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    Les Paul Forum Member Skydogfan81's Avatar
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    Caps The Truth about Vintage Amps

    Anyone else listening to this podcast? It's great.

    https://www.fretboardjournal.com/tag...-vintage-amps/
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    Les Paul Forum Member Don's Avatar
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    Re: The Truth about Vintage Amps

    I'll check that out.

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    Re: The Truth about Vintage Amps

    Perfect for a road trip- without the Mrs of Course.

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    Re: The Truth about Vintage Amps

    Quote Originally Posted by corpse View Post
    Perfect for a road trip- without the Mrs of Course.
    you nailed that one! Took a 2 week trip and I know my wife would not want to hear this stuff(even though I work on amps nearly every day..). It was pushing it for her with listening to Mayall/Clapton & Cream.. 2400 mile trip..

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    Re: The Truth about Vintage Amps

    Skip is a great tech. I bought an old April 1960 tweed Twin years ago and he signed the inside in pencil, it still is all original except the filter and bias caps. I run Celestion Golds and Creams in it. Episode 5 he talks about variacs, he said everyone does not need one. If your into music and have old amps the variac is a must. I run my voltage at 110-115 for the old tweeds & Marshalls and the tone is so much better. Just dropping the voltage down 5 volts the tone improves. I haver one variac set up with a current limiter and an analog voltage meter. You un-screw the knob on the top of the variac and calibrate the voltage to the meter, I use a P3 digital meter as well and when the variac is at 120v. I tighten the 2 allen screws on the top of the variac knob. Now the voltage on the actual meter is accurate. I always go by the analog meter and the digital meter, the digital meter switches to amps, Hz, , and watts too. Skip has done so many amps in his life.

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    Re: The Truth about Vintage Amps

    Vintagesoundworkbench.com or Brown Box- perfect for this and makes a big impact.

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    Re: The Truth about Vintage Amps

    Quote Originally Posted by TM1 View Post
    you nailed that one! Took a 2 week trip and I know my wife would not want to hear this stuff(even though I work on amps nearly every day..). It was pushing it for her with listening to Mayall/Clapton & Cream.. 2400 mile trip..
    shoulda played maddona. she would apreciate your sensitive side. worked for me.

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