Favorite EL34 power tubes for Marshalls?

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  1. ken361

    ken361 Well-Known Member

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    I went from stock to the EH EL34 and it was a little warmer I think, started getting a hum after almost 3 months and the amp seems more touchy to noise when tapping around the cabinet/checked preamps tubes also, Marty Strat thinks its the tubes also.

    maybe try some Tungsol or Mullards this time? cash is tight so..
     
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    I'm assuming it's the amp in your sig, the DSL40c.

    Lots of great CP choices.
    I like an EL34 with some 6L6 lows added like the JJEL34L. Especially for combo amps.
    Kinda interested in the new JJEL34-II

    Good ol' Shuguang EL34B's and the newer Mullard EL34 get great reviews in Marshall amps.

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    I use the Mullard EL34'S love them
     
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    Cool on the mullards
     
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    I been using Ruby BSTR el34s with my Superlead. Sound great and so far been reliable.
     

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