Replacement Valve Kit for Carvin V16

Carvin Vintage 16

Looking for great sounding valves for Carvin Vintage 16 amplifier? You’ve come to the right place.

Valves for Carvin Vintage 16 amplifiers.

The Carvin Vintage 16 amplifier uses:

  • 2 x ECC83 preamp valves (also known as 12AX7).
  • 1 x Balanced ECC83 for the phase inverter in position V3.
  • 2 x EL84 matched power valves/power tubes.

We always recommend Sovtek or JJ valves for the Carvin Vintage 16 amplifier. This is because they guarantee you will get awesome tone at a very competitive price.

Remember, there are only five manufacturers of valves in the world. So don’t be duped into paying more for rebranded versions of the same valves.

Order your valves for the Carvin Vintage 16 and hear the difference.

So bring back the power and sparkle to your guitar amplifier. Treat yourself to a brand new set of valves today.

  • These selected premium grade valves deliver superior tone, power and performance.
  • Every valve kit is tested at the factory. Then we retest and digitally match and balance every valve set before we ship to you to guarantee they are perfectly set up for this amp.
  • We offer a range of fast delivery options at check out with full tracking and insurance. So you know they will arrive safely.

Replace the Valves for Carvin Vintage 16 amplifiers.

If you have any questions about replacing the valves for Carvin Vintage 16 please do not hesitate to drop us an email.  We have over 30 years of experience and so one of the team will be happy to help.

Also, male sure you visit our FAQ section. Here you will find the answers to all the most popular questions as well as lots of tips on upgrading your tubes.

About the Carvin Vintage 16 amp:

The Carvin Vintage 16 is the low-wattage, “boutique” recording tube amp so many players are looking for. The power soak feature goes from stout clean tones with rich midrange body to a filling upper-midrange snarl defining its tweed sound.

The all-valve design incorporates ECC83 (V1 12AX7) preamp and two EL84 output tubes.

The Carvin Vintage 16’s power amp in its normal “pentode” mode puts out a crisp 16 watts. The “triode” mode produces 5 watts, ideal for both mic’d recording and small stage rigs. Selectable 8 ohm/16 ohm impedance switch, along with silent mode for line-out operation.

The Carvin Vintage 16 is made to last, with a quality plywood enclosure covered in vintage tweed. The sound possibilities are only limited by your fingers and imagination.


  • Valves for Carvin Vintage 16: 3 x ECC83 (12AX7) and 2 x EL84.
  • 1 Meg Passive tone controls for broad adjustment range.
  • Front controls: volume, soak, bass, mid, treble and reverb.
  • GT12 speaker / 16 ohms.
  • Output: 16 watts / 5 Watts, Pentode / Triode into 8ohms.
  • Size: 16 inches wide x 8.5 inches deep x 17.75 inches high.
  • Finally, the all-important weight: 31 lbs.

So, if you’re looking for great sounding valves for Carvin Vintage 16 amplifier, you’ve come to the best place.