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The Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons

Feb 20, 2019

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Twice a month, guitar amp repairman 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. 

Some of the topics discussed on this episode:

-Spring Reverb, 101: How does it work, how to fix it
-Grounding tips 
-Skip's recommended multimeters and soldering irons
-Using vintage US-made amps overseas 
-Making a 1968 Fender Super Reverb a little less loud 
-Breaking in a new speaker
-Gigging with a '58 Fender Vibrolux
-Octal tubes
-Skip's thoughts on DIY amp kits

and much more... 

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