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We keep both NOS (New Old Stock) and factory-new tubes in our warehouses. The majority of our orders ship within twenty-four hours. After your order is received, we hand test each vacuum tube TWICE to make sure it is exactly up to the manufacturer's specs before it is ever sent to you. Nothing leaves our warehouse without this service! Our customer loyalty is legendary and for good reason. We do exactly as we promise and we stand behind our customers 100%
We stock radio and vacuum tubes for every application from all major manufacturers including RCA, GE, Sylvania, Raytheon, Tungsol, and Amperex. If you are looking for a hard to find vacuum tube, we can nearly guarantee that it is in our inventory and available today!.
Welcome to the new and improved Vacuum Tubes, Inc. website! We have added a shopping cart for easier ordering and an improved search feature. We specialize in new-old-stock tubes and offer high quality tubes, sockets, capacitors, and other parts. Owner Jim Cross and his knowledgeable staff continue to offer the same great expertise and service.
Categories can be browsed, but for tubes, it is probably easiest to enter your tube type number in the "search" box. We are continuously adding special types and brands. Tubes are of various old stock brands, unless otherwise noted.
We are constantly searching for tubes and other parts to replenish our stocks. Please Click Here for a list of the tubes we are currently buying and our bid prices. Also feel free to call us if you think you might have collectible types or other tubes or tube testers we might be interested in.
We specialize in vacuum tubes and offer high quality tubes, sockets, capacitors, and other parts of manufacturer JJ Electronic. Audio tubes for any amplifier: from high end home audio to classic guitar amps. In 1994, JJ Electronic started with the production of three types of tubes. Nowadays, JJ electronic offers an assortment of more than 40 types of vacuum tubes. In 1999, capacitors and tube amplifiers were added to the JJ Electronic manufacturing program.NEW: JJ Electronic introduces New tube 6SL7, 6SN7 and 12BH7-A For companies that are registered for VAT in the EUOur company is VAT registered in EU. VAT ID is: SK1078747494. We can make VAT free (VAT excluded) invoices, for VAT registered companies in EU. If you are a company (subject to VAT), please select payment only by bank transfer.
Every tube is in JJ Electronic electrically tested for all parameters which are the key to a flawless operation and a great sound. Specifically, these parameters include: leakage characteristics, internal vacuum level, cathode emission capability, filament voltage and current, anode current saturation level, microphones and others. Every month, random samples are taken from the production line in order to perform a life time test of 5000 hours under nominal conditions or 1000 hours at maximum specified ratings.
Electro- Harmonix made an official announcement last week, stating that it could no longer manufacture and sell Russian made vacuum tubes. Restrictions and sanctions, as a direct result of the war in Ukraine, made it impossible. Now, barely a week later, the company has made a u-turn; however, it could be expensive news for anyone wanting Electro-Harmonix Russian Vacuum Tubes.
The situation preventing the importing of Russian vacuum tubes has been resolved for now. As a result, we are accepting new orders, processing backorders, and hoping to resume shipping in April 2022.
Considering the various economic pressures mentioned in our last announcement, we will be forced to raise our wholesale prices on these tubes. This price increase, which will be announced separately, will apply to all new orders and backorders.
Well, if you wanted to buy Russian-made vacuum tubes via Electro-Harmonix, then in theory, you can now have access to them once more. Although, the physical cost, and also the moral costs, of doing so will be something that you will have to take into account. The Electro-Harmonix factory in Russia produces vacuum tubes for Tung-Sol, Electro-Harmonix, EH Gold, Genalex Gold Lion, Mullard, Svetlana and Sovtek.
The export restriction on Russian tubes has been resolved for now. We are accepting new orders, processing backorders, and hoping to resume shipping in April. Priority will be given to the oldest orders.
Considering various economic pressures, we must raise our wholesale prices. This price increase will apply to all back- and new orders. Also, there will likely be a further price increase for tubes shipped from our NYC headquarters once the government implements heightened tariffs against Russian goods, akin to the 35% rate Canada is now imposing. Other territories, including EU, UK, and Japan, are expected to follow suit.
Even Coke and McDonalds managed to stop doing business in/with Russians. I think musicians can do without Russian tubes, especially with digital as an option. This is a poor choice for EH, and one that will be remembered.
EHX is a joke I ordered JJ tubes about $400 I got everything but. I returned my order and they now accuse me of keeping a portion of that order. Also they claim to own Russian factories,,, read the fine print, they are at best leasing rights to see certain brands
I hope So too so Brimar its a British brand,failed and ended for decades from 2019 they ve started to produce tubes made in Britain again. and I strongly believe Americans should start tube production too.
Western Electric engineered, designed, produced or experimented with over 785 different tubes from 1913 - 1988. Many of these tubes were superb sounding audio tubes that are still in very high demand today. These tubes include the 101D, 205D/E, 211D/E, 274A/B, 300A/B, 310A, 348A, 350B, 396A, 417A, 421A and 437A, just to name a few. Tube World stocks one of the most extensive inventories of WE tubes on the planet.
The situation is complicated by the fact that many vacuum tube brands are not vacuum tube manufacturers. They source their tubes from a handful of factories from around the world that Matthews referenced above.
However, it does reflect the precarious position that the guitar industry is in: relying on a few factories to prop up a multi-billion-dollar global industry is less than ideal, and a long-term shortage of tubes could cause prices to rise dramatically, maybe making some makers turn away from valves altogether.
You can find a number of amp related websites that sell parts that also sell tubes. There are also many websites devoted to selling tubes only that can be found by doing a simple search using the usual search engines. You will find that the prices will vary widely from one place to another, so shopping around will save you a lot of money, especially on the expensive high end European tubes such as the Mullards, Telefunken's, and others made in Hungary, Germany and Great Britain, as well as the more expensive US made tubes.
So as you can see, it's important to know exactly what you're looking for before setting out to buy tubes. It's a good idea to learn the military equivalents of the tubes you use too because they are usually superior tubes, and can sometimes be purchased for less than the regular production tubes. It's a good idea to make a list of the tubes you need and their equivalents before you set out to buy tubes at a hamfest. If you're like me, you won't remember all the military and industrial equivalents while you're out looking around!
I'm not going to get too deep into tubes because there is just way too much to learn if you really want to get into how tubes work and affect tone, but I think it's important to know how to get the most out of your tubes and how to select the right tubes for the tone that you want to get. If you want to learn more about tubes, there are a number of good books and websites that can help you to understand tubes better. One good book that I have read and would recommend to anyone who wants to get some really good general information on tubes is titled, "Getting The Most Out of Vacuum Tubes", and is written by Robert B.Tomer. This book gives information on tube types, causes of tube failure, selecting tubes, what to expect from tubes, how to identify noisy tubes, testing methods, different types of testers, getting the most from your tubes, and all about tube maintenance. It's not a book for technicians, but rather the average Joe who just wants to learn a little about using and maintaining tubes and tube equipment. It's available at the Antique Electronics Co. website. It's a great book that I'd highly recommend to anyone.
One aspect of tubes that is important to understand is a tube's gain factor (GF). When it comes to tube amp's, this aspect only applies to preamp tubes. Power tubes of different types do also have different gain factors, but most amp's can only use one type of power tube. If you can use more than one type of power tube in your amp, then you likely already know what you can use and what the affect will be. Most amp's are designed to use only one type of power tube and you should only use power tubes that your amp is designed for. 041b061a72