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.

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T-E34L-BL-JJ Vacuum Tube - E34L, JJ Electronics, Blue Glass
Blue glass envelope. The JJ Electronic E34L adds more power to a standard EL34 due to its higher grid voltage rating. This increase gives the tube more headroom and a tighter response on the low end. The wide frequency response of this tube offers excellent harmonics that work in a variety of genres ranging from the cleanest cleans to rich and aggressive breakup.
Starting at $18.95
T-5881-JJ Vacuum Tube - 5881, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 5881 is very similar to the 6L6GC but with a plate dissipation of 23W rather than 30W. Another physical difference is the shorter bulb. These tubes have a soft and balanced response that sounds great in both guitar amps and hifi equipment. The JJ 5881 will work in any amp that uses 6L6 tubes.
Starting at $18.95
T-KT66-VA Vacuum Tube - KT66, Valve Art
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 25W)
Starting at $38.44
T-12AX7-CV4004-MUL Vacuum Tube - 12AX7/CV4004, Mullard
Mullard 12AX7 / CV4004 dual triode preamp tube. Made in Russa. The CV4004/12AX7 is a high gain, low noise valve with a short plate structure for reduced microphonics. Excellent for use in high gain Marshall pre-amplifier circuits where noise and microphonics can be a problem. Great for guitar amps.
$22.75
T-EL34II-JJ Vacuum Tube - EL34 II, JJ Electronics, Pentode
A different construction of the classic EL34 tube that offers a different tonal palette than the original. This tube has a more compact plate structure than standard EL34’s. The JJ EL34 II has an increased low to low-mid end with plenty of headroom to spare. The JJ EL34 II is stronger than the original but not harsh sounding in any way.
Starting at $16.00
T-12AY7-PS-TAD Vacuum Tube - 12AY7, 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-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-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-KT66-JJ Vacuum Tube - KT66, JJ Electronics
A sonically faithful reproduction of the original tubes with a robust construction encased in a thick glass envelope. The JJ KT66 delivers a powerful 25 Watts with plenty of headroom. This tube has a tone that is warm, thick, and straightforward. With a more balanced sound than the 6L6GC, the JJ KT66 is an excellent choice for a full bodied tone.
Starting at $39.95
T-EL509-S-JJ Vacuum Tube - EL509, JJ Electronics
Package of 2
The JJ Electronic EL509S is an eight pin octal based version of the EL509 / EL519. This modified version does not have the top plate cap which is instead wired to a pin on the octal base. This tube is rated for 700V and 42 Watts plate dissipation. The JJ EL509 is popularly used in output transformerless OTL amplifiers.
Starting at $38.95
T-KT88-VA Vacuum Tube - KT88, Valve Art
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 42W).
Starting at $40.92
T-6550A-VA Vacuum Tube - 6550A, Valve Art
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 42W)
Starting at $37.14
T-6L6WGS-SINO Vacuum Tube - 6L6WGS, Black Plate, Short Bottle, Made in China
6L6WGS - Black Plate, Short Bottle, Made in China
Starting at $17.30
T-6L6WGC-SINO Vacuum Tube - 6L6WGC, Black Plate, Made in China
6L6WGC - Black Plate, Made in China
Starting at $17.30
T-12AU7A-MUL Vacuum Tube - 12AU7A, Mullard, Dual Triode
Amperex Bugle Boy brand. Miniature medium-mu twin triode intended for service in radio and television receivers or in audio amplifiers.
$99.90
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T-6V6GT-MUL Vacuum Tube - 6V6GT, Mullard
Mullard 6V6GT tube. Made in Russia.
This valve is built to stand the high voltages encountered in the Fender Deluxe Reverb and other guitar amplifiers that ran the valves above the published specification. The smooth and balanced frequency response also makes it suitable for hi-fi use.
Starting at $24.95
T-12AT7-MUL Vacuum Tube - 12AT7, Mullard
Mullard 12AT7 / ECC81 dual triode preamp tube. Made in Russia.
$22.50
T-KT88-MUL Vacuum Tube - KT88, Mullard
Mullard KT88 power tube. Made in Russia.
This is an exact copy of the KT88 valves that were manufactured by Marconi-Osram for Marshall in the late 1960s and 1970s. Excellent replacement output valve for the Marshall Major to retain the original sound.
Starting at $43.95
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.
$19.95
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 $43.95
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 $49.25
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.
$22.95
T-7025-S-TAD Vacuum Tube - 7025 S, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The vintage made in England Mullard ECC83 has been accurately recreated in the Tube Amp Doctor 7025 S. This highly sought after tube is regarded by many as the best dual triode to have ever been created for audio use. TAD offers a reliable and affordable way to experience the sound of this legendary tube.
The 7025 S is notable for its rich and complex harmonics. The warmth in the midrange of this tube stands out among similar preamp tubes. The TAD 7025 has nice round clean tones as well as a creamy yet articulate overdrive. Its rugged mechanical construction with extra thick mica spacers along with TAD’s premium selection process ensures a highly reliable preamp tube. Tube Amp Doctor especially recommends the 7025 S for use in British and British style amplifiers.
The Tube Amp Doctor 7025 works in any 7025, 12AX7, or ECC83 position.
$32.95
T-6SL7GT-TAD Vacuum Tube - 6SL7GT, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The Tube Amp Doctor 6SL7GT meets all of the reliability and quality requirements of a TAD Premium Selected tube including low noise and gain balanced triodes. This 6SL7 has a great lively tone with smooth and clear highs and a sonically rich mid range. The TAD 6SL7GT can also be used as an upgrade for Russian 6N9 and 6N9P tubes.
$24.95
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