So I had never really understood the Fender Amp thing. My taste (I thought) had always trended British overdrive. I've been schooled. This is my story. A teenaged friend of mine came to own this old Fender amp. It was in some neighbors basement or something, unused, given to him because they knew he played the guitar. I played it a few times and it seemed boomy, scratchy pots, temperamental, and "not my thing" anyway so I didn't pay much attention to it. But a couple of weeks ago I needed a project, was thinking about a new amp anyway, and I asked him to borrow it for a week to see if I could fix it and get along with it. I brought it home and took a good look at it. It is a 1966 Deluxe Reverb. Huh, I thought to myself, I've heard people like these. It was all original - tubes, speaker, caps. I took the amp chassis out of the cabinet. There was an obvious broken ground solder point, fixed that. I converted it to 3-prong, cleaned the pots, replaced the indicator lamp. Checked the bias - way cold. Pushed it up to about 65% max plate dissipation. I put it back together and plugged it in. Wow. Now I get it. It took me a while to understand how the tone stack works (starting with everything at "noon" is not a good recipe for this amp.) But once dialed in...family out of the house...cranked to 7...I had to pick up my jaw. So I decided I needed one of these. Started surfing Craigslist, found some interesting silverfaces, sent some emails. Dropped off the 66, told my friend I loved it and was looking for one I could afford. As I was leaving he said, "Why don't you just buy this one? I'm heading off to college, can't take this with me." I explained I couldn't afford it, that I was looking to pay less than half of what this BFDR was worth. "OK, pay me what you were planning to spend AND build me a tele." After making sure he and his parents were completely clear on what they were doing, I agreed. Deal done, amp went back in my car. Woo hoo! It still needs a handle, cap replacement, tubes checked, and the tolex-covered back panels are missing. So now my questions: 1) Cap replacement ASAP. I've ordered a cap kit containing the filter caps, bias cap, bypass caps. What else should I take a hard look at? Reverb sounds amazing - is there any maintenance there? What else after sitting mostly unused for 50 years? 2) While I did the standard grounded-plug conversion, is it heresy to consider putting an IEC inlet on the back of this amp? It seems that these all get converted to 3-prong anyway, would a clean IEC install de-value it at all? 3) Does anybody have any dimensioned drawings of the two tolex-covered back panels that I could make some replacements from?