I'll do the dim bulb thing. I don't know what else to look or test for.
Two most likely outcomes from this:djn said:So after I fire it up on the bulb and let it run like that for a while, is it good to go from there on?
I do have a Fluke DMM, a veriac that doesn’t work, an o-scope I don't know how to use, and a signal generator that I've never turned on. I've built every non-stock piece in my system pictured below.