Svetlana EL34 Power Vacuum Tube (Matched)

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Need matched power tubes? Don't worry! Price includes matching in any quantity you need for no extra charge. Need a matched pair? Just order "2" tubes. For a matched quad order "4" tubes. Matched sextets and octets are available as well.

The Svetlana EL34 vacuum tube is the perfect power tube for classic rock. The midrange is very pronounced and the high end is smooth. The bottom end response is not the best, but in a guitar amp it becomes a moot point. In the test amp the mids just rip through the mix. No guitar player is going to get lost in the mix using these tubes. These tubes deliver incredible crunch making them perfect for that ZZ Top, old EVH sound. Seven string down-strokers may not be as pleased because they don't have that crushing bottom end. The Winged "C" SED EL34 tubes definitely have the advantage in bottom end but we find that it can get a bit boomy. For guitar players that need an EL34 tube and play classic rock music we don't think you can find a better tube than the Svetlana EL34.

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.

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Additional Information and Downloads

EL34 Tube Review for Guitar Amplifiers
EL34 Tube Review for HiFi Audio

Tube Matching Information:
Power Tube Matching FAQ
Perfect Pair System

Svetlana EL34 Datasheet (PDF)

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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.

These guidelines may be updated without notice.

Ratings & Reviews

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In my opinion some of the best made current production EL34s

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These are nice tubes. Marshall recommended them. I put them in a Marshall TSL602. Nice and crunchy. Similar to my other favorites the JJ EL34. I also installed some new JJ ECC83S preamp tubes. I don't use distortion or overdrive pedals. And these tubes give me all of the distortion, overdrive and sustain that I need. In my opinion some of the best made current production EL34s. I needed tubes that bias hotter and The Tube store sent them to me. Thank you.

The Best


Wonderful! These tubes perform exactly as advertised and have given me that older ZZ Top tone I've wanted to hear out of this particular amp. However, it was the service I received from the guys at The Tube Store that was stellar. I've been lucky over the years (I'm getting near 70) to never have had any problem with tube orders, until now. But the folks at The Tube Store jumped right on the problem and had me holding a new tube in no time. Their communication was first-rate and response lighting fast. Thanks a bunch you guys for your efforts. Of course, I will be doing business with you again.

Best EL34 For Classic Marshally Goodness!


For me the magic combination for the tone I'm going with my Traynor YCS50H for consists of Shuguangs in the preamp, a Svetlana 12AX7 in the PI(splitter) and Svetlana EL34s in the power section. Crunchy high gain Marshally goodness. Very articulate and tight. Tonal nirvana!

Punchy and sweet when cranked. Wants to sing


For all the tubes in this price range that I've tried, these lasted the longest and sounded the best. I recorded with them for 4 years cranked to 10 in my Marshall (attenuated) and one finally went on me last a month ago. They gave it up like a good girl right until the very end. Ordering 4 more when I'm done writing this.

best of all current production el34's


in my marshall super lead plexi these tubes are the best of the current production el34 period....they cut a bit of the high treble marshall are known for and they are very rich in the mid territory...the perfect tube for a slp