Svetlana EL34 Vacuum Tube Review

Review – Svetlana EL34

4:50 pm

The Svetlana EL34 is the perfect tube for classic rock. The midrange is very pronounced and the high end is smooth. The bottom end response is not the best, but in a guitar amp it becomes a moot point. In the test amp the mids just rip through the mix. No guitar player is going to get lost in the mix using these bottles. These tubes deliver incredible crunch making them perfect for that ZZ Top, old EVH sound. Seven string down-strokers may not be as pleased because they don’t have that crushing deep bottom end. (Note: the amp used for this review was done in a 100 watt Marshall JMP)

3 Responses

  1. Hugh Jorgan
    Hugh Jorgan at |

    These “reviews” blow!

  2. Paulo Wilson
    Paulo Wilson at |

    Ipurchased a svetlana el34 has a tape around made in Pittsburg what that’s mean but have the design on the glass similar to the reissue svetlana. TKS in . Any difference ?

    1. Sandra @ thetubestore
      Sandra @ thetubestore at |

      The tubes manufactured in Saint Petersburg Russia will have etching on the glass showing what they call the flying “C” logo. It is faint and a little hard to see at first. The Svetlana factory closed several years ago and the name was purchased by a separate company that began to make their own version. This Svetlana Reissue version is NOT the same tube as those made in Saint Petersburg.


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