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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JJ Electronics

JJ vacuum tubes and capacitors are widely used in guitar and audio amplifiers, recording studio equipment and in a variety of applications for audiophiles.
T-E83CC-JJ Vacuum Tube - E83CC Frame Grid, JJ Electronics
Alternative to the 12AX7 or ECC83. The JJ Electronic E83CC is a high quality dual triode that rivals the NOS version of this tube. The E83CC was originally designed as an audio specific dual triode with very low noise and microphonics. The JJ E83CC stays true to the original design with the signature thick frame grid and boxed plate. The rigid frame allows for tighter tolerances and closer construction which results in lower noise and increased stability. The JJ Electronic E83CC is a great choice for high fidelity amplifiers as well as guitar amps and studio equipment. The E83CC has the same pinout and amplification factor as a standard 12AX7 and can be used in any 12AX7 or ECC83 position. Guitarist Description: This frame grid tube has an incredibly rich yet balanced tone. The E83CC works well for clean sounds but also breaks up with a satisfying warmth and plenty of articulation.
$21.95
T-12AX7-SET Vacuum Tube Set - 12AX7 Sampler, 8 total tubes
Package of 10
Eight 12AX7s. One of each of the following: JJ Electronic 12AX7, Mullard 12AX7, Tube Amp Doctor premium selected 12AX7, Sovtek 12AX7WA, JJ Electronic ECC803S, Chinese high-grade 12AX7B, Electro-Harmonix 12AX7, Tung-Sol 12AX7
$109.92
T-EL84-SET Vacuum Tube Sampler Set - EL84, 9 tubes total
Package of 9
Sampler set of EL84 vacuum tubes. Contains one each of the following: Electro-Harmonix EL84, Genalex Gold Lion EL84, JJ Electronic EL84, Mullard Reissue EL84, Sovtek EL84, Tung-Sol EL84, JJ Electronic EL844, Sovtek EL84M, Tube Amp Doctor EL84
$141.45
T-6SN7-JJ Vacuum Tube - 6SN7, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 6SN7 is the classic double triode with a rugged construction the offers the high reliability that JJ is known for. The JJ 6SN7 features the outstanding linearity and sound of the original tubes. This tube is an excellent replacement for Hi-Fi amplifiers and preamps and will replace any 6SN7, 6SN7GTA, 6SN7GTB, or 6SN7GT.
$16.50
T-12BH7-A-JJ Vacuum Tube - 12BH7-A, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 12BH7-A is a faithful reproduction of the original tube. Its rugged construction offers high reliability. The JJ 12BH7-A can be used as a replacement for any 12BH7 tube.
$16.95
T-5881-JJ Vacuum Tube - 5881, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 5881 is very similar to the 6L6GC but with a plate dissipation of 23W rather than 30W. Another physical difference is the shorter bulb. These tubes have a soft and balanced response that sounds great in both guitar amps and hifi equipment. The JJ 5881 will work in any amp that uses 6L6 tubes.
Starting at $18.95
T-12AX7S-MG-JJ Vacuum Tube - 12AX7S, JJ Electronics, Mid Gain
A new take on the classic 12AX7 preamp tube. While it uses the same rugged build and thick glass as other JJ preamp tubes, this tube differs in construction from the typical 12AX7 in that it features a medium-long plate, which provides a dynamic and open sound with a rich forward sounding mid range. This tube offers low noise and low microphonics.
$12.45
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-S-JJ-3 Vacuum Tube - 12AX7 / ECC83, JJ Electronics, package of 3
Package of 3
This tube has a well balanced, colorful tone with strongly defined lows, mids and smooth highs. It allows for more clean head-room than higher gain 12AX7s. In overdrive, it is smooth and strong with well defined lows and mids. When pushed into overdrive it offers clean distortion with well balanced lows and mids. The JJ 12AX7 is well suited for all types of music and playing styles. It is also highly recommended for studio pre-amps and hi-fi gear
$32.85
T-6L6WGS-SINO Vacuum Tube - 6L6WGS, Black Plate, Short Bottle, Made in China
6L6WGS - Black Plate, Short Bottle, Made in China
Starting at $17.30
T-6L6WGC-SINO Vacuum Tube - 6L6WGC, Black Plate, Made in China
6L6WGC - Black Plate, Made in China
Starting at $17.30
T-5751-JJ Vacuum Tube - 5751, JJ Electronics
A dual triode that can be used in place of most 12AX7 circuits. The rugged build of this tube and reduced gain (30% less than a 12AX7) can improve headroom and give better control in high gain stages allowing users to more easily dial in sweet spots. The JJ 5751 features a smooth and balanced tone and a detailed response with low noise and low microphonics.
$13.95
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-5Y3-S-JJ Vacuum Tube - 5Y3 S, JJ Electronics, Rectifier
The JJ Electronic 5Y3S is a ruggedly built octal rectifier tube with a directly heated cathode. This tube’s solid construction and thick glass envelope offer high reliability. The JJ 5Y3S will work in any 5Y3 position.
$15.50
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 $17.50
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-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 $22.50
T-6V6-C-MP-GT Vacuum Tube - 6V6 C, Groove Tubes, Matched Pair
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 14W) Classic design and affordable. Warm overdrive and soft distortion character. The 6V6 is a low-output power tube (12 - 18 watts) often used in Fender® amplifiers, including the Champ®, Deluxe™, Dual Professional, Vibro-King®, Princeton®, Vibrolux® and others. It has a very warm, round and soft response with rich harmonics, and distorts easily. One of the best choices ever produced for rehearsal and recording amplifiers.
$40.00
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 $14.95
T-6V6-SDM-MP-GT Vacuum Tube - 6V6-SD-M, Groove Tubes, Matched Pair
The 6V6 is a low-output power tube (12-18 watts) often used in Fender® amplifiers, including the Champ®, Deluxe™, Dual Professional, Vibro-King®, Princeton®, Vibrolux® and others. It has a very warm, round and soft response with rich harmonics, and distorts easily. One of the best choices ever produced for rehearsal and recording amplifiers. Our most premium design, for long life and professional performance. The choice for many pro players who use Groove Tubes in their favorite amps for recording and rehearsal; fully captures the spirit and sound of tube amps from the '50s and '60s to the present.
$55.00
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 $21.95
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