These VTA boards sound like a perfect place to start. But are all the other parts available at reasonable prices? I'm thinking of the 3 transformers in particular. I'm a bit frugal (or maybe my wife is and I'm just afraid of spending money). I guess the tubes can get a little pricey too. What's everyone's best advice to slap one together really cheaply but not cut any stupid corners?
And how the heck do you cut socket holes into a blank chassis?
I don't care (not even a little) if it looks like an authentic ST-70. It will look great when I'm done. I just want it to sound great, which I'm sure it will.