From our review, "These tubes sound every bit as good as the old EI tubes and are probably my favorite tubes for Hiwatt guitar amplifiers."
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All our tubes are guaranteed for 3 months from the date of purchase. (Any exceptions will be noted on that tube's Warranty tab)
If you receive a tube that does not perform to the manufacturer's specifications, please do the following:
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Returns not related to warranty or defect will be considered at our discretion, and are subject to a 15% restocking fee.
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Ratings & Reviews
Great alternative to EL34!
I would have to say that the Electro Harmonix 6CA7-EH has more tonal range, and is a nice middle ground between an EL34 and a 6550, in terms of the clarity, and range of the 6550's and a nice early breakup and great crunch of the EL34.
Close on the heels of my RCAs
This will be a short review and more like briefing. That said, this is what I discovered tonight. I have a quad of RCA 6CA7 tubes that are NOS from the early 1960's. I played the RCA tubes tonight for the first time in my Jolida amp. I have used the EH 6CA7 tubes in this amp before so I am very familiar with the sonic character of the tube. Well, I was quite surprised when I listened to the RCA tubes and compared to the EH tubes. I would say that the EH tubes give me about 85% of what the RCA tubes do. No some might not think 85% is a lot, but comparing price and availability of the EH tubes to NOS RCA tubes, that remaining 15% gets smaller. The RCA tubes sound a little richer, more full bodied, and has a touch more "presence" but I had to listen pretty close to get that. As I said, the EH tubes will give you real good idea of what a RCA 6CA7 from 1962 sounds like.Sorry - I guess this wasn't that short after all.
EL34 on steroids?
I put a pair of these in my 1st generation Traynor Bass - Master and they perform great!
Clean, bold, and where it used to give about 40 watts, the amp's now giving a solid 50W. The plates are big compared with a regular EL34 and they sure look like they can handle more than other EL34 / 6CA7's, but just setting the old Traynor to a pretty comfortable bias point delivered the sound I want.
by B. H. de C.
I used this tubes in 2 different amplifiers with fantastic results. They are very robust tubes and can take a lot of abuse. They sound very detailed and dynamic. This is my preferred EL34 tube. I now use those instead of a Gold Lion KT77
So I put four balanced 12ax7’s two 6ca7’s and two 6l6gc all from EH in my Bugera 333xl infinium and HOLY CRAP!!! I play mainly hard rock/metal and I’ve never had more crunch and amazing cleans it’s not even the same amp anymore I was able to completely ditch my ts9 boost pedal it doesn’t even come close to needing it. Thank you EH for such awesome tubes.