Socket - 8 Pin Ceramic, High Quality

Socket - 8 Pin Ceramic, High Quality

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8-pin premium ceramic tube socket commonly used for octal based power, preamp, and rectifier tubes. Can be top mounted or bottom mounted, using unique ring mount. Great replacement for Fender, Marshall and others.

  • Premium quality
  • Convenient top or bottom mount capabilities
  • Includes mounting bracket
  • 1-1/16” chassis hole required
  • 1-7/16” oblong mounting centers
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Product Measurements by Type
Chassis Hole Diameter1.0625 in.
Mounting Hole Center to Center A1.4375 in.
Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions1.1 in. × 1.1 in. × 0.8 in.
Weight (Packaging)0.035 lbs.

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Asked by Anonymous on September 24th, 2018.
September 24th, 2018
Staff Member
It appears that the lugs on the bottom of P-ST8-802 are thicker and more robust than the generic (P-ST8-801) version. Also, there appear to be spring loaded metal inserts in the pinholes for securing the tube in place. Other than that, they appear nearly identical other than the slight difference in color
September 24th, 2018
I'm the asker and I don't see that "spring loaded metal insert" feature in the pin hole. Are you perhaps seeing a ghost of the rear twisted lug terminal? I do see evidence of silver tarnish so must assume silver plating is used.
September 24th, 2018
Staff Member
When looking at the second (middle) photo, you can see two "U" shaped metal inserts on either end of each slot. These grab the pins of the tubes tightly and they are not included on the P-ST8-801.
Asked by [email protected] on February 13th, 2021.
February 25th, 2021
Staff Member
Mounting brackets are included as shown in the photos.
January 31st, 2022
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Product Reviews

4.67 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
Arnoldb - January 31st, 2022
4 out of 5

Electrically speaking, these are very high quality and hold tubes very tightly. The one problem is that for chassis holes that are slightly too large, it takes two of the "saddles" (mounting rings) to hold properly.

For this reason, they should be sold separately.

Augustine - April 6th, 2020
5 out of 5

Very high quality replacement socket. The On / Under chassis saddle feature is unique to this socket. The saddle does not contain solder lugs, so if you need ground to chassis solder lugs buy yourself some chassis solder lugs before starting your replacement project.

Mark Wallace - August 24th, 2018
5 out of 5

Well built socket that holds the tubes (in my case upside down) good and tight. Not the largest terminals, but this shouldn't be a problem if you select the right wire. I'm going to order a few more of these.