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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Sovtek

Manufactured in Saratov, Russia.

Tung-Sol

T-12AT7-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 12AT7, Tung-Sol Reissue
Tung Sol 12AT7W / 6201 dual triode preamp tube. Made in Russia. Premium Twin Triode ideal for use in reverb and driver circuits. Superior dissipation compared to NOS versions of this tube.
• Extra-low microphonics makes it the best 12AT7 choice for reverb circuits. Also suitable for HiFi.
• Factory selected for closest tolerances and most consistent performance
• ECC81 equivalent
$19.95
T-12AU7-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 12AU7 / 6189, Tung-Sol Reissue
Tung Sol 12AU7W / 6189 dual triode preamp tube. Made in Russia.
$20.95
T-12AX7-TUNG-X Vacuum Tube - 12AX7, Tung-Sol Reissue
Russian made reissue of the original Tungsol. The Ultimate 12AX7. Big, warm, and musical. High Gain, ultra-low microphonics, and superb linearity with a dynamic 3-D sound. Available with gold pins.
Starting at $15.95
T-12AX7LPS-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 12AX7LPS, Sovtek
9 pin miniature preamp tube (Amplification Factor = 100). This Russian tube is full bodied and well balanced. It has a high gain with a very smooth presentation. In overdrive, it is not quite as defined as the 12AX7-S-JJ, but it offers more crunchy fizz.
$14.50
T-12AX7WA-SOVT 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.
$13.95
T-12AX7WB-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 12AX7WB, Sovtek
Sovtek 12AX7WB dual triode.
$14.75
T-12AX7WC-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 12AX7WC, Sovtek
Sovtek 12AX7WC dual triode preamp tube. Made in Russia.
$14.75
T-2A3-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 2A3, Sovtek
Sovtek 2A3 power triode tube. Made in Russia.
Super 2A3.
Starting at $55.95
T-5751-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 5751, Sovtek
Sovtek 5751 dual triode.
$19.50
T-5751-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 5751, Tung-Sol Reissue
Tung Sol 5751 dual triode preamp tube. Made in Russia. NOS specs call the 5751 a “special 12AX7” having a high-mu amplification factor of 70.
$24.95
T-5881-SOVT 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 $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-5881-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 5881, Tung-Sol Reissue
Russian made reissue of the original Tungsol.
The 5881 is the electrical equivalent to types 6L6 and 6L6G except that the plate and screen dissipation ratings have been increased approximately 20 percent. It embodies a complete mechanical redesign which results in greater resistance to shock and vibration.
Starting at $20.95
T-5881WXT-SV 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 $19.65
T-5AR4-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 5AR4, Sovtek
Octal rectifier tube (Max DC output current = 250 mA)
$21.75
T-5AR4-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 5AR4, Tung-Sol Reissue
Tung Sol 5AR4 rectifier tube. Made in Russia. Premium directly heated heavy duty rectifier Diode. Helps extend the life of the other valves in the amplifier by allowing them to heat up before plate voltage is applied. Tung-Sol tubes reflect the best in vintage construction with unsurpassed tone and reliability.
  • Low internal voltage drop & controlled heater warm up time
  • Excellent choice for both Hifi and instrument amplification
  • Replacement/upgrade for all 5AR4/GZ34 types
$34.50
T-5Y3GT-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 5Y3GT, Sovtek
Octal rectifier tube (Max DC output current = 125 mA) An indirectly heated diode intended for rectification of commercial-frequency alternating current. It has a 140 mA maximum output and filament voltage of 5 V and a filament current of 2 A ± 0.2 mA.
$16.75
T-6550-JJ 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 $37.95
T-6550-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 6550, Tung-Sol Reissue
Copy of the original type 3 Tung-Sol 6550 made in the 1960s. Triple getter, carbonized screen, and gold plated grid. The current production benchmark of the classic 6550.
Made in Saratov, Russia
Starting at $40.95
T-6550A-VA Vacuum Tube - 6550A, Valve Art
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 42W)
Starting at $37.14
T-6550WE-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 6550WE, Sovtek
The Sovtek 6550WE was designed to be the finest 6550 ever produced. Thicker plates, improved heat dissipation, higher transconductance, and increased linearity are just some of the inherent aspects of the new Sovtek super 6550s. The resulting performance advantages include 5% higher output power, increased reliability, greater headroom, and superior tone. The 6550WE features a metal-ringed base for increased power-handling capabilities.
Starting at $37.95
T-6A3-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 6A3, Sovtek
Sovtek 6A3 power triode tube. Made in Russia.
Starting at $56.00
T-6B4G-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 6B4G, Sovtek
Sovtek 6B4G power triode tube. Made in Russia.
Sovtek is proud to announce the release of the Sovtek 6B4G vacuum tube. Unlike traditional 6B4G's, which consist of dual triodes connected in parallel inside the tube's envelope, the Sovtek 6B4G utilizes a single triode design with a Directly Heated cathode element. This updated design eliminates differential resistance loading common to other 6B4G's, yielding a much more reliable tube. In addition, the Sovtek 6B4G has a lower inter-electrode capacitance, offering a wider frequency response with high sound detail.
Starting at $59.95
T-6C45PI-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 6C45PI, Sovtek
Sovtek 6C45PI single triode preamp tube. Made in Russia.
The 6C45P (6S45P in the western alphabet) is a high mu triode with a very high transconductance, incredible linearity, very low noise, and low plate resistance. This amazing tube will excel in small signal applications, as well as a driver, or anywhere really precise performance is required.
$31.95
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