Overrunning output valves different 6V6 types image

It is common design practice  overrunning output valves. It is done with all types . There are some amps that use EL34’s and run them way over 500 volts. This…

Fender Bassbreaker 007 Image

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I thought it worth the time De-Mystifying Sovtek 12AX7 WA WB WC Variants. Why are there three versions of the Sovtek 12AX7 and what use one versus the other? One common…

Here are Things learned about Valve Amps in 2018 . They are in no particular order. Perhaps some useful info about your amp. I thought I would share them before…

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Image

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fender Blues Jr standard vs Hardwired image

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Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Image

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Fender Hot Rod DeVille

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Leo Fender

A Memory-Filled Journey Into The Life Of Guitar Legend Leo Fender The world occasionally produces one of those rare thinkers whose name becomes iconic. Thomas Edison lit up the world;…

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"Have bought from Stewart several times, he knows his stuff and while he may not always be the cheapest you’re getting the expertise and experience that few others can match. That’s so important when you’re buying valves." - N.G. 11th March 2020 - bought Tung Sol 6l6GC-STR's

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"Ggreat service, many thanks" DW bought JJ GZ34S high sag version 21st March,2020

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