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.

New Old Stock (NOS)

Our new-old-stock tubes were made by the major U.S. manufacturers, along with a small number of European manufacturers and are tested and guaranteed.

Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets allows amplifiers using common power tubes to use EL84s without modification or rebiasing.

Sovtek

Manufactured in Saratov, Russia.
T-EL84-SOVT 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
T-12AX7LPS-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 12AX7LPS, Sovtek
9 pin miniature preamp tube (Amplification Factor = 100). This Russian tube is full bodied and well balanced. It has a high gain with a very smooth presentation. In overdrive, it is not quite as defined as the 12AX7-S-JJ, but it offers more crunchy fizz.
$14.75
T-5881-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 5881 / 6L6WGC, Sovtek
The 5881 is a very reliable tube that is widely used in many current production tube amplifiers. It has a warm tone with good 'bite.' This modern version is able to tolerate higher voltages than its 5881 / 6L6 cousins. 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.
Starting at $20.65
T-5881WXT-SV 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 $23.65
T-5AR4-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 5AR4, Sovtek
Octal rectifier tube (Max DC output current = 250 mA)
$21.75
T-6L6WXT+SOVT 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 $24.95
T-5Y3GT-SOVT 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.
$17.50
T-6550WE-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 6550WE, Sovtek
The Sovtek 6550WE was designed to be the finest 6550 ever produced. Thicker plates, improved heat dissipation, higher transconductance, and increased linearity are just some of the inherent aspects of the new Sovtek super 6550s. The resulting performance advantages include 5% higher output power, increased reliability, greater headroom, and superior tone. The 6550WE features a metal-ringed base for increased power-handling capabilities.
Starting at $39.95
T-6AU6A_EF94 Vacuum Tube - 6AU6A / EF94, Pentode, Sharp Cut-Off
Miniature sharp cutoff pentode primarily designed for use as a high-gain radio-frequency or intermediate-frequency amplifier. Its low grid-plate capacitance and high transconductance make it especially suited for high-frequency wide-band applications
$7.90
T-12BA6_HF93 Vacuum Tube - 12BA6 / HF93, Pentode, Remote Cut-Off
Pentode amplifier having a remote control grid characteristic and utilizing the miniature construction. As a RF amplifier, it is characterized by high transconductance and low grid-plate capacitance.
$8.90
T-12BE6_HK90 Vacuum Tube - 12BE6 / HK90, Heptode
Miniature pentagrid converter designed to perform simultaneously the combined functions of the mixer and oscillator in superheterodyne receivers. The tube is suitable for use in the standard broadcast and FM bands.
$7.90
T-35W4 Vacuum Tube - 35W4, Rectifier, Half Wave
Miniature half-wave rectifier for use in line-operated equipment having series-connected heaters. The heater is tapped to permit operation of a panel lamp.
$7.90
T-6AQ5A_6HG5 Vacuum Tube - 6AQ5A / 6HG5, Tetrode, Beam Power
Miniature beam-power pentode designed for use in the audio-frequency power output stage of television and radio receivers. It may also be used as a triode-connected vertical deflection amplifier in television receivers.
$9.90
P-YJR Solid State Rectifier - Yellow Jackets® 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 Jackets® have a one year warranty against manufacturer defects.
$14.95
T-12AX7WA-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 12AX7WA, Sovtek
9 pin miniature preamp tube (Amplification Factor = 100). This Russian tube has strong lows and bright highs. Its lows demand attention when playing full bar chords. In overdrive, it offers a lot of crunchy fizz.
$13.75
T-6X4_EZ90 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
T-50C5 Vacuum Tube - 50C5, Beam Power Amplifier
Miniature beam pentode primarily designed for use in the audio-frequency power-output stage of radio receivers. The tube features high power sensitivity and high efficiency at relatively low plate and screen voltages
$24.90
T-6AV6_EBC91 Vacuum Tube - 6AV6 / EBC91, Dual Diode, Triode
Miniature duplex-diode, high-mu triode intended primarily for use as a combined detector, amplifier, and automatic-volume-control tube in radio receivers. The triode section incorporates a high amplification factor
$5.90
T-6BA6_EF93 Vacuum Tube - 6BA6 / EF93, Pentode, Remote Cut-Off
Miniature remote-cutoff pentode primarily designed for use as a high-gain radio-frequency or intermediate-frequency amplifier. Features include small size, low grid-plate capacitance, and high transconductance
$6.90
T-12AV6 Vacuum Tube - 12AV6, Diode, Dual Triode
Combines a high mu triode and two independent diode units in the 7-pin miniature construction. It permits a single tube to function as detector, AVC rectifier, and audio amplifier.
$5.90
T-6GH8A 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.
$6.90
T-50L6GT Vacuum Tube - 50L6GT, Beam Power Amplifier
The 50L6GT is designed for service in the output stage of ac/dc receivers. It delivers a high power output with high power sensitivity from low supply voltages.
$9.90
T-6AN8A Vacuum Tube - 6AN8A, Triode, Pentode
Medium mu triode and a sharp cutoff pentode. The pentode section may be used as an IF amplifier or a reactance tube; the triode section is well suited for use in low-frequency-oscillator, sync clipper, sync separator, and phase splitter circuits.
$15.90
T-6BE6_EK90 Vacuum Tube - 6BE6 / EK90, Heptode
Miniature heptode primarily designed to perform the combined functions of the mixer and oscillator in superheterodyne circuits in both the standard broadcast and FM bands.
$6.90
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