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Sovtek EL84 Matched Power Tubes  Soft Quartet

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The Sovtek EL84 series of power tubes produce an unbeatable smooth, warm, distortion. Excellent replacements in vintage VOX AC-30's and the like, our...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Sovtek EL84 series of power tubes produce an unbeatable smooth, warm, distortion. Excellent replacements in vintage VOX AC-30's and the like, our EL84's are used by Fender, Crate, and Peavey.

These are Sovtek EL84 tubes in platinum matched sets. Their platinum matching process consists of a 24-hour tube burn-in period followed by a bias (plate) current measurement in milliamps.

Soft, medium, and hard style descriptions refer to break up modes of the tube for an overdriven guitar signal. Soft-rated tubes break up easier and earlier, yielding a heavier, harder distortion. Hard-rated tubes however will be cleaner, while medium-rated tubes fall in between.


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SovtekEL84 Matched Power Tubes
 
4.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

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  • Concerts (3)
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4.0

great, while they lasted.

By kustomed up

from bullard, tx

Comments about Sovtek EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

These tubes came I my new Kustom 72 coupe and sounded absolutely hot. But a few months later, one of them went out. I don't know if it was because of my amp, or power supply, or what. But they sure went out way too soon.

 
5.0

Nuclear war? Who cares! Buy these tubes!

By Crash

from Texting and Driving

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Comments about Sovtek EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

I've got one of those Chinese made Kustom Defender V15 tube combos that had the original "duet" EL84s
in it. I wanted to see if these made a difference. They seem to. I'm not one to really stress about the nuances of different tubes, but I figured these had to be better than the questionable Chinese made no-name tubes that were in the amp, plus they weren't that expensive. I run a Vox LE through the front of it, and I wanted a good sounding clean tube amp to enhance the tone.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Does not fit some amps

By impulse buyers be warned

from madison, WI

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Comments about Sovtek EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

This product might be good but be weary of the description where it says a bunch of different brand amps. The duet did not fit as power tubes in my fender amp--they are the size of preamp tubes. So, make sure it fits.

 
5.0

Great sound for my Tiny Terror!

By Rolandake77

from Upstate, SC

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts

    Comments about Sovtek EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

    I replaced my stock tubes in my Tiny Terror combo and I love the warmer tone.

     
    4.0

    Good Tubes

    By Jazzbo

    from Colorado

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    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Sovtek EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

      Good clarity - I like the choice of hard to soft they offer, better idea of what they will sound like before you buy.

       
      5.0

      awesome tubes!

      By eric czimskey

      from springfield,mo

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Tubes
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Sovtek EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

      these tubes are awesome! dont pay for high priced tubes. these tubes are just as good, if not better! i also have a sovtek 12ax7 in the p3 position.

       
      4.0

      Matched set: One bad tube

      By Ohio Stratz

      from S.W. Ohio

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Not Functional

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Sovtek EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

      I bought two matched sets: A medium quartet and a hard quartet.
      I installed the hard quartet set into my Peavey classic 30. Fired it up and played a few minutes and my amp blew a fuse. First time since I owned it. Short story: One of the tubes from the matched set (hard) was bad. Now I am stuck with three tubes that match nothing but each other.

      The good news is:
      I installed the medium set in my amp (after replacing the fuse). The tubes sound pretty darn good I must say.

      Therefore, not sure if it was a fluke (I read another post on here where a guy had the same problem), but, I think I would try them again or even recommend them to others.

      The point of redemption for Sovtek was the fact that one of the matched sets is fine (medium) and they sound superb in my classic 30.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Matched pair, one no good!

      By fendermanalltheway

      from small town, Texas

      Comments about Sovtek EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

      The stock sovtek el84's are still going in my blues jr, but the replacements that I ordered came as a matched pair with one dead tube which ruins the other good tube being it has no match now, so will try some more but last time before moving on. Many reputable companies do use the sovtek brand so that has to say something.

       
      5.0

      Top of the lin TUBES!!!!!!!!

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Sovtek EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

      These tubes are the best. I own two of these in my crate v 18 and they haven't failed yet.

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