The Fender Showman amplifier uses:
Over time your valves will lose their tone and their power. A brand new set of valves will get your amp sounding like new again.
We always recommend JJ valves for the Fender Showman amplifier. This is because they guarantee you get awesome tone and long life and they don’t cost a fortune. Remember, JJ is one of only five manufacturers of valves in the world.
So don’t pay higher prices for valves from the same factory that have simply been rebranded by other companies.
So restore the tone, the power and the sparkle to your guitar amplifier. Treat yourself to a brand new set of valves today.
If you have any queries about replacing your valves please get in touch. We have over 30 years experience so one of our team will always be happy to help and advise.
We also have an excellent FAQ section where you will find lots of useful hints and tips on upgrading your valves.
About the amp.
Production started in 1959 and ran all the way through to 1993. Of course, there were many tweaks and modifications along the way. Most of these changes related to the speakers used.
The first examples to come off the production line in late 1959 weren’t really able to handle the power put out by 4 x 6L6 power valves. In the late 1950s, P15Ns were rated at about 30 watts power handling, maybe they could handle 50 at most. The enclosed cab does provide the speaker with cushioning air suspension, which helped a little. Two JBL speaker sizes followed when the Showman 12 and Showman 15 were produced.
Eventually, around 1963, the amp received a speaker cab that could handle the power. Around the time of the transition from brownface to blackface designs, Fender produced a massive cab with two 15″ JBL D130F speakers and named it the Dual Showman.
Best tubes for the Fender Showman amplifier.