Sovtek 12AX7 WA WB WC image

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…

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…

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 :-…

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….

Amp Valves

Valve Suppliers and Resellers  ( see note) When your amp needs new valves no doubt you will read the reviews of all the differing  manufacturers of valves and what they…

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"I called shortly after ordering some replacement valves as I wondered if there was anything else I needed to address the noise. Not only did Stewart suggest a more suitable valve for the tone I was after, we had a really enjoyable chat and he give me some really useful tips for future fault finding. Follow your nose and shop here folks, you will not be disappointed!!." - Colin W July 2019.

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