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EL84 / 6BQ5 / SV83

EL84 tubes at BOI AudioWorksEL84 / 6BQ5 is a power audio tube in a tall 9 pin glass bottle. 6BQ5 is American designation for the same tube.

EL84 Sound

EL84 guitar amps often have pleasant chime that defined the classic British sound. While the chime is the common signature for EL84 sound, the overall tone can vary quite a bit for different makes of EL84.

Audio Amps Should use EL84M

In classic audio amps, heavy duty version designated 7189 was often used. Sovtek EL84M is the only tube we recommend for replacing 7189.

Replace EL84 Often

EL84 wears out relatively fast due to smaller size and higher heat concentration. When worn out, the sound will get thinner and the chime will fade. When this happens, it is best to re-tube for best results.

Similar Tubes

We also carry EL86, SV83 and 6n15n tubes which are close relatives of EL84. These tubes are popular for DIY and Head-Fi uses, but they are not directly compatible with EL84.

Electro-Harmonix

EL84-EH

Close reproduction of NOS EL84, Electro-Harmonix version sis contructed to withstand the heat better. Nice, warm tone in guitar amps, especially on cathode biased amps. Note that EL84EH tends to bias 'hot' and may not work well in fixed bias amps like Peavey Classic 30.

Price is for one tube.

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EL84-EH Buy Now $11.25

Electro-Harmonix

EL84-EH Matched Pair

Close reproduction of NOS EL84, Electro-Harmonix version sis contructed to withstand the heat better. Nice, warm tone in guitar amps, especially on cathode biased amps. Note that EL84EH tends to bias 'hot' and may not work well in fixed bias amps like Peavey Classic 30.

Price is for a matched pair.

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EL84-EH Matched Pair Buy Now $22.50

Electro-Harmonix

EL84-EH Matched Quad

Price is for a matched quad.

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EL84-EH Matched Quad Buy Now $45.00

Genalex

EL84-GL Matched Pair

This is a Russian made re-issue of Gold Lion EL84/N709. Has a good balance of chime and body, good breakup when pushed. Price is for a matched pair.

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EL84-GL Matched Pair Buy Now $53.50

Genalex

EL84-GL Matched Quad

This is a Russian made re-issue of Gold Lion EL84/N709. Has a good balance of chime and body, good breakup when pushed. Price is for a matched quad.

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EL84-GL Matched Quad Buy Now $107.00

JJ/Tesla

EL84-JJ Single

This is our go-to EL84 tube. Good reliability, low microphonics. Nice sparkle and chime in guitar amps.

Price is for one tube.

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EL84-JJ Single Buy Now $11.00

JJ/Tesla

EL84-JJ Matched Pair

This is our go-to EL84 tube. Good reliability, low microphonics. Nice sparkle and chime in guitar amps. Price is for a matched pair (two tubes).

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EL84-JJ Matched Pair Buy Now $22.00

JJ/Tesla

EL84-JJ Matched Quad

Price is for a matched quad.

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EL84-JJ Matched Quad Buy Now $44.00

Sovtek

EL84M Matched Pair

EL84M is a higher plate voltage and power rating version. Has much higher headroom when used in guitar amplifiers, and these are definitely the tubes to use on EL84 or 7189 HiFi amps.

Price is for a matched pair.

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EL84M Matched Pair Buy Now $29.00

Sovtek

EL84M Matched Quad

Price is for a matched quad of EL84M.

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EL84M Matched Quad Buy Now $58.00

Mullard

EL84-MUL Matched Pair

Price is for a matched pair of Mullard EL84.

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EL84-MUL Matched Pair Buy Now $29.00

Mullard

EL84-MUL Matched Quad

Price is for a matched quad of Mullard EL84.

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EL84-MUL Matched Quad Buy Now $58.00

Sovtek

EL84 Regular

Reliable, good sounding EL84 that is shipped as stock output tubes on amplifiers by Fender and Peavey. Sovtek EL84 has a warmer smoother sound when pushed.

Price is for one tube.

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EL84 Regular Buy Now $9.50

Sovtek

EL84 Regular Matched Pair

Reliable, good sounding EL84 that is shipped as stock output tubes on amplifiers by Fender and Peavey. Sovtek EL84 has a warmer smoother sound when pushed. Price is for a matched pair.

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EL84 Regular Matched Pair Buy Now $19.00

Sovtek

EL84 Regular Matched Quad

Reliable, good sounding EL84 that is shipped as stock output tubes on amplifiers by Fender and Peavey. Sovtek EL84 has a warmer smoother sound when pushed. Price is for a matched quad.

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EL84 Regular Matched Quad Buy Now $38.00

Ei

EL86/6CW5

EL86 is similar to EL84. It produces the same power as EL84 but with lower plate voltage and higher plate current. This makes it more suitable to OTL designs.

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EL86/6CW5

Russian

6n15n-EB Matched Pair

Also known as 6p15p. This is the generic version of SV83. We have the high reliability EB (EV) version made at Reflector factory in stock. Price is for a matched pair (two tubes).

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6n15n-EB Matched Pair

Svetlana

SV83 Matched Pair

Inexpensive but highly linear alternative to EL84 with Svetlana quality. Note that it's not a drop-in replacement to EL84. We have spec here , and also a note on how to use SV83 in EL84 circuit .

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SV83 Matched Pair Buy Now $17.00
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