The Mesa Boogie DC2 amplifier uses 5 x ECC83 (also called 12AX7) preamp valves, 1 x Balanced ECC83 for the phase splitter position V6 and 2 x EL84 matched power valves/power tubes.
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 Mesa Boogie DC2 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 get in touch. We have over 30 years experience so one of our team will always be happy to help and advise.
You may also want to check out our FAQ section. Here we answer all the most popular questions on upgrading your tubes. Loads of useful hints and tips here as well so well worth a look.
Mesa insists that you always put their own brand tubes in your Mesa amp. You have to smile because, as we all know, Mesa doesn’t make tubes. They simply buy them from the main tube manufacturers (of which JJ is one), rebrand them and sell them at a much higher cost.
During the warranty period if a tube blows then it is worth buying Mesa tubes to keep our warranty valid. After that period you would have to question why it is worth paying a much higher price for an identical valve you can buy much cheaper from the original manufacturer.
Our JJ EL84 power tubes are perfectly matched and chosen for this amplifier so you will not need to re-bias your amplifier. The bias is equivalent to what Mesa call an EL84 Green. Not too hot, not too cold but right in the middle.
Tubes for sale for Mesa Boogie DC2 amplifiers. Perfectly chosen, digitally tested and matched for this amplifier.