Vacuum Tube - EL84, JJ Electronics

Vacuum Tube - EL84, JJ Electronics

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The JJ Electronic EL84 is a solidly built EL84 / 6BQ5 with excellent tonal qualities. JJ’s rugged construction of this tube offers high reliability without any compromise to the sound. This tube has solid lows with warm bright mids and shimmery highs. When saturated the harmonics are rich and dynamic. The JJ EL84 nails the classic sound of this tube. This tube can replace any EL84 or 6BQ5 tube.

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SKU:
T-EL84-JJ
Item ID:
004855
Brand:
JJ Electronics, Apex Matched
RoHS Compliant
Part Numbers
Single or MatchedOur Part NumberUPC/EANJJ Electronics Part Number
Apex Matched PairT-EL84-JJ-MP609722123105
Apex Matched QuadT-EL84-JJ-MQ609722123112
Apex Burned-In Matched PairT-EL84-JJ-MPB841358108914
Apex Burned-In Matched QuadT-EL84-JJ-MQB841358108921
SingleT-EL84-JJ609722123099 EL84 - 6BQ5
Product Measurements by Type
Body Height71.4 mm
Cathode Current (Ik)≤ 65 mA
Filament Current (If)0.76 A
Filament Voltage (Uf)6.3 V
Gain (μ)19
Grid 1 to filament capacitance (cg1f)0.15 pF
Grid Circuit Resistance 1 (Rg1), Automatic Bias1 MΩ
Grid Circuit Resistance 1 (Rg1), Fixed Bias0.3 MΩ
Grid Voltage 1 (Ug1)≥ -100 V, -7.3 V typical
Grid Voltage 2 (Ug2)≤ 300 V, 250 V typical
Grid to Cathode Capacitance (cg/k)10 pF
Grid to Plate Capacitance (ca/g)0.6 pF
Heater to cathode voltage (Uk/f)≤ 100 V
Internal Resistance (Ri)40 kΩ
Item Diameter22 mm
Item Height77.8 mm
Plate Capacitance (ca)5.1 pF
Plate Current (Ia)48 mA
Plate Dissipation (Wa)≤ 12 W
Plate Voltage (Ua)≤ 300 V, 250 V typical
Transconductance (S)11.3 mA/V
Packaging Information
Packaging DimensionsApex Burned-In Matched Pair versionT-EL84-JJ-MPB1 in. × 2.1 in. × 3.8 in.
Apex Burned-In Matched Quad versionT-EL84-JJ-MQB2.1 in. × 2.1 in. × 3.8 in.
Apex Matched Pair versionT-EL84-JJ-MP1 in. × 2.1 in. × 3.8 in.
Apex Matched Quad versionT-EL84-JJ-MQ2.1 in. × 2.1 in. × 3.8 in.
Single versionT-EL84-JJ1 in. × 1 in. × 3.6 in.
Weight (Packaging)Apex Burned-In Matched Pair versionT-EL84-JJ-MPB0.08 lbs.
Apex Burned-In Matched Quad versionT-EL84-JJ-MQB0.16 lbs.
Apex Matched Pair versionT-EL84-JJ-MP0.08 lbs.
Apex Matched Quad versionT-EL84-JJ-MQ0.16 lbs.
Single versionT-EL84-JJ0.04 lbs.
Product Measurements by Item
T-EL84-JJ-MP - Apex Matched Pair versionBody Height71.4 mm
Cathode Current (Ik)≤ 65 mA
Filament Current (If)0.76 A
Filament Voltage (Uf)6.3 V
Gain (μ)19
Grid 1 to filament capacitance (cg1f)0.15 pF
Grid Circuit Resistance 1 (Rg1), Automatic Bias1 MΩ
Grid Circuit Resistance 1 (Rg1), Fixed Bias0.3 MΩ
Grid Voltage 1 (Ug1)≥ -100 V, -7.3 V typical
Grid Voltage 2 (Ug2)≤ 300 V, 250 V typical
Grid to Cathode Capacitance (cg/k)10 pF
Grid to Plate Capacitance (ca/g)0.6 pF
Heater to cathode voltage (Uk/f)≤ 100 V
Internal Resistance (Ri)40 kΩ
Item Diameter22 mm
Item Height77.8 mm
Plate Capacitance (ca)5.1 pF
Plate Current (Ia)48 mA
Plate Dissipation (Wa)≤ 12 W
