I just took delivery of a mint condition TH30. Well mint except for the fact the guy put the footswitch in the rear and it smashed up valves. I've attached images. It looks like two EL84s took the hit. All other values look to be in tact. This is my first valve amps so I'm very concerned about this.
So I'm looking for some advice in an attempt to salvage it.
- Can I buy a pair of two new EL84 valves and install them myself? I've read some amps it's not advised.
- Can I play without these two valves since this amp has a switch for running with two power valves?
- Is there anyway I can test the amp with the two broken valves?
Images are here (I tried to embed) https://imgur.com/a/xUYpFvc