The Truth About Vintage Amps, Ep. 58

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Once again, Skip Simmons is fielding guitar amp questions from around the world.

This week’s sponsors: Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars.

Some of the topics discussed on this episode:

3:57 Skip announces his retirement (no, not really)
10:50 The Roxy Theater’s “Wall” sound system finds a new owner
23:20 Preserving an all-original Fender 5F10 Harvard
29:05 The non-Fender amps Skip sees the most
31:05 Salvaging a submerged Red Bear amp
37:18 Special Guest: Barry Grzebik of Grez Guitars!
1:01:57 A smelly Silvertone 1484 thanks to an attenuator, hardshell taco tips
1:06:20 Decade boxes
1:10:03 Skip’s movie picks: The Straight Story, Dual
1:12:45 The hum balance pot in a 100-watt Fender Quad Reverb
1:15:29 Buying a 1952 TV panel Fender Deluxe with a replaced output transformer
1:21:06 Music recommendations: Bing Crosby with Eddie Lang; Cindy Cashdollar with Arlen Roth; Carla Bley’s “O Holy Night”

Photo above: Buddy Holly’s Gibson GA-40 Les Paul amp, which looks like it may have been submerged just like the Red Bear amp that one of our listeners asked about. Photo: John Thomas for the Fretboard Journal (link).

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