Why are Vacuum Tubes Also Called Valves?

Mullard EL34 In Marshall Amp

In the world of electronics, vacuum tubes have been an integral part of many inventions. They are also commonly known as valves due to their role in regulating and controlling electricity.

Valves act like valves on a pipe, allowing electrons to flow through them at different rates while maintaining control over the current. Just like a valve can be used to regulate water pressure or temperature, electronic valves can be used to modify signals within circuits and components.

How to Identify Fake Tubes

A display of mullard tubes that are fake.

It doesn’t happen often, but this week we got burned on same fake tubes (Mullard)! Our loos is your gain as we take a look at surefire ways to i.d. fakes in the marketplace.

Are Vintage Tubes Really Better?

Power tubes set against a blueish-green background

New vs. Vintage tubes — at Fuzz Audio, our opinion is simple: Modern tubes suck. Read more to find out why vintage tubes are the best choice!

Best Stereo Tubes for Any Setup

Vintage Vacuum Tube Boxes | Fuzz Audio

Here is Fuzz Audio’s list of the best stereo tubes money can buy to help you easily improve the quality of your home stereo’s tone.