:
5:53 Old typewriters again (‘The Typewriter Revolution’, thanks Doug F!); a Canon amplifier from Australia; Scotch whiskey with monkey shoulder
9:35 Bitcoin mining, explained
12:44 Recommended reading: Test ‘The Birth of Loud’ and amps at full volume
3:40 pm Recommended reading: ‘The Unidentified’ by Colin Dickey; Bitcoin as casino chips; a DIY trem?
8:56 p.m. Bitcoin mining, again; Operating a tube amplifier from a battery / generator; a 15 ″ speaker for a Masco MA-17
29:39 Beer from the Sierra Nevada summer break
30:35 Using the second input of a fender for speaker-controlled reverb
33:36 Best use for a Masco EMM-6 preamp mixer
37:03 B + on Geoff’s tamed Fender Twin
41:20 Can you just make the amplifier hum by hearing it?
45:35 Construction of a Princeton clone with not exactly accurate capacitors; clean pots
56:56 Skip is angry; ‘Sessions with Sinatra’
1:06:13 Repairing the reverb on a Gibson Falcon; Bobby-Charles; the California honey drops; Eddie Hinton
1:13:46 John Fogerty answers
Co-hosted by Jason Verlinde of the Fretboard Journal.
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