It’s the 85th episode of Truth About Vintage Amps with special guest Calvin McCormick (HiWatt, @ampfreek).
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Some of the topics discussed this week:
1:59 El Pato hot sauce in a bottle
3:13 Nothing but cans: Skip’s last meal
9:58 am Update on the amplifier that lost most of its volume when it was shipped (episode 84)
11:24 You think this gig is easy, Part 7: A Fender Reverb unit with almost every part replaced
17:42 The tone of the Fender Twins in the Beatles’ Get Back documentary
23:41 Special Guest: Calvin McCormick (McCormick Analog / Hiwatt / @ampfreek): Meeting with Hy Bloom, founder of Soundmaster; Hiwatt today; a new Hiwatt Fuzz Pedal Announcement, Grand Funk Railroad, Garnet Herzog, MTI tube pedals and much more.
1:03:23 Laurens Hammond, inventor of the Hammond organ
1:08:02 Fender 5F2 vs 5F2A fuse specification
1:11:37 The input preamplifier for tube PAs, 12AX7 versus 12AT7
1:14:58 What makes a good steel amplifier; Steelin ‘Home by Noel Boggs (YouTube link)
1:22:12 Reforming NOS condenser boxes: garbage or treasure?
1:24:39 Installation of a reverb tank with insufficient space, cooked salsa
1:27:53 Skip needs an Ampeg Gemini II Trem Module (TM-1) that plugs an old rotary phone into a computer
1:29:45 Skip’s new name
1:30:38 adding a cut knob to a single ended vox style amplifier; Cheese dip; “Live at Keystone Korner” by Pat Martino
1:39:47 Replacing the V1 with two 12AX7s, two 6V6 amps for one 12AU7
Hosted by Amp-Tech Skip Simmons. Co-hosted and produced by Jason Verlinde of the Fretboard Journal.
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Above: Can caps picture from listener Sevan.