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.
Tube Amp Doctor (TAD)TAD is a German company established in 1993 which selects and matches electronic tubes and manufactures musical instrument accessories.
New Old Stock (NOS)Our new-old-stock tubes were made by the major U.S. manufacturers, along with a small number of European manufacturers and are tested and guaranteed.
Vacuum TubesThe 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 - 6L6GC, Tube Amp Doctor
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 30W) TAD 6L6GC-STR RCA-Style black-plate. TAD has the remakes of the all time favorite 6L6 classics by RCA and GE. The TAD 6L6GC-STR is your perfect choice if you are up for the sound of the rock legends.
Starting at $24.95
Vacuum Tube - 12AX7A-C / ECC83, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
9 pin miniature preamp tube (Amplification Factor =100). Very good gain, tight deep bass, fat mids and silky top end with overall definition and brightness. Selected with balanced systems and recommended for guitar amps to improve overall response.
Vacuum Tube - EL34B, Tube Amp Doctor
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 25W) Sensational new high-gain EL34 tube with a very dynamic tone. An authentic remake of the British Mullard EL34. The clear and harmonic open top end allows for great clean tone and at the same time the TAD EL34B-STR offers incredibly powerful mids and equally powerful bass.
Starting at $24.50
Vacuum Tube - EL84, Tube Amp Doctor
Tube Amp Doctor opted for the thickest glass possible and the heaviest construction available, just like the Russian EL84M, and combined these features with the sonically most promising cathode plate option. The sound can be described as very harmonic in the middle and treble frequencies, without adding too much power to the bass.
Starting at $18.45
Vacuum Tube - 6L6WGC, Tube Amp Doctor
The Classic Sound of the 1950s and 60s - Excellent Tone, Maximum Lifetime! The perfect choice for vintage tweed and blackface amps such as the 1960 Bassman, Twin, Showman or Super Reverb. The complex midrange and sweet heights are a class of its own. The TAD 6L6WGC-STR is our recommendation for classic tone with warm cleans and rich, sweet mids when pushed. Great for fat jazz or blues tones.
Starting at $24.95
Vacuum Tube - 5AR4 STR, Tube Amp Doctor
Tube Amp Doctor 5AR4 Rectifier, Premium Selected. A faithful reproduction of the Mullard/VALVO GZ34. Pure power and the typical sag is the distinguishing characteristic of the most popular guitar amps of the 1960s guitar heroes till today.
Vacuum Tube - 7025-WA, Tube Amp Doctor, High-Grade, Premium Selected
The TAD 7025 WA delivers full gain with smooth top end. No microphonic issues even with the most sensitive preamps. The 7025 WA supports a fat midrange and creates a bold tone with lots of overtones. Played clean the TAD 7025 WA delivers a warm liquid tone which is very responsive to dynamic playing. Overdriven the 7025 WA provides lots of sustain with well defined mid-range punch.
Vacuum Tube - 5Y3GT, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected, Rectifier
The Tube Amp Doctor 5Y3GT / 6087 is a small bottle rectifier designed to perform closely to the original rectifier tubes used in many 1950s tweed amplifiers. This rectifier offers high reliability due to its rugged construction and the Tube Amp Doctor Premium Selection process. The TAD 5Y3GT is a great tube for vintage style sag compression.
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.
Vacuum Tube - 12AT7 / ECC81-C, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
Rich-sounding Reverb Driver - Also Great for Headphone Amps! Low noise tube, selected for best symmetry and balance. A strong driver tube and a wounderfully rich-sounding reverb driver.
Vacuum Tube - 12BH7A-STR, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
Maximum of Reliability - Outstanding Tonal Quality! The all-new TAD 12BH7A-STR combines the best sonic and mechanical performance of the NOS RCA black plate with advantages of the GE version.
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 - 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 - 6X4 / EZ90, Rectifier, Full Wave
Miniature heater-cathode type twin diode designed for full-wave rectifier operation in compact power supplies. The tube is intended for service in automobile and a-c radio receivers.
Vacuum Tube - 6BE6 / EK90, Heptode
Miniature heptode primarily designed to perform the combined functions of the mixer and oscillator in superheterodyne circuits in both the standard broadcast and FM bands.
Vacuum Tube - 12BA6 / HF93, Pentode, Remote Cut-Off
Pentode amplifier having a remote control grid characteristic and utilizing the miniature construction. As a RF amplifier, it is characterized by high transconductance and low grid-plate capacitance.
Vacuum Tube - 6AQ5A / 6HG5, Tetrode, Beam Power
Miniature beam-power pentode designed for use in the audio-frequency power output stage of television and radio receivers. It may also be used as a triode-connected vertical deflection amplifier in television receivers.
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 - 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!
Vacuum Tube - KT66, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The Tube Amp Doctor KT-66 is an incredible remake of the classic British tube. With its large glass envelope contoured by smooth curves tapering into a rounded brown base, the TAD KT-66 not only looks like the original, it performs like the original. This KT66 offers plenty of headroom for a thick full bodied sound with smooth yet articulate highs. The KT-66 is famously used in vintage British plexi amps and makes a great replacement for that style of amplifier and many others. The TAD KT66 is matched for both plate current and transconductance and passes all of the tests of the TAD Premium Selection process. The TAD KT-66 can be used in any KT-66 position as well as 6L6GC and 5881 amps that can supply the required 1.27A for the heater.
Starting at $31.95
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 - 12AU7A / ECC82, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The Perfect Choice for Stereo Audio Applications - Ideal as a Balanced Driver. Latest revision providing great musical performance and rich tone. This TAD 12AU7A / ECC82 has especially strong systems which are selected to provide two symmetric triodes. The perfect choice for stereo audio applications and ideal as a balanced driver.
Vacuum Tube - 6C4 / EC90, Triode, Medium-MU
Miniature, medium-mu triode suitable for use in a wide variety of general purpose applications. It is especially useful as a local oscillator in high-frequency and very-high-frequency receiver circuits.
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.