Fender Deluxe Reverb Re Issue Bespoke Valve Kit with 5AR4 Rectifier

A Fender Deluxe Reverb carefully selected valve kit to give you the best blend of tone colour , low microphonics from  this truly classic amp. Give your amp a real treat with this kit of nine valves from Electro-Harmonix, JJ Electronic and Tung Sol. All are chosen for their own special merits for each valve position in the amp.


Product Description

Nothing makes your Fender Deluxe Reverb  Re Issue sound like new than a complete new set of valve/tubes for your amp. Here is a valve kit that will improve on an already superb amp.

This kit is specially chosen to provide a rich warm tone and absolute minimal microphonics.  This kit has been assembled following feedback from customers on how impressed they are with the rich warm tone of their amp.

The kit is designed for the Fender Deluxe Reverb 65  blackface re-issue and the Fender Deluxe Reverb Silverface ’68 Custom.  The main difference between these amps and the original amps of the ’60’s and 70’s is that the originals use a 5U4 rectifier and the modern re-issues use a GZ34/5AR4 rectifier. Otherwise the valve line-up is the same.

We have carefully selected the following valves for this kit. If you look at the back of  the amp V1 is on your left & V9 at the right of the amp. Here are the recommended positions for the valves in this kit. All will be labelled when you receive the kit so you know which on his which.

Valve                    Function                              Maker                    Type

V1                 Normal Channel  Pre-amp             Tung Sol                   12AX7

V2                Vibrato Channel Pre-amp             Tung Sol                    12AX7
V3                 Reverb Tank Drive                         Tung So                     12AT7W
V4                 Reverb/Vibrato Gain                     JJ Electronic            ECC83S
V5                 Vibrato Oscillator                           JJ Electronic            ECC83S
V6                 Phase Inverter                                 JJ Electronic            ECC81 Balanced Version
V7                 Output Valve                                   Electro-Harmonix   6V6GT Matched
V8                 Output Valve                                   Electro-Harmonix   6V6GT Matched
V9                 Full Wave Rectifier                        Sovtek                        5AR4




Tung Sol 12AX7 for the V1 and V2  position as it has such low microphonics and a rich tone

One Tung Sol 12AT7W for the reverb drive circuit and again with low microphonics maintains a rich warm reverb sound. The W denotes ruggedised. This is the pre-amp valve that has the most load on it due to driving the reverb tank and the 12AT7W handles this with no issues.

One JJ Electronic 12AT7 for the phase splitter and this is a matched / balanced

Three JJ Electronic ECC83S  ( the British 12AX7). A good quality robust valve. One is matched / balanced for the splitter position before the output valves

Two Electro-Harmonix 6V6GT matched output valves.

A quality robust Sovtek 5ArR rectifier which is proven to take punishment in the demanding application in a Deluxe Reverb

The matched valves come with a certificate showing the results of matching for your valves. We do the matching /balancing on our vintage restored testers the way it was done back in the sixties.

All our valves have a 120 day warranty.




Additional Information

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Deluxe Reverb Blackface and Silverface

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