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.

Tube Amp Doctor (TAD)

TAD is a German company established in 1993 which selects and matches electronic tubes and manufactures musical instrument accessories.
T-7025-HG-TAD 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.
$35.00
T-12AX7-CZ-PS-TAD Vacuum Tube - 12AX7 / ECC83-Cz, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The Tube Amp Doctor premium selected 12AX7 / ECC83-Cz features big, warm, clean sounds with a mellow top-end when pushed to overdrive. It’s a great choice for guitar amps and HiFi alike. The ECC83-Cz is recommended if you want to emphasize punchy mids and is especially great when pushed into a fat overdrive. The TAD™ ECC83-Cz is a miniature, high-mu twin triode with good gain, round deep bass, somewhat compressed mids and very smooth top end. Selected and recommended for guitar amps to smoothen up the tone or for HiFi to shape the body of sound more to “that” tube tone. Best for jazzy and thick clean as well as for vintage bass response. Recommended for all positions in amps with medium gain level or High-Gain Amps for V2+ positions. As for V1 in general but especially for higher gain amps or phono/audio-amps, we recommend the RT030 7025/E83CC Highgrade, T-7025-HG-TAD.
$24.30
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T-7025-CZ-TAD Vacuum Tube - 7025 / E83CC, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The Tube Amp Doctor 7025 / E83CC Highgrade is the premium selection of the RT003 ECC83-Cz for V1 positions. This tube works exceptionally well in the V1 position of high gain amps, combo amps, and phono/audio-amps. The Tube Amp Doctor 7025 / E83CC Highgrade is a miniature, high-mu twin triode with good gain, round deep bass, somewhat compressed mids and very smooth top end. Selected and recommended for guitar amps to smoothen up the tone or for HiFi to shape the body of sound more to “that” tube tone. Best for jazzy and thick clean as well as for vintage bass response. The TAD™ 7025 / E83CC Highgrade can replace any 7025, 12AX7WA, 12AX7WB, 12AX7LPS, 12AX7EH, ECC83 or E83CC.
$32.95
T-6L6WGC-RB-TAD Vacuum Tube - 6L6WGC-STR, Redbase, Tube Amp Doctor
The Classic Sound of the 1950s and 60s - Excellent Tone, Maximum Lifetime! The TAD 6L6WGC-STR Redbase is the perfect choice for vintage tweed and blackface amps such as the 1960s Bassman, Twin, Showman or Super Reverb. The complex midrange and sweet heights are a class of its own. The TAD 6L6WGC-STR Redbase is recommended for classic tone with warm cleans and rich, sweet mids when pushed. Great for fat jazz or blues tones and our favorite in all open back combo amplifiers. The TAD 6L6WGC-STR is a remake of the small bottle clear-top GE6L6GC and has the same warm lower midrange and silky top end as the classic GE versions of the 1950s and 60s. Like the historic RCA 5881, this tube features a small bottle enclosure, clear top and side getter. The TAD 6L6GCM-STR and the TAD 6L6WGC-STR have our exclusive beefed up cathode coating, gold grid wire, double getter construction, no-noise filaments and 1.2mm thick heavy duty glass.
Starting at $44.95
T-5Y3GT-TAD 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.
$26.95
T-5751-PS-TAD Vacuum Tube - 5751, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
Low-noise Tube for Best Clean Tone! The TAD Selected 5751 is Tube Amp Doctor's first choice for noticeably improved clarity, smoothness, and a true vintage tone character for most guitar amps!
$34.95
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T-12AY7-PS-TAD 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.
$27.95
T-EF86-TAD Vacuum Tube - EF86 / 6267, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The Tube Amp Doctor EF86 / 6267 is a low noise and low microphonic version of the vintage pentode. These tubes were famously used in classic HiFi equipment and microphone preamps. The original Vox® AC15 circuit also used an EF86 and now, thanks to its recent availability, there are plenty of options for guitar amplifiers utilizing this unique tube. The TAD EF86 / 6267 meets all of the standards of the Tube Amp Doctor Premium Selection process. This tube has a rugged construction featuring an aesthetically pleasing perforated shield. The TAD EF86 / 6267 will work in and EF86 or 6267 position.
