Dec 22, 2022
Episode 107: The genius of Garnet founder "Gar Gillies," Fender reverb controls, fixing Magnatones, and more.
**Want to meet Skip? He'll be at the January 14-15, 2023 Amigo Bay Area Guitar Show with stuff to sell (and also picking up amps that need to be serviced).**
Some of the topics discussed this week:
3:00 Deluxe Amplification's El Pato Tone Amp (Reverb link)
7:19 El Pato, cottage cheese with salsa, Sacramento's music instrument lending library "MusicLandria" (link)
11:09 Silverface Champs: Change just the tone stock or also increase the value of the plate resistors, the Garnet book (link)
17:23 Speaker load revisited
21:25 A 12AU7 instead of a 12AT7 in a Princeton Reverb; gochujang Korean pepper paste, kimchi
26:45 Fender reverb unit controls, explained; hybrid Vox 7-series amps; the Aclam Dr. Robert pedal (link); impedance redux; the life of a vacuum tube
34:45 What's oozing out of Magnatone M-9's wires?
42:29 Why does my Pepco (Garnet! Canada!) amp use two 6AV6 tubes and only half a 12AX7, instead of a whole 12AX7 and a 6AV6?
46:18 Vintage bass amps for actual bass players?
56:01 16 or 18-gauge zip cord for speaker wire? heat shrink for splicing
There's a giant index page for nearly all the former topics we've discussed in our first 100 episodes found here.