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.

Tung-Sol

Tube Amp Doctor (TAD)

TAD is a German company established in 1993 which selects and matches electronic tubes and manufactures musical instrument accessories.
T-EL84-TUNG Vacuum Tube - EL84 / 6BQ5, Tung-Sol Reissue
Due to many requests by fans, the Tung-Sol EL84/6BQ5 has been reissued. The Tung-Sol EL84 / 6BQ5 was a popular OEM tube for American-made EL84 / 6BQ5 guitar amplifiers, such as those built by Gibson and Harmony. Due to its rugged construction and conservative ratings, it is the most reliable current production EL84 type available for use in Vox AC-30 type amplifiers. In addition, its linearity and tone characteristic make it the ideal replacement for EL84 hi-fi amplifiers, such as those built by Fisher, Scott, and Harmon-Kardon. Tube measurements are as follows:
  • Height: 2.75” (without pins)*
  • Diameter: 0.87”*

*Note: Due to the method of production in regards to the glass, measurements may vary slightly.
Starting at $14.65
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 $14.95
T-5Y3GT-TAD 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.
$14.99
T-ECC83WA-TAD Vacuum Tube - ECC83-WA, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
The TAD ECC83 WA Selected provides a stunning warm tone, thick midrange and sweet natural harmonics. We designed it with a triple mica construction for low noise performance. Perfect for clean or moderate gain preamps as well as for high-gain amps from V2 position. Its great dynamics, low noise operation and balanced warm tone make the TAD ECC83 WA to be an excellent all-rounder with great value for money.
$15.95
T-12BH7A-TAD 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.
$15.99
T-7581-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 7581, Tung-Sol
Russian Tung-Sol 7581 tube. Beam power pentode with octal base. (May be substituted for 6L6GC). Made in Russia.
Starting at $16.75
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T-12AT7-TAD 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.
$17.25
T-12AU7A-TAD 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.
$17.25
T-EL84-TAD-X 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
T-12AX7-PS-TAD 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.
$18.50
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-EL84S-STR-TAD-X Vacuum Tube - EL84S-STR Blackplate, TAD, Premium Selected
The Tube Amp Doctor Blackplate series offers the highest tube performance due to the stable heat dissipation of the black anode. This results in an increased tube-life and tones that rival the classic NOS tubes.
Starting at $19.95
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-12AU7-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 12AU7 / 6189, Tung-Sol Reissue
Tung Sol 12AU7W / 6189 dual triode preamp tube. Made in Russia.
$20.95
T-5751-PS-TAD 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!
$20.95
T-6V6GT-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 6V6GT, Tung-Sol Reissue
Totally Tweed! The preferred OEM tube of '50s-era Fender Tweed Champ and Deluxe amplifiers The Tungsol 6V6 has a geometry designed to safely handle the higher voltages used in guitar amps " plus heavier plate and grid materials. The result.. better mids and bottom while keeping the smooth top of the classic 6V6's. The Tungsol 6V6 breaks up evenly from low E to high up the neck. Blues players will LOVE these tubes for the way they sing!
Starting at $21.95
T-7025WA-TAD 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.
$21.95
T-12AY7-PS-TAD Vacuum Tube - 12AY7 / 6072A, Tube Amp Doctor, Premium Selected
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.
$21.95
T-6L6GC-STR-T Vacuum Tube - 6L6GC STR, Tung-Sol Reissue
Tung Sol 6L6GC “STR” beam-power tetrode tube. Made in Russia. The Tung-Sol legacy continues with the introduction of the new 6L6GC STR. The ultimate in musical tone and smooth overdrive, the STR delivers the sound that established Tung-Sol as the benchmark of quality. Built to the same “Special Tube Request” specs of leading amplifier manufacturers of the 1960s, the 6L6GC STR is a rugged and reliable power tube for use in the most demanding guitar amplifier circuits.
Starting at $23.50
T-EL34B-TAD-X 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 $23.75
T-6SN7GTB-TUNG Vacuum Tube - 6SN7GTB, Tung Sol Reissue
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.
$23.95
T-6L6GC-TAD-X 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 $24.55
T-6L6WGC-TAD-X 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 $24.55
T-EL34B-TUNG Vacuum Tube - EL34B, Tung-Sol Reissue
Premium high-voltage power pentode, featuring improved materials and workmanship over the original EL34B. Higher impedance design with increased touch responsiveness.
  • Unique clipping characteristic with a hint of 6L6 sound
  • Velvety-smooth in HiFi applications, full & rich-sounding in guitar amps
  • 6CA7 equivalent
Starting at $24.70
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