Producer and musician John Vanderslice returns to the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast with Skip Simmons.
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Some of the topics discussed this week:
8:40 am Special Guest: Musician / Producer John Vanderslice returns! dead beetle, CRYSTALS; If the Tiny Telephone Studio is running during COVID, you get double annoyed, stay motivated, tape vs. digital recordings, Forssell converters, the four-track preamplifier used by Mk.Gee in Dijon’s new song (YouTube link), Ritchie Blackmore uses one AKAI Tape Deck, Gibson Falcons, Peter Jensen’s Magnovox speakers, Schoeps CMC and MK4 microphones, Neve 31102, Shure 565, Bogen RP2 Mic-Pre, Stromberg-Carlson AV38, Yamaha NS-10s as microphones, Frank Sinatra, Vanderslices Spotify Playlists (Link)
1:06:43 Recommended reading: They Might Be Giants’ BOOK (order link), “I Broke My Own Rule” (YouTube link); Warren Ellis ‘Nina Simone’s Gum’ (Amazon Link)
1:11:38 How to interview aspiring amplifier technicians
1:19:32 Making a copy of a Magnatone 210 with a phone jack on either side of the vibrato circuit; Kewpie Japanese Mayonnaise
1:21:56 The speaker-controlled reverb of the Fender Champ 12 (revised), peppers in a cast iron pan
1:27:42 Bridging a Fender tube amplifier
1:30:46 Optimization of a Stromberg-Carlson AU-42 for guitar; ‘Look Me in the Eye’ from (Amazon link), old olive groves
1:38:49 Fixing Goop’d Amps (Joe Bonamassa’s Instagram link)
1:42:24 Eric Daw (Fret Files Podcast, Luthier, Gibson-Handle MacGyver)
1:43:56 Blown Marshall Output Transformer (JCM800 2303)
1:46:09 External reverb and trem units: Weber’s ReVibe and TorVibe
1:47:47 Jumpered Marshall Amps and La Costena & El Pato Frijoles (email for the recipe)
1:52:08 Steve Dawson (making music & Soul Shakers); a 1953 Fender Deluxe (5B3) with a sweet spot at 4; Troubleshooting a Dud Deluxe clone
1:58:57 Ohsawa Bio-Tamari; Available: An SVT bass amp in Oroville, California, a single-ended Knight PA head at Skip’s, and a Vox Cambridge Reverb
Co-hosted by Jason Verlinde of the Fretboard Journal.
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Above: Listener to Gabriel’s Fender Champ 12.