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Ep. 67: "Space Food Sticks"
The 67th installment of the Truth About Vintage Amps!
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Highlights: Capacitor talk (leaking and otherwise), fancy square dance rigs, more reverb taming and a special guest from the craft beer industry!
Some of the topics discussed this week:
:40 Recommended amp tech in Seattle: Jesse at Acmeverb.com
6:12 Taming the reverb in a combo amp with a tone circuit, redux
10:39 The '68 Custom Line from Fender
16:14 Vintage capacitors in Fenders: Myths and realities
20:26 What to do with leaky caps that sound great?
25:24 Replacing electrolytic capacitors with exact value matches or close enough? Plus: Eric Johnson's pilot lamp hack returns!
31:08 Skip's "George Thorogood" story
35:05 Skip finds a Red Foley cowboy / stencil guitar
36:55 Can too much boost hurt your amp?
39:39 Special guest: Marty from the Oregon Coast (Martin Bills, Director of Brewing Operations, Pelican Brewing!): Everybody's Brewing, the Mini Wall of Sound, the actual Wall of Sound, McIntosh Amps, Jerry Garcia's onboard buffered effects loop (Wolf Guitar), Deluxe Reverbs with 6L6s, gumbo explorations
1:13:00 Ampeg B-15/B-12 reliability, blackened cabbage
1:18:43 Putting a 6SL7 tube in a Gibson BR-9
1:22:35 Taming the "Traynor tang" on a YGM-3
1:26:04 The two-amps-in-one Hilton HP-95
1:28:56 Turning a low-watt amp into a harp amp, Kalamazoo Model 1s
1:31:48 What's going on with the Geloso G-18R; 6N7 tubes (Note: We'll walk through this schematic on our next episode)
1:35:16 Test equipment for grabs: a Ballantine volt meter; a Hickok 532 tube tester
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