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.

Tung-Sol

Sovtek

Manufactured in Saratov, Russia.
T-12AX7-TUNG-X Vacuum Tube - 12AX7, Tung-Sol Reissue
Russian made reissue of the original Tungsol. The Ultimate 12AX7. Big, warm, and musical. High Gain, ultra-low microphonics, and superb linearity with a dynamic 3-D sound. Available with gold pins.
Starting at $15.95
T-6L6GC-STR-T Vacuum Tube - 6L6GC STR, Tung-Sol Reissue
Tung Sol 6L6GC “STR” beam-power tetrode tube. Made in Russia. The Tung-Sol legacy continues with the introduction of the new 6L6GC STR. The ultimate in musical tone and smooth overdrive, the STR delivers the sound that established Tung-Sol as the benchmark of quality. Built to the same “Special Tube Request” specs of leading amplifier manufacturers of the 1960s, the 6L6GC STR is a rugged and reliable power tube for use in the most demanding guitar amplifier circuits.
Starting at $23.45
T-6V6GT-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 6V6GT, Tung-Sol Reissue
Totally Tweed! The preferred OEM tube of '50s-era Fender Tweed Champ and Deluxe amplifiers The Tungsol 6V6 has a geometry designed to safely handle the higher voltages used in guitar amps " plus heavier plate and grid materials. The result.. better mids and bottom while keeping the smooth top of the classic 6V6's. The Tungsol 6V6 breaks up evenly from low E to high up the neck. Blues players will LOVE these tubes for the way they sing!
Starting at $24.50
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-EL84-TUNG Vacuum Tube - EL84 / 6BQ5, Tung-Sol Reissue
Due to many requests by fans, the Tung-Sol EL84/6BQ5 has been reissued. The Tung-Sol EL84 / 6BQ5 was a popular OEM tube for American-made EL84 / 6BQ5 guitar amplifiers, such as those built by Gibson and Harmony. Due to its rugged construction and conservative ratings, it is the most reliable current production EL84 type available for use in Vox AC-30 type amplifiers. In addition, its linearity and tone characteristic make it the ideal replacement for EL84 hi-fi amplifiers, such as those built by Fisher, Scott, and Harmon-Kardon. 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 $16.75
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-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-5881-TUNG 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 $23.65
T-EL34B-TUNG 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 $26.50
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-6550-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 6550, Tung-Sol Reissue
Copy of the original type 3 Tung-Sol 6550 made in the 1960s. Triple getter, carbonized screen, and gold plated grid. The current production benchmark of the classic 6550.
Made in Saratov, Russia
Starting at $45.95
T-12AT7-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 12AT7, Tung-Sol Reissue
Tung Sol 12AT7W / 6201 dual triode preamp tube. Made in Russia. Premium Twin Triode ideal for use in reverb and driver circuits. Superior dissipation compared to NOS versions of this tube.
• Extra-low microphonics makes it the best 12AT7 choice for reverb circuits. Also suitable for HiFi.
• Factory selected for closest tolerances and most consistent performance
• ECC81 equivalent
$19.95
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-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-5AR4-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 5AR4, Sovtek
Octal rectifier tube (Max DC output current = 250 mA)
$21.75
T-5AR4-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 5AR4, Tung-Sol Reissue
Tung Sol 5AR4 rectifier tube. Made in Russia. Premium directly heated heavy duty rectifier Diode. Helps extend the life of the other valves in the amplifier by allowing them to heat up before plate voltage is applied. Tung-Sol tubes reflect the best in vintage construction with unsurpassed tone and reliability.
  • Low internal voltage drop & controlled heater warm up time
  • Excellent choice for both Hifi and instrument amplification
  • Replacement/upgrade for all 5AR4/GZ34 types
$34.85
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-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-6EU7-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 6EU7, Tung-Sol Reissue
Russian Tung-Sol 6EU7 tube. High-Mu twin triode with 9 pin miniature base. Made in Russia.
$26.85
T-6SL7GT-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 6SL7GT, Sovtek
Sovtek 6SL7GT
$15.25
T-6SN7GTB-TUNG 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.
$25.95
T-12AU7-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 12AU7 / 6189, Tung-Sol Reissue
Tung Sol 12AU7W / 6189 dual triode preamp tube. Made in Russia.
$20.95
T-7591A-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 7591A, Tung-Sol Reissue
Tung Sol 7591A beam-power tube. Made in Russia.
Starting at $31.95
T-6SC7-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 6SC7, Sovtek
Sovtek 6SC7 high-mu twin-triode preamp tube. Made in Russia.
$22.50
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