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The Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons

Feb 4, 2024

Welcome to ep. 129 of the Truth About Vintage Amps podcast, the call-in show where amp tech Skip Simmons fields your questions on all things tube amp repair.

This week, it's an (almost) all-Fender episode! Reminder: You should join our Patreon.

Some of the topics discussed: 

:44 Jason goes to the NAMM Show

4:20 Skip...


Oct 10, 2023

** Note to the Amp Purists: There is virtually NO amp talk on this episode. If that's what you're seeking, stay tuned for TAVA episode 123, out tomorrow, where we'll have two hours of deep amp knowledge with special guest Larry Chung. Everyone else: Enjoy a very special TAVA featuring Skip's son, Will!**

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Nov 22, 2022

** We are doing another run of Truth About Vintage Amps t-shirts. Pre-order your shirt now by clicking here: https://silkshopstores.com/tavamerch/shop/home **

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

7:04...


Sep 27, 2022

Episode 101 of TAVA: Gain, flux, gochujang and more! 

This week's episode is sponsored by Calton CasesJupiter Condenser Co.Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. You can also use the discount code FRET10 to save 10% off your Izotope purchase.

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