Call Echohifi.com in Portland. They love what they do.
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I've been having Paul Birkeland, designer from Bottlehead tube kits, do all my work for me. He's worked on a SET 300B amp, on which he adjusted the filament voltage to better match my EML XLS 300B tubes, and also replaced a couple of bad caps. He said pay me $20. I gave him $120.
He then pretty much rebuilt a Chinese SET 845 boat anchor for me, replace all the caps, of which there were a couple dozen (at least), and did other things to improve reliability. Both amps have been working beautifully, and sound incredible despite their humble origins. That job cost $500, and was worth every penny.
I can't recommend Paul enough. He lives in nearby Renton.
About 12 years ago I had the capacitors replaced in my Cary Sli-80 F1 tube integrated at AudioConnection in the University District in Seattle after a capacitor failed. I haven't done business with them since because I moved away but they are dealers for Cary, Rega, Rogue and other high-end gear and did a great job on my amp at a reasonable price.
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