73 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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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.

    Ep. 69: "Candy Cigarettes"

    Ep. 69: "Candy Cigarettes"

    The 69th installment of the Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons!

    Ep. 68: "All Will Be Revealed"

    Ep. 68: "All Will Be Revealed"

    The 68th installment of the Truth About Vintage Amps with special guest Jef Brown!

    Bonus: Mini Wall of Sound Builder Anthony Coscia

    Bonus: Mini Wall of Sound Builder Anthony Coscia

    The Truth About Vintage Amps' Skip Simmons and Jason Verlinde talk to Anthony Coscia, who just completed one of the wildest passion projects ever: a working, 1:6 scale model of the Grateful Dead's Wall of Sound, the audiophile-grade PA system the band employed during their concerts in 1974.

    Ep. 67: "Space Food Sticks"

    Ep. 67: "Space Food Sticks"

    Capacitors, leaking and otherwise, fancy square dances, more reverb taming and a special guest from the craft beer industry!

    Ep. 66: "The Doves and the Turkeys"

    Ep. 66: "The Doves and the Turkeys"

    Skip takes a fall, but still manages to somehow help you troubleshoot your tube amps once again. Plus: A Deluxe schematic primer, recommended short stories, bass lures and more.

    Ep. 65: "Aim High"

    Ep. 65: "Aim High"

    Bribed with cans of El Pato, guitarist Nels Cline joins Jason and Skip on this week's Truth About Vintage Amps Podcast for a transparent talk about amplifiers and hot sauce. 

    Plus... listener questions, PA conversions, upcycling all those holiday spices, animal husbandry and more.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
296 Ratings

296 Ratings

@flatpicker ,

Lots of fun and knowledge.

Skip and Jason are essential listening. Whether you want to learn more about vintage amps, goat rearing, or want to know what Mexican style tomato sauce is the best (it’s El Pato).

NEXT!

Terry Bindler ,

Wealth of Information

This is an incredible source of knowledge regarding valve guitar amplifiers. I appreciate the hours and hours of great content.

Chris Chickering ,

Entertaining every single time

Great podcast for guitar players, amplifier nerds and people who want some history on old guitar, PA or hifi amps. Cooking tips, listening tips and life advise all in one spot!!!

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