Here's what I changed: Moved the inputs to the back where they belong, moved the power switch to the front where it belongs, added a set of ebay digital bias meters, built a custom power supply for said meters, and extended the TDR LEDs to the front panel (changed out to red and blue LEDs). I drilled out the little board that the VTA inputs were mounted on and used it for the LEDs. The slide switch (mono/stereo) is now a DPDT used to switch the meters between the front and rear set of output tubes.
I really could not stand those ugly sockets on the front of the chassis, along with the inputs.
I honestly thought I had come up with a new and original mod but I found a thread on here where somebody did something similar with the TDR LEDs a few years back. Oh well.
I was not best pleased with the condition of the chassis when I got it, there were a lot of scratches/gouges in it especially on the top and ends--a surprising amount actually. However I had originally planned on doing a Front Panel Express faceplate so I let it go. I may still do that.
Overall a great kit, great support from Bob, and a really nice amplifier that I think will be around for years. A lot of fun to build. Hope the picture works. I used the insert photo tool and just get a little square. I also copied the link next to it.. Maybe my google photo settings aren’t right?
Last edited by MV213 on Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:08 pm; edited 3 times in total