$33.95
T-6L6GCM-RB-TAD 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
T-12AT7-CZ-TAD Vacuum Tube - 12AT7 / ECC81-Cz, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The TAD ECC81 / 12AT7-Cz is selected with regards to a tight balance of both triodes making it ideal for the use as a balanced phase inverter. In addition to the perfect symmetrical systems, the strong amplification characteristics of the TAD ECC81 / 12AT7-Cz support increased dynamics of the output stage when used as phase driver or phase inverter tube. Q: When does a power tube become a Premium Selected power tube? A: All power tubes labeled Premium Selected have passed the following tests:
  • Plate Current (PC) and Amplification (TC)
  • Low Noise Test
  • Microphonic Test
  • Sonic Tests
  • Shock Tests
  • Listening Tests
  • Shorts & Leakage Tests
$22.50
T-5AR4-STR-TAD 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.
$46.95
T-6V6GT-RB-TAD 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
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T-12AU7A-TAD Vacuum Tube - 12AU7A / ECC82, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The Perfect Choice for Stereo Audio Applications - Ideal as a Balanced Driver. Latest revision providing great musical performance and rich tone. This TAD 12AU7A / ECC82 has especially strong systems which are selected to provide two symmetric triodes. The perfect choice for stereo audio applications and ideal as a balanced driver.
$28.95
T-KT66-TAD-X Vacuum Tube - KT66, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The Tube Amp Doctor KT-66 is an incredible remake of the classic British tube. With its large glass envelope contoured by smooth curves tapering into a rounded brown base, the TAD KT-66 not only looks like the original, it performs like the original. This KT66 offers plenty of headroom for a thick full bodied sound with smooth yet articulate highs. The KT-66 is famously used in vintage British plexi amps and makes a great replacement for that style of amplifier and many others. The TAD KT66 is matched for both plate current and transconductance and passes all of the tests of the TAD Premium Selection process. The TAD KT-66 can be used in any KT-66 position as well as 6L6GC and 5881 amps that can supply the required 1.27A for the heater.
Starting at $56.95
T-EL34-RB-TAD Vacuum Tube - EL34-STR, Redbase, Tube Amp Doctor
The TAD EL34-STR REDBASE™ is a glass envelope pentode with a plate dissipation rating of 25 Watts with convection cooling. It is intended for audio frequency power amplification service in either pentode, ultralinear or triode connection and single ended or push-pull/parallel applications.
The TAD EL34-STR REDBASE™ is designed to be a direct replacement for any EL34 / 6CA7 / KT77 or equivalent. Close manufacturing specification tolerances, gold wire grid, improved processing and final testing and QC at TAD in Germany provides enhanced reliability, superior sonic performance and grants overall consistency.
Starting at $44.95
T-12AY7-HG-TAD Vacuum Tube - 12AY7, Tube Amp Doctor, Highgrade
High grade tube. 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.
$35.95
T-6550A-STR-TAD-X Vacuum Tube - 6550A-STR, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The Tube Amp Doctor 6550A-STR is built and performs to the same standards as the highly sought after GE 6550A. TAD has meticulously designed the plate material to be as strong and pure as possible resulting in an exceptionally stable, consistent, and reliable 6550. The TAD 6550A features a thick straight glass envelope, a metal base, and an authentic triple getter. The frequency response of this tube is remarkably balanced and smooth. Transparent natural lows and thick rich mids with silky highs make this an excellent tube for HiFi equipment as well as classic bass guitar amplifiers. The Tube Amp Doctor 6550A-STR offers outstanding performance in all applications. This tube is matched for both plate current and transconductance. The TAD 6550A-STR also passes all of the tests required in the Premium Selection process.
Starting at $79.95
Partially Out of Stock
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.
$32.95
T-12AX7-RB-TAD 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.
$35.95
T-KT88-STR-TAD-X Vacuum Tube - KT88-STR, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The Tube Amp Doctor KT88-STR is build just like the original tube with its thick curved glass envelope and metal base. The similarities don’t stop with its attractive appearance. This KT88 offers a lively and dynamic tone that is ideal in both HiFi audio amplifiers and high wattage guitar / bass amps. The sound of the TAD KT88 is pleasantly warm at all frequencies with detailed mids, articulate and nuanced highs, and harmonically rich and natural lows. The linear response is excellent. The TAD KT88-STR is matched for both plate current and transconductance and passes all of the tests of the TAD Premium Selection process.
Starting at $89.95
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