Hi all, I cross-posted this over on TGP, but I just discovered this fine website and thought I'd post here as well. I'm not sure how much overlap there is between memberships here and there. Apologies for such a long first post. A good friend of mine would like to try his hand at building an amp. Specifically, a 5F2A Tweed Princeton Weber kit. He’s a responsible adult and more than capable. He asked me a few preliminary questions, and I told him I’d write up a few notes about my observations, opinions, and (limited) experience on amp building and repairing. Much to my chagrin, it snowballed into a 35-page treatise. I am kind of embarrassed about that, but it does use a large typeface and includes many large pictures. It is not a how-to manual, nor an in-depth explanation of how amps work. I am also just starting a 5F2A build, so I was happy to collect my thoughts. And I have built a Weber kit, so I included notes about that. Long story short, I’d like to put a link to the PDF here and ask that if anyone is interested and has some spare time, they give it a quick read-through just to ensure I don’t have any outright falsehoods in there before I send it along to him. Or maybe anything I left out that really should be in there - I still have much to learn (you'll notice I'm still a little hazy on transformers). He and I are both Tolkien nerds, so there may be an occasional Tolkien reference. Sorry. I took all the pictures. I think this little project cost me $30 in shipping charges alone... No hard feelings if you'd rather not read it, I get that we're all busy. I’m not sure what the TDPRI policy is on sharing PDFs, but here’s a link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_t_KJEOxSNNhyHWRXaVZ8HYpNnqTq69B/view?usp=sharing If that’s breaking protocol (or poor internet form), I am happy to remove it. PM me comments, or post ‘em here for discussion – just don’t be too hard on me…! Thank you very much for your time.