It’s the 79th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast: Red plating tubes, amp rattles, Louisiana hayrides, bad advice, coaster brakes, and Blues Juniors!
Some of the topics discussed this week:
:59 Reverb tank bag surprises
2:09 Recommended NYC repair techs? the case of the missing Telefunken GZ34
3:52 Dickey Betts’ Bassman head
6:39 Schroeder’s Shoe Repair in Sacramento
8:31 Skip’s old band, New Departure
14:38 The Truth About Vintage Amps Patreon page; Discord coming soon!
19:07 The TAVA Big Index Page
19:14 Amp horror stories for our Halloween episode?
22:13 What to do with a busted Blues Junior? Dumble’s Tweedle Dee amp at Emerald City Guitars
27:22 How does Fender’s 6G15 wet signal work?
30:24 What to do with a 1983-ish Fender Concert 2×10 and a ‘81 Pro Reverb?
38:04 A Fender Twin Reverb with one red-plating 6L6
42:27 Masco MA-25N tremolo idea: A Danelectro/Silvertone 6AU6 circuit?
44:49 ’50s Fenders with underpowered power transformers; clipping the C3 cap in a Blues Junior, soldering guns, and single-amp speaker driven reverb
1:01:11 A Hickok tube tester up for grabs, still; a TEAC A7010 reel-to-reel
1:02:56 Negative feedback on a 1968 Fender Princeton
1:07:57 An Ampeg Gemini II roadtrip; troubleshooting a rattle
1:20:10 Don’t listen to Neil Young; the interactive volume control on a Tweed Deluxe
1:23:00 Re-creating the Louisiana Hayride in Norway: What kind of PA should I get? (YouTube link)
1:29:36 Skip’s Bob Will’s PA
1:32:29 Tommy Tomlinson’s mystery amp, a Rickenbacker M-15; Ray Massie; Baxandall circuits; Magnatone Triplex
1:37:37 Insulating input and output jacks on builds (and when not to insulate)
1:41:43 A Stage Right tube amp blowing a fuse; replacing diodes
1:45:37 Putting a Tweed Vibrolux circuit in a non-reverb Silverface Princeton
1:48:00 Getting Earl Yarrow or Louie Garcia on TAVA
1:54:25 Amps with a pre-amp tube mounted to a circuit board and power tubes mounted to the chassis; Gibson GA-20T, Epiphone Century
1:56:33 Replacing a broken tone pot on a Filmosound 385
2:02:55 The end of our lo-fi era; Skip’s new Shure MV7
2:04:48 Mike Watson’s 6L6s (link)
Co-hosted by the Fretboard Journal’s Jason Verlinde.
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Above photo: Lupe’s signature thanks to listener Øystein (@ronningsrep). Below: Tommy Tomlinson loading his amp (mentioned at 1:32:29 on this week’s show).