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The Truth About Vintage Amps with Skip Simmons

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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.

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No guests or special theme this week...just an all-new, old-school episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps, where amp tech Skip Simmons fields your questions on all-things-tube amp. Want to be a part of our show? Just email us a question or voice me... more

17 days ago

Illustrator/musician/underground comix legend Robert Armstrong (Mickey Rat, Couch Potato, the Cheap Suit Serenaders!) joins Skip and Jason this week for a very special installment of the Truth About Vintage Amps. Want to support our show? Join our P... more

a month ago

It's a very special, all-Canadian episode of the Truth About Vintage Amps podcast, the call-in show where amp tech Skip Simmons fields your questions on all things tube amp repair! This week, we have special guests Calvin McCormick (Hiwatt) and Mike ... more

2 months ago

Welcome to ep. 129 of the Truth About Vintage Amps podcast, the call-in show where amp tech Skip Simmons fields your questions on all things tube amp repair. more

3 months ago


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4.8 out of 5 stars from 576 ratings
  • Practical amp repair advice from the trenches. And fun too!

    I’ve been listening to this from the start. After years of sketchy advice from questionable books and the internet, it’s great to hear practical advice from someone who knows what they’re talking about and isn’t recommending questionable “upgrades.” Plus I enjoy hearing the side stories about life, food, goats and typewriters. Makes me feel like my side interests aren’t so eccentric. It takes a guy like Jason to get Skip to open up, and it’s great to witness. Keep fighting the good fight.

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    Absinthe Lover
    United Statesa month ago
  • The Princeton Reverb of podcasts…simply perfect!

    From the amp talk to the food talk and all the guest appearances, you’ll find this podcast to be simply amazing if you have any interest in old tube amps. Great no-nonsense knowledge and wonderful stories. Thanks TAVA!

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    United Statesa month ago
  • Exceptional source of real information

    Best podcast about vintage tube amps, bar none, and one of the best sources of info (real, experience-based info, not uninformed opinion based and reading internet forums) on tube amplifiers in general, anywhere.

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    United Statesa month ago
  • A must listen for guitarists and amp nerds

    Have loved every episode, my favorite definitely being the Mason Stoops guest feature. more

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    United Statesa month ago
  • Unraveling mysteries and embracing the magic of tube amps!

    Prepare to have your mind blown and your ears serenaded by the dulcet tones of vintage amp wisdom! This podcast isn't just about unraveling myths – it's a journey through the tangled webs of marriage, typewriters, and cast iron pans, all while grooving to the sweet sounds of Spanish rice simmering on the stove. With hosts who navigate the complex world of El Pato and mythical Canadian guitar amplifiers with the finesse of a maestro conducting a symphony, you'll find yourself enchanted by their m... more

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    Canadaa month ago

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