Regarding socket savers: I have not tried this but I think probably the best way to remove socket savers out of the amp is to use a few strips of tape inserted (without tubes of course) vertically and then stuck to the socket saver. Then, pull up on each piece of tape evenly to pull up the socket saver. You can use the tops of the strips of tape as a handle. Does this makes sense to those with experience with this? UPDATE: Now that I think about it, I think a sticker would work better. Use 2 of them and roll them and lower them to stick to the socket saver, then lift. Does this seem sound? I know I'm probably over thinking this but I'm sorta OCD that way.