Shuguang EL84's?

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  1. zombiwoof

    zombiwoof Supporting Member

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    I know that many of the Shuguang (Chinese) tubes have gotten good reviews (like the KT66's), but I've never heard anything about their EL84's. There is a seller on Ebay that sells a bunch of Shuguang tubes, and they have pairs of these EL84's, has anyone had any experience with them? How do they sound?

    I also notice they make a true 5881 tube, would appreciate any info on those from anyone who has tried them. Comparisons to the Tungsol reissue?

    Al
     
  2. Mike9

    Mike9 Supporting Member

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    If they are anything like the KT66's and Silver Dragon 12ax7's they ought to sound nice.
     
  3. VanR

    VanR Senior Member

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    I have a pair of the EL84's that came stock in my Tiny Terror. They look just like JJ's. In fact for a few months I thought they were JJ's, but under closer inspection I noticed differences (slightly fatter bottle, different getter). To me they sound darker and not as jangly as JJ's. But still sound good.
     
  4. Mastervolume

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    I ran into a batch of JJ's that were bad. about 4 sets in a row so I decided to try the shugang 84s and I must say I am REALLY impressed. I have shipped a few amps with these and have had nothing but positives.
     
  5. VanR

    VanR Senior Member

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    I wonder if these are the same tubes I see sold at tubesandmore.com as Valve Arts EL84's? $16 a pair.
     
  6. Doug's Tubes

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    TAD EL84 = Shuguang EL84. Folks like them.
     

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