It’s the 86th episode of Truth About Vintage Amps with special guest, Joe Halliday from Hello Sailor Effects (@hellosailoreffectsofficial)!
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Some of the topics discussed this week:
4:37 The Cheese Business, the Prudence Penny Regional Cookbook, Mead
10:34 am Custom can capacitors from Hayseedhamfest.com
12:00 Skip rebuilds a hacked 1961 Fender reverb unit; Half-wave rectifier circuit vs. bridge rectifier circuit
16:38 Special Guest: Joe Halliday from Hello Sailor Effects (Instagram link) Building amps and pedals at sea with the British Navy, love of old parts, octal preamp tubes, dummy loads (Mini Wall of Sound), Free, Gibson Melody Makers, PA heads, Watkins Scout, etc.
40:48 Replacing a 6EU7 on a Gibson Falcon, DangerUXB
46:49 A Gibson GA-80T Vari-Tone with the push-button tone switches
50:46 Beginner’s Corner: Guitar amp feedback
52:01 A Silverface Vibro Champ with a bypassed can capacitor, Ooni pizza ovens
59:55 Restoration of a Fender Bassman combination find from 1958
1:10:46 Garland Jeffreys’ “Wild in the Streets” (YouTube link), a Vespa car (Shell)
1:13:56 The caps on a vintage guitar
1:19:17 Vibro Champ humming since a speaker upgrade and an 80uF 450V cap from pin 8 of the 5Y3 to ground
1:24:40 The Benson 300H, Howard Roberts and the Fender GA-50
1:27:04 Are all AB763 Fender amplifiers the same?
1:30:15 Start with a Carlsboro 50 Top Head from the 70s that has been dormant for decades
1:35:47 Vox AC-4 vs. AC-15; DIY Fender Bassman kits
1:43:54 $ 325 in a 1965-1966 GA-15RVT Explorer
1:49:16 Skip says “Thanks” to Joe; a vintage porcelain sandwich maker with grilled cheese
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Above: The 1958 Fender Bassman on Garrett’s bench. Below: Joe Halliday and some recent builds of Hello Sailor!