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.

Groove Tubes

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-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-6V6-SDM-MP-GT Vacuum Tube - 6V6-SD-M, Groove Tubes, Matched Pair
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. Our most premium design, for long life and professional performance. The choice for many pro players who use Groove Tubes in their favorite amps for recording and rehearsal; fully captures the spirit and sound of tube amps from the '50s and '60s to the present.
$55.00
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-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-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
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