A friend has an ACOM 1000 amplifier. It is used on the HF bands( short wave bands) .  It uses one valve for the output and the valve is a…

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Here are a few things to watch out for when buying second hand valve amps. Valves are very old technology and so valve amps inherit the unreliability of old tech….

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While we do our day to day the day to day work, we find some interesting useful websites and some we just like..  I thought I would be brief and…

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This post has nothing to do with valves or tubes but it is how to update your keyboard or midi player that currently has a floppy disk drive ( remember…

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Have you ever wondered why valves wear out or why they dont last as long as solid state stuff? Why do the big amp manufacturers give you three years warranty…

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We have now upgraded all our JJ EL34 valve kits.  Our kits now include the JJ EL34 II. The reason? The JJ standard EL34 does not sound nearly as good…

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A lovely 1964 Vox AC30/6 came along as it was felling a bit poorly.  The amp sounded- well- just not like an AC30 should. The vibrator / tremolo pedal had…

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There is a lot of confusion in the market on Svetlana and Winged C Valves.   A number of UK suppliers claiming they are selling current production Winged C valves which are…

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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 :-…

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