JJ EL844 (low power EL84)

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JJ Electronic has introduced an EL84 tube with a twist! The new JJ EL844 tube provides about 25% less headroom than a traditional EL84, but can be used in any EL84 tube amp without modification to the amp. If you need less headroom for your bedroom amp consider the EL844 tube.

From our review: "The EL844 does exactly what the manufacturer claims. You get all the tone of an EL84 with less volume overall. The difference doesn’t end there. Because the tube has less power to give, you end up with very nice distortion at lower volumes. I ran the Pro Jr. up to a point just at the start of audible breakup. With EL84's, the Fender Pro Jr. was loud and punchy. Switch to the EL844's and cool stuff starts to happen. At the same settings the distortion was now very nice. The EL844 adds a bit of compression so the distortion was smoother and more focused. These tubes have excellent response to pick attack. With a lighter touch you can get sparkling shimmer, dig in with the pick and you can push the tubes into overdrive."

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Warranty Information and Return Policy

Warranty Period: 3 months

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:

- contact us to get a return authorization
- return it via regular mail within 90 days from when we shipped it, and we will provide an exchange or refund of the full purchase price of the tube.

Returns not related to warranty or defect will be considered at our discretion, and are subject to a 15% restocking fee.

We can not accept returns that don't have an authorization, are past 3 month, or are returned improperly.

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Ratings & Reviews

16 reviews

JJ EL 844 (Low Power EL 84)


I recently ordered (1) JJ EL 844(Low Power EL 84) and (2) ECC803's for my Marshall Class 5 combo -
I can't believe the difference these tubes make - the amp sings, distorts easily, is very responsive to playing dynamics and guitar volume - Fantastic.

JJ's rule !


I put these el844's in my traynor ygm-3 & I found these tubes made the amp sound like it has 6v6's. I like 'em!

JJ el84 are better


Lame tubes. Pretty much lost my clean channel. The break up is WAY WAY WAY too early. If I could rate zero I would.

Great tubes by jj


Was concerned about the el844's thinking it was going to be junk since they're so cheap but what the heck try em. Had Electro Harmonix EL84's thought they were limited in response. Any way swapped out the 12ax7 preamp tubes to Mullards and the EL844 power tubes in my Orange amp and it sounds unreal. Both clean and overdriven. A lot smoother and more sensitive at lower volumes. Handles nicely at higher volumes as well. Would highly recommend.

Oh yeah


Was really satisfied with the JJ EL84 that I had in my Orange Dark Terror. I then bought a Joyo Mjolnir so that I had something that I could plug into my 4 Ohm Ampeg SVT-810E or my Orange OBC810. I was, however, prepared on needing to swap out preamp and power tubes. I was right.
Now, swapping out the preamp tubes did wonders, (Ruby for V1, Mullard CV4004 for V2, and Tungsol for V3) but it was still a smidgen off. I then swapped out the stock Sovtek power tubes and put in these. Nailed it. I now have an amp that has 1 clean channel (that I can even get really classic dirt from by turning the gain up to max) and 1 high gain channel that sounds almost exactly like the Dark Terror (in which I have Rubys in V1 and V3, and JJ 83-S/Ruby 12AX7ACZ in V2). I now basically have a mini/bedroom Dual Dark that I can plug into a 4 Ohm cab (and no Orange guitar amp can do that, as of yet). Plus, it cost me peanuts; paid 600 dollars. A Dual Dark 50 costs 2600 dollars.
Just fantastic.