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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Yellow Jackets

Yellow Jackets allows amplifiers using common power tubes to use EL84s without modification or rebiasing.
P-YJR Solid State Rectifier - Yellow Jackets® YJR, For 5AR4, 5U4, 5Y3
The YJR is a direct plug-in replacement adapter for use in most amplifiers that use 5AR4/GZ34, 5U4, 5Y3 or similar full-wave rectifier tubes. The YJR converts your amp's vacuum tube rectifier to a solid state rectifier, reducing tube sag for a tighter sound and feel. The tube rectifier can easily be swapped back in when sag is desired. This Yellow Jacket® is a solid state device and as such does not come with vacuum tubes.
  • Converts most audio amplifiers which use a vacuum tube rectifier 5AR4/GZ34, 5U4 or 5Y3 to a solid state device.
  • Safe for all common amplifiers and transformers.

All Yellow Jackets® have a one year warranty against manufacturer defects.
$14.95
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 $20.65
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-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 $45.95
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 $39.95
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-6L6-EH Vacuum Tube - 6L6, Electro-Harmonix
Superior power Beam tetrode with large plate dimensions and improved grid structure for increased power handling capabilities. Excellent tone and performance compared to most other 6L6 or KT66 types.
Starting at $21.75
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-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 $23.45
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-6V6-S-JJ Vacuum Tube - 6V6, JJ Electronics
This 6V6 has the standard rugged construction we’ve come to expect from JJ which allows it handle much higher plate voltages than the typical 6V6 tube. The JJ 6V6 can even be used in place of a 6L6 in some amplifiers. Overall this tube has a warm and balanced tone with incredible separation and response. These tubes can cover a spectrum of sounds and styles all within the same amplifier.
Starting at $15.95
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
T-6V6GT-EH Vacuum Tube - 6V6GT, Electro-Harmonix
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 14W) Beam power tetrode with a specially developed cathode coating, careful alignment of the grid, tri-alloy plate material for flawless performance up to 475 volts. Perfect for high plate voltage amplifiers like the Fender Deluxe Reverb.
Starting at $18.95
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-7027A-JJ Vacuum Tube - 7027A, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 7027A offers the same reliability and tone as the JJ 6L6GC but with the correct pinout for vintage amplifiers that use 7027 tubes like older Ampegs. 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 7027A is a great option guitar amplifiers and Hi-Fi stereo equipment.
Starting at $21.95
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-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-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 $18.95
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-EL34-JJ Vacuum Tube - EL34, JJ Electronics
Another classic from JJ. This tube features a rugged construction leading to an incredibly reliable EL34 with astonishing tone. Overall the sound is nicely balanced with tight lows, a rich and dynamic mid range and clear highs. The JJ EL34 is a great replacement for guitar amplifiers and stereo amps as well.
Starting at $14.95
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-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 $26.50
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