I have been updating/upgrading my ST70 and a couple issues remain. One of which is a fairly loud hum/buzz from the left side. Now, when I connect my cables to my preamp, the noise goes away so I am assuming I have a missing or bad ground somewhere? Also, when I was checking values on the underside (for the 2nd issue) when I came near the left side socket with my red test lead (black grounded to chassis) the noise reduced significantly. Don't know if that helps but thought it might help indicate an area where things are emminating from.
As far as the board goes, I have replaced the caps and am now using the socket adapters and 6g8HA tubes from Dynakit. Swapping the adapters and tubes does not change the side the noise is coming from.
The 2nd issue is wandering bias, but unless these need to be considered together, I'll save that for another thread if needed.