Episode 101 of TAVA: Gain, Flux, Gochujang and More!
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Some of the topics discussed this week:
12:00 Building a 5F1, Little Charlie’s Spanish Rice and the Impact of TAVA
14:13 listener Mitch’s landline USB phone!; the strangest thing to find in amplifiers; frozen kale crumbles; Angela caps; Gochujang spice
21:00 Do EL84s sound different after being on for half an hour?
23:27 What is the difference between volume and gain?
25:47 The Trainwreck Type-3 Master Volume, redux
27:34 Tads Bell & Howell & Maple syrup from New Hampshire
28:24 Clean flux or leave it on?
29:55 An Australian barn find: A 1960 Moody 17/12 amp; attaching screen printing to a control panel; a 9-pin triode pentode (6BL8); Dynaco ST-70 amplifier; Add avocado to vegemite toast
35:56 A Barn Find Filmosound; what to do when starting a long sedentary amp and checking the capacitors for ECR
47:22 Electrolytic bypass caps on preamp tubes
51:50 Frozen fruit instead of ice cubes in cocktails
52:33 A Silverface Fender amp with a conductive sub board; Moisture in a part board?
58:57 Anyone like combined fixed and cathode bias amps?
1:01:56 Buy a Gretsch 6152 from the 1960s as your first vintage amp
1:05:54 What is the difference between all the input jacks on a 6G2 Princeton and a 5F11 Vibrolux
1:07:04 Recommended book: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored History of Punk (Amazon link); Music recommendation: balms by Chuck Johnson (Bandcamp link); Trem shifter in a Victoria Victorilux
1:13:05 shockthe weekly magazine of the army
1:15:11 Bill Orcutts Music for four guitars (Bandcamp, FJ Podcast appearance)
1:16:12 Rust on transformers and how it affects performance, eddy currents, plush amps, metal rescue
1:20:17 A Stromberg Signet 22 PA head converted into a Matchless DC-30 with two EL84 that produces lightsaber noise
1:26:54 The Beat poets’ typewriters; the Beat Museum in SF (link)
1:30:12 An Eico 950 capacitor tester
1:35:44 Brew 102 beers
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Above and below: Listeners to Tony’s new Moody amp, as discussed in this week’s broadcast.