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.
The 12AT7 is a miniature, high-mu, twin triode designed for use as a grounded-grid radio-frequency amplifier or as a combined oscillator and mixer at frequencies below approximately 300 megacycles.
Ten 12AX7s. One of each of the following: JJ Electronic 12AX7, Mullard 12AX7, Tube Amp Doctor premium selected 12AX7, Ruby Tubes 12AX7, Sovtek 12AX7WA, JJ Electronic ECC803S, Chinese high-grade 12AX7B, Groove Tubes 12AX7, Electro-Harmonix 12AX7, Tung-Sol 12AX7
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
Mullard 12AU7 / ECC82 dual triode preamp tube. Made in Russia.
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 25W)
Starting at $33.98
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.
Genalex Gold Lion ECC83 (12AX7) dual triode preamp tube with standard pins. Made in China. The Genalex Gold Lion 12AX7/ECC83 Standard Pins is a low cost alternative to the Genalex Gold Lion B759/12AX7 Gold Pins. This tube has a short plate format for reduced microphonics and has been put through a special selection process to ensure low noise and good balance of gain between the two triode sections. Get Genalex Gold Lion quality at almost half the cost.
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
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.
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.
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!
The JJ Electronic 12BH7-A is a faithful reproduction of the original tube. Its rugged construction offers high reliability. The JJ 12BH7-A can be used as a replacement for any 12BH7 tube.
Miniature remote-cutoff pentode intended for use as a high-gain radio frequency or intermediate-frequency amplifier. Its remote-cutoff characteristic makes it suitable for use in circuits to which it is desired to apply automatic-gain-control.
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
Filament type power-amplifier pentode tube designed for use in the output stage of battery operated equipment.
Variable mu pentode amplifier in the octal metal (glass) construction. It is suitable for use with AVC in RF and IF amplifiers and minimizes cross modulation.
The 6K7G is an indirectly heated pentode of the vari-mu (remote cut-off) type for use in the RF or IF stages of radio equipment.
Duplex-diode high-mu triode designed for use as a combined detector, automatic-volume-control rectifier and audio amplifier in a-c, a-c/d-c, or automobile receivers.
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Miniature power pentode designed primarily for use as the video output amplifier in television receivers. Like the 12BY7, it features high transconductance, high power sensitivity, and low interelectrode capacitances.
Miniature pentode designed for use as a radio-frequency or intermediate-frequency amplifier in television receivers. Features of the tube include high transconductance and low interelectrode capacitances.
Miniature tube containing three high-perveance diodes and a high-mu triode in the same envelope. One of the diodes has a separate cathode connection. The tube is designed for use as a combined AM and FM detector and audio-frequency amplifier.
Miniature, medium-mu twin triode designed primarily for use as a vertical-deflection amplifier in television receivers. The two sections may be employed in parallel, or as a combined vertical-deflection amplifier and vertical oscillator.
Electro-Harmonix 7868 power pentode tube with “novar” base. Made in Russia.
Starting at $29.50
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