Lovely. I just got my new Mark IV head case in, and finished transferring the chassis from my combo. Went fairly well, but as I was trying to put the power tubes back in one of them broke. Specifically, the plastic "stem" that sits in the middle of the circle of pins broke off, and is now stuck up in the center hole of the socket.
I can't get it out with a pliers (more pieces just break off). I see two screws holding the socket in place, but am very leery about taking the socket out to see if I can get the stuck plastic stem out. I'm not a tube newbie, but neither am I an amp tech.
Is there any particular suggestion anyone has, or am I resigned to take it into a tech?
Also, would the tube still be any good? The pins themselves look OK, and the bit of glass I can see beneath where the plastic "stem" broke off looks to be intact.
Edit: some pics:
Mark IV wide-body combo w/EL-34+6L6
Mark IV wide head w/JJ 6L6 high-gain kit
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