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 - 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.
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 $16.95
Vacuum Tube - 6550, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 6550 is a robust tube built in the rugged fashion that JJ is famous for. At 35 Watts, these tubes have a warm round tone with a thick and defined low end. The JJ 6550 is an excellent choice for bass heads, tube organs, and Hi-Fi amplifiers.
Starting at $36.95
Vacuum Tube - EL844, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic EL844 is a variation on the classic tube which reduces the overall headroom by 25%. With the reduced power, hitting that rich distortion that the EL84 is notorious for is more manageable. This tube will hit full saturated power tube sounds without having to crank the amps volume as high which makes them a great choice for recording as well as home / bedroom use.
Starting at $12.50
Vacuum Tube - 811A, Triode, Power Amplifier, China
Chinese 811A Available in Singles or Matched Pairs - please select from list.
Starting at $26.04
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 $23.50
Vacuum Tube - 12SQ7, Diode, Dual, Triode
Combines two diode units and a high-mu triode in a single envelope. Each section uses a common cathode. It is intended for service as a combined detector, AVC source, and high gain audio amplifier.
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.
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 $18.25
Vacuum Tube - 5AR4, Sovtek
Octal rectifier tube (Max DC output current = 250 mA)
Vacuum Tube - 12AX7S, JJ Electronics, Mid Gain
A new take on the classic 12AX7 preamp tube. While it uses the same rugged build and thick glass as other JJ preamp tubes, this tube differs in construction from the typical 12AX7 in that it features a medium-long plate, which provides a dynamic and open sound with a rich forward sounding mid range. This tube offers low noise and low microphonics.
Vacuum Tube - EF806 / EF86 / 6267, JJ Electronics, Long Plate
The JJ Electronic EF806S is a high quality reproduction of the classic EF86. This pentode features a robust construction with the internal shielding used in the original tubes. The JJ EF806 can be used in any EF86 circuit including microphones and amplifiers.
Starting at $29.95
Vacuum Tube - 5U4GB, Electro-Harmonix
Superior directly heated rectifier Diode. Replacement for all 5U4 types, including NOS-style "big bottle" tubes.
Vacuum Tube - 6L6, Electro-Harmonix
Superior power Beam tetrode with large plate dimensions and improved grid structure for increased power handling capabilities. Excellent tone and performance compared to most other 6L6 or KT66 types.
Starting at $21.75
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 $24.70
Vacuum Tube - 12AX7B, China
9 pin miniature preamp tube (Amplification Factor = 100). The Chinese 12AX7B is very similar in tone to its standard Chinese cousin, but the Bs seem to average in at slightly lower gain and noise.
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.
Vacuum Tube - ECC802 / 12AU7, JJ Electronics, Long Plate
A high performance, long plate version of the ECC82 / 12AU7. Like all JJ preamp tubes, these are built into a rugged package using the spiral filament and robust plate structure resulting in low microphonics and high reliability. The long plate version of this tube differs from the standard version with its stronger and fuller sound which offers a wider and more balanced frequency response.
Starting at $13.45
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.