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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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 $20.65
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.
Starting at $39.95
T-E34L-JJ Vacuum Tube - E34L, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic E34L adds more power to a standard EL34 due to its higher grid voltage rating. This increase gives the tube more headroom and a tighter response on the low end. The wide frequency response of this tube offers excellent harmonics that work in a variety of genres ranging from the cleanest cleans to rich and aggressive breakup.
Starting at $15.50
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-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 $44.95
T-EL34-EH Vacuum Tube - EL34, Electro-Harmonix
Superior "Black base" high-voltage power pentode. Most common power pentode found in British amplifiers such as Marshall, Hiwatt, Laney, and Sound City. The EL34EH defines the classic British rock sound of the 1960s and 1970s. Perfect EL34 for vintage equipment and for improved performance of modern amps. Extremely musical and predictable, with a sound that is rich, smooth, and detailed without being edgy.
Starting at $21.50
T-6550A-VA Vacuum Tube - 6550A, Valve Art
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 42W)
Starting at $37.14
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 $16.75
T-EL34-MUL Vacuum Tube - EL34, Mullard Reissue
Premium high-voltage power pentode. An extremely faithful reissue of the XF2 Mullard EL34 from the 1960s.
Starting at $25.50
T-6CA7-JJ Vacuum Tube - 6CA7, JJ Electronics
A true to form reproduction of a classic tube that will work in most EL34 amps. The 6CA7 is often considered the American cousin to the British EL34. Sonically, this tube is closer to a 6L6 than an EL34 but without the sometimes harsh high end of the 6L6.
Starting at $16.45
T-EL34II-JJ Vacuum Tube - EL34 II, JJ Electronics, Pentode
A different construction of the classic EL34 tube that offers a different tonal palette than the original. This tube has a more compact plate structure than standard EL34’s. The JJ EL34 II has an increased low to low-mid end with plenty of headroom to spare. The JJ EL34 II is stronger than the original but not harsh sounding in any way.
Starting at $16.00
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 $38.95
T-6L6GC-JJ Vacuum Tube - 6L6GC, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 6L6GC is the classic pentode built with the rugged construction that only JJ could deliver. At 30W, this tube delivers plenty of headroom. The highs are clear and responsive with warm mids and tight solid lows. Known for their reliability and articulation, the JJ 6L6GC is a great option guitar amplifiers and Hi-Fi stereo equipment.
Starting at $18.25
T-EL84-JJ Vacuum Tube - EL84, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic EL84 is a solidly built EL84 / 6BQ5 with excellent tonal qualities. JJ’s rugged construction of this tube offers high reliability without any compromise to the sound. This tube has solid lows with warm bright mids and shimmery highs. When saturated the harmonics are rich and dynamic. The JJ EL84 nails the classic sound of this tube. This tube can replace any EL84 or 6BQ5 tube.
Starting at $10.95
T-6L6WXT+SOVT Vacuum Tube - 6L6WXT+, Sovtek
Higher in gain than the 5881WXT, with full base.
Sovtek is proud to announce the release of their new 6L6WXT+ vacuum tube. Modelled after the vintage RCA 6L6GC "blackplate," the Sovtek 6L6WXT+ features larger plate dimensions and improved grid structure for increased power handling capabilities. The 6L6WXT+ also features mica spacers with metal springs to eliminate tube rattle and microphonics. The Sovtek 6L6WXT+ yields a 20% higher output than the Sovtek 5881WXT and offers superior tone and overall performance to any 6L6 or KT66.
Starting at $24.95
T-EL84-SOVT Vacuum Tube - EL84, Sovtek
The Sovtek EL84 series produce an unbeatable smooth, warm, distortion. Excellent replacements in vintage VOX AC-30s and the like. 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 $11.95
T-6V6GT-CHINA Vacuum Tube - 6V6GT, Chinese
Chinese 6V6GT Available in Singles, Matched Pairs or Matched Quads - please select from list.
Starting at $13.02
Partially Out of Stock
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 $39.95
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 $24.50
T-KT77-JJ Vacuum Tube - KT77, JJ Electronics
A reproduction of the original tubes that captures the sound that made the KT77 famous. In their typical fashion, JJ has built this tube in a solid construction that is robust and highly reliable. This tube has more headroom than a typical EL34. This is an excellent tube for adding more power to the sound of an EL34 amp.
Starting at $19.95
T-7591-S-JJ Vacuum Tube - 7591, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 7591 is a reliable and accurate reproduction of the classic tube. This 19 Watt pentode has been used in a variety of amplifiers including Hi-Fi amps and Ampegs. The JJ 7591 is a great replacement for any 7591 tube position.
Starting at $17.95
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 $23.65
T-KT88-VA Vacuum Tube - KT88, Valve Art
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 42W).
Starting at $40.92
Partially Out of Stock
T-E34L-BL-JJ Vacuum Tube - E34L, JJ Electronics, Blue Glass
Blue glass envelope. The JJ Electronic E34L adds more power to a standard EL34 due to its higher grid voltage rating. This increase gives the tube more headroom and a tighter response on the low end. The wide frequency response of this tube offers excellent harmonics that work in a variety of genres ranging from the cleanest cleans to rich and aggressive breakup.
Starting at $19.95
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