The Marshall 1959HW amplifier uses 2 x ECC83 preamp valves (also known as 12AX7), 1 x Balanced ECC83 for the phase inverter in position V3 and 4 x EL34 matched power valves/power tubes.
Over time. your valves slowly lose their tone and their power. Replace them on a regular basis if you want to keep your amp sounding like new.
We always recommend JJ valves for the Marshall 1959HW amplifier. This is because they guarantee awesome tone and power but they don’t cost a fortune.
We also sell Marshall EL34 Power Valves for those guitarists who specifically want Marshall branded valves.
We strongly advise that you change all your valves at the same time. This isn’t a marketing gimmick. It’s just a very cheap way of getting your amp sounding like the day it left the factory.
So get your amp sounding like new. Treat yourself to a brand new set of valves today.
If you have any questions about replacing the tubes/valves for Marshall 1959HW please get in touch.
Also, do visit our FAQ section where you will find lots of useful information on changing your tubes.
About the Marshall 1959HW amplifier:
The Marshall 1959HW is a hand-wired, accurate reissue of the legendary 100 Watt Super Lead from 60 years ago. Being a non-master-volume amp, it has sweet, responsive gain when driven hard, just like the originals.
In addition, to make the Marshall 1959HW sound as authentic as possible, Marshall used original thickness, original pitch matrix and point to point tag boards.
The transformer is an extremely important part of the Marshall 1959HW. So in order to capture the golden tone, Marshall worked closely with Dagnall to recreate the famous later-era ‘Plexi’ power transformer.
They took the best features from earlier ‘Plexis’ and the later ‘Plexis’. The idea was to make a modern alternative that’s the best of both worlds.