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    Quote Originally Posted by DonBot View Post


    It's been a couple years since I did mine and I can't remember what brand I got. I can't even remember how I came about finding out to use the E34Ls.

    after looking at tube depot and the tube store, the only brand im seeing in the EL34L is JJ. There is also a "EL34II". I wonder what those are all about *shrugs*.

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    I use the Tung Sols, which they market as EL-34B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WombCannon View Post
    after looking at tube depot and the tube store, the only brand im seeing in the EL34L is JJ. There is also a "EL34II". I wonder what those are all about *shrugs*.
    Quote Originally Posted by noodles View Post
    I use the Tung Sols, which they market as EL-34B.
    JJ EL34II = TungSol EL34B

    I've run both in my Stiletto, and they are virtually identical, IME.

    I know a lot of folks dig on the E34L, but I haven't had a good experience with it yet. Maybe I should get a set and load it into my RT2/50...

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    Just did the blue channel mod. WAY better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodles View Post
    +1 since I did this to my Stiletto Deuce. Tighter bottom end and a fierce lower midrange.
    Come to think of it, I'm pretty sure when I tried a pair of EL34s in my old Single Recto, they were actually E34Ls I had left over from an old Marshall TSL100 I used to own. That amp just SNARLED with those tubes in it. Super aggressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leon View Post
    JJ EL34II = TungSol EL34B
    Not really. The JJ EL-34II has less low end and less gain. The Tung Sol EL-34B is more like the JJ E34L, which is hotter and has more of a 6L6 bass response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodles View Post
    Not really. The JJ EL-34II has less low end and less gain. The Tung Sol EL-34B is more like the JJ E34L, which is hotter and has more of a 6L6 bass response.
    Well, maybe IYE. IME, I started with the TS set, plopped in the JJ set, and didn't notice much change, at least compared to going to E34L's.

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