It’s the 78th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps podcast: Speaker Installation Tips, More Pizza Hacks (Thanks Pillsbury), Patreon Special Guest Mike Watson (the 6L6s), and more.
This week’s episode is sponsored by Jupiter Condenser Co., Amplified Parts, and Grez Guitars.
Some of the topics discussed this week:
: 41: Lots of cool amps at Skip: The 44th Fender Tweed Tremolux, a twin reverb with a 7355 tube diagram
2:46 Inserting a tremolo circuit into a Masco MA-25N PA head
6:16 A preamplifier for a professional harp player with high and low impedance input and output
6:57 Shure sends skip to MV7 USB podcast microphone (link); This week’s sponsors: Amplified Parts, Grez Guitars, Jupiter Condenser Co.
10:25 AM Get an old typewriter
11:43 The TAVA Patreon Page (Link)
12:57 Special Patreon guest: Mike Watson from the 6V6s (Ep. 60, Chris Siegmund, Signal Corps. Amplifiers, Western Electric 100F, Garnets, Marsland loudspeakers, two movie sounds in a Gibson GA-79 cabinet, loudspeaker-controlled reverb, Fender VibroChamps, Mojo, Swampdonkey amplifiers, a Stromberg Carlson AU-33 with reverb and tremolo, Albert Johnson from Johnson Amplifiers).
[Editor’s note: It looks like Chris Siegmund passed away last year.]
37:42 Fretboard Journal Fridge Magnets (didn’t happen); TAVA T-shirts (happens!)
40:48 Favorite good goo for removing wax from fender eyelet boards in the early 1970s
42:02 Replacing the caps on an Ampeg Rocket R-12 / J-12
48:17 A 1993 Fender Blues DeVille that needs a new input jack
51:30 British rock connections, the Stones and Muddy Waters, Selmer Futurama Amps (Link)
59:17 Bardwell & McAlister PA gets a new home
1:00:14 DIY: A Gibson Vari Tone circuit in an El Pato can (Make Magazin)
1:00:57 Tips for flooded amplifiers on Hurricane Ida
1:03:57 Lab Series Amplifiers / Dan Pearce
1:04:29 Tips on speaker installation
1:12:04 A 1978 Fender Champ with a red coating tube and a solid state rectifier for the 5y3
1:22:38 Pillsbury pizza dough, Nic Grabien
1:27:07 A solution for the noisy Traynor YBA-1: the YBA-1 Tribute and the YBA-1 Mod 1; the Traynor Bass Mate
1:31:15 Ampeg Reverberocket R-12 R with 120k phase inverter plate resistors; Bunnahabhain 12 years old Scotch; Beer of the little kings
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Photo above: The circuit diagram (almost) for the Ampeg from listener Alex.