Sep 27, 2022
Episode 101 of TAVA: Gain, flux, gochujang and more!
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!; weirdest thing found in amps; frozen kale crumbles; Angela caps; gochujang spice
21:00 Do EL84s sound different after being on for a half hour?
23:27 What's the difference between volume and gain?
25:47 The Trainwreck Type-3 master volume, redux
27:34 Tad's Bell & Howell amp; 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; fixing silkscreening on a control panel; a 9-pin triode pentode (6BL8); Dynaco ST-70 amps; adding avocado to vegemite toast
35:56 A barn find Filmosound; what to do when starting up a long-dormant amp, checking 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 part board; moisture in a part board?
58:57 Does anyone like amps with combination fixed and cathode bias?
1:01:56 Buying a 1960s Gretsch 6152 as your first vintage amp
1:05:54 What's the difference between all the input jacks on a 6G2 Princeton vs a 5F11 Vibrolux
1:13:05 Yank, the Army Weekly magazine
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 two-EL84 Matchless DC-30 that makes lightsaber sounds
1:26:54 The typewriters of the Beat poets; the Beat Museum in SF (link)