I've done a bunch of work on this little VC I got. Replaced the filter cap, electrolytic and tone caps, swapped out a noisy preamp tube, put a new Tung-sol 6v6 in, tightened the pin sockets and loose power switch, cleaned all the pots and jacks, clipped the death cap, re-flowed some solder joints and detailed the cab including gluing down tolex and so forth. I'm waiting on a couple larger resistors to cool the bias a bit. I am highly stoked on the work light I got off Amazon and feel like a half-blind moron for not getting on 2 years ago. It's really nice! It sounds quite a bit better and I didn't even burn the building down. Most of the weirder sounds are gone except a pronounced hum. I am planning on adding a virtual center tap and flying tightly twisted wires to the filaments. The question I have about that is should I clip the ground wire at pin 9 on the preamp tubes and pin 7 on the power tube once they're wired directly? I've compared lots of schematics and diagrams and they are rarely in agreement. Also, I am probably going to remove the added speaker jack in favor of a tone stack lift switch and replace the speaker and baffle at some point. First pic is right before removing the cap can.