Tung-Sol EL34B

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From our review, "When driven into distortion it starts off a bit crunchy like a 6L6 but as you push it, the sound blooms into that singing EL34 tone with great sustain and modest compression." From the manufacturer: "The Tungsol EL34-B is a higher impedance EL34 tube design with increased touch responsiveness and a unique clipping characteristic with a hint of the 6L6 sound."

The Tung-Sol name and trademark have been acquired by the New Sensor Corporation. This new production Tungsol tube is manufactured at their Xpo-Pul factory (also known as Reflektor) in Saratov, Russia. New Sensor is an American corporation and since taking ownership of this factory has been steadily improving the quality of current production tubes.

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

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Tung-Sol EL34B 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

19 reviews

Authentic EL-34 Sound..


I've tried *most* current production tubes in my Marshall amps over the years. This particular tube sounds a lot like a set of original Tesla EL34 tubes I once had from the 1980s. For me this is the EL34 sound...the one I grew up listening to. They just need time to break in! At first the bottom is sort of hollow, but soon (like 24 hours or so) they become very tight with great balance and power, and a WONDERFUL midrange - very complex and detailed. Great fidelity too. If you like NOS power tubes, but not the prices, get this tube! I love em'!

love these


sound great, love the heavy bottom

The EL34 for me!


I put a quad of these EL34B's into my Rivera KR100 (Knucklehead Reverb) as a replacement for the Valve Arts I had in there previously. When I originally purchased this amp it was stock with the Winged C's which were amazing. Sadly pricing is out of my range for them now and the Valve Arts I got from Rivera were not very favorable. I was turned onto Tung-Sols by my good friend and am extremely happy with them. Great bottom end and the mids are fantastic. Definitely THE tube for me now.

Quality tube


These are a great tube in every way, but a bit bass heavy for me. I find them a bit rough at mid gain/crunch, but role off to a great high gain tone. Cleans are musical and very low noise. Very nice in a Vox Night Train 50 watt guitar amp. The heavy bass can be good or bad. I'd recommend a good solid cab to handle the bass these put out. Not for a boomy cab unless you plan to re-enforce it to tighten it up. My friends like them for their 7 string guitars. Not really for me. I prefer a tighter less pronounced bass tone.

Great sound but....


These sound great on my Mark V, but there's something about them that bothers my hearing really quick. Even at low volumes. Don't know if its harmonics or what, but I just can't use them long. It's sad because they do sound amazing.