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Best valves for Fender Studio Bass amplifier

Fender Studio Bass

Best valves for Fender Studio Bass amplifiers

The Fender Studio Bass amplifier uses:

  • 3 x ECC83 preamp valves (also called 12AX7) in positions V1, V3, V4).
  • 1 x ECC82 (12AU7) for the EQ in position V2 (see note below).
  • 1 x Balanced ECC82 for the phase inverter (in position V5).
  • 6 x 6L6GC matched power valves/power tubes.

There’s just one thing you have to be careful about when fitting these preamp valves as the layout is different to most other amps. When you look at the amp from the front, the order of preamp valves, from left to right is  V1, V3, V2, V4, V5, V6.

It does not go in numerical order as you might expect.

This is important because it means that the normal ECC82 for the EQ that goes in V2 is actually the THIRD valve from the left.

We always recommend JJ valves for this 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.

Order your valves 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 valve kits are carefully selected, fully tested and digitally matched.
  • A significant upgrade in valve quality compared with stock valves.
  • We offer a variety of shipping options with full tracking and insurance so you can order with confidence.
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Replace the valves on your Fender Studio Bass amp

If you have any queries about replacing your valves please get in touch. We have over 30 years of experience so one of our team will always be happy to help and advise.

Also, we recommend that you take a look at our FAQ section where we answer the most popular questions we get asked each week. You will also find lots of useful tips if you are new to upgrading your tubes.

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About the amp:

This is quite a rare amp and is highly regarded by many guitarists. You often hear it referred to as “Fender’s Secret Amp”.

  • Manufactured from 1977 to 1980.
  • Incredible 200w (180w) of power.
  • Hand-wired point to point.
  • Available as a combo which is the most common and also in a head version.
  • Combo uses EV 15″ speaker.
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