It’s the 80th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast: reverb, goats, pickles from Australia and special call-in guest Sam Mollica!
Hosted by amp tech Skip Simmons.
Some of the topics discussed this week:
1:32: Skip says thanks, Woodinville Straight Bourbon Whiskey
2:44 John Bachigaluppi of Tape Op magazine
4:37 TAVA t-shirts! Pre-order yours here.
5:33 Jupiter Condenser Co. discount: Use the discount code TAVA to get free domestic shipping on Jupiter speakers at https://jupiter-speakers.com!
7:03 Our listeners are amazing: Shawn’s 3mg Filmosound resistor, Oystein gets a PA amp, Robert Knetzger’s pencil resistor (YouTube link)
8:51 Hum on a modded 1979 Fender Musicmaster Bass amp
12:38 Getting more headroom out of a Silverface Fender Twin
18:02 A goat mule in a minivan
23:54 A speaker-driven reverb on a single, Champ-style amp
28:31 Pickled zucchini
32:32 A 1978 Fender Champ that runs too hot (Australian / import version); new tubes, DC voltages
40:36 An Australian amp tech chimes in
44:55 Dumble’s Tweedle Dee circuit (5E3 variations); GZ34 rectifier tubes
50:56 Call-in guest: Sam Mollica (https://www.mollicaamplifiers.com); the 12AX7 in Fender standalone 6G15 reverb units; the dry signal in an Ampeg Reverberocket
1:04:10 Output jacks on Gibson Falcons versus modern methods; speaker-driven line out revisited
1:10:09 A ’67 Fender Pro Reverb with a cracked screen grid resistor
1:13:40 Converting a Conn Strobotuner into an effectless Princeton; pentode pre-amp tubes (5879 tubes)
1:19:11 How to replace the speaker and move the output transformer on a Kay Model 503A; cleaning typewriters
1:27:48 A Silvertone Twin Twelve 1484 with a steady hum
1:31:54 Standalone reverb/trem unit projects; Gibson 1RVT
Co-hosted by the Fretboard Journal’s Jason Verlinde.
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