TAD says the following about their new EL84 power tube:
"The all new TAD EL84-STR tube combines the best of both worlds. We chose the thickest glass option and heaviest construction like the Russian EL84M tube and sonically most promising cathode and plate option to meet and exceed the tonal quality of the JJ/Tesla EL84 tube. Finally we added the gold grid wire to limit stray characteristics and to improve overall reliability. The result is the best EL84 tube currently produced. No compromise!"
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.
Other TAD tubesEL84 Tube Types
Additional Information and Downloads
TAD EL84-STR Datasheet (PDF)
Download Adobe Acrobat PDF reader
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
Lacking Bass? Try These Out!
I purchased these tubes for a brand new Orange Rocker 15 combo. With the 10 inch speaker that comes stock and the JJ EL84 tubes, the amp lacks a lot bass, even with the bass knob cranked. I was looking for a tube that would add bottom end but also clarity as the JJ tubes and the nature of the amp have it voiced quite dark and a little muddy. The tubes definitely added the bass I was looking, again, it could use more but that’s my preference, just the nature of the amp. I also changed the stock JJ 12ax7s for some Tungsol 12ax7s but kept the stock Ruby 12ax7 in the PI. I am very happy with the sound of the amp now, the volume knob has a much better sweep, much more useable