EL34L JJ Matched Quad Pack Image

We have broadened our range of EL34’s in our store. But which one is best for my amp? This is a handy quick guide to EL34’s We now have :-…

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Image

Another Fender Hot Rod Deluxe arrived .  This was one of the early ones in really nice physical condition dating from around 1998.   It was made in the USA.  Alas,…

fender Blues Jr standard vs Hardwired image

The Fender Blues Jr is a popular amp. It has enough power with 15 watts for small gigs and it does have the Fender tone with a hint of “Britishness”…

ART PRO MPA II Tube Microphone Amplifier image

An ART Pro MPA II Tube Microphone Amplifier arrived for repair.  This two channel unit uses two 12AX7 valves. They are made in China.  The fault was blowing mains fuses….

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Image

A Fender Hot Rod Deluxe arrived that was not well. These 40 watt amps sound pretty good when they are working. However, a number of faults appear as they age….

Worn and New Tung Sol EL34B Image from a Bugera 333 amp

I was repairing a Bugera 333 amp which was really badly crackling.  Taking the back off the amp revealed cooked EL34’s. This is a 120 watt combo amp.  A gigging…

Do you often wonder what quality standards are applied when testing your valves? You want to make sure you  buy the best quality and this article explains reliable Russian valves….

Website Updated Payment options valvetubeguitaramps.com

We have been busy working on our website. Key updates are website response times and improved payment options  in the UK, Europe and in Asia Pacific. We have improved our…

Valve Component Parts

I thought you might like to see how your valves are made in the EHX Valve Factory. This is a video of the Electro-Harmonix  ( EHX) valve (tube) factory in…

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