Bribed with cans of El Pato, guitarist Nels Cline joins Jason and Skip on this week’s Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast for a transparent talk about amplifiers and hot sauce.
Plus… listener questions, PA conversions, upcycling all those holiday spices, animal husbandry and more.
Some of the topics discussed on this week’s episode:
0:12 Special guest, Nels Cline! Amplifiers (Webster-Chicago, Milkman, Studious, ZT Lunchbox), hot sauce (Mellow Habanero), and music (Wilco, resonator sextets, Oregon, Ralph Towner, Weather Report, Ohmme, and more)
45:01 Today’s sponsors: Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars
46:07 Poll: Skip walks you through Tweed Deluxe and Brown Deluxe differences OR Fender Princeton iterations
47:59 Schematic Heaven (link)
49:49 The answer to last week’s Where’s the Fender Death Cap? baffler
51:10 Fine tuning the reverb on a Gibson-made Maestro Reverb Echo
57:58 Marriage advice
1:02:53 What to do with a 100-watt Lafayette PA with the expander circuit? Make a Sorrel cocktail with old holiday spices (link)
1:09:21 How to determine when capacitors need to be replaced
1:15:06 Fixing a Gibson EH-150, in pieces, with a bad field coil speaker; putting a field coil speaker in a non-field coil amp
1:22:02: Is a Gibson EH-150 Class A Push-Pull? What is Class A?
1:24:34 The Country Side of Harmonica Sam (YouTube link)
1:25:52 Streaming radio stations on the internet
1:27:15 Why do so many amps in the Jack Darr book have the volume in the front of the first stage?
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Above: Nels Cline’s Magnatone amp, as discussed (briefly) on this show.
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