Twice a month, guitar amp guru Skip Simmons shares stories and answers your questions on tube amp buying, restoration and repair. Co-hosted by the Fretboard Journal’s Jason Verlinde. Submit your guitar amp questions to Skip here: email@example.com or by leaving us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. The more questions we get, the more episodes we record. Some of the topics discussed on this episode: -Dick Dale and the Fender Showman amp -The differences between Fender Tweed, Brownface, Blackface and Silverface amps -Noise floor: What’s acceptable, what indicates an amp problem -Broken tube pins -Using amps in stereo (safely) -Toroidal power transformers -The "bright cap mod" on a Fender Deluxe Reverb -Skip’s mods to the Silverface Champ circuit -Building your own kit amp -Achieving the sound of Billy Childish without a Selmer Triumph Reverb -Replacement bass amp speakers
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