Compared to the New Sensor Corp. Svetlana which has a rather strident midrange, the new Mullard EL34 has been considerably smoothed. The overall sound is more balanced and very warm. This is great news for people with something like a Marshall since they are inherently midrangey. The low mids are nicely balanced to prevent any boomy tone.
If you are curious about how these fare in a hifi stereo amplifier be sure to read the Wall of Sound EL34 tube comparison for details.
This new production EL34 tube is New Sensor's reissue of the famous Mullard EL34.
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Warranty Information and Return PolicyWarranty 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.
These guidelines may be updated without notice.
Ratings & Reviews
Re Tube Carvin
These Tubes put the smoothness back in my Carvin V3. The amp came with another brand & I found the amp to be 1 dimensional...changing over to the Mullard EL34 gave the amp 3 distinctive channels again.
The best of the bunch
by Parker Shultz
I have always had tube amps and really enjoy the sound of EL34 tube amps over any other tube amps.
The Mullard is the best el34 I have come across. It's articulate and gives you a true feel for the amps capabilities, and it smooths out my tone versus being ice picky or too hot. I run 4 of these in my hand wired Marshall 1959 100watt and run 2 of the Mullard in my 2204 Marshall from 1981. The tone is absolute bliss. I have tried all the other el34 tubes and the only other tube that comes close is the Winged "C" EL34 tube and the Mullard even beats that!
Try it out. It's not a metal tube so if you want chain saw buzz forget this tube... but if you want a true representation of what real tone is in an EL34 the Mullard re-issue is the best of the bunch.
Smoking! In the good way
I just received and installed my matched pair of Mullard EL34"s in my 80's Marshal Artist 3203 head and they sound awesome. Also replaced the 12AX7 tube. The clean channel can be driven into mild breakup and the OD channel is smokin'. Bass is tight and not muddy at all. Did the C13 mod and the highs are not razor sharp anymore. I would recommend these tubes if you like the classic Marshall crunch/ overdriven sound. Shipping was fast!
Musical and smooth; an enemy of stridency
by Brahms Fan
This tube is an antidote to brightness, edginess and leanness. It contributes to making my listening experience relaxing, enjoyable and wonderfully realistic.
by Roy Cox
I tried out a set of these I my Marshall 1959slp and loved them. I compared them against a set of kt77 Genalex gold lions and was quite surprised. They are not better than the gold lions by any stretch, just different. Also the kt77 tone is different in a few ways. All in all, these are top notch el34s that yield and beautiful, creamy overdrive and a great punchy bottom end. For what these cost, I will always keep a matched quad around. If you like that slightly compressed Marshall tone then buying a set of these is the next thing on your to do list!