You can't just remove them in THIS amp. Then the whole amp has no DC feedback anymore.You could remove them, and temp use a ~100-220ohm resistor between B and E.
You still have bias for the input through R17 so I don't see your point. There is evidently a bias problem and if the DC feedback is causing the problem you will learn something.
With the power transistors removed, there is NO link anymore between R42 (drivers out) and R17 (DC feedback in). Without that, the output voltage of the drivers will be all over the place.
The input stage Q2 is obviously a differential input with the common mode voltage at GND. Without the DC feedback you will still maintain symmetry between the differential outputs of Q2 (assuming, of course, you have 0 volts differential input).
Yes I understand about the whole resistor thing but there is not one in the right place for that trick apparently.
What about replacing the .1 ohm emitter resistors in the final stage for some 100 ohm ones? I don't know if that would screw up setting the bias at all?
When you say to put in a 220 ohm Resistors where the output transistors are...Do you mean from Base to emitter?What wattage?Can I use this trick/values on future AB amps?