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 - 1T4 / DF91, Pentode, Remote Cut-Off
Miniature remote-cutoff pentode designed for use as a radio-frequency or intermediate frequency amplifier in compact, battery-operated equipment.
Vacuum Tube - 12AY7 / 6072A, Electro-Harmonix
Electro-Harmonix 12AY7/6072 Twin triode preamplifier tube used in Fender Tweed amplifiers.
Vacuum Tube - 5AR4 STR, Tube Amp Doctor
Tube Amp Doctor 5AR4 Rectifier, Premium Selected. A faithful reproduction of the Mullard/VALVO GZ34. Pure power and the typical sag is the distinguishing characteristic of the most popular guitar amps of the 1960s guitar heroes till today.
Vacuum Tube - 6EA8, Triode, Pentode
Miniature tube which contains a sharp-cutoff pentode and a triode in one envelope. Each section has a separate cathode and is electrically independent. Primarily intended as a combined triode oscillator and pentode mixer in television receivers.
Vacuum Tube - 6GH8A, Triode, Pentode
Miniature tube which contains a sharp-cutoff pentode and a medium-mu triode. Each section has a separate cathode and is electrically independent.
Vacuum Tube - 6V6GT-STR, Redbase, Tube Amp Doctor
The TAD 6V6GT-STR Redbase combines the tonal characteristics of an NOS 6V6GT such as from RCA or GE with the current requirements. It is a heavy duty 6V6GT tube, which can handle a higher plate voltage than regular 6V6GT tubes. The TAD 6V6GT-STR Redbase shines with the typical NOS "sweet top end" and at the same time a strikingly dense and complex midrange. Especially with this midrange characteristic they achieve a liveliness in tone that only NOS 6V6GT achieve and otherwise remains unmatched. Even when pushed into saturation there are no harsh upper mids, which is frequently the case with other 6V6s. Sweet full-bodied tone with silky highs. Tube Amp Doctor recommends the TAD 6V6GT-STR Redbase for all 6V6 power amps when a full yet freely defined tone is desired. The ideal tube for Fender Deluxe Tweed 5E3 or Blackface Princeton Reverb amps, single ended Class A amps like the Fender Tweed Champ, Vibro Champ, Fender Champion 600 or the Univalve.
Starting at $41.75
Vacuum Tube - 7025, Redbase, Tube Amp Doctor, High Grade
The all-new TAD 7025 / E83CC Redbase Highgrade is carefully selected for all the demanding gain stages in any guitar or headphone amp, tube microphones or the extremely sensitive phono preamp-positions in audio amplifiers. Tonally, this tube produces fine, airy, silky and pleasant highs, a complex and dense midrange with clarity and definition in the low end - providing maximum smoothness and zero microphonics. Great warm cleans and creamy overdrive. Fine, unobtrusive highs, complex, dense mids and clear real bass. Selected for demanding applications for maximum smoothness and zero microphonics - even with very sensitive input stages of high-gain amplifiers.
Vacuum Tube - EL84, Electro-Harmonix
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 $23.30
Vacuum Tube - GZ34 / 5AR4, Mullard Reissue
Premium directly heated heavy duty rectifier Diode. Re-issue of the most popular rectifier valve ever built by Mullard. Helps extend the life of the other valves in the amplifier by allowing them to heat up before plate voltage is applied.
  • Low internal voltage drop & controlled heater warm up time
  • Excellent choice for both Hifi and instrument amplification
  • Replacement/upgrade for all 5AR4/GZ34 types
Vacuum Tube - 12SK7, Pentode, Remote Cut-Off
The T-12SK7 is the same as the 6SK7 except for heater ratings.
Vacuum Tube - 12AY7 / 6072A, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
Tweed Up Your Amp! Vintage tone for original vintage Fender tweed amps. The original tube for all those Fender® tweed amps from the 50s. Brings back the original sound to your tweed amp.
