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-12AT7-JJ-X Vacuum Tube - 12AT7 / ECC81, JJ Electronics
A good choice for phase inverters, reverb drivers, and general preamp use. This tube offers low noise, low microphonics, and warm smooth tones at a great price. Like all JJ tubes, it has a rugged construction that doesn’t compromise the sound of your amp. The JJ 12AT7 is a solid replacement for any 12AT7, ECC81, or 6201 tube. It can also be used to replace 12AX7 tubes in position 1 to reduce gain.
Starting at $10.90
T-12AU7-JJ-X Vacuum Tube - 12AU7 / ECC82, JJ Electronics
A medium gain dual triode built with the quality and reliability that we’ve come to expect from a JJ tube. This 12AU7 offers smooth tones and clear definition which is why it’s no surprise that this tube is often found in hifi equipment as well as guitar amplifiers.
Starting at $10.95
T-12AX7-JJ-X Vacuum Tube - 12AX7 / ECC83, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 12AX7 / ECC83 has quickly become a modern classic in preamp tubes. Its rugged design and rich harmonics make this tube an obvious choice for musicians who need a reliable and high quality tube at a reasonable price. The balanced tone of the JJ 12AX7 works well in any amp.
Starting at $10.95
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-12AX7-SET Vacuum Tube Set - 12AX7 Sampler, 10 total tubes
Package of 10
Ten 12AX7s. One of each of the following: JJ Electronic 12AX7, Mullard 12AX7, Tube Amp Doctor premium selected 12AX7, Ruby Tubes 12AX7, Sovtek 12AX7WA, JJ Electronic ECC803S, Chinese high-grade 12AX7B, Groove Tubes 12AX7, Electro-Harmonix 12AX7, Tung-Sol 12AX7
$139.94
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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-12AY7-JJ Vacuum Tube - 12AY7, JJ Electronics
A low microphonic tube built in the same rugged fashion as all JJ preamp tubes. This tube offers the classic warm 12AY7 sound with rich and balanced harmonics when pushed enough to break up. It’s a great choice for authentic tweed tones but can also help clean up amps when used in place of a 12AX7. Additionally, the JJ 12AY7 is a great replacement in 6072 microphones.
$13.95
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-12DW7-JJ-X Vacuum Tube - 12DW7 / ECC832, JJ Electronics, Dual Triode
In the 12DW7/ECC832, Section 1 of the tube (pins 6, 7, and 8) is the high gain 12AX7/ECC83 spec (gain factor 100) and Section 2 (pins 1, 2, and 3) is the low gain 12AU7/ECC82 spec (gain factor 17).
Starting at $12.95
T-2A3-40-JJ Vacuum Tube - 2A3, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 2A3 features a robust construction in a beautiful thick glass envelope. The JJ 2A3 offers 40 Watts of plate dissipation which far surpasses the headroom of other 2A3 tubes by 25 Watts. The single plate build and increased ratings give this tube the highest reliability. The JJ 2A3 has amazing detail and clarity with excellent separation.
Starting at $129.95
T-300B-JJ-X Vacuum Tube - 300B, JJ Electronics
This triode has a full 40 Watts of power. The robust build of the JJ 300B offers high reliability in a classy package. Each tube comes with a factory certification with sets dual matched for anode current and gain. The JJ 300B has a balanced and detailed sound with a wide frequency response.
Starting at $124.95
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-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-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 $16.95
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-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 $18.25
T-5AR4-JJ Vacuum Tube - 5AR4 / GZ34, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic GZ34 / 5AR4 is rugged rectifier at a reasonable price. JJ has a reputation for building sturdy tubes and this one is no exception. Users report that the JJ GZ34 / 5AR4 is a reliable rectifier in their Vox, Fender, and hifi amplifiers.
$15.95
T-5U4GB-JJ Vacuum Tube - 5U4GB, JJ Electronics
The JJ Electronic 5U4GB is an excellent choice for an economically priced tube rectifier. Used in many Hi-Fi and guitar amplifiers, JJ delivers a robust and solidly built tube. This full wave rectifier will work in any 5U4 application.
$14.95
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-6386-GLP-JJ Vacuum Tube - 6386-LGP, JJ Electronics, Gold Pin
The impossible search for tubes to use in your high end studio equipment is over. JJ Electronic has spared no effort in creating a tube that meets the quality demands of working studios with the JJ 6386-LGP. This solidly constructed tube features gold pins.
$125.95
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 $36.95
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 $34.95
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 $32.95
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