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The Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons

Feb 8, 2019

Submit your guitar amp questions to Skip Simmons here: or by leaving us a voicemail at 509-557-0848. The more questions we get, the more episodes we record. 

Twice a month, guitar amp guru and former drawbridge operator Skip Simmons fields your questions on tube amp buying, repair and maintenance. Co-hosted by the Fretboard Journal's Jason Verlinde. 

Topics discussed on this episode:

-Different aftermarket speaker options for a Fender Champ
-The dangers of working on vintage amplifiers
-What to look for when shopping for a vintage guitar amp
-A perplexing 2000-era Gibson amplifier
-Output transformers in a Silverton 1481
-Carbon comp resistors versus metal film
-The value of an DIY amp kit
-Using a Knight (or Bogen) vocal PA head as a guitar amp

And much more.

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