A few weeks ago I posted pics of my 5E3 tweed Deluxe project, which is my first time building an amp. Here's the original thread... http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=147881&highlight=Deluxe Today (July 4th) I finally finished it. When I plugged it in, turned on the power switch, then a few minutes later turned on the standby switch, I got...nothing...except for a wisp of smoke from the chassis. No sparks, no fire...but no sound either. Also, there was a faint glow coming from the rectifier tube, but the preamp and power tubes did not light up they remained cold. I have absolutely no experience in amp troubleshooting, but I did remove the upper back panel and noticed that some of the ground wires that were soldered to the brass grounding plate (attached to the pots inside the chassis) somehow came loose. I can't say I'm not entirely disappointed (although I did double check every connection before I installed the chassis), since this was my first time building an amp. So it looks like I'll be making a trip to an amp tech. In the meantime, anybody have any suggestions? Here's some pics of the finished amp. If only it worked...then it would truly be finished!