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.

Yellow Jackets

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

Tube Amp Doctor (TAD)

TAD is a German company established in 1993 which selects and matches electronic tubes and manufactures musical instrument accessories.

Groove Tubes

T-12AX7-PS-TAD Vacuum Tube - 12AX7A-C / ECC83, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
9 pin miniature preamp tube (Amplification Factor =100). Very good gain, tight deep bass, fat mids and silky top end with overall definition and brightness. Selected with balanced systems and recommended for guitar amps to improve overall response.
$16.95
T-6L6GC-TAD-X Vacuum Tube - 6L6GC, Tube Amp Doctor
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 30W) TAD 6L6GC-STR RCA-Style black-plate. TAD has the remakes of the all time favorite 6L6 classics by RCA and GE. The TAD 6L6GC-STR is your perfect choice if you are up for the sound of the rock legends.
Starting at $25.65
T-EL84-TAD-X Vacuum Tube - EL84, Tube Amp Doctor
Tube Amp Doctor 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 option. The sound can be described as very harmonic in the middle and treble frequencies, without adding too much power to the bass.
Starting at $16.75
T-7025WA-TAD Vacuum Tube - 7025-WA, Tube Amp Doctor, High-Grade, Premium Selected
The TAD 7025 WA delivers full gain with smooth top end. No microphonic issues even with the most sensitive preamps. The 7025 WA supports a fat midrange and creates a bold tone with lots of overtones. Played clean the TAD 7025 WA delivers a warm liquid tone which is very responsive to dynamic playing. Overdriven the 7025 WA provides lots of sustain with well defined mid-range punch.
$19.65
T-6V6GT-TAD Vacuum Tube - 6V6GT-STR, Tube Amp Doctor
This all new TAD 6V6GT-STR combines the exceptionally sweet characteristics of the NOS 6V6GT by RCA or of the GE 6V6GTY. It is a heavy duty 6V6GT tube, which can handle a higher plate current. 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.
Starting at $21.95
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.
$22.95
T-EL34B-TAD-X Vacuum Tube - EL34B, Tube Amp Doctor
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 25W) Sensational new high-gain EL34 tube with a very dynamic tone. An authentic remake of the British Mullard EL34. The clear and harmonic open top end allows for great clean tone and at the same time the TAD EL34B-STR offers incredibly powerful mids and equally powerful bass.
Starting at $21.25
T-12AT7-TAD Vacuum Tube - 12AT7 / ECC81-C, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
Rich-sounding Reverb Driver - Also Great for Headphone Amps! Low noise tube, selected for best symmetry and balance. A strong driver tube and a wounderfully rich-sounding reverb driver.
$16.75
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-12BH7A-TAD Vacuum Tube - 12BH7A-STR, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
Maximum of Reliability - Outstanding Tonal Quality! The all-new TAD 12BH7A-STR combines the best sonic and mechanical performance of the NOS RCA black plate with advantages of the GE version.
$17.25
T-6L6WGC-TAD-X Vacuum Tube - 6L6WGC, Tube Amp Doctor
The Classic Sound of the 1950s and 60s - Excellent Tone, Maximum Lifetime! The perfect choice for vintage tweed and blackface amps such as the 1960 Bassman, Twin, Showman or Super Reverb. The complex midrange and sweet heights are a class of its own. The TAD 6L6WGC-STR is our recommendation for classic tone with warm cleans and rich, sweet mids when pushed. Great for fat jazz or blues tones.
Starting at $24.50
T-12AX7-C-GT Vacuum Tube - 12AX7 C, Groove Tubes
9 pin miniature preamp tube (Amplification Factor = 100). This is the ubiquitous Chinese 12AX7 with added selection. The gain is high and the American "Groove Tubes" must be filtering out the noisiest ones. Great chiming tone with sweet, warm midrange excellent for Marshall® and Fender® amps. Smooth distortion characteristics and one of the highest-output preamp tubes in the GT 12AX7 line, with very consistent quality
$19.95
T-ECC83WA-TAD Vacuum Tube - ECC83-WA, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The TAD ECC83 WA Selected provides a stunning warm tone, thick midrange and sweet natural harmonics. We designed it with a triple mica construction for low noise performance. Perfect for clean or moderate gain preamps as well as for high-gain amps from V2 position. Its great dynamics, low noise operation and balanced warm tone make the TAD ECC83 WA to be an excellent all-rounder with great value for money.
$14.95
T-6L6GE-MP-GT Vacuum Tube - 6L6 GE Reissue, Groove Tubes, Matched Pair
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 30W)
EXCLUSIVE GT design. The GE is a faithful reproduction of the original "clear top" 6L6. The flagship of the GT 6L6 line, it looks and sounds exactly like the original G.E. tube used by Fender® in the '50s and '60s. It took more than four years to develop, and has stunning
clarity and power.
$52.00
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.
$16.75
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.
$24.95
T-12AT7-GT Vacuum Tube - 12AT7, Groove Tubes
9 pin miniature preamp tube (Amplification Factor = 60)
Durable phase splitter or driver tube. Excellent in vibrato or reverb circuits where consistent, high output power is desired.
$19.95
T-12AY7-GT Vacuum Tube - 12AY7, Groove Tubes
This tube is closest in specification to a 12AX7 and can be exchanged with a slight drop in gain. Most companies changed over to the 12AX7 as it became more common.
This tube can be tried in later Marshall amplifiers in the first gain position, where the owner of these amps would like to drop the background noise and lower the gain level to plexi or early 70s vintage gain levels with its returned wider frequency response.
$23.95
T-EL84-S-MP-GT Vacuum Tube - EL84, Groove Tubes, Matched Pair
Package of 2
Groove Tube's Gold Series EL84. The warmest Groove Tube in this family. It remains very buttery, with relatively high power output and very even response. A great replacement for many modern stock amps, overcoming a variety of design issues and limitations in inexpensive tube amps.
$44.00
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.
$19.95
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!
$18.95
T-6V6-C-MP-GT Vacuum Tube - 6V6 C, Groove Tubes, Matched Pair
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 14W) Classic design and affordable. Warm overdrive and soft distortion character. The 6V6 is a low-output power tube (12 - 18 watts) often used in Fender® amplifiers, including the Champ®, Deluxe™, Dual Professional, Vibro-King®, Princeton®, Vibrolux® and others. It has a very warm, round and soft response with rich harmonics, and distorts easily. One of the best choices ever produced for rehearsal and recording amplifiers.
$40.00
T-EL34M-MP-GT Vacuum Tube - EL34, Groove Tubes, Matched Pair
Package of 2
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 25W)
The GT EL34 is based on the original Mullard® EL34 of the '60s - the stock tube in all early Marshall® and Hiwatt® amps. Mullard produced it for about 15 years, and this is a faithful reproduction of the classic XF2 dual-getter version. It has a big, fat and well-defined tone and really “wakes up" reissue amps to perform like the originals. As close as you can get to vintage Marshall® power tube heaven.
$47.00
T-6L6-CHP-MP-GT Vacuum Tube - 6L6 CHP, Groove Tubes, Black Plate, Matched Pair
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 30W)
EXCLUSIVE GT design. This black-plate (carbonized nickel) design features extended heatsink wings. Has strong and focused output, and is highly recommended for enlivening any stock Fender® or Marshall® that uses a standard 6L6. High-performance design delivers 30 watts, with very high performance/headroom. An outstanding replacement for any tube amp with 6L6 power tubes.
$50.00
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