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 - EL34B, Shuguang
The legendary Shuguang EL34B vacuum tube has returned. From pristine cleans to soaring leads, these octal based pentodes deliver dynamic range and reliability and are the perfect fit for any amplifier. Designed to excel in both vintage and contemporary amplifiers, the EL34B offers a harmonically rich sound that breathes life into your music. From sparkling cleans to saturated overdrive tones, these tubes provide a dynamic range that captivates listeners and inspires performers. Engineered for durability and consistency, the Shuguang EL34B tube ensures reliable performance even under the most demanding conditions. Whether you're tracking in the studio or rocking the stage, you can trust these tubes to deliver unparalleled tone and reliability every time.
Starting at $23.95
Vacuum Tube - KT88-98, Shuguang
The Shuguang KT88-98 vacuum tube is an octal based beam power tetrode that delivers lush harmonics and exceptional clarity for studio or stage. Renowned for its robust construction and exceptional sound quality, this KT88 tube is a staple for musicians and audiophiles alike seeking that classic tube warmth and clarity. Crafted with precision and expertise, the KT88-98 boasts a rich harmonic spectrum, delivering smooth highs, tight lows, and a lush midrange that breathes life into your music. Whether you're a seasoned professional or an avid enthusiast, these tubes ensure your sound reaches its fullest potential, with unparalleled reliability and consistency. Engineered for durability and longevity, the Shuguang KT88-98 tube is built to withstand the rigors of constant use, making it ideal for both studio recording and live performances.
Starting at $48.95
Vacuum Tube - EL84, Shuguang
The Shuguang EL84 vacuum tube is a 9-pin power pentode that offers rich, articulate sound and dependable operation. Crafted with precision and passion, these tubes are the perfect choice for musicians and audiophiles seeking authentic vintage tone and dependable operation. Designed to deliver rich, articulate sound with a touch of vintage mojo, the Shuguang EL84 embodies the essence of tube amplification. From chiming cleans to gritty overdrive, these tubes offer a dynamic range that inspires creativity and captivates audiences. Engineered for durability and consistency, the Shuguang EL84 tube ensures reliable performance, making it ideal for both studio recording and live performances. Whether you're crafting your next masterpiece or gigging on stage, these tubes deliver the tone and reliability you demand.
Starting at $17.95
Vacuum Tube - 12AX7B, Shuguang
Rediscover the classic tone of the Shuguang 12AX7B vacuum tube. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, these 9-pin dual triodes embody the essence of classic tube amplification while offering modern performance and reliability. The Shuguang 12AX7B is a favorite for high gain amplifiers but works just as well in clean settings. Renowned for its versatility and sonic clarity, the 12AX7B breathes life into your amplifier, delivering rich harmonics and a smooth, balanced sound that enhances every note you play. From clean, pristine tones to gritty overdrive, these tubes provide the dynamic range and responsiveness that discerning musicians demand. Built to last and engineered for consistent performance, the Shuguang 12AX7B tube ensures reliable operation even in the most demanding environments. Whether you're recording in the studio or commanding the stage, these triple mica tubes deliver exceptional tone and stability every time.
Vacuum Tube - 12AT7, Shuguang
The Shuguang 12AT7 vacuum tube brings vintage tone and exceptional performance to any amplifier. From rich harmonics to smooth articulation, these 9-pin dual triode tubes deliver versatility and expressiveness for any musical style. The Shuguang 12AT7 is a great choice for reverb driver circuits in tube amps. Renowned for its balanced tonal response and dynamic range, the 12AT7 breathes life into your amplifier, delivering rich harmonics and smooth articulation across the frequency spectrum. From lush cleans to creamy overdrive, these tubes provide the versatility and expressiveness to suit any musical style. Built to exacting standards and engineered for reliability, the Shuguang 12AT7 ensures consistent performance even under the most demanding conditions. Whether you're tracking in the studio or performing on stage, you can trust these tubes to deliver exceptional tone and stability every time.
Vacuum Tube - 12AU7, Shuguang
The Shuguang 12AU7 vacuum tube is meticulously crafted to bring your sound to life. Renowned for its balanced tonal response and exceptional reliability, this 9-pin dual triode is a favorite among musicians and audiophiles seeking premium performance. The Shuguang 12AU7 is a great choice for driver stages in tube amps. With its smooth, detailed sound and ample headroom, the 12AU7 enhances the sonic landscape of any amplifier or audio system. From pristine cleans to velvety overdrive, these tubes deliver a dynamic range that captivates listeners and inspires performers. Crafted with precision engineering and built to exacting standards, the Shuguang 12AU7 ensures consistent performance even under the most demanding conditions. Whether you're recording in the studio or enjoying your favorite vinyl at home, you can trust these tubes to deliver unparalleled sound quality and reliability.
Vacuum Tube - 6146B, Shuguang
The Shuguang 6146B vacuum tube is known for its robust construction and versatility. Engineered for reliable performance, these beam power tetrodes are suitable for a wide range of amplifier applications. Upgrade your setup with the dependable Shuguang 6146B and experience consistent performance in any audio environment. For more information on 6146 vacuum tubes, see our article on the 6146 Family of Vacuum Tubes.
