Valves for Matchless DC30 amp

SC30 and HC30 Matchless DC30

Valves for Matchless DC30 amplifiers.

The stunning Matchless DC30 (and the SC30 and HC30) guitar amplifier uses 9 valves in total to achieve its amazing tone and power.

They are:

  • 2 x ECC83 (also called 12AX7) preamp valves.
  • 1 x balanced ECC83 for the phase splitter position.
  • 1 x EF86.
  • 1 x GZ34 (5AR4) Rectifier valve.
  • 4 x EL84 matched power valves.

This amp is shipped from the factory with 1 x GZ34 (5AR4) rectifier valve but it has sockets for 2 x 5V4G rectifier valves if you want to turn it into a dual rectifier.

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.

Matchless recommend JJ valves for all their amplifiers.

Remember, JJ is one of only five valve manufacturers in the world. So don’t pay higher prices for valves from the same factory that have simply been rebranded by other companies.

Order your valves for Matchless DC30 below and hear the difference.

So restore the tone, the power and the sparkle to your guitar amplifier. Treat yourself to a brand new set of valves today.

  • All of our valves are carefully selected, fully tested and digitally matched.
  • This set is the correct set for the DC30, Sc30 and HC30 amplifiers.
  • We offer a variety of shipping options with full tracking and insurance so you can order with confidence.
  • We have 30 years experience so you know you are in safe hands.
  • International shipping – we post all over the world every single day.

Replace the Valves on your Matchless DC30, SC30 and HC30 amp.

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. Make sure you take a look at our FAQ section before contacting us. here you will find the answers to most questions.

This is what Matchless say about the amp:

“This is what changed the amp world. The DC-30 was the company’s first design and still leads the lineup. Thirty very conservatively rated watts from a quartet of EL-84’s, through two channels, each with unique voicing and tone control layouts, produce a world of tone choices.

True “Class A” configuration gives rich, complex harmonics whether played clean, mildly overdriven, or with all-out power tube saturation.  So this means you should sound great in any situation, in any music style.

A long list of musician designed features includes:  highly interactive tone controls and circuitries unique to each channel, by-passable master volume, individual channel effects loops, cut control for high-frequency shaping, high and low (30 or 15 watt) power settings, selectable output impedance and phase inverter switches allow the use of additional speaker cabinets or amps in-phase with the DC-30.

Scroll to Top