Vacuum Tubes

The first electronic amplification of sound was done with Vacuum Tubes. We have pre-amp, power and rectifier vacuum tubes among other types in New Old Stock from the golden era of American & European manufacturing as well as current production tubes from today.
Vacuum Tube - 6AT6 / 6BK6, Dual Diode, Triode
Miniature, duplex-diode, high-mu triode designed for use as a combined detector, amplifier, and automatic-volume-control tube
$3.90
Vacuum Tube - 6550, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 6550 is a robust tube built in the rugged fashion that JJ is famous for. At 35 Watts, these tubes have a warm round tone with a thick and defined low end. The JJ 6550 is an excellent choice for bass heads, tube organs, and Hi-Fi amplifiers.
Starting at $37.95
Vacuum Tube - 7025-WA, Tube Amp Doctor, High-Grade, Premium Selected
The TAD 7025 WA delivers full gain with smooth top end. No microphonic issues even with the most sensitive preamps. The 7025 WA supports a fat midrange and creates a bold tone with lots of overtones. Played clean the TAD 7025 WA delivers a warm liquid tone which is very responsive to dynamic playing. Overdriven the 7025 WA provides lots of sustain with well defined mid-range punch.
$22.95
Vacuum Tube - ECC803 / 12AX7, JJ Electronics, Long Plate
A high performance, long plate version of the ECC83 / 12AX7. Like all JJ preamp tubes, these are built into a rugged package using the spiral filament and robust plate structure resulting in low microphonics and high reliability. The long plate version of this tube differs from the standard version with its stronger and fuller sound. This tube will work in any 12AX7 or ECC83 position.
Starting at $14.45
Vacuum Tube - 5AR4, Chinese
Chinese 5AR4 Vacuum Tube
$18.54
Vacuum Tube - 5670 / 2C51W, Triode, Dual
Miniature medium-mu twin triode each section of which as a separate cathode connection. The tube is suited for use in a wide variety of general-purpose amplifier and mixer circuits as well as numerous multi-vibrator and oscillator applications.
$4.90
Solid State Rectifier - For 5AR4, 5U4, 5Y3 Tubes
Solid State Rectifier Direct plug-in replacement for 5AR4, 5U4 and 5Y3 rectifier vacuum tubes in amplifiers with center tapped secondary power transformer. Use when less 'sag' is desired in the power supply; just switch back to the tube rectifier when 'sag' is desired.
$9.95
Vacuum Tube - 5Y3GT, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected, Rectifier
The Tube Amp Doctor 5Y3GT / 6087 is a small bottle rectifier designed to perform closely to the original rectifier tubes used in many 1950s tweed amplifiers. This rectifier offers high reliability due to its rugged construction and the Tube Amp Doctor Premium Selection process. The TAD 5Y3GT is a great tube for vintage style sag compression.
$20.95
Vacuum Tube - EL84 / 6BQ5, Tung-Sol Reissue
Due to many requests by fans, the Tung-Sol EL84/6BQ5 has been reissued. The Tung-Sol EL84 / 6BQ5 was a popular OEM tube for American-made EL84 / 6BQ5 guitar amplifiers, such as those built by Gibson and Harmony. Due to its rugged construction and conservative ratings, it is the most reliable current production EL84 type available for use in Vox AC-30 type amplifiers. In addition, its linearity and tone characteristic make it the ideal replacement for EL84 hi-fi amplifiers, such as those built by Fisher, Scott, and Harmon-Kardon. Tube measurements are as follows:
  • Height: 2.75” (without pins)*
  • Diameter: 0.87”*

*Note: Due to the method of production in regards to the glass, measurements may vary slightly.
Starting at $16.75
Vacuum Tube - EL84, Sovtek
The Sovtek EL84 series produce an unbeatable smooth, warm, distortion. Excellent replacements in vintage VOX AC-30s and the like. Tube measurements are as follows:
  • Height: 2.75” (without pins)*
  • Diameter: 0.87”*

