Once again, Skip Simmons is quoting 'A Tale of Two Cities' and fielding tube amp questions from around the world.
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Some of the topics discussed in this episode: 4:41 One for the Tweakers: Putting a filament transformer in a HiWatt, backwards 7:38 Unfreezing pots with rubbing alcohol 11:53 Turning a Rogers Cadet hi-fi into a guitar amp 13:19 A 1953 Massie Woody on Reverb (link) 15:59 Red lacquer on solder joints 17:30 This week's sponsor: Grez Guitars (check out the video with Tim Lerch and Tommy Harkenrider here) 21:27 The stereo-to-mono conversion box project 31:56 The only thing you'll remember from this week's podcast: How to say "Tony Cachere's" 32:58 The Danelectro DM-25 35:56 Josh Yenne and the Gmail / Comcast guys 37:45 The hairy overdriven, brown sag sound for pedal steel (Charley Pride's "Cotton Fields") 44:45 RIP: Brian Dennehy (crooked cop in 'Gorky Park') 46:40 Lodge: The Blues Junior of cast iron pans? 49:00 Tips for repairing Tolex and tight-fitting chassis 50:35 The language of amp feel 54:47 Will this Kay 703 kill me? 59:59 Ry Cooder's Instagram page 1:00:18 The tone difference of PCB vs wired amps 11:04:25 A Victoria with a thumpy tremolo 1:08:04 An early '60s Fender Princeton with an extraneous noise 1:13:00 Different tone controls for a Gibson Falcon (link, link) 1:17:45 Getting rid of the bias resistor in a Vibroluxe clone; super-simple, homemade hot sauce 1:20:03 A Brown Box for an Aussie? 1:25:20 'How to Hot Rod Your Fender Amp' book, DLabs 1:29:40 Why Skip hates pentode triad switches