Off to a slow start. Wife had our mail held while we were on vacation, and USPS failed to deliver it today. Kinda sucks because I knew we didn't have shit going on this weekend, so I would have had two solid days to work on stuff(which is why I ordered it while on vacation). Oh well. Here is the amp: Picked it up used off of a craigslist trade. Sounds pretty good, but very very hissy, to the point of being annoying. I also thought the reverb was a little lacking. I figured if I am going to own one Fender amp, I might as well make it something special. Scoured the internet for info, and google persuaded me to do some mods to it. There are many different mods that you can do, the most popular being the 'Mark Moyer' mods. I was going to go that route, but I am lazy, and I like to have things in a nice convenient package(even if it costs a little extra). I decided to go with the Frommel Mod Kit: The Fender Vibrolux Reverb is one of Fender's most classic circuits, and the reissue is a mere shadow of the original...until you install a the Fromel Supreme kit! The mods change all of the crucial components in the signal path and restore the glory of the Vibrolux Reverb. The mods remove the buzz and hiss that these amps are notorious for, and also restores the shimmering clean headroom of the original design. The weak reverb is made fuller with longer decay and lush tone, while the tremolo gains a warm pulse with plenty of presence and no harshness. At high volumes, the tube saturation and bluesy distortion is unbelievably articulate and warm, while the club volume clean tones are dynamic and crisp. Yes I know, I could have done a little research and bought this stuff on my own and saved a little bit of cash. What I am paying for is the manual that Frommel provides. This is my first Amp mod, and I like to have my hand held a little bit when trying new stuff. Before purchasing he sent me a page of the instructions, and they were full color, and very easy to understand. Right up my alley. I also bought a tube kit from Eurotubes(I know they aren't popular among some, but I have always been happy with them). Earlier today I decided to take the chassis out and prepare myself for much soldering and excitement that never actually materialized. **Disclaimer** Amps are dangerous and can kill you fucking dead. The main thing to do is discharge the capacitors that store voltage. In this amp most of them are under the silver shield on the left. I had left this amp sit unplugged for about 3 weeks while on vacation. I wasn't expecting a lot of voltage to still be stored, but it never hurts to check. I like getting shocked slightly less than I like getting kicked in the balls. Measured with the DMM set to DC at .325 volts. From what I read a person wants to discharge them at anything over 10 volts. So they were fine, but.....I didn't solder up a test lead for nothing this afternoon, so these fuckers are getting discharged. I didn't bother with a resistor in the loop since they were already so low. Just grounded to the chassis, and touched the positive end. Once everything was done I got them discharged to .008 volts. Since I have to wait another 2 days to get the rest of my shit, I will measure again to see if they creep back up before I remove them(I have heard of this happening). There was one more on the inside smack dab in the middle that I repeated the process on: Tomorrow I have to remove the knobs and loosen the pots so that I can get the circuit board out and work on it from both sides. Don't let me forget to spray some deoxit into the pots as they are a little scratchy.