been tinkering with my 100w peavey/2203 clone thing again.. had some great results after i put the 1000pf bright cap back in (ceramic this time), and a couple other cap changes. it is now very bright (holy crap). mostly in a good way. but i do want to tame some of the fizz/harshness without killing the good qualities of a pleasant high gain tone. i've already added these snubbers: - 22pf plate-to-cathode V1b (1st stage) ...considering increasing to 33pf / 47pf / 82pf / 100pf? - PI plate-to-plate snubber: 82pf 500v SM ...considering increasing to 150pf? - PI plate load resistor bypass caps: 120pf 500v SM, on both - NFB resistor (33K) bypassed with 100pf cap, "ice pick cap mod"-per robrob. been searching forums for a few days for topics that cover snubber caps / circuits. then i saw something i've never seen or seen discussed before: snubber circuit on the OT primaries / power tubes plate pins? wtf? "published during the 1930s in the Radiotron Designer’s Handbook, and it’s called a “Snubber.” The idea behind it is to create a filter at the primary side of the output transformer that removes unwanted high frequencies while leaving the rest of the frequencies untouched. A relatively simple circuit, the Snubber connects between the two plate/anode connections on the primary side of the output transformer. Because only plate connections are required, soldering the Snubber directly to the power tube sockets at the same two locations where the output transformer wires connect to the sockets is an excellent solution. The great thing is that a Snubber requires only six parts: Two high-power resistors, two high-voltage capacitors, and two lower power resistors" from: https://www.tubesandmore.com/sites/default/files/associated_files/snubber_article_k-snub.pdf Is there a good reason why i haven't seen this before / why it doesn't seem to be that widespread? Does anyone actually endorse / recommend this snubber circuit? (the one above appears to be specific for an EL84 power section) not sure how well this would apply/translate to a 4x EL34 100W power section... another query: is it a bad idea to use ceramic caps as snubbers on V1b/input stage? (something something ceramic microphonic. could cause noise? ...but it's not a signal cap?) or does it not matter for snubbers?