How come more people don't offer EL34's in lower wattage heads/combos?

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  1. Sun Creature

    Sun Creature Supporting Member

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    The Orange Rocker 30 is the first one that really comes to mind as a 30 watt EL34 combo. Marshall used to offer them in the eighties.
     
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    Simply put ... most amps use two because they are class A/B (two for push/pull) and those are 25ish watts each = 50 watts.
     
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    I'm guessing the OP is looking for Single Ended Class A with an EL34?
     
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    The Shaw fulltilt 30 is a class A 30 watt el34 hand wired amp for 1650$. I love mine to death.
     
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    fargen mini plex can do single ended class A low wattage EL34
     
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    The Swart AST Mark II will take EL-34's.
     
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    My Phaez Daisycutter is a 10 watt single ended EL34 based amp. And like the Fargen you can swap for a 6V6, KT-66, KT-77.
     
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    Greer Thunderbolt 35 watts Cathode Bias EL34
    Reinhardt JKC33 Fixed bias, 33 watts EL34...sadly not being produced right now.
    BadCat, Matchless...30 watt offerings with El34.

    they're out there...
     
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    not to be dismissive of your thread but there is very little difference between 30W and 50W.
     
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    The volume difference was huge between my 30 watt JTM45's (2245 and BB combo) and my 50 watt 1987x (using the same 4x12 cab).
    I had to use an attenuator with the 1987x. All of the amps used EL34's.
     
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    Carr Mercury comes stock with 1 EL34
     
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    Egnater Tweaker can take EL34's. Doesn't change output volume really, just the curve and response of the power section.
     
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    traynor makes a 40 w/15 w with 34s iirc
     
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    How in the world does Phaez restrict an EL34 to 10 watts?
     
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    Reeves 10HG is a 10 watt SE EL-34 amp.
     
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    Mesa mini rectifier comes with EL34s.
     
  18. jamesie

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    no, it has two el 84
     
  19. sharpshooter

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    A THD BiValve can run two EL-34s, for ~30 watts,,,or, only use one for ~15,,if you go to the low voltage setting, one tube is ~10 watts.
    Very versitle amp, for live use, or recording.
     
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    The Swart SST-30 and AST MKII Master will take dual EL34's.
     
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