Jun '11

Tubes / Valves for Guitar Amplifiers: the Comprehensive Guide

Last update: August 17, 2011

Photos courtesy of JJ and New Sensor Co.

This article is a comprehensive guide to the niche world of tubes / valves used in guitar amplifiers.

It is an index that organizes links by argument to the articles that treat specific topics, it does not contain any information by itself. It is your starting point to look for detailed information. The words tube and valve are synonyms, we use tube.

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General Information

Glossary of Terms, Definitions, Acronyms – A glossary containing all the special words used in the field of tubes for guitar amplifiers accompanied by a simple explanation.


Market Information

Worldwide Brands and Manufacturers List – A list of the worldwide brands and manufacturers of tubes used in guitar amplifiers.


Technical Information

The Secret Life of Valves – an article on Marshall official website that dispels some of the mystery surrounding valves in “guitarist friendly terms”. Understandable by everyone.

Valve Life and Replacement – the Marshall’s point of view about the life of valves. Understandable by everyone with a basic technical knowledge.

What is the Bias Point – a well written explanation by Eric Barbour on Tubedepot understandable by everyone.


Tips, Tricks and Suggestions

Top Tips for Valves – an article on Marshall official website with precious information, some generic and some specific about their amplifiers.

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