Ep. 59: "Paper Airplanes and Some Soup"


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Once again, guitar amp tech Skip Simmons is fielding your questions on all things tube amp.

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Some of the topics discussed on this week's show:

5:13 The Truth About Recording & Mixing (launching January 2021!) 9:16 Building mic pre-amps 12:42 A "ripping" overdrive sound on a converted Vibro-Champ 17:51 A Red Bear amps service warning 21:36 Dr. Z Z-Air Brake, revisited; Joel Patterson; El Pato in Maryland 27:09 Jason ponders a new Patreon tier, tortillas on a cookie sheet, un-flavored Doritos 29:26 Safely packing amps for a cross-country (almost) move 35:05 Eau de Tweed 38:15 Traynor amp values 40:35 How long does the death stay in a death cap? 44:33 What to do with a Knight PA system? 50:30 Skip's (un-modified) PA liquidation 53:27 Oatmeal with jam 53:50 Crisped chickpeas in spiced brown butter 56:30: Book recommendations: 'A People and Their Music: The Story, Behind the Story, of Country Music'; 'Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California’s Central Valley' 1:02:18 A three-prong, ground loop question with a 5E3 and a 6G15 Reverb 1:09:22 The right goo to fix a cracked two-prong plug 1:15:07 The differences between the Deluxe V1 and V2 plate voltages, redux 1:18:03 A prototype Twin Reverb 1:20:25 The white powder on vintage amp parts

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