First of all, Sweet Valvecaster Success! That did the trick, as I finially got the polarity on the power source correct. Its a 12V 700mA DC Plug for my Yamaha Keyboard, and by regulating it with a 7812 Voltage Regulator its hum free.
Running my Dr.Distorto Module into the Valvecaster then my Amp makes a sound that's so fulfilling, rich, resonant, and controlable, that I can not explain how I ever lived without a Valvecaster before.
As time went, as always for me, I got to wondering about tweaking some things in the circuit. First, I had only one Voltage increase stage coming from my TC1044 giving me 18V, I increased this one stage at a time, settling finially at around 36V.
Next, I wanted to add a smallish capacitor onto Lug2 of the gain control, and used a 0.68uF electrolytic cap, add's just a bit more bottom end though I still find the gain control has minimal effect for me.
It was very versatile, but I wanted to drive it harder still, but without having to wire in another tube (save that for another rainy day) and decided on using RoG's Fetzer Valve with a J201 calculated at 12V to place infront of the triode stages. Its not pure tube anymore, I know, but it can really drive a hot signal for the tubes for play with
And just tonight, which sparked this comment, I realized I had a 12AT7 (mu of 60) laying around with identical pinout. Swapped it in and to my amazement it sounded very crisp and clean, I'll have to make more swapping comparisons and maybe some video clips or pics to share the wealth with you all! Let me know if anyone has any questions....