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The Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons

Dec 22, 2022

Episode 107: The genius of Garnet founder "Gar Gillies," Fender reverb controls, fixing Magnatones, and more. 

**Want to meet Skip? He'll be at the January 14-15, 2023 Amigo Bay Area Guitar Show with stuff to sell (and also picking up amps that need to be serviced).** 

Some of the topics discussed this week: 


Dec 6, 2022

Episode 106: No special guests, but plenty of amp questions answered and some recipes! 

Some of the topics discussed: 

1:01 It's good to be anxious

3:59 Our Patreon page:

4:18 Any interest in a Seattle amp swap meet / hang on December 31? Message me at

Nov 22, 2022

** We are doing another run of Truth About Vintage Amps t-shirts. Pre-order your shirt now by clicking here: **

Just in time for the holidays: A bonus Truth About Vintage Amps episode!

This week, no listener-submitted questions. Instead, we introduce you to Joshua Dejaen,...

Nov 14, 2022

Episode 104: No special guests, but plenty of amp questions answered, plus lots of schematic talk, A/B/Y boxes, a recipe or two, and a parenting tip!

Some of the topics discussed: 

1:03 A 1954 Fender extension cabinet (tweed, but spray painted black); Fender Amps: The First 50 Years (Amazon link); asbestos in amps


Oct 27, 2022

The 103rd Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast. Special guest Mason Stoops (Jackson Browne, Marcus Mumford) walks us through his crazy Marcus Mumford live rig! Plus: Dutch potatoes, shorting jacks, vintage road cases, and more.

**Get a glimpse of what Mason is talking about by watching this video: