Hey all, just wanted to pick your brains on the cost of a recap and complete retube of a 73 ampeg v4. I picked her up recently on craigs list for $250, and she needed a little tlc. The first place I took the amp is to a local vintage tube amplification repair shop. They quoted me $300 for the recap, including parts and some incidendtal repairs, resoldering a few joints, cleaning the jacks and pots, etc. They quoted me $400 for the retube, if I wanted to go NOS vintage tubes or $275 if I went with new tubes. I should mention that the previous owner had replaced all the tubes with the cheapest he could get, including Ruby 6L6's for the power section, instead of the original 7027a's, and various electroharmonix, GT, and other chinese brands, in the preamp and driver sections. I realize that the 6L6's can be used as replacements, but I thought they had to be 6L6GC's. I just want to make sure I'm not dumping a bit to much cash into this unit right off the bat, but at the same time, I know the head will be killer when she's finished. Your thoughts... Thanks Guys!