Valve Guitar Amplifier – Technology Explained

Fender Deluxe Valve Guitar Amplifier Circuit Diagram

Guitar Valve Amplifier Technology Explained We have written a number of pages to explain the guitar valve amplifier technology and some of the work that is behind valve guitar amplifier design, components used in the manufacturing process and how to care and maintain your valve amplifier in top condition. Our articles explains guitar valve amplifier technology

Valve Amplifier Single Ended Output Stage Explained

Tube Guitar Amp Circuit Diagram using 12AX7 and 6V6GT tubes.

The Valve Amplifier Single Ended Output Stage Is probably the simplest form of power amplifier. They are usually used for relatively small amplifiers, e.g., less than 15W, and are invariably cathode-biased. Higher powers are obtainable with either very large power valves, or by using multiple valves in parallel, but beyond about 15W it is usual

Valve Amplifier Push-Pull Output Stage Operation Explained

Fender Deluxe Valve Guitar Amplifier Circuit Diagram

Below we have given an insight into Valve Amplifier Push-Pull Output Stage Operation. The guitar valve amplifier Push-Pull Output Stage is used in circuit design when output power, more than about 15W, are required. This arrangement allows the valves to be operated in Class AB, which is considerably more efficient than Class A (up to 80%

Valve Guitar Amplifier – Tube Operation Explained

Inside a 12AX7 Valve

Guitar amp valves or Valves Operation Explained: You will hear people talk about Valve amps and Tube amps. They are the same with the valve being a European term and the tube being used in the USA. From the 1940’s until the 1970’s tubes were used in nearly all electronic devices, such as TV, Radio,

Valve Guitar Amplifier – Output Tubes Explained

EL34 (6CA7) Valves (Tubes) - JJ Matched Quad NEW TESTED

Here we take some time to review Valve Guitar Amplifier circuits and specifically the Output Tubes Explained. There are many solid state amplifiers on the market and modeling amps which claim to replicate the vintage valve guitar amplifier sound but any guitarist who has used any of these knows that the only way to get that

Valve Guitar Amplifier – Pre-Amplifier Tube Operation Explained


A quick and easy pre-amplifier valve change in the front section of you your valve guitar amplifier can make the most dramatic tonal alteration achievable from a single component swap, other than perhaps a speaker change. This article has ben created as a guide to Pre-Amplifier Tube Operation and will explain the basics of how valves

Valve Guitar Amplifier – Tube Amp Basics Explained

Guitar Amplifier Technical Help Pages

Valve Guitar Amplifier – Circuit Design and Operation Explained This page was created to explain the basic operation of a valve guitar amplifier. The sound and circuit design used in  guitar amplifiers which use valves (or tubes as they are known in the USA) in the pre-amplifier and output stages is completely different from what

Valve Guitar Amplifier – Tube Maintenance and Care

Replacing Guitar Amplifier Valves

Your Valve Guitar Amplifier Tube Maintenance and Care is very important if you are to get the best from your valve guitar amplifier. It is very easy to damage the valves (or tubes) if the correct precautions are not taken. The first step is to read the owners manual as it will give you advice

Guitar Amplifiers Explained – All Types & Makes

Procol Harum with Selmer Valve Amplifiers

A guitar amplifier (or guitar amp) is an electronic amplifier that strengthens the weak electrical signal from a pickup on an electric guitar, bass guitar, or acoustic guitar so that it can produce sound through a loudspeaker, which is typically housed in a wooden cabinet. A guitar amplifier may be a standalone unit, called a