Ep. 64: "Little Tiny Kites"


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

This week's sponsors: iZotope (use the discount code FRET10 to save 10% off your order), Amplified Parts and Grez Guitars.

Some of the topics discussed on this week's episode: 1:36 What's on Skip's Bench: A Magnatone / Estey T-32 amp; Digs of Marysville, Calif. 7:51 The TAVA Patreon page (link) 11:04 The TAVA Index Page: See nearly every topic we've ever discussed (link) 15:28 Tolex tips 20:52 Gibson EH-150 vs. EH-185, Larry Chung, trebuchet hobbies 26:01 Changing the tone of a reverb tank on dual-channel Fenders, speaker-driven reverb 30:54 Going two-prong on a 1963 Fender 6G15 reverb tank, re-installing carbon-comp resistors 35:21 Baffler! Why don't reverb units have a death cap? 38:04 Making reverb less bright with a volume pedal hack 40:45 A DeArmond's volume controlled via a pedal 42:30 Skip's cocktail sauce, Jason's kale (h/t Frank Prisinzano on Instagram) 46:37 Ronald Reagan's Press Secretary 49:29 What to do with an Epiphone Futura and speaker reconing, Ted Weber recone parts (link) 56:03 Removing extraneous parts in a PA conversion, making an Ampeg B-15 clone 1:00:00 Sticking an amp in an old Conn StroboTuner, power cords, amprepairparts.com (link) 1:05:41 The tone of a 1959 Bassman, without the Bassman

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