I thought I would try and make sense of why do we like  the sound of valve versus solid state amps.  ” Solid state” is the name that was banded…

How many of you have wondered , ” How Old is the Valve (Tube) technology in my amp?” Valves as we call them in the UK have been around for…

Hand made valve

I came across this video, by accident  on Youtube of French radio amateur,  Claude Paillard ( Callsign F2F0) who makes his own valves by hand in the traditional way. It…

Svetlana 6L6GC

I have come across a bit of a mystery regarding Svetlana valves ( tubes) and perhaps some readers could explain. Svetlana valves are made in Russia and are good quality…

Valves get hot and there are very high voltages present, so make sure the amp is switched off and and the valves are cold. A hot valve can give you…

Warranty Logo

I offer 120 day warrant on valves ( tubes) . Why is this so great and why dont valves have a one year warranty like everything else?

JJ EZ81 Rectifier

Rectifier Valve ? Many of the vintage amplifiers such as the Vox AC30 , Fender Twin Reverb  use a rectifier valve.  Other amps use modern silicon diodes. The rectifier valve…

Bias Probe and Multimeter

I thought this looked like a really useful table  on bias current for output valves. The top of the page allows the super   techie types to do an exact…

This blog is the first in a series talking about the components in you high- end valve hi-fi amp or guitar amp. There will be a blog every couple of…

Customer Reviews


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"Great item, fast delivery and sound amazing, made my DSL401 come to life." - R.M 28th June 2020

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"Quick shipping, well packed. Low-noise and tube works perfectly in poweramp of my Fryette GP/DI." M.R 4th July 2020

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