built in 1980, very reliable class
June 2012, replaced all Four P.A valves
last job to do is prepare and spray case and make machine look presentable.
PLEASE NOTE THAT INFORMATION GIVEN ON THIS SITE ONLY RELATES TO MY MACHINE, AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WORK ON A brl500 WITHOUT TECHNICAL AND ELECTRICAL EXPERIENCE. THEY CAN KILL.
June 2012 the BRL500 has been restored, and re-painted shell at a total cost of £150, cheaper than buying a replacement. I have owned this amp since 1991 and if it lasts another Twenty years without major repairs i will be happy.