Let's try to keep this simple, KF. It's well known that the ideal place for a V1 grid stopper is right on the socket pin. But I don't see many amps built that way (tho I'm aware of several smart builds here that do). Instead, a lot of us use shielded input cable as far as possible, hanging the (Fender) 68K grid stoppers on the input jacks to make the shield as complete as possible. Bit of a hassle, if I'm honest, including bringing out the shield to ground. So a few related questions. 1. Anyone got examples of tying the grid stopper right to the V1 grid pin? Do you lay it on the chassis, or float it in space? I couldn't find pics of these methods; I think I've seen both? 2. Has anyone used an 'isolated terminal post' like this, to anchor the resistor at both ends? 3. And, if you mount the grid stopper straight to the socket pin, could you omit the shielded cable, since the stopper should be rejecting the noise the shield was absorbing?