Jun 21, 2022
It's the summer solstice and seemingly everyone is in the kitchen, dishing out amp problems and recipes.
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Some of the topics discussed this week:
:00 Defensible space, making electricity
5:40 What's on Skip's bench: Old Supros; a late '20s Lyon & Healy amp sporting the Matchless/Vox treble cut tone control
9:59 Silverface jewel light washers (coming soon); pre-order TAVA t-shirts and help support the show (link)
11:12 A Harmony amp with a buzzy volume control; another Harmony with overreacting tone knobs; kale "vodka," bias resistors
19:42 New KT66 tubes for a 1966 Marshall JTM45 100-watt clone; restaurant-quality french fries; 807 tubes
28:46 Pastorelli pizza sauce; tinkering with a '90s Marshall-made Vox AC-15's static; plastic PCB mounts
37:19 Fixing a vintage Gibson Les Paul amp by cleaning the tube sockets, what's the deal with Fender PA100 heads?; a Sano amp and McIntosh tuner up for grabs
46:45 Soldering fume dangers and keeping your workspace clean
49:50 A Larry Chung sighting; an Epiphone Zephyr (a GA-40 with a 15" speaker) and an Epiphone Century (a Gibson GA-20T)
50:58 Recommended movie: the original Pinnochio, Aladdin, and Little Miss Sunshine; recommended music: Eli "Paperboy" Reed; seeing Merle Haggard at the Sacramento Western Swing Society
56:46 The naming of tubes; how to find usable tubes at a garage sale; undercooked ramen with peanut butter and chilies; dog harnesses for your amp in transit; tube substitution books ('The Receiving Tube Substitution Guide Book' by Middleton, pdf link)
1:02:47 Is my Peavey Encore 65 vintage? Working around its finicky solid-state distortion
1:09:53 Filet mignon with bacon and vodka
1:13:08 A 1972 Traynor YGM-2 that turns everything to fuzz after 1/2 second
1:15:50 Should I mod a Silverface Champ when I already own a 5F2-A?
1:21:00 The Call ("Let the Day Begin," YouTube link), Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
1:22:22 Forming filter caps with a Variac?
1:27:44 A 1979 Fender Pro Reverb that changed for the worse after a power outage; William Penn & His Pals - "Swami" (YouTube link)
1:38:15 Modding a boring 1966 Fender black-panel Princeton with no reverb?
1:42:11 Why is there a jumper on the 12AX7 of my SF Fender Champ?
1:44:44 Are 1968/1969 Fender power transformers lemons?
1:51:14 Mexican pork stew
1:54:23 Tubes for a Bell 3715 PA conversion
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