The Victory V40 “The Duchess” amplifier uses 5 valves to achieve its awesome tone: 2 x ECC83 (also called 12AX7) preamp valves, 1 x Balanced ECC83 for the phase inverter (in V3) and 2 x EL34 matched power valves/power tubes.
Please Note: There are three Victory amplifiers with the V40 name and they all need different valve sets:
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 Victory V40 “The Duchess” 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.
Also, have a look at our FAQ section. Here we answer all the most popular questions on how to change your tubes.
What Victory say about the amp:
“This single-channel valve amp is all about maximum tone with minimum confusion. It is housed in the same light and portable chassis as our award-winning V30 The Countess.
Voice 1 offers mid-’60-type American warm clean tones. Voice II is subtly stronger and more ’50s in character. As you push the gain and engage the Mid-Kick function, the V40 takes on a more ’60s British voice. So it’s perfect for timeless blues-rock tones. All the time the V40 responds to your guitar, responds to you: it’s one for the ‘feel’ players”.
Valves for Victory V40 “The Duchess” amplifier.