Plate Voltage (Ua)≤ 300 V, 250 V typical
Transconductance (S)11.3 mA/V
T-EL84-JJ-MQ - Apex Matched Quad versionBody Height71.4 mm
Cathode Current (Ik)≤ 65 mA
Filament Current (If)0.76 A
Filament Voltage (Uf)6.3 V
Gain (μ)19
Grid 1 to filament capacitance (cg1f)0.15 pF
Grid Circuit Resistance 1 (Rg1), Automatic Bias1 MΩ
Grid Circuit Resistance 1 (Rg1), Fixed Bias0.3 MΩ
Grid Voltage 1 (Ug1)≥ -100 V, -7.3 V typical
Grid Voltage 2 (Ug2)≤ 300 V, 250 V typical
Grid to Cathode Capacitance (cg/k)10 pF
Grid to Plate Capacitance (ca/g)0.6 pF
Heater to cathode voltage (Uk/f)≤ 100 V
Internal Resistance (Ri)40 kΩ
Item Diameter22 mm
Item Height77.8 mm
Plate Capacitance (ca)5.1 pF
Plate Current (Ia)48 mA
Plate Dissipation (Wa)≤ 12 W
Plate Voltage (Ua)≤ 300 V, 250 V typical
Transconductance (S)11.3 mA/V
T-EL84-JJ-MPB - Apex Burned-In Matched Pair versionBody Height71.4 mm
Cathode Current (Ik)≤ 65 mA
Filament Current (If)0.76 A
Filament Voltage (Uf)6.3 V
Gain (μ)19
Grid 1 to filament capacitance (cg1f)0.15 pF
Grid Circuit Resistance 1 (Rg1), Automatic Bias1 MΩ
Grid Circuit Resistance 1 (Rg1), Fixed Bias0.3 MΩ
Grid Voltage 1 (Ug1)≥ -100 V, -7.3 V typical
Grid Voltage 2 (Ug2)≤ 300 V, 250 V typical
Grid to Cathode Capacitance (cg/k)10 pF
Grid to Plate Capacitance (ca/g)0.6 pF
Heater to cathode voltage (Uk/f)≤ 100 V
Internal Resistance (Ri)40 kΩ
Item Diameter22 mm
Item Height77.8 mm
Plate Capacitance (ca)5.1 pF
Plate Current (Ia)48 mA
Plate Dissipation (Wa)≤ 12 W
Plate Voltage (Ua)≤ 300 V, 250 V typical
Transconductance (S)11.3 mA/V
T-EL84-JJ-MQB - Apex Burned-In Matched Quad versionBody Height71.4 mm
Cathode Current (Ik)≤ 65 mA
Filament Current (If)0.76 A
Filament Voltage (Uf)6.3 V
Gain (μ)19
Grid 1 to filament capacitance (cg1f)0.15 pF
Grid Circuit Resistance 1 (Rg1), Automatic Bias1 MΩ
Grid Circuit Resistance 1 (Rg1), Fixed Bias0.3 MΩ
Grid Voltage 1 (Ug1)≥ -100 V, -7.3 V typical
Grid Voltage 2 (Ug2)≤ 300 V, 250 V typical
Grid to Cathode Capacitance (cg/k)10 pF
Grid to Plate Capacitance (ca/g)0.6 pF
Heater to cathode voltage (Uk/f)≤ 100 V
Internal Resistance (Ri)40 kΩ
Item Diameter22 mm
Item Height77.8 mm
Plate Capacitance (ca)5.1 pF
Plate Current (Ia)48 mA
Plate Dissipation (Wa)≤ 12 W
Plate Voltage (Ua)≤ 300 V, 250 V typical
Transconductance (S)11.3 mA/V
T-EL84-JJ - Single versionBody Height71.4 mm
Cathode Current (Ik)≤ 65 mA
Filament Current (If)0.76 A
Filament Voltage (Uf)6.3 V
Gain (μ)19
Grid 1 to filament capacitance (cg1f)0.15 pF
Grid Circuit Resistance 1 (Rg1), Automatic Bias1 MΩ
Grid Circuit Resistance 1 (Rg1), Fixed Bias0.3 MΩ
Grid Voltage 1 (Ug1)≥ -100 V, -7.3 V typical
Grid Voltage 2 (Ug2)≤ 300 V, 250 V typical
Grid to Cathode Capacitance (cg/k)10 pF
Grid to Plate Capacitance (ca/g)0.6 pF
Heater to cathode voltage (Uk/f)≤ 100 V
Internal Resistance (Ri)40 kΩ
Item Diameter22 mm
Item Height77.8 mm
Plate Capacitance (ca)5.1 pF
Plate Current (Ia)48 mA
Plate Dissipation (Wa)≤ 12 W
Plate Voltage (Ua)≤ 300 V, 250 V typical
Transconductance (S)11.3 mA/V

