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The Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons

Jan 8, 2019

The Fretboard Journal magazine presents The Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons. 

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Every month, guitar amp guru and former drawbridge operator Skip Simmons shares stories and fields your questions on tube amp buying, restoration and repair. Co-hosted by the Fretboard Journal’s Jason Verlinde.

Topics discussed on this episode:
-The long-term storage of tube amps
-The magic behind Standel amps
-Calculating the exact wattage of an amp
-Good goos (and how to fix a torn speaker)
-Paul Rivera-era Fenders
-The Kalamazoo Model 2
-The modern tube marketplace
-Simple tube amp maintenance anyone can do
-The limits of safely mismatching speakers to a stated amp load 

and much more…