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 - EL84-STR, Redbase, Tube Amp Doctor
The all new TAD-EL84-STR Redbase brings together the best of both - the famous EL84-Cz and the EL84M. We opted for the thickest glass possible and the heaviest construction available, just like the Russian EL84M, and combined these features with the sonically most promising cathode plate options, in order to meet and exceed the tonal quality of the EL84-Cz especially with regard to its linearity over the entire frequency range. Finally we added the gold grid wire in order to improve overall reliability. The sound can be described as very harmonic in the middle and treble frequencies, without adding too much power to the bass. The result is the best EL84 in current production. Note: Due to its diameter of 22.5mm, the TAD EL84-STR does not fit into older Marshall DSL401 made till week #20 in 2014 and the UK made VOX AC15 TBX amplifiers from the same time period.
Starting at $29.50
Vacuum Tube - 12AX7 / ECC83, Redbase, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The all-new designed TAD 12AX7 / ECC83 Redbase is a miniature, high-mu twin triode with very good gain. These tubes are selected and recommended for guitar amps to improve overall responsiveness and dynamics. Because of its cathode-to-heater voltage-withstand capability, this tube works perfectly as a cathode follower. Best for thick, clean tones as well as for those modern preamps where a deep low end is required as well as for sounds requiring fat midrange, detailed airy top end and lots of power from the preamp. Recommended for all positions in medium gain amps or for V2+ positions in high-gain amps. For V1 in general but especially for high-gain amps or phono/audio-amps, we recommend the new 7025 / E83CC Redbase Highgrade T-7025-RB-TAD.
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.
Knob - Plastic, Set Screw, Skirted Pointer, 1.125" Diameter
Colors Available:
Large black plastic control knob with set screw and brass insert. This distinctive pointer knob is similar to the selector knobs used on original MiniMoog and Moog modular synths. It features a triangular pointer, a radial brushed metal top, and a line indicator. The large skirt has a diameter of 1.125 inches. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
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 - 2A3, Triode
Filament type triode power amplifier. It is designed for service in the output stage of audio amplifiers where high output and low harmonic distortion is desired.
Vacuum Tube - 7558, Beam Power Amplifier
Beam pentode designed for use as a class "C" RF amplifier, oscillator, or frequency multiplier up to 175 Mc. It can also be used as a modulator or AF amplifier. Type 7558 is designed for fixed station equipment.
Vacuum Tube - 1H5GT-G, Diode, Triode, High MU
Tube containing a single diode and a high-mu triode in one bulb. It is designed for service as a diode detector, AVC rectifier, and as a resistance-coupled amplifier.
Vacuum Tube - 6A3, Triode, Power Amplifier
Filament type triode power amplifier designed for service in the output stage of audio amplifiers where high output and low harmonic distortion are desired. Its ratings and characteristics are similar to those of the 2A3 and 6B4G.
Vacuum Tube - 5AR4 / GZ34 / U77, Genalex Gold Lion
Genalex Gold Lion U77 / GZ34 full-wave rectifier tube. Made in Russia.
Vacuum Tube - 50X6, Rectifier, Full Wave
Combines two independent diodes in the lock-in construction permitting the tube to be used as a power rectifier in either half-wave, full-wave, or voltage doubler applications.
Vacuum Tube - 6EW6, Pentode, Sharp Cut-Off, RF
Miniature, sharp-cutoff pentode designed for intermediate frequency amplifier service in television receivers. Features of the tube include high transconductance and separate base-pin terminals for the cathode and suppressor.
Vacuum Tube - 5AR4 / GZ34, Classic Series, Psvane
The Psvane 5AR4 is a high quality heater-cathode twin diode designed for full-wave rectifier operation. Its high output current and small size make this octal-base tube a great choice for compact amplifiers. The Psvane 5AR4 is a great choice for a reliable 5AR4 / GZ34 replacement. The Psvane Classic Series is focused on the reproduction of popular vacuum tubes found in classic audio equipment. When designing the Classic Series, Psvane collected the most sought-after NOS tubes and analyzed each element of their construction, incorporating the most effective manufacturing techniques to produce stable tubes with excellent sound. Whether used in guitar amplifiers or hifi stereo systems, the Psvane Classic Series vacuum tubes excel in all applications. Psvane has been producing high quality vacuum tubes since 2011. The Psvane team originally formed in Shuguang’s high-end tube division but eventually split off to form their own brand.
Vacuum Tube - 6BR5 / EM80, Indicator
Electron-ray tuning indicator
Vacuum Tube - 7189A, Pentode, Beam
New Old-Stock (N.O.S.) tube. The 7189A is a power-amplifier pentode designed for use in the audio-frequency power output stage of television and radio receivers and high-fidelity amplifiers.
It differs from the 7189 in having a higher screen-voltage rating and in specifying the internal connections to pins 1 and 6.
Vacuum Tube - 12AX7WB, Sovtek
Sovtek 12AX7WB dual triode.
Vacuum Tube - 6L5G, Triode
General purpose triode designed for service as an oscillator, detector, or amplifier. It is recommended for use where economy of heater current is important.
Vacuum Tube - 12AV5GA, Tetrode, Beam Power
Telefunken Brand. Miniature medium-mu twin triode intended for service in radio and television receivers or in audio amplifiers.
Vacuum Tube - 5U4GB, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 5U4GB is an excellent choice for an economically priced tube rectifier. Used in many Hi-Fi and guitar amplifiers, JJ delivers a robust and solidly built tube. This full wave rectifier will work in any 5U4 application.
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 - 30, Triode
General purpose filament type triode designed for service in battery operated receivers. With the exception of capacitances, its ratings and characteristics are identical with those of the 1H4G.
Vacuum Tube - 6C4 / EC90, Triode, Medium-MU
Miniature, medium-mu triode suitable for use in a wide variety of general purpose applications. It is especially useful as a local oscillator in high-frequency and very-high-frequency receiver circuits.
Vacuum Tube - 19J6, Triode, Dual
Miniature type of medium-mu twin triode intended especially for coverter service in ac/dc FM and AM receivers. In such service, one triode unit may be used as a mixer, and the other as an oscillator.
Vacuum Tube - 6293, Beam Power Amplifier
Small, sturdy, beam power amplifier tube intended for pulse modulator service in both fixed and mobile equipment.