Welcome to episode 75 of the Truth About Vintage Amps podcast, the bi-weekly show where amp technician Skip Simmons answers all of your urgent 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:
1:00 am: Strange California geopolitics
4:10 Recent barn finds in Northern California: ES-335, a transition marshal, a 1955 Fender Tremolux with original instructions, an Epiphone Emperor Regent; Paul Chandler
14:36 A pre-war Vega amplifier is (almost) being repaired; the humbucker coil of a field coil loudspeaker
19:33 Reading from the Tremolux instructions page from 1955
22:45 I’m looking for information about the Aztec Recording Studio
24:44 Venice, California’s Harry Perry
25:28 A Hammond amplifier and test equipment conservator speaks up
31:32 Troubleshooting a noisy hybrid standel amplifier
38:19 More typewriter talk, forger Mark Hofmann
42:51 What’s up with a 1966 Pro Reverb with a 1971 power transformer and various other oddities?
50:46 A Weller 8200 soldering gun that keeps switching off and identifies good vintage 8200s
55:45 A 1977 Silverface Champ with a shocking three-prong plug
Co-hosted by Jason Verlinde of the Fretboard Journal.
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