I am the Swedish guy, maybe there are more but in that case, I am a Swedish guy (59+). Having all my life been interested in alectronics, I bought my first tube amp (Heathkit AA-32) in the mid 80's, and have the very last 10 years been almost obsessed, (too obsessed) by tube amps. When I recentely started a job, naming all my amps (90% still unfinished) and marking them with small metal signs (I've picked names of Russian cities), I suddenly realised I have 14 amps on my list - preamps not included, and I forgot the 2C39A and Y10 ...
I spare you any stories from my second hobby, sewing Victorian corsets ...
Last Autumn I happened to mention something on a Swedish forum (hififorum.nu) that resulted in me having gotten a PAS-3 for free (paid for shipping). It lacked mains transformer and the boards were (still are - see for yourself) half populated, or maybe someone started a modification. To be extremely honest, this gift was highly unwanted as I realised I had some major job coming up. Today, almost a year later I have accepted my fate and am looking forward to getting this grand old lady (or gentleman) up and running.
I had long before I got the amp, already purchased a Swedish wound transformer, made especially for PAS-2/3, and from an advice on one forum I purchased new PCBs, made according to the originals but much more reliably. Also I had some other componets lying around like some 12X4, a large heap of 12AX7 (not my favourite tube ) and some electrolytics.
My idea is to make my PAS-3 operatiting and according to the original plans, though I got a hint from Tubes4HiFi how to make a minor adjustment to the phono stage. I don't mide swapping bad components to better ones and have a package sent from Tubes4HiFi (potentiometers and selector switch). However, when it comes to the input selector I have a problem, I would need a 6-pole/6-way switch and I haven't found any here in Sweden and the one ordered is a 2-pole. Either I have to do some major surgery to a number of 2-pole switches or I can find someone who has butchered some old instrument and salvaged a suitable switch.
Still have some 4-5 amplifiers I really want to have in working order before I start working with this one. In the meantime here's the pics:
Photos cannot be posted yet - forum rules.
I will keep you posted about the progress and also will listen to suggestions and advices.