Well once again it has been awhile since I posted anything on here, but then I do lead a very quiet life!
Anyway, just completed a new Pre-amplifier kit (once again from Bottlehead) which is now singing away merrily in my stereo. Rather nice straight forward build, though the pleasure was marred by some poor elements with the kit itself - poor quality RCA sockets and that both the volume and balance pots didn't actually fit the top-plate cut outs very well at all. The top-plates are now supplied in a rather attractive 'random brushed' finish, so rather than use my usual polish, add dry transfers and the lacquer finish, I got the plate engraved with the control and valve designation nomenclature. Anyway, very pleased with the overall finish.
Born in 1956 (so getting on a bit now) I'm married and have two wonderful children we all live in Devon in the South West of England - on the Cornish border.