Hello, I am new to the forum and to the exciting world of tubes. I've wanted to buy a Fisher amp for a while now and I finally pulled the trigger on a X-100B on ebay last night. It is coming straight from a console and the photos looks great. This being my first tube amp I am slightly terrified about plugging this thing in when it arrives even though the previous owner said he had it up and running this week. A couple questions: When I receive it is there anything that I should do prior to plugging it in? Unfortunately I am a big fan of instant gratification and would really like to check it out as soon as I get it out of the box... but I also don't want to ruin anything. Eventually I'd like to give it a full service/restoration but I don't have the funds to do so at the moment. Is there anything I can do to get it up and running safely until I have the chance to get it to a professional? Please keep in mind that I've never worked on something like this before. Is there a ball park price range that I can expect to pay to have it serviced? If so, any idea how long something like this usually takes to complete? Is there any specific sort of cleaner that I should use (or avoid using) to clean up it up? When plugging in a component it looks like one of the plugs is inserted on the top and one is inserted on the back? Red top and black back? He is sending the original manual but i couldn't tell how this works from the photo. Thanks again in advance for any thoughts or suggestions. I really appreciate it!