Covers are for sissies!
thanks guys! I have two young children that like putting hands in holes, so I am forced to be over cautious really. Unfortunately, my amps are out on display in a family area, so I can't ensure they will never touvh them. I've been told that even once turned off these things still have charges floating around them.
My usual amp tech took one look at it, and said he wasn't going anywhere near it. (He doesn't cut corners - and I suspect there are legal saftey requirements that he insists on adhering to).
That being said, i've got another good tech looking at it now who is a little more optimistic about what can be done.
It is looking that we can reverse most of the mods, if we can find some period correct transformers. I'm still after another completely stock one though if possible.
This amp sounded superb when I got - with mismatched tubes aetc. I can't wait to hear it after a good servicing.