Hi all, I have owned a 75' SVT since it was new but haven't gigged with it in over ten years. My present large venue amp is a 4 Pro with a BA-115 as the small amp. The SVT came home from a gig many years ago with crackling noises and popping noises. I had it professionally maintained early in its life but haven't had it looked at (by someone else) in quite a while. I am an avid DIYer with tons of electrical experience (including high voltage). I have built several SS amps from scratch and repaired dozens more (tube and SS). Looking at the SVT it has had a few resisters and capacitors replaced over the years already including a couple of power supply filter caps and plate resisters connected to the driver/PI tubes. R9 (connected to tube 1) in particular is showing signs it was overheated, perhaps just by the resister next to it having failed and replaced years ago OR it overheated itself due to excessive current. It's part of the balance circuit, and I intend on desoldering one end of it to test its resistance. A few more resisters in the driver and PI stage seem to have been replaced and not all are looking healthy (heat blackening on the circuit board). Should I just replace the suspect ones? I also have all new PS caps but after purchasing found out Nichicon caps are made in China... so I am now debating whether to recap this amp with China parts when it is all made in USA at this point. I also have enough Orange drop coupling caps to recap the signal chain coupling caps with the famous "Orange Drops"... BUT, I am seriously in need of money for bills so... You on TB with tube amp/SVT repair experience and a feel for the market on old SVT's let me hear your opinion on how I can get the most money out of my beloved SVT. I can recap it with MIC filter caps or save $$$ I don't have to re buy USA made caps. Will the typical used SVT buyer really care about this? please try and put this in terms of dollars as I'm afraid that is the reason for my thread. Should I: 1. sell it as-is (semi-basket case but complete)? this is my last option as it will bring the least amount of cash. 2. recap the PS with my existing Chinese caps and be honest if asked? 3. buy new USA filter caps and recap with American made parts and push the fact that it is all American? 4. should I change the signal coupling caps with the Orange drops? Any other suggestions on which way to go to extract the most money for this? I intend to post it in the TB classifieds when I am done with it. If you needed money and had enough skill to do this which way would you go to get the most money out of selling the amp? It unfortunately HAS to go.