I picked one up last week and have started to walk through and discover its issues.
The EL34s do not match. The pairs on each side match, but there are 2 completely different brands. One pair tests strong, the other pair just makes it into the good section of the tube tester. None have shorts.
The 2 12AX7 were a mess on the tube tester. Each one of them glowed red and got very hot. Never seen that before on a 12AX7 on a tube tester. Both are no good. Replaced with a pair of JJs.
The rectifier tube tests fine.
I noticed a cold solder joint at the preamp board eyelet #2 which I re-flowed. The wire at the eyelet could be moved in and out.
Brought the unit up on my variac/isolation transformer. She hums. Adjusted the bias on each side to 1.56 VDC. One side hums louder than the other. There is no DC at the outputs. The filter can looks like it had been replaced, but who knows how many years ago.
Connected my PC to the inputs to play some music. I hear no music. Noticed that the 12AX7 do not look lit and are not warm to the touch.
I think I should focus on one problem at a time. I would like to get the preamp working, then the hum.
I did notice that the heaters had continuity from the PT all the way to the 12AX7 on both sides. I have not taken readings at the 12AX7 yet, I will do that next and report back.