Vacuum Tube - EL84 / 6BQ5, Tung-Sol Reissue

Vacuum Tube - EL84 / 6BQ5, Tung-Sol Reissue

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Due to many requests by fans, the Tung-Sol EL84/6BQ5 has been reissued. The Tung-Sol EL84 / 6BQ5 was a popular OEM tube for American-made EL84 / 6BQ5 guitar amplifiers, such as those built by Gibson and Harmony. Due to its rugged construction and conservative ratings, it is the most reliable current production EL84 type available for use in Vox AC-30 type amplifiers. In addition, its linearity and tone characteristic make it the ideal replacement for EL84 hi-fi amplifiers, such as those built by Fisher, Scott, and Harmon-Kardon. Tube measurements are as follows:

  • Height: 2.75” (without pins)*
  • Diameter: 0.87”*

*Note: Due to the method of production in regards to the glass, measurements may vary slightly.

Apex Tube Matching
Matched versions of this tube use Apex Matching
RoHS Compliant
SKU:
T-EL84-TUNG
Item ID:
009874
Brand:
Tung-Sol, Apex Matched
Type:
Part Numbers
Single or MatchedOur Part NumberUPC/EAN
SingleT-EL84-TUNG609722163439
Apex Matched PairT-EL84-TUNG-MP609722162234
Apex Matched QuadT-EL84-TUNG-MQ609722162241
Product Measurements by Type
Body Height2.75 in.
Item Diameter0.87 in.
Packaging Information
Packaging DimensionsApex Matched Pair versionT-EL84-TUNG-MP3.25 in. × 2 in. × 1 in.
Apex Matched Quad versionT-EL84-TUNG-MQ3.25 in. × 2 in. × 2 in.
Single versionT-EL84-TUNG1 in. × 1 in. × 3.25 in.
Weight (Packaging)Apex Matched Pair versionT-EL84-TUNG-MP0.098 lbs.
Apex Matched Quad versionT-EL84-TUNG-MQ0.196 lbs.
Single versionT-EL84-TUNG0.049 lbs.
Product Measurements by Item
T-EL84-TUNG-MQ - Apex Matched Quad versionBody Height2.75 in.
Item Diameter0.87 in.
T-EL84-TUNG-MP - Apex Matched Pair versionBody Height2.75 in.
Item Diameter0.87 in.
T-EL84-TUNG - Single versionBody Height2.75 in.
Item Diameter0.87 in.

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Asked by Anonymous on April 7th, 2017.
Matt H.
April 7th, 2017
Staff Member
These will have a bit more gain that the JJ's and have a nice amount of articulation.

Product Reviews

5.00 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
- June 14th, 2021
5 out of 5

An excellent audio output tube. A quality reproduction.

- May 21st, 2019
5 out of 5

These power amps really upgraded the tone of a cheap Monoprice 15 watt amp that I purchased. It sounds as good as any Boutique camp now

- December 5th, 2018
5 out of 5

Holds up well in amps that can be hard on tubes. My favorite EL84 for amps that run a little on the hot side.

- November 18th, 2018
5 out of 5

Installed in Bugera V22 - great punch and power - lots of headroom - be sure to bias your amp after installing.

- January 16th, 2016
5 out of 5

I installed a matched quartet of these along with a set of Tung Sol 12ax7s in a customer's Vox ac30. They sound absolutely wonderful

- March 9th, 2015
5 out of 5

These tubes REALLY make a difference. My tech kept changing things in my amp and the only thing that REALLY brought it to life are these power tubes.

- December 2nd, 2014
5 out of 5

Used in Fender NOS Tweed Blues Junior w/TO-20 output xfmr, Eminence 12" speaker. Guitar: '84 Fender "Pawnshop" Tele w/ ThinLine '69 pickups. Tung-Sol tubes replaced JJ EL84s.

The Tung-Sol tubes have a larger bottle than the JJ's. There's plenty of clean headroom with a very noticeable improvement in tone and freq. response. Lows are deeper and tighter. Highs have that glassy Fender "ring in a bell" harmonic complexity. Individual string tone, definition, and touch sensitivity had more detail than the JJ's. The amp sounds well-balanced with a broader range of tones.

The Tung-Sol EL84 puts the Tweed Blues Junior in the same sonic space as the 5E3 Tweed Deluxe. I'm very pleased with the total performance.