49 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

    • Music History
    • 4.9, 229 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.

    "Man-Made Interference"

    "Man-Made Interference"

    Steve Melkisethian of Angela Instruments makes his eagerly anticipated second Truth About Vintage Amps appearance and it doesn't disappoint. Included: Tracking down vintage Marshalls in the UK, selling gear to U2, Ken Fischer, tube sockets, recommended books, Orange amps, Jesse Quitslund at Acme Instruments, Jef Brown, Steve plays drums for the Cramps, and more!

    • 1 hr 50 min
    "I Sheared a Lot of Sheep"

    "I Sheared a Lot of Sheep"

    Skip Simmons and Jason Verlinde field tube amp questions from around the world. Submit your questions to Skip here: podcast@fretboardjournal.com or by leaving us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. Brought to you by the Fretboard Journal magazine.

    • 44 min
    "Heavy Rotation at the Prison Library"

    "Heavy Rotation at the Prison Library"

    This week, Skip Simmons and Jason Verlinde are joined by special guest Colleen Fazio of Fazio Electric. We also, as always, field tube amp questions from around the world. Submit your questions to Skip here: podcast@fretboardjournal.com or by leaving us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. Brought to you by the Fretboard Journal magazine.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    "We Need a Lifeline"

    "We Need a Lifeline"

    Once again, Skip Simmons fields tube amp questions from around the world. Submit your questions to Skip here: podcast@fretboardjournal.com or by leaving us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. Brought to you by the Fretboard Journal magazine.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    "The Other Half of the Class"

    "The Other Half of the Class"

    Once again, Skip Simmons fields tube amp questions from around the world. Submit your questions to Skip here: podcast@fretboardjournal.com or by leaving us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. Brought to you by the Fretboard Journal magazine.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    "He's a Family Man"

    "He's a Family Man"

    Once again, Skip Simmons fields tube amp questions from around the world. Submit your questions to Skip here: podcast@fretboardjournal.com or by leaving us a voicemail or text at 509-557-0848. Brought to you by the Fretboard Journal magazine.

    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
229 Ratings

229 Ratings

Bigshot#1 ,

Goin’ in

Gets down on the important stuff...lots of information about things that make life better...and fun...

Abner Malady ,

Excellent !!

Just the bee’s knees, babe!

Burkesam ,

Princeton is not just a university in NJ

Just great all around if you are into the sound, design and serviceability of these instruments. Two guys shooting the bull. Bonus music picks and recipes. Look forward to listening to this every week and staring at schematics.

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