*Note: Due to the method of production in regards to the glass, measurements may vary slightly.
Starting at $11.95
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 come with 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.
$14.95
Vacuum Tube - 5Y3GT, Sovtek
Octal rectifier tube (Max DC output current = 125 mA) An indirectly heated diode intended for rectification of commercial-frequency alternating current. It has a 140 mA maximum output and filament voltage of 5 V and a filament current of 2 A ± 0.2 mA.
$16.45
Vacuum Tube - 7025, Tube Amp Doctor, High Grade
Warm, clean tone with creamy overdrive! PREMIUM selected quality for the most demanding amp stages. This tube works greatly for warm clean tones and creamy overdrive. We recommend this tube for the 1st gain stage and as input tube. It upgrades 12AX7A and ECC83 tubes and replaces E83CC tubes. The HIGHGRADE Selection is the tip-of-the-top quality at the lowest noise (microphony, hum, hiss) level. Typically only 0.5-2% out of the whole production of this tube meet the HIGHGRADE requirements.
$30.95
Vacuum Tube - 6SJ7, Pentode, Sharp Cut-Off
Metal sharp-cutoff pentode designed for use as a biased detector or high-gain amplifier.
$6.90
Vacuum Tube - 6SN7, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 6SN7 is the classic double triode with a rugged construction the offers the high reliability that JJ is known for. The JJ 6SN7 features the outstanding linearity and sound of the original tubes. This tube is an excellent replacement for Hi-Fi amplifiers and preamps and will replace any 6SN7, 6SN7GTA, 6SN7GTB, or 6SN7GT.
$16.50
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Vacuum Tube - 5881WXT, Sovtek
The Sovtek 5881WXT is the same as the 5881 but with a full size base for easy installation in vintage amp designs. The Sovtek 5881 delivers a warm, round tone that "sweetens" any vintage or modern guitar amp design. Built to rigid military standards, the 5881 will tolerate higher voltages than any other 6L6. In fact, they're frequently used as replacements for the old 7027 model in vintage Ampegs. Extremely consistent from piece to piece. The Sovtek 5881 has a heater voltage of 6.3 volts at 0.88 amperes.
Starting at $25.95
Vacuum Tube - 6X4 / EZ90, Rectifier, Full Wave
Miniature heater-cathode type twin diode designed for full-wave rectifier operation in compact power supplies. The tube is intended for service in automobile and a-c radio receivers.
$12.95
Vacuum Tube - 5AR4, Tung-Sol Reissue
Tung Sol 5AR4 rectifier tube. Made in Russia. Premium directly heated heavy duty rectifier Diode. Helps extend the life of the other valves in the amplifier by allowing them to heat up before plate voltage is applied. Tung-Sol tubes reflect the best in vintage construction with unsurpassed tone and reliability.
  • Low internal voltage drop & controlled heater warm up time
  • Excellent choice for both Hifi and instrument amplification
  • Replacement/upgrade for all 5AR4/GZ34 types
$30.75
Vacuum Tube - 6386-LGP, JJ Electronics, Gold Pin
The impossible search for tubes to use in your high end studio equipment is over. JJ Electronic has spared no effort in creating a tube that meets the quality demands of working studios with the JJ 6386-LGP. This solidly constructed tube features gold pins.
$119.95
Vacuum Tube - 6SN7GTB, Tung Sol Reissue
Tung Sol 6SN7GTB dual triode preamp tube. Made in Russia. Super linearity, low noise, and full performance ratings make this one of the best 6SN7 tubes ever made. The sound signature is on par with 5692 types. Excellent driver tube in high-end audio applications.
$25.95
Vacuum Tube - EL84, Mullard Reissue
Russian made Mullard reissue EL84. Copy of the original. Black plates, carbonized screens, and gold plated grids. This tube was the "Voice of the Vox AC-30." A mainstay of affordable quality hi-fi amplifiers of the 1960s. Tube measurements are as follows:
  • Height: 2.75” (without pins)*
  • Diameter: 0.87”*

*Note: Due to the method of production in regards to the glass, measurements may vary slightly.
Starting at $17.60
Vacuum Tube - 5881, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 5881 is very similar to the 6L6GC but with a plate dissipation of 23W rather than 30W. Another physical difference is the shorter bulb. These tubes have a soft and balanced response that sounds great in both guitar amps and hifi equipment. The JJ 5881 will work in any amp that uses 6L6 tubes.
Starting at $18.95
Vacuum Tube - 6CG7, Electro-Harmonix
Electro-Harmonix 6CG7 dual triode preamp tube. Made in Russia.
$19.50
Vacuum Tube - EL34 II, JJ Electronics, Pentode
A different construction of the classic EL34 tube that offers a different tonal palette than the original. This tube has a more compact plate structure than standard EL34’s. The JJ EL34 II has an increased low to low-mid end with plenty of headroom to spare. The JJ EL34 II is stronger than the original but not harsh sounding in any way.
Starting at $16.00