Electro Harmonix 12AX7

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…

EL34 II JJ Matched Quad Image

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…

Vox Logo image

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…

Svetlana website new image

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…

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….

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