It's true, Popeye...I'm busted.
I confess...I said that a theoretical person who did an imagined thing would be a "doofus".
It was a terrible thing, and I am fully chastised and contrite.
Let's get on with business.
AT is a driver tube...like for your reverb circuit.
They can be used in V1 and have lower gain than a 12AX7, but there are structural differences that make it better for a driver.
The right driver tube can do glorious things for your verb.
As you know, the nut height is adjustable.
When you fret a note on the 3rd fret, the string should clear the 2nd fret by the tiniest amount possible...like an angstrom;)
You might not be able to get every string exact because you're not adjusting the slots individually.
The lightning bar is...
Truss rod adjustment is always first.
Your preferred gauge of strings brought up to tension (in tune).
Fret a note at the 1st fret (use a capo as a 3rd hand) and another where the neck joins the body...this is the effective length of the truss rod.
Find the fret midway between the 2 and check...
I still don't have much extra time on my hands, but I do feel like I need to do some things to fill the voids from things I really miss...LIKE FREAKIN' GIGS!!!... ahem...anyway...I've been wanting to electrify this one for awhile and finally got to it.
It being my first attempt, the "D'oh!"...