Context After completing an Epiphone Valve Junior conversion to a 5F2A Tweed Princeton circuit I officially got the itch. A true handwired AB763 has always been my holy grail and so I decided to jump head first into the deep end. I wanted to document the build and my progress as well as pose the questions which I'm sure will arise. Preparation With my first build I relied on a kit and a pretty clear set of instructions to ensure I had everything I needed at every step along the way. With this build I plan on going a little more peacemeal. Hopefully with some patience I can get some good deals and keep the costs down. I also spent some time doing research on the exact technical differences between all the different blackface models. I really don't have a specific AB763 amp in mind. I want something with dual 6L6's and I want reverb. Other than that I'm open to wherever the build takes me. In my research I found the Weber 6A40 layout to be the most clear and helpful. So I plan on using that as a guide. Parts After doing some scrounging around I located a used Classic Tone power transformer for a decent price. It is the model 40-18041. Link - http://www.classictone.net/40-18041.html. Specs - http://www.classictone.net/40-18041.pdf. My understanding is that this transformer is spec'd for the smaller dual 6L6 style amps like the Vibroverb. Question - Given the use of the above transformer, I can still use the above layout - correct? But it may impact my choice of rectifier tube? Next I located a chassis. It is spec'd for a Deluxe Reverb, so it is likely that I'll need to do a little resizing to get my transformers to fit. But the front and back plate should be good to go and it should have plenty of space. Now for the small parts. I decided to order through Hoffman. Their kits are basically a preset bill of materials that you can modify in the cart, as opposed to other kits that are all or nothing. To fill things out I still needed the output transformer, choke, and reverb driver. I ordered those from Hoffman as well. For the OT I got the Hoffman 40 watt 2x6L6 2-4-8 ohm output transformer. It is rated for 50 watts with a primary of 4000. I got the large fender Choke as well. Hoping these parts will all work together nicely. I've heard of folks dropping in a Bassman OT in a Bandmaster Reverb, so I'm thinking the beefy 50 watt OT will work nicely. More to come soon.