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: https://youtu.be/TH-bixpr-EQ and then listen to his explanation on our show (starts at 1:03:28).**
:47 What's on Skip's bench: a Mesa Boogie Mark I
2:21 Kevin in Ohio has joined the Rustic Kegger in the Woods (Facebook link), nasty old pine trees
7:53 Eric Daw's Solid Sound book (order link); Daniel Petrzelka's replacement pilot light washers for SF Fenders (contact him via Instagram)
18:42 Easiest way to date a Fender amp; Portland, Oregon's Cast Iron Revival (Instagram link)
22:55 Music recommendation: Sonny Burgess
27:22 A Blonde Fender Bandmaster with failing volume; Nic Grabien
31:09 Gain vs volume, redux; Hotchpotch / hutspot potatoes with kale
38:14 Alternatives to a Fender Champ 12
42:39 Shorting jacks to reduce hum in amps? Mexican gumbo soup
50:32 A 1968 Fender Bassman head with two chokes and a non-original power transformer
54:25 A 1959 Gibson GA-9 with an erratic distortion once the volume is turned up
57:00 Taming the boost on 1979 Fender Princeton Reverb with the pull-boost; original Fender-branded tubes
1:01:34 Alternatives to a Music Man RD-50?
1:03:28 Special guest: Mason Stoops! Stoops' live rig touring with Marcus Mumford, Austen Hooks-modified Filmosounds + "Space Heater" amps, Kalamazoo Model 2s, a Peavey Studio Chorus, LED lights, playing with Jackson Browne, and so much more.
Watch our video here to see what Mason is talking about (and his guitar and pedal setup): https://youtu.be/TH-bixpr-EQ (Thanks, Duncan!)