Vacuum Tube - 5879, Pentode, Sharp Cut-Off
Sharp-cutoff pentode of the 9-pin miniature type intended for use as an audio amplifier in applications requiring reduced microphonics, leakage noise, and hum.
Vacuum Tube - 5881, Tung-Sol Reissue
Russian made reissue of the original Tungsol.
The 5881 is the electrical equivalent to types 6L6 and 6L6G except that the plate and screen dissipation ratings have been increased approximately 20 percent. It embodies a complete mechanical redesign which results in greater resistance to shock and vibration.
Starting at $39.60
Vacuum Tube - 6L6GCM-STR, Redbase, Tube Amp Doctor
The TAD 6L6GCM-STR REDBASE is Tube Amp Doctor's latest 6L6GC; designed and built to be the best 6L6 type tube ever manufactured. A high claim, but Tube Amp Doctor is sure that they have achieved exactly that. In terms of sound, the TAD 6L6GCM-STR REDBASE produces the powerful but always defined bass response known from the legendary american built NOS RCA 6L6GC, with clear, unobtrusive and yet transparent highs.
Starting at $42.95
Vacuum Tube - 6L6WXT+, Sovtek
Higher in gain than the 5881WXT, with full base.
Sovtek is proud to announce the release of their new 6L6WXT+ vacuum tube. Modelled after the vintage RCA 6L6GC "blackplate," the Sovtek 6L6WXT+ features larger plate dimensions and improved grid structure for increased power handling capabilities. The 6L6WXT+ also features mica spacers with metal springs to eliminate tube rattle and microphonics. The Sovtek 6L6WXT+ yields a 20% higher output than the Sovtek 5881WXT and offers superior tone and overall performance to any 6L6 or KT66.
Starting at $43.55
Vacuum Tube - 12AX7 / ECC83, Svetlana
The Svetlana 12AX7 is a premium 12AX7 tube from Russia. Known for their smooth drive and clarity, these tubes are praised by both guitar players and HiFi users alike. The Svetlana 12AX7 is compatible in any 12AX7 or ECC83 position. “Svetlana tubes are quite simply the absolute best. We design and manufacture our tubes, engineered for demanding high fidelity, reliability and overall warmth. Be sure to insist on genuine Svetlana vacuum tubes the next time you retube -- you'll be getting the absolute best possible tubes for any demanding application.” -Svetlana
Vacuum Tube - 6HB5, Beam Power Amplifier
Compactron beam-power pentode designed for use as the horizontal deflection amplifier in television receivers.
Vacuum Tube - 6SK7, Pentode, Remote Cut-Off, RF
Remote-cutoff pentode. It is designed for use as a high-gain radio-frequency or intermediate-frequency amplifier in a radio receiver.
Vacuum Tube - 6973, Electro-Harmonix
Electro-Harmonix 6973 Power Tube Beam power amplifier used in vintage Gretsch and Magnatone amplifiers. This is a real 6973, not a rebrand of a "close" tube.
Starting at $34.95
Vacuum Tube - EL34B, Tung-Sol Reissue
Premium high-voltage power pentode, featuring improved materials and workmanship over the original EL34B. Higher impedance design with increased touch responsiveness.
  • Unique clipping characteristic with a hint of 6L6 sound
  • Velvety-smooth in HiFi applications, full & rich-sounding in guitar amps
  • 6CA7 equivalent
Starting at $41.70
Vacuum Tube - 12BH7A, Triode, Dual, Medium MU
Miniature, medium-mu twin triode designed primarily for use as a vertical-deflection amplifier in television receivers. The two sections may be employed in parallel, or as a combined vertical-deflection amplifier and vertical oscillator.
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.
Vacuum Tube - 6189 / 12AU7WA, Triode, Dual, Medium MU
Miniature medium-mu twin triode suitable for a wide variety of general-purpose amplifier, oscillator, and multivibrator applications.
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 $24.95
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