Once again, Skip Simmons is fielding tube amp questions from around the world.
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This episode is sponsored by Grez Guitars.
Some of the topics discussed in this episode:
4:00 Satan & Adam on Netflix 5:38 How to pronounce Tony Chachere (link) 7:13 A step-up transformer for a guitar 10:54 Tubes on a drawbridge? 13:27 Reversing the pilot lamp in your amp, again 16:42 Flux remover for turret boards and PCBs 18:15 Preventing pitting on an amp chassis 19:54 Hitting a power chord to discharge the caps on an amp 22:25 Vintage Hilgen amplifiers (link) 25:32 Tiny Moore's Music in Sacramento 26:28 A clone Deluxe that unexpectedly cuts out 30:32 A 1982 Vibro Champ with a '60s power transformer 34:37 Increasing gain on a Valco-made Gretsch 6150 amp 37:30 Skip thanks you for all the gifts; Steve Soest and Michael Lee Allen 40:50 Chili oil from Xi-An Famous Foods (link) 41:55 A Gibson Falcon picking up radio signals 46:26 The Baxandall tone stack and a Japanese karage recipe 54:18 Sierra Nevada Summerfest beer 55:28 Lead dressing and salsas 1:00:55 A pre-amp circuit for an RCA MI-12188A theater amp 1:07:54 A Fender Vibrolux with a loose 5U4 rectifier tube 1:11:17 'Moby Dick,' Tony Hillerman, 'Bosch,' 'Happy Valley,' 'This Sporting Life' 1:18:20 A vintage Japanese "Reverb Master" tank 1:22:30 A reverb fix for Silvertone Twin Twelves 1:23:48 Skip's grooming tips