Best valves for Marshall Artiste 2040 amplifiers.
The Marshall Artist amplifier uses 3 x ECC83 (also called 12AX7) preamp valves, 1 x balanced ECC83 for the phase splitter position (V4) and 2 x EL34 matched power valves.
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 Marshall Artist (or “Artiste” as they later stamped on the plate) 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 drop us an email. We have over 30 years experience so one of our team will always be happy to help and advise.
Also, take a look at our FAQ section. Here we answer all the most common questions we get asked every week. You will also find lots of useful hints and tips on upgrading your tubes.
“I hadn’t realised how bad the amp had sounded, all the buzzing and interference noise has gone, sounds so much better now. Thanks for all your help, I will be recommending your company“. P.H.
About the amp:
This amp was produced between 1971 and 1978. It is a 50 watt 2 x 12 combo and is considered by many to be Marshall’s answer to the Fender Twin Reverb. Built to last but still quite a rare and collectable amp these days.
Credit for the photo: A big thank you to Paul Hughes for kindly providing us with a photo of his superb amplifier.