Solid State Rectifier - Yellow Jacket® YJR, For 5AR4, 5U4, 5Y3
The YJR is a direct plug-in replacement adapter for use in most amplifiers that use 5AR4/GZ34, 5U4, 5Y3 or similar full-wave rectifier tubes. The YJR converts your amp's vacuum tube rectifier to a solid state rectifier, reducing tube sag for a tighter sound and feel. The tube rectifier can easily be swapped back in when sag is desired. This Yellow Jacket® is a solid state device and as such does not require vacuum tubes.
- Converts most audio amplifiers which use a vacuum tube rectifier 5AR4/GZ34, 5U4 or 5Y3 to a solid state device.
- Safe for all common amplifiers and transformers.
All Yellow Jacket® converters have a one year warranty against manufacturer defects.
|Item Diameter||1.301 in.|
|Item Height||0.82 in.|
|Packaging Dimensions||4.75 in. × 3.5 in. × 1.315 in.|
|Weight (Packaging)||0.266 lbs.|
|YJR Instruction Sheet||All Models|
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1 answers I hear that using this instead of a tube will give me less sag?
Asked by Anonymous on October 14th, 2016.
1 answers This have more tube pins than my rectifier tube. Will this work?
Asked by Anonymous on October 21st, 2016.
As long as you are replacing a 5AR4/GZ34, 5U4 or 5Y3 rectifier tube then this will work. It may have more pins that your tube but the extra pins are not connected to anything.
1 answers What is the difference between this one and the other one offered on this website? (https://www.tubesandmore.com/products/solid-state-rectifier-5ar4-5u4-5y3-tubes)
Asked by Anonymous on November 26th, 2017.
1 answers will this replace a 5 pin 84 tube?
Asked by Anonymous on January 7th, 2018.
1 answers Does the silicon replacement provide "Plate Resistance" to limit the inrush current to the power transformer, when the rectifier initially charges the filter caps?
Asked by Anonymous on October 27th, 2019.
1 answers Can this be used on a amp with a standby switch? Vox A30CC2
Asked by Anonymous on November 7th, 2019.
This is a solid state replacement for a tube rectifier and can be used in amps with a standby switch
1 answers Do I need a standby switch when using this in a 57 Champ clone?
Asked by Anonymous on July 31st, 2020.
1 answers Will I need to have a standby installed on my supro thunderbolt and will it need to be rebiased? Thank you.
Asked by Anonymous on June 24th, 2021.
This is not recommended for amplifiers without a standby switch. The rectifier tube or any replacements will not have any bearing on the bias settings.
1 answers What effect will this rectifier have on plate voltage in an amp such as the Marshall JTM45 Reissue (current version, ) ? Thanks.
Asked by Anonymous on March 8th, 2023.
If you are switching from a tube rectifier to a solid state rectifier, the plate voltage will increase some.
1 answers I tried a yellowjacket YJR in a guitar amp to replace a 5Y3GT and it didn't work. Power from the transformer runs to pins 3 and 5 and is jumpered with diodes to pins 4 and 6. Could this be causing the problem? Thanks
Asked by Anonymous on March 14th, 2023.
If they are standard diodes, it would simply put them in series with the solid state rectifier diodes and shouldn't cause any issues.
My 5E3 clone had the famous flubby, farty bottom end. The Yellow Jacket SS rectifier did wonders to tighten up the low end and made it play at higher volumes without extraneous low end junk noise. My favorite amp is way more useful and versatile now. Own a tube rectified amps with a standby switch? Pop for the $22 (shipped) and give it a try.
Great solid state replacement rectifier! Have to put in a time delay relay to let power tubes warm up before high voltage is applied.
This is perfect for my new 45 amplifier to replace "5U4", that was making lousy/annoying hum noise. I love this YJR!
All good/no issues/works as advertised. love your company.
This is a perfect Silicon replacement for my HH Scott Tube Amp GZ34/5AR4 Rectifier.
These are great for a little more high voltage.....