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It has nothing to do with being a purist...

...those things are mods plain and simple. Reversible, sure, so what? Still mods. And sometimes, mods beget more mods, so if I were increasing capacitance in the power supply, I would also add an inrush current limiter, that was appropriately sized.

Mod is not a dirty word, often we need to correct design flaws and problems with older material science in parts. Nothing wrong with that. It does tend to devalue the amp on the collector markets, but it can often be restored before sale. It is getting very hard to source some NOS parts that are 55 years old so true restoration has only become more challenging as the years go by.

Edits: 05/25/20

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