The Matchless Spitfire amplifier uses 3 x ECC83 (also called 12AX7) preamp valves, 1 x GZ34 (5AR4) 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.
Matchless recommend JJ valves for Matchless Spitfire amplifier. This is because they guarantee you get awesome tone and long life. You do not need to rebias this amp when you replace your 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. One of the team will get straight back to you. We have over 30 years experience so we are always happy to help and advise.
Do take a look at our FAQ section first. Here we answer all the popular questions on upgrading your tubes.
What Matchless say about the amp:
Driven by one 12AX7, simplistic in design but with a wide range of function and tone. The creamy tone of the Spitfire perfectly galvanizes the bridge pickup sound for both classic and modern rock sounds.
The easy to dial controls and minimalist foundation makes it perfect for Jazz, Blues, Chord Melody, Country picking, and Rock. The Spitfire comes in a lightweight, compact cabinet, but still packs the same punch you’ve come to expect from Matchless.
So like all Matchless amplifiers, the Spitfire is hand made, point to point wired and tough as nails. User controls are Volume, Tone, and Master Volume control.