I am new to tube. My entry was building a VTA ST120 from a kit (based on Dyncao ST70); kit would be a proven design, I could get support, and I knew it would work if I did not mess up. So far so good, works and sounds great. *I want to rebuild it in a custom base for the following reasons: - Tubes are tightly packed. I'd like to offer a little more breathing room, especially if I start running KT120 tubes. - The Dynaco style base is ugly. - I want to include bias meters for the tubes. - I want to include VU meters because meters make the music sound better. <-- I'm joking. - I want to move the RCA jacks to the rear of the cabinet. - I want to move the power button to the front. I intend to transfer most of the expensive components from my existing amp to the new one. I am looking for advice on brands and sources for high quality components for the following: **8-pin octal sockets C24-X choke Quad Cap (80,40,30,20 Mfd) .022 Mfd 100 volt capacitor 1000 ohm 1 watt resistors 10 ohm 2 watt resistors 4.7K ohm 3 watt resistors I do understand these are basic components but, if a type or brand is known to sound better than others, I would like to know. * I am a woodworker, have access to metal working machines, and handy with CAD if I want custom machines parts. ** I am really lost when it comes to tube sockets, seems like most cost about the same. do not know if there are any known to be better quality than others.