Jul 4, 2023
It's the 117th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps podcast, where legendary amp tech Skip Simmons fields your questions on guitar amps and their repair!
This week's topics:
1:18 Jason goes to NYC (and Montana)
4:43 Special thanks: Listener Doug, QSL cards, Micah
9:18 Skip's movie, music and book picks of the week: 'Little Miss Sunshine,' an Arhoolie Records box set (link), "A Hero's Death" by Fontaines D.C., "Cleanin' Out My Closet" by Eminem; 'Fire in Sierra Nevada Forests' by George E. Gruell
16:34 The amps Skip has seen the most often and why
21:51 When to NOT just service it first, should I gut this Stromberg Carlson AU-42? Daniel Romano; Premier Amps
29:45 Can I actually use the AC outlet on the back of my vintage Fender?
32:43 Extending the leads on a Mojotone Tweed Princeton kit, what are turret boards made of?
38:08 Do I need to replace all the resistors on my 1953 Gibson GA-20?
42:52 Coupling cap orientation, redux
44:30 Sourcing a parts kit for vintage amp servicing
51:17 John Vanderslice visits Skip, Gibson resistors again
54:02 Using the vintage speakers found in the walls of my midcentury modern home's intercom system
59:06 Hope for the Fender Musicmaster bass amp, GSS Speaker Repair Services in Los Angeles
1:14:14 Modding the tone control on a Silvertone 1482, using a tip ring sleeve jack to bypass a cap
1:22:40 Fat Tire Amber beer
Hosted by amp tech Skip Simmons and co-hosted/produced by Jason Verlinde of the Fretboard Journal.
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