Replacement tubes and transformers are readily available for these amps however there are many boutique amp manufacturers making new tube amps with a vintage sound.
A transformer is an electrical device that transfers energy from one circuit to another by magnetic coupling with no moving parts.
The result is a current of electrons flowing from filament to plate.
This cannot work in the reverse direction because the plate is not heated and cannot emit electrons.
The year 2010 will mark our 45th year in business, and we wish to sincerely thank our customers for their support. Due to the volume of quality products that have been manufactured and sold over time, Peavey gets an ever-increasing number of requests for “born on dates” for older products.
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Tube amps are particularly popular with serious musicians.
Many musicians prefer to play vintage Fender, Marshall and Gibson amps.
In it's simplest form a vacuum tube can be created to operate as a diode: a device that conducts current only in one direction.
A third element called a "control grid" can be added to the design which provides the ability to amplify a signal.
However, tubes are still used in several specialized applications such as guitar amplifiers (also called a valve amp outside the U.
S.) and high power RF transmitters, as a display device in television sets and in microwave ovens.
The simplest vacuum tubes resemble incandescent light bulbs in that they have a filament sealed in a glass envelope which has been evacuated of all air.