#1
Why are these $39+shipping http://www.amazon.com/JJ-Electronics-T-EL84-JJ-MQ-Vacuum-Matched/dp/B003X5MUDE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434199625&sr=8-1&keywords=jj+el84+matched+quad

And these are $50+shipping http://www.amazon.com/JJ-EL-844-Vacuum-Tube-Matched/dp/B004DESCL8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1434199688&sr=8-3&keywords=jj+el84+matched+quad

I'd post in quick questions but I'm not sure this is a quick question. I don't want to get cheap EL's but I also don't want to pay more than I should. Any help? Which one to get? This will replace my AC30's stock tubes and I'll keep the stock as backups. Not sure what brand the stock tubes are, haven't been able to check yet (yes, she is in. )

Edit: On JJ's website they list the EL844 as a new item. If you click "More >>" you can get to some spec charts, but I don't know how to read through those yet. The more expensive quad tube is the EL844, the new version. http://www.jj-electronic.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=47
Last edited by Will Lane at Jun 13, 2015,
#2
because they are different tubes. the $39 set is EL84 the $50 set is EL844 (note the extra 4) the EL844 are lower output tubes than the EL84.

But buy from a site like www.tubedepot.com or www.eurotubes.com both test their tubes before you get them and both have great customer service

there are others you may want to check out like:
www.thetubestore.com
www.kcanostubes.com
www.dougstubes.com
www.valvequeen.com
all of these sites are great also and you may find a good deal on NOS/ANOS tubes that will surprise you
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#3
^Neat. From TubeDepot, 4 matched JJ's at about the same price from the Amazon EL84 quad, + shipping.

And lower outputs with the EL844- More power tube distortion? I want more clean power section headroom if that is anything.
Last edited by Will Lane at Jun 13, 2015,
#4
Quote by Will Lane
^Neat. From TubeDepot, 4 matched JJ's at about the same price from the Amazon EL84 quad, + shipping.

And lower outputs with the EL844- More power tube distortion? I want more clean power section headroom if that is anything.

Yeah you want the EL84 quad, not the EL844. The EL844 only puts out something like 4watts max.

check out tubedepots used USA made 12ax7's for $19.95, they are a good deal when they are in stock.

all the sites I linked test all of their tubes
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate