Now. This truly IS history. That there is a Winston PA-200 i picked up DOA on german e-bay. Winston? Yep. Way back Hans Bauer setup the brand Echolette,and Echolettes amplifiers were designwise bar none,manufactured by the VERY competent men of Klemt down in Munich. Now..there´s a plethora of Klemt amps around and they were often used for backline when pop and rock hit the continent way back. Hans Bauer recognized this and wanted to market his amps in english speaking countries too..why it was decided that the word Echolette wasn´t really what was needed. So,on a whim Winston was born. To my knowledge there´s all in all three different amps to look for. That above is the PA-200. That there in turn is the GA-200...and then there was a BA-200 as well. P for PA,G for guitar (sports a tremolo just as the earlier Showstars) and in turn B for bass. The GA and the BA are about JMP sized while the PA is rather compact. They all sport the same basic setup and layout. Quoted at 135w clean and 200w musicpower these amps are NOT for the faint of heart! In fact...they´re friggin MONSTERS! That PA-200 though..picked it up dead via german e-bay and what greeted me as i opened the old girl up was in essence 40yrs of being run hard and put away wet. While the BA-200 is all tube the PA and GA are hybrids. Hybrids in as much that the entry stages are transistorized,rest is..tubes. In turn the PSU as well as the transistor parts are on PCB while all things tube is hardwired. Rather peculiar.. Well. I cleaned her out first thing and then yanked the powertubes out of there and let her have it. Soon enough the issue stood clear,and that was that the bias circuit had sure seen better days. Started by replacing the main e-lyte for it,but ended up replacing all of the resistors as well.