Vacuum Tube Retainer - for EL84 Tubes

Vacuum Tube Retainer - for EL84 Tubes

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Tube retainer for EL84. for use with guitar amps and applications where the tube is suspended upside down in the chassis. Supports a maximum tube height of 2.8 inches

Item ID:
RoHS Compliant
Product Measurements by Type
Mounting Hole Center to Center A1.125 in.
Tube Height, maximum2.8 in.
Packaging Information
Packaging Dimensions3.1 in. × 1.1 in. × 0.8 in.
Weight (Packaging)0.0066 lbs.

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Asked by Anonymous on April 6th, 2017.
Matt H.
April 6th, 2017
Staff Member
The 12BH7 will be too short for this retainer.
Asked by Anonymous on August 22nd, 2017.
Matt H.
August 22nd, 2017
Staff Member
These attach around your tube sockets. The top of the retainers attach to the exhaust tip of the tube to secure it in place.
Asked by Anonymous on May 30th, 2018.
Matt H.
June 6th, 2018
Staff Member
The hole patten does line up on both of these parts and they should work with each other.
Asked by Anonymous on October 26th, 2018.
October 26th, 2018
These retainers are designed for a tight fit to keep your tubes secure. Make sure the gap on the top of the retainer is facing the tube itself (with the pull tab facing the opposite direction) before you begin to put the tube in place. The ring on top should slip in place around the top of the tube.

Product Reviews

5.00 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
Alex G. - July 17th, 2023
5 out of 5

Purchased a pair of vintage soviet tube amps from Ukraine, during transit the tubes came out of their sockets and broke. After finding replacements I decided to mount these retainers on the chassis to keep that from happening again. They can be easily bent to fit shorter tubes.

C G - March 15th, 2021
5 out of 5

Overall, this retainer works well with the "top mount" Belton sockets (AES part number P-ST9-600). As-is, the retaining wire is a little on the snug side. But there is a second set of holes on the bracket that let you loosen the tension a bit.

Philip Avery - May 16th, 2016
5 out of 5

The tube retainer works very well. Also you can see the tubes light up.