While we are on the heated subject of rebuilding old SB-220 amps and hashing over the "beyond stupid" prices of parts I would like to offer the latest on a rebuild project. A ham contacted me saying he had just bought an SB-220. He said he wanted it "totally rebuilt". I asked about any specific problems with the amp that needed to be addressed and perhaps we could do some simple repairs to get it up and running. He said he never plugged it in and "I just want it rebuit with all new parts". He said he would ship me the amp and that he was going to call Jeff at Harbach and have him ship me all the parts he wanted replaced. Since he never plugged the unit in and wouldn't, I just waited until everything arrived from Jeff. One day several boxes arrived. Here is what I was sent. 1. One Peter Dahl HV transformer 2. One Peter Dahl filament transformer 3. One Harbach replacement rectifier board 4. One Harbach replacement capacitor bank 5. One Harbach soft key 6. One Harbach step start module 7. One Harbach replacement fan assembly. I received the amp as well. Naturally I had to build all the items that come in kit form and then remove all the old parts and then install all the newly built kits. It's all completed now and the amp is running. DO THE MATH. I'm sure we all agree that for the dollars laid out between the initial buy of the amp, all the transfomers and kits and the labor, this gent could have bought a nice used amp of another brand that would have blown away an SB-220. Hey, I tried but he insisted. Should I have refused to do this? According to KJP maybe I should have since according to him, this is "beyond stupid". I suppose it takes all types to make a world. How boring it would be if we were all alike. Take it away dude.