Vacuum Tube - 6V6, Double Mica, JJ Electronics
A custom version of the JJ 6V6-S with a double top mica for increased stability. The double mica improves support for the tube structure and reduces mechanical vibrations in its components. These double mica 6V6 tubes are a great option for combo amps and any amplifiers exposed to speaker vibrations. The JJ Electronic 6V6S is another modern classic from JJ. This 6V6 has the standard rugged construction we’ve come to expect from JJ which allows it to handle much higher plate voltages than the typical 6V6 tube. The JJ 6V6 can even be used in place of a 6L6 in some amplifiers. Overall this tube has a warm and balanced tone with incredible separation and response. The highs come in clean and smooth with a lot of clarity. The mids are full and distinctive. The lows are fat and punchy. These tubes can cover a spectrum of sounds and styles all within the same amplifier.
Starting at $23.80
Vacuum Tube - 12AX7 / ECC83-WA, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The new Tube Amp Doctor premium selected 12AX7 /ECC83-WA is a low-noise and low microphonic version of the 12AX7. The ECC83-WA Premium Selected has a balanced tone with a notable emphasis of the mids. The overall linear sound offers great string attack and chord separation. The low end is well defined. The result is a tone that works well in both modern amps but also vintage guitar amplifiers. If the ECC83-WA is used in hi-fi audio amplifiers, the tube adds a musical clarity and presence to the signal. The new TAD™ ECC83-WA is a miniature, high-mu twin triode, selected and recommended for guitar amps to improve overall responsiveness and dynamics. Great for guitar clean tones with a distinct pick attack and pronounced upper mids to cut through every mix. Crunchy tones still feature a very good string separation which is also ideal for fully saturated sounds and modern amplifiers with a tight bass response.
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Vacuum Tube - KT88-STR, Redbase, Tube Amp Doctor
The TAD KT88-STR Redbase® is built in the style of the early British MOV KT88 with the big and heavy glass envelope and beautifully polished metal base. The Redbase® features a gold control grid for outstanding performance and reliable stability. A breath-takingly big and precise tone and great appearance make the new TAD KT88-STR Redbase® the best choice for both, high-end audio applications and powerful bass guitar amps, providing a natural and three dimensional tone with pleasingly full warmth and fine, subtle highs. A very musical response, with great sound and finest details in mids and top-end; a linear and harmonious overall response with a very organic tone, make the TAD KT88-STR Redbase® TAD’s favorite tube in the KT88 and 6550A class.
Starting at $67.50
Vacuum Tube - 2A3, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 2A3 features a robust construction in a beautiful thick glass envelope. The JJ 2A3 offers 40 Watts of plate dissipation which far surpasses the headroom of other 2A3 tubes by 25 Watts. The single plate build and increased ratings give this tube the highest reliability. The JJ 2A3 has amazing detail and clarity with excellent separation.
Starting at $179.95
Vacuum Tube - 7N7, Dual Triode
Combines two low-mu triodes in the lock-in construction. It is designed for use either as a phase inverter or as a voltage amplifier.
Vacuum Tube - 1LN5, Pentode (VT179)
Sharp-cutoff pentode designed for use as a radio-frequency, intermediate frequency, or audio-frequency amplifier in battery operated receivers.
Vacuum Tube - KT88, Genalex Gold Lion
KT88 power tube reissue of Genalex Gold Lion. Made in Russia.
In 1957 Marconi-Osram Valve Co. (Genalex) introduced the "King of Power Tubes", the legendary Gold Lion KT88. This tube became the heart and soul of such classics as the Dynaco Mark III, McIntosh MC275, and Marshall Major. Unfortunately, Genalex ceased tube production in the early 1980s and the Genalex Gold Lion KT88 has become very expensive and hard to find.
After extensive research and engineering, New Sensor Corp. has reissued the famed Genalex Gold Lion KT88.
Starting at $90.85
Vacuum Tube - 5933 / 807W, Tetrode, Beam Power
Rugged beam amplifier tube designed for use in mobile transmitters or amplifiers which may be submitted to shock or vibration.
Vacuum Tube - 6FG6 / EM84, Indicator, Tuning
Indicator tube with amplifying triode for use as tuning indicator or for modulation control
Vacuum Tube - 6CJ3 / 6CH3, Diode, Damper
Single heater-cathode type diode intended for service as the damping diode in the horizontal-deflection circuit of color television receivers. The diffusion bonded cathode practically eliminates one of the major failure mechanisms in damping diodes
Vacuum Tube - 7591, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 7591 is a reliable and accurate reproduction of the classic tube. This 19 Watt pentode has been used in a variety of amplifiers including Hi-Fi amps and Ampegs. The JJ 7591 is a great replacement for any 7591 tube position.
Starting at $24.95
Vacuum Tube - 12AY7, Triode, Dual
Miniature medium-mu twin triode designed primarily for use in low-level stages of high-gain audio-frequency amplifiers. The tube is specially designed to exhibit low noise and low microphonic output.
Vacuum Tube - 6SB7-Y, Pentagrid Converter
Pentagrid metal tube designed for use as a combined mixer and oscillator in superheterodyne circuits. Especially useful in FM receiver service below 120 megacycles.
Vacuum Tube - 12J5, Triode, Medium MU
Medium-mu general-purpose triode designed for use as an amplifier, an oscillator, or a detector. Except for heater ratings, the 12J5 is identical to the 6J5.
Vacuum Tube - 5U4GB / 5AS4A, Rectifier, Full Wave
Filamentary twin diode designed for use as a full-wave rectifier in the power supply of television receivers or other equipment which has high direct-current requirements. The 5U4GB may be used a replacement for either the 5U4G or the 5U4GA.
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.