Nov 22, 2021
It's the 83rd episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps: More capacitor talk than you can shake a SnufferStick at, push-pull circuits, Ethiopian cooking tips and more!
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Some of the topics discussed this week:
1:56 The TAVA Cookbook (coming soon, email us if you want it)
5:15 Skip's real voice or a young Jerry?
7:56 Interactive controls on amps, Neil Young's Whizzer, an Epiphone Blues Custom 30, roasted pickled onions
14:06 Old filter caps in PA conversions; Pelican Bay Brewing
17:59 1957 Tweed Deluxe with all original caps; a chassis-only Tweed Deluxe on eBay; Ampeg M12
20:15 Skip's philosophy on replacing caps in a customer's amp
22:30 Illinois capacitors; a Marshall JTM45 that pops when you turn it off
27:40 Even more capacitor talk: Orange Drop capacitors, Illinois MWR capacitors, Jupiter capacitors, Blue Drop caps
35:03 A Rickenbaker M-8E with modified output transformer wiring; Ethiopian ful beans
41:54 TAVA Big Index Page (link)
43:04 Wiring a new home for a vintage PA
48:44 Recommended book: 'Grateful Dead Gear' (Amazon link)
50:44 Washable Crayola on the Mona Lisa; an owner's manual for a 100-watt Multivox P88?
53:42 How to get better at diagnosing amp problems?
55:21 First 5E3 Clone upgrades, even more capacitor talk (disc capacitors), CTS metal-shaft pots
1:01:11 Overview of a push-pull circuit, single-open ended; mountain pie makers
1:05:25 Cast Iron Revival (Portland, Oregon; Instagram link)
1:09:13 Gibson GA-17RVT Scout oscillations
1:14:06 What to put inside a Gibson GA-15RVT?
1:17:50 Polarities revisited and rice water soup
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