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Questions and Answers

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Asked by Anonymous on October 14th, 2016.
Matt H.
October 14th, 2016
Staff Member
A blue glow on the surface of the glass, mica, or metal is fine. A blue or violet cloud within the tube structure is bad. An orange glow from the filament or cathode in the middle of the tube is normal and can vary from very bright to very dim depending on how it is covered from view by the surrounding structures. A red or orange glow on the surface of the plate is bad and is referred to as "red-plating." This is caused by setting the bias of the tube too hot. If the tube was bad you would hear it.
Asked by Anonymous on May 24th, 2017.
Matt H.
May 24th, 2017
Staff Member
If you want to use EL84's with your amp you will need to purchase the "YJS" or "YJShort" Yellow Jackets. These are pin converters that allow you to safely use EL84's in your amp.
Asked by Anonymous on May 31st, 2018.
Matt H.
May 31st, 2018
Staff Member
The Blues Junior comes stock with a pair of EL84's and these would be an excellent choice for your amp.
Asked by Anonymous on July 27th, 2018.
CurtisG
July 27th, 2018
These are not burned in. Unfortunately, we do not offer a burned in version of these tubes at this time.
Asked by Anonymous on August 28th, 2018.
BradWbr
August 28th, 2018
Staff Member
Yes, the 6BQ5 is the American name for these tubes. As they were commonly used in European amps, the European name EL84 has become the more commonly used term.
Asked by Anonymous on November 8th, 2018.
BradWbr
November 9th, 2018
Staff Member
For more information on the Apex Burn In process, please visit the Apex tube matching website: https://www.apexmatching.com/apex-burn
Asked by Anonymous on June 27th, 2022.
BradWbr
June 27th, 2022
Staff Member
Yes, the Stage Right by Monoprice 15W tube guitar amp uses a pair of EL84s, which these certainly are.

Product Reviews

4.98 out of 5 based on 42 reviews
Mike Lamury - September 20th, 2022
5 out of 5

Good tubes, excellent customer service and quick shipping times. I get all my tubes from Antique Electronic Supply and would definitely recommend them. Best prices I've found on tubes also. It's a no brainer- Antique Electronic Supply!

Roger Wark - August 16th, 2022
5 out of 5

These JJs work quite well for the Fender Blues Jr series amps which have voltage problems and run too hot.

Clean yet dirty - July 11th, 2022
5 out of 5

All around the best tube if you’re looking for clarity, transparency, yet be able to create the grit that tube amp’s are famous for.

Chasgrant - May 25th, 2022
5 out of 5

The power tubes in my amp started sounding awful, ordered a set of matched JJ’s since they were in stock, three days later they were in my mailbox! Installed them in the amp and was very surprised. They sounded great!

Chasgrant - May 25th, 2022
5 out of 5

The power tubes in my amp started sounding awful, ordered a set of matched JJ’s since they were in stock, three days later they were in my mailbox! Installed them in the amp and was very surprised. They sounded great!

Erik Epstein - May 23rd, 2022
5 out of 5

Good tubes for the price.

Surfer - May 13th, 2022
5 out of 5

Very good sound quality and freq range. Somewhat shorter life and runs hot in our blues Jr and Ampeg Jet amps.

Mark Boyer - April 16th, 2022
5 out of 5

Fast service from this company on hard to find vacuum tubes! Still looking for 12ax7's!

Christopher Laskowski - April 14th, 2022
5 out of 5

Perfect product! I love that these were Apex matched and that I could find tubes. I popped one and was able to find this pair. I replace both if I drop only one - - keep them matched.
The service was fantastic, shipping was quick and secure. Great place to order tubes or any other guitar needs

Ken W - April 14th, 2022
5 out of 5

I purchased a set of JJ el84s, great price and fast delivery. I’m very happy with how securely the tubes were packaged and will absolutely continue to purchase vacuum tubes from here again

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