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.

Tube Amp Doctor (TAD)

TAD is a German company established in 1993 which selects and matches electronic tubes and manufactures musical instrument accessories.
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 $53.96
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Originally: $59.95
T-6A3-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 6A3, Sovtek
Sovtek 6A3 power triode tube. Made in Russia.
Starting at $50.40
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Originally: $56.00
T-2A3-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 2A3, Sovtek
Sovtek 2A3 power triode tube. Made in Russia.
Super 2A3.
Starting at $50.36
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Originally: $55.95
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 $44.96
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Originally: $49.95
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 $44.06
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T-KT88-BL-JJ Vacuum Tube - KT88, JJ Electronics, Blue Glass
Blue glass envelope. A sonically faithful reproduction of the original tubes with a robust construction encased in a thick glass envelope. The JJ KT88 delivers a powerful 42 Watts with plenty of headroom to spare. This tube has a tone that is warm and lively with a detailed and balance response.
Starting at $40.46
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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 $36.86
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Originally: $40.95
T-KT88-VA Vacuum Tube - KT88, Valve Art
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 42W).
Starting at $36.83
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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 $35.96
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T-KT88-JJ Vacuum Tube - KT88, JJ Electronics
A sonically faithful reproduction of the original tubes with a robust construction encased in a thick glass envelope. The JJ KT88 delivers a powerful 42 Watts with plenty of headroom to spare. This tube has a tone that is warm and lively with a detailed and balance response. The JJ KT88 is an excellent choice for Hi-Fi stereo equipment as well as guitar amplifiers. It can be used in place of 6550 tubes.
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T-EL509-S-JJ-X Vacuum Tube - EL509, JJ Electronics
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 $35.06
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Originally: $38.95
T-KT66-VA Vacuum Tube - KT66, Valve Art
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 25W)
Starting at $34.60
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Originally: $38.44
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 $34.16
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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 $34.16
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T-6550A-VA Vacuum Tube - 6550A, Valve Art
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 42W)
Starting at $33.43
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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.
$28.76
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Originally: $31.95
T-KT66-TAD-X 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 $28.76
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T-6H30PI-SOVT Vacuum Tube - 6H30PI, Sovtek
Sovtek 6H30PI dual triode preamp tube. Made in Russia.
The 6H30 is a medium-mu dual triode with a very high-perveance cathode. The low plate resistance, combined with a superior linearity, and a true 4 watt per plate dissipation, make for a high performance voltage amp or driver.
$27.86
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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.
$25.97
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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.
$25.97
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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.
$25.65
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T-5AR4-STR-TAD 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.
$25.16
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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.
$23.36
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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.
$23.36
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Originally: $25.95
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