15 episodes

Twice a month, amp repair expert Skip Simmons and the Fretboard Journal's Jason Verlinde field your questions about vintage amp repair, restoration and collecting.

Submit questions for Skip via fretboardjournal@gmail.com

The Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons Fretboard Journal

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    • 4.9, 102 Ratings

Twice a month, amp repair expert Skip Simmons and the Fretboard Journal's Jason Verlinde field your questions about vintage amp repair, restoration and collecting.

Submit questions for Skip via fretboardjournal@gmail.com

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

Jackson Griffith ,

This podcast is so great.

Confession: I worked with Jason Verlinde at Tower Records' Pulse magazine a couple of decades ago, and I remember when he talked about going to visit Skip at the drawbridge where he was repairing amps in between boats. Skip's expertise was legendary among my Sacramento musician friends. This podcast is such a treasure trove of excellent information, and all the stuff I heard about Skip was dead on and much more. Topnotch all the way.

Nicky McNickname ,

Information + Common Sense!

Another great podcast from the Fretboard Journal. Skip Simmons combines deep technical knowledge with immense experience and communicates clearly and honestly. He's articulate and fun, and Jason Verlinde is an expert interviewer who keeps things on course. This podcast is just plain fun (like "Car Talk," but without the loud nonsense) but is also jam-packed with great, useful information. There is hardly anyone out there who knows what Skip knows and who can do what he does, and his generosity in freely sharing this vauable information is wonderful and appreciated. He could doubtless be massively overcharging wealthy obsessives by twiddling with their amp-ish desires, but instead he does good work and budget prices and shares the wealth of his knowledge for free. Thanks, Skip and FJ!

Mr. Johnny PDX ,

Love the super helpful information

This podcast is immensely helpful for those of us with old amps but few electronics skills. Please keep it up. I'm going to be applying my newly acquired knowledge to try and gently reawaken my 63 Band Master that's been sitting for way too long. Heads up, Skip, it might be coming your way if my WD40 tube lubing and Variac power-up aren't successful.

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