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The Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons

Oct 10, 2023

** Note to the Amp Purists: There is virtually NO amp talk on this episode. If that's what you're seeking, stay tuned for TAVA episode 123, out tomorrow, where we'll have two hours of deep amp knowledge with special guest Larry Chung. Everyone else: Enjoy a very special TAVA featuring Skip's son, Will!**

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Nov 22, 2022

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Just in time for the holidays: A bonus Truth About Vintage Amps episode!

This week, no listener-submitted questions. Instead, we introduce you to Joshua Dejaen,...

Nov 14, 2022

Episode 104: No special guests, but plenty of amp questions answered, plus lots of schematic talk, A/B/Y boxes, a recipe or two, and a parenting tip!

Some of the topics discussed: 

1:03 A 1954 Fender extension cabinet (tweed, but spray painted black); Fender Amps: The First 50 Years (Amazon link); asbestos in amps


Sep 27, 2022

Episode 101 of TAVA: Gain, flux, gochujang and more! 

This week's episode is sponsored by Calton CasesJupiter Condenser Co.Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars. You can also use the discount code FRET10 to save 10% off your Izotope purchase.

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May 27, 2022

This week, we welcome special guest Tony Teixeira from Tex Amps onto the show!

We frequently get questions about Filmosound conversions. During this episode, Tony talks to us about his process when using Filmosounds, the magic of Bernie-built amps, his own circuit designs and a lot more. 

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