Sovtek EL84 / 6BQ5
Note: These tubes have a slightly larger diameter than other EL84 tubes so they can not be installed into some '90's era Marshall DSL201 or DSL401 amplifiers, some '90's era reissue Vox AC15 amps, and Bad Cat amps.
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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
No surprise these are the OEM choice
Pretty consistent and reliable - at the very best price! Low noise comparable to all but the most premium offerings; tone could be just a little bit brittle in some amps but pretty good overall; a little more 'scooped' sounding than the JJ EL84. Many amps ship stock with these and will sound great with them - especially higher gain amps with powerful tone stacks (in my opinion). Simpler circuits can benefit from richer sounding tubes.
I have not had the noise issues suggested in the Tubestore's review after regular use in a few different amps; though some amps are rough on almost all tubes.
3.5 for overall solid, great price, good but perhaps unexceptional tone.
Durable for sure....
I have acquired some 20 year old amps... and low and behold, these are in there as stock tubes.. 4 of them together in a 50 watt amp. Well.. after being well well played for 20 years... they hold up and sound pretty darn good.
I can't fault Sovtek's on build...