So I ordered the value JCM800 full retube kit for my 2203 last week. They got here in 24 hours since I'm close to the store.
I had booked to get my amp retubed this morning before the last Sparrows jam before our first show next friday.
We took the amp out of the headshell, and the tech noticed that one of the caps had a slow leak of electrolytic goo, one more was about to go and a third (there's 6) was showing signs of strain. He didnt bother to bias it, and hopefully Monday the new filter caps come in and he said it will be ready for Wednesday. My singer will be picking it up for me.
Svetlana EL34 and Tung Sol 12AX7 should have it sounding much better for it's first gig.
I was super excited to hear it, now I'm glad it didnt blow up on me.
Man, good thing he noticed that stuff before you went out for a bunch of gigs!