what is your favorite EL84 Tube?

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by Kingbeegtrs, Nov 13, 2008.

who makes your favorite EL84 Tubes

  1. JJ Electronics

  2. Electro-Harmonix

  3. Tube Amp Doctor

  4. Sovtek

  5. groovetubes

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  1. Kingbeegtrs

    Kingbeegtrs Senior Member

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    What seems to be the local favorite?
     
  2. michael30

    michael30 Gold Supporting Member

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    None of the above.

    I like Telam and Tesla. Expensive and hard to find but worth it.
     
  3. Kingbeegtrs

    Kingbeegtrs Senior Member

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    why do the JJ tubes say Tesla on them? I know that they're not the same thing...are they?
     
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    59Vampire Member

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    Tesla is now owned by a company called JJ. Therefore JJ Tesla. These are not the same as the old Tesla brand. I LOVE Tesla hexplates in my 18 watter as well as mullards. I have a nice variety of els including bugle boy 7189s, POLAM Telams, amperex holland, tons o mullard, saratov( russian) and surprisingly, i do not have any US EL84s. I have this weird thing about tubes. I prefer foriegn tubes in marshalls and american tubes in fenders! Silly?

    Oh and back to the poll, I guess since it ios basically new manufacture, I would say JJ. They are hardy and stand up well to abuse and sound pretty darn good when the 18 watter is dimed!
     
  5. jockman

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    Polams for me, fantastic valve. Of the modern, I'd go for JJ
     
  6. Timbre Wolf

    Timbre Wolf GoldMember Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    The name of the current company is JJ Electronics. There is no "Tesla" in their name, but many tube sellers continue to erroneously associate "Tesla" with the current-production tubes. In my opinion, this only serves to confuse people. NOS Tesla tubes are worthy of their own distinction, separate from JJ.

    As for this poll, my favorite EL84 is not on the list.

    - Thom
     
  7. Kingbeegtrs

    Kingbeegtrs Senior Member

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    JJ is what I have now...no complaints.
     
  8. Sikor

    Sikor Member

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    I have just put the 2 NOS Telams into my Koch Studiotone :banana

    I have payed around 13 EUR for both (sic!) :)
    How is this possible? You just have to know polish and search through:
    www.allegro.pl
     

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