87 episodes

Twice a month, guitar amp guru Skip Simmons fields your questions on vintage tube amp repair, restoration and collecting. Often hilarious and always insightful, it's like no other guitar podcast out there.

The Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons The Fretboard Journal

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    • 4.9 • 325 Ratings

Twice a month, guitar amp guru Skip Simmons fields your questions on vintage tube amp repair, restoration and collecting. Often hilarious and always insightful, it's like no other guitar podcast out there.

    "No, But I Will"

    "No, But I Will"

    It's the 83rd episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps, the podcast that helps you understand all-things-tube-guitar-amplifier. This week: More capacitor talk than you can shake a SnufferStick at, push-pull circuits, Ethiopian cooking tips and more! 

    • 1 hr 24 min
    "The Velvet Touch"

    "The Velvet Touch"

    Tune in for a new chapter of TAVA, where Skip and Jason Zoom through your tube amp and cooking questions with our highest fidelity yet.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    "Eat Ice Cream"

    "Eat Ice Cream"

    Producer and musician John Vanderslice returns to the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast with Skip Simmons. 

    • 2 hr 3 min
    "Dairy Goats in a Minivan"

    "Dairy Goats in a Minivan"

    It's the 80th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast, where amp tech Skip Simmons fields your questions on all things tube amp. Hosted by the Fretboard Journal's Jason Verlinde.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    "New Departure"

    "New Departure"

    It's the 79th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast, where amp tech Skip Simmons fields your questions on all things tube amp. Hosted by the Fretboard Journal's Jason Verlinde.

    • 2 hr 5 min
    "Business Conducted on the Internet"

    "Business Conducted on the Internet"

    It's the 78th episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast, where amp tech Skip Simmons fields your questions on all things tube amp. Hosted by the Fretboard Journal's Jason Verlinde.

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
325 Ratings

325 Ratings

smokinop ,

The best

If you have any interest in vintage tube amps, this is the best! I’m not about to build or repair amps, not my area, but I do understand enough to keep up. Cheers, Kevin

Kyletron ,

New and improved!

Love the new mic!

jeff Metz Jr ,

Great show! Even better hosts!

Boy oh boy is it a great day when a new episode of TAVA drops! I love listening to this show whilst working away in the shop, in the shower, in my car, etc. keep them coming guys! I refer to skip and Jason as “ Buzz and Hum! The Tava brothers! Next!!!

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