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Electro-Harmonix EL84 Matched Power Tubes  Medium Quartet

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These are Electro-Harmonix EL84EH power tubes in platinum matched sets. The EL84 is the most common low power pentode tube, popularized in early Vox ...Read More

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These are Electro-Harmonix EL84EH power tubes in platinum matched sets. The EL84 is the most common low power pentode tube, popularized in early Vox AC30 amps. Rediscovered by Matchless amps and now currently used by nearly every tube amp company. Delivers quick, soft overdrive distortion, great for recording but usually too low volume for live gigs.

Electro-Harmonix' 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 have the least headroom, yielding a heavier, harder distortion. In comparison, hard-rated tubes break up easier and have the least headroom, yielding a heavier, harder distortion, while medium-rated tubes fall in between.


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Electro-HarmonixEL84 Matched Power Tubes
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

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Great Tubes

I ordered these tubes to change out the ones in my stock Bugera V22 amp with great results! My amp tended to be a little muddy and didn't have good tonal separation. These guys...Read complete review

I ordered these tubes to change out the ones in my stock Bugera V22 amp with great results! My amp tended to be a little muddy and didn't have good tonal separation. These guys definitely helped to improve it's overall musicality. Worth the dollars....

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They Sounded Amazing

Installed mine in my Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister. Sounded great for jangly soundeds like John Mayer or Red Hot Chili Peppers but got heavy easily (i bought the soft set) for Metallica,...Read complete review

Installed mine in my Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister. Sounded great for jangly soundeds like John Mayer or Red Hot Chili Peppers but got heavy easily (i bought the soft set) for Metallica, Rush, Alter Bridge. But after a week they lost their zing and checked the lights on the back of my amp giving me their status and it was time to change them. What the heck EH?

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5.0

Great value for EL84 tube!

By Glen J

from Chico, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

      Swapped out the standard 6V6 tube from my VHT Special 6 amp. This tube gives my amp a classic, Fender sound. Love it!

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      2.0

      They Sounded Amazing

      By RobZombie

      from America

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • Difficult To Use
      • Poor Quality
      • Short Life

      Best Uses

        Comments about Electro-Harmonix EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

        Installed mine in my Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister. Sounded great for jangly soundeds like John Mayer or Red Hot Chili Peppers but got heavy easily (i bought the soft set) for Metallica, Rush, Alter Bridge. But after a week they lost their zing and checked the lights on the back of my amp giving me their status and it was time to change them. What the heck EH?

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        back to normal

        By digs

        from seattle

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        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

          after trying several others came back to these to restore what dr z has already known...just sounds right.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          eh el84 quad

          By strat59

          from Va,

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Functional

            Best Uses

              Comments about Electro-Harmonix EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

              1 of 4 redplated within 30 seconds of installation
              this was a matched quad -what am I gonna do with 3 tubes

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              5.0

              Great Set of Tubes

              By DannyD

              from Staunton Va

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Price Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

                  I have cathode biased Goodsell Super 17 and I play through it all the time. Every few months I install a new matched set of hard el84eh tubes. Clean, sweet, crisp tone.

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                  5.0

                  Perfect for VOX ac30C2

                  By Jackflash

                  from Montgomery, AL

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                  Pros

                  • Exact Sound As Stock
                  • Recommended For Voxac30c2

                  Cons

                  • Not Made In China

                  Best Uses

                  • Voxac30c2

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

                  I replaced all the tubes in my amp.i used 4 of these EL 84's. on this manufacturers website is listed that this tube is a perfect stock replacement for VOXac30. Though not made in china like my originals they sound exactly the same. Perfect stock sound.

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                  5.0

                  as good as any i've used

                  By goldtop1961

                  from sgf,mo

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Any Tube Can Fail

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

                  a tube is a tube is a tube ! the current russian el84 are good ,put them in a mesa nomad 45 great tone !

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                  5.0

                  So far so good

                  By Rock Lobster

                  from NYC burbs

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                  • None so far

                  Best Uses

                  • They Work

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

                  It's still early in the honeymoon period but these tubes brought my Laney VC30 back to life. I imagine it's like new tires on a car. Any new set will feel great compared to the old worn out set. These tubes increased the bass response, over all volume & timbre and the 60 cycle hum is gone. I say worth it!

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                  5.0

                  Bright and Crunchy

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

                  Re-tubed a Fryette Memphis with these. Bright and crunchy compared to JJ's. I like these. Retain the chime without harsh highs. Tight low end. Competively priced too.

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                  5.0

                  Big Improvement

                  By Steve

                  from Cincinnati Oh

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                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix EL84 Matched Power Tubes:

                  Good investment in better sound
                  I purchased these for my 1995 Blues Junior and they really seemed to open up the sound. This sort of thing is always subjective but my guitar teacher who has been in the busienss for years loved the change also. The amp seems more open and more responsive with these tubes!

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