So my cool brother tells me, "Hey I got this really neat 1968 Philips console stereo given to me. It works, but it's crackling. What should I buy to fix it?" That simple question turned into the guts being transported a 3 hour drive up the mountain pass to my amp cave. This ain't a tube amp. However is an interesting music specimen. I was "pleased" to find a positive ground solid state amplifier. It has a record player and a tape deck. A tape deck in 1968! I imagine that was pretty pricey. Made in Germany. Big wooden console you could feed a family of four Thanksgiving dinner on. I am enjoying the experience...I think. Every e-cap is original and blistering. I am pulling out massive old cap cans and replacing them with modern, considerably smaller equivalents. I have to build custom adaptor plates to hold the new smaller caps. I figure I better use the light bulb limiter, put in ear plugs and don safety glasses, when I flash this thing up. I am really paying close attention to ensure I don't revert back to good old vintage Fender e-cap wiring. You know, the amps with negative ground? Probably finish it up this week. Then hold it here until the next trip down to Bro's place. There's the Joe B concert Dec 1 in Vancouver. Maybe we'll wait and flash it up the day after the concert. Just in case we take out a hydro dam and the entire city is down. I hear Dad's voice telling me, "Good or bad Son, it's all experience."