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 Why are the PA amps I'm restoring so noisy? Masco MA-25; Stromberg-Carlson AU42
12:49 Resistance versus impedance; the functions of a choke in an amp
18:37 What happened to the quick & easy recipes? Canned soup hacks; replacing a broken terminal strip
23:13 Putting a three-prong plug on an old Variac; movie recommendation: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (link)
27:08 A one-tube reverb circuit (link); Kodak projectors; a voltage doubler
35:21 Working on early Carvin tube amplifiers
39:09 Jack's Darr's Fender schematics
40:48 A 6G3 clone with a tube rattle; tube rings; goats
46:59 A Vega Commander Fidelity Amp Model No. 51; 1273 tubes
52:57 A "pop" whenever you turn your pedal on
57:15 Why don't more players use an A/B/Y and play multiple amps at once?
1:00:02 The bass control on a Gibson EH-185 schematic, amps that don't use the Baxandall tone control