The Matchless Lightning amplifier uses 3 x ECC83 (also called 12AX7) preamp valves, 1 x GZ34 rectifier valve and 2 x EL84 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 Matchless Lightning 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 quality 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.
Your Lightning amplifier comes fitted with JJ valves when new. The amp will not need re-biasing when you change the valves.
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 and one of the team will get straight back to you.
We have over 30 years experience so one of our team will always be happy to help and advise.
However, do take a look at our very helpful FAQ section. Here you will find the answer toi most questions as wella s lots of hints and tips on upgrading your valves.
About the amp:
The Lightning has that gorgeous classic EL84 “British Sound”. It is far more scooped in the midrange than the Spitfire and Nighthawk. This means it will always cut through in the mix against the other guitars.
This amp comes in both head and combo form and both use the same valves listed above.