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The Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons

Nov 21, 2023

It's the 125th installment of the Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons!

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Some of the topics discussed this week:

:51 Skip works on a Jim Kelley Amp, built-in attenuators, the magnetic field caused by a Tweed...

Jun 16, 2023

It's the 116th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps podcast, where legendary amp tech Skip Simmons fields your questions on guitar amps and their repair! 

Want to be a part of the show? Keep the amp questions for Skip coming to! Voice memos or emails are welcome. And don't forget we now...

Mar 16, 2023

We're back and episode 111 has it all: Deep thoughts, a tornado, fried eggs, and power tubes gone bad. Keep the questions coming to and enjoy! 

Some of the topics discussed this week:

1:59 The TAVA Big Index page (link)

3:26 A pro chef hack, Rancho Gordo beans redux (link to the beans


Oct 11, 2022

Special guest Bryan Sours (Soursound transformers) joins us for an epic talk all about transformers!

Note: This is the longest episode of TAVA to date, and one of the most information-rich. I didn't attempt to make complete show notes for all the topics Bryan covered as it would be impossibly long. For our listeners who...

Sep 13, 2022

Our 100th episode! To help us celebrate this milestone, Skip and Jason are joined this week by friends of the show Nels Cline (Wilco), Barry Grzebik (Grez Guitars), Jesse Quitslund (Acme), Steve Melkisethian (Angela Instruments), and Colleen Fazio (Fazio Electric).

We tackle a few amp questions, get